The Oberlin Review

The Jewish Development in the NBA and Oberlin

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Winter

There are numerous professions in which Jewish people have achieved notable success, but the world of professional sports has not historically been one of them. As a result, many American Jews have long been intrigued when Jewish athletes emerge in a professional sport, especially when they do well — consider Sandy Koufax. This fascination — yes, there are many websites devoted to this issue — is even apparent in fans who are not Jewish. A lot of jokes grow out of this preoccupation, which brings us to the Oberlin men’s basketball team. At a school with a 23 percent Jewish population, 12 of the 20 players on this year’s squad — 60 percent — identify as Jewish. “This [dynamic] has defini...

Yeomen Look to Quadruple Wins From Last Season

Yeomen Look to Quadruple Wins From Last Season

February 16, 2018

As the men’s basketball season comes to a close, players and coaches in the program have enjoyed reflecting on a season in which they defied the odds. Last winter the Yeomen won just three games and graduated five seniors — including one of the best hoopers in Oberlin basketball history in Jack Poyle. With just one game left tomorrow, the Yeomen have collected eight more wins than the 2016-17 season — without any senior leadership. Sophomore forward Andre Campbell, who started in 23 of 25...

DePauw Spoils Senior Day for Yeomen

DePauw Spoils Senior Day for Yeomen

February 24, 2017

The Yeomen took to the court for the last time Saturday in a face off against the DePauw University Tigers, but not before honoring their five seniors at its annual Senior Day celebration. The team’s seniors, all four-year varsity-letter recipients — Nathan Cohen, Zach Meyers, Scott Miller, Zach Moo Young and Jack Poyle — hosted family and friends from as far as San Francisco to honor their on-court accomplishments. Poyle in particular was recognized for his record-setting career, during which...

Close Losses Plague Men’s Basketball

Close Losses Plague Men’s Basketball

February 3, 2017

Guided by their plethora of young talent, the men’s basketball team has continued to improve throughout the season. The Yeomen’s development since their first game was put on display when they dropped a close matchup against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots Wednesday 69–68. Oberlin drops to 1–19 overall and 0–13 in NCAC play. “We’re getting better, despite what our record may say,” said sophomore guard Nile Godfrey. After falling to the Fighting Scots 104–65 Nov. 16 in...

Yeomen Look to Rebound Against Youngstown

Yeomen Look to Rebound Against Youngstown

December 2, 2016

The Yeomen’s early season struggles continued with an 87–73 loss to the Muskingum University Fighting Muskies Wednesday, dropping the team’s record to 1–4 overall and 0­–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. With less than one week remaining before the NCAC season officially begins, the Yeomen must find their stride in if they want to make a postseason push. “I think the biggest problem with our team so far is the inconsistency,” sophomore forward Eric Holt said. “When we...

In the Locker Room: Men’s Basketball

In the Locker Room: Men’s Basketball

November 18, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball senior Scott Miller and sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd to discuss the upcoming season, differences in playing style and team goals. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Describe the excitement for your first game of the season against The College of Wooster. Scott Miller: It’s our first conference game, and it’s also the best opponent. They’re probably our biggest rival over the past few years. They’ve ended my...

In The Locker Room with Nile Godfrey, Spencer Seabaugh and Ryan Lockman

In The Locker Room with Nile Godfrey, Spencer Seabaugh and Ryan Lockman

October 30, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball first-years Ryan Lockman, Spencer Seabaugh and Nile Godfrey to discuss their most memorable basketball moments, NBA comparisons and expectations for the upcoming season. Interview by Randy Ollie Where are you from originally? Ryan Lockman: White Salmon, WA, 265 Northwest Washington Street, 98672. Spencer Seabaugh: Prairie Village, KS, right outside of Kansas City. Nile Godfrey: South Orange, NJ. What was your most memorable basketball moment ...

Battling Bishops Knock Men’s Basketball Out of Playoffs

Battling Bishops Knock Men’s Basketball Out of Playoffs

February 27, 2015

The men’s basketball team saw its season end in defeat when it fell 83–66 to the No. 1 team in the conference, the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, last Tuesday. The Yeomen had previously struggled against the Battling Bishops, falling 86–61 and 106–76 earlier in the season. Tuesday’s contest had the Yeomen struggling again, and though they played it close for much of the game, trailing the Bishops by three points late in the first half, the Bishops’ offensive surges kept the Yeomen at bay. ...

Men’s Basketball Splits Pair Against Hiram, Ohio Wesleyan

Men’s Basketball Splits Pair Against Hiram, Ohio Wesleyan

February 20, 2015

The men’s basketball team split its last two games with a convincing 83–58 win over the visiting Hiram College Terriers last Saturday and a tough 106–76 loss against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops on Wednesday. Sophomore Nate Cohen spearheaded the Yeomen’s offense with a career-high 20 points and 5 assists against the Terriers. He attributed his sharpshooting to both recent training and his teammates’ adept off-the-ball movement. “I’ve been getting into the gym a bun...

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