The Oberlin Review

Schiano’s Mediocrity an Unacknowledged Motive of Protests

Julie Schreiber, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of sexual abuse. Greg Schiano, the current defensive line coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, signed a memorandum to become the new Head Coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers last Sunday morning. By that evening, he was out. The rapid reversal was undoubtedly a reaction to the massive student protests that ensued on the campus after word spread about Schiano’s new role — protests that insisted that the University of Tennessee had just hired a bystander to sexual assault. Schiano was the defensive line coach of Penn State’s football team for six seasons, from 1990–1995, where he worked under the direct supervision of Jerry Sandusky, the assistant coach who w...

Halsten Claims Regional Championship, Headed to Nationals

Julie Schreiber, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports

Select members of the men’s and women’s cross country teams took their marks in Powell, Ohio last Saturday to compete in the NCAA Great Lakes regional meet — one of the final contests of the season for both teams. The meet, which was hosted at Ohio Wesleyan University, featured 36 men’s and 25 women’s teams with a total of 242 men and 247 women competing, all from schools belonging to the Great Lakes Region. The Yeomen finished 26th overall with a score of 727, while the Yeowomen surged to fifth place with a score of 184. “Both teams executed the game plans we wanted on Saturday,” Head Cross Country Coach Ray Appenheimer said. “The men’s team did a really good job moving up in the second half of the ra...

Editorial: Playoff Should Include Top-Six Teams

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

History was made in college football last Saturday. For the first time since 1985, three of the top four teams in the nation all lost in the same week. With No. 2 Michigan losing to Iowa, No. 3 Clemson dropping a thriller at home to Pittsburgh and No. 4 Washington falling to USC, the College Football Playoff experienced a mindboggling shake-up. Top-ranked Alabama is currently the only undefeated team in the nation, boasting a perfect 10–0 record in the always-competitive Southeastern Conference. Having outscored its opponents 412–122, Alabama represents the only lock for making the College Football Playoff. As for the other three teams looking to complete the playoff field, predicting the nation’s top-four teams i...

TPAC Revises Transgender Inclusion Policy

TPAC Revises Transgender Inclusion Policy

April 17, 2015

The Transgender Participatory Advisory Committee and the Multicultural Resource Center partnered to host the TPAC forum last Monday in Wilder Hall to discuss the latest draft of the “Guidelines for Inclusion and Respectful Treatment of Intercollegiate Transgender Student-Athletes.” The policy adheres to NCAA guidelines, but provides additional resources in the hopes of improving accessibility and institutional support for transgender student-athletes. The NCAA addressed transgender student-a...

NCAA Losing its Edge

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor

March 13, 2015

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The NCAA is losing its edge in collegiate athletics. Once the brand of excellence and legitimacy, the organization now makes more headlines for its faulty policies than for progressive or inclusive reform. From the NCAA’s arbitrary regulations concerning the inclusion of trans athletes to its obscure eligibility requirements, rules are often muddled in ambiguous language that result in high-cost misunderstandings for some college athletes and athletics departments. Most recently, NCAA critics have expressed dissatisfaction over the case of a Baylor University football player, Silas Nacita, who was disqualified from the top-10 team. Nacita rose to prominence after Sports Illustrated published a story last December ab...

Hill Inspires Fans

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor

November 7, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

There are some moments in sports history that make us take a step back and appreciate why athletes play the games they play. Last Sunday was one of those moments, when 19-year-old Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph University took the court in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball season opener. Last year, Hill was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. This September, her doctor informed her that she had only a few months to live. Since then, her dream has been to play in just one college basketball game. However, given her illness, Hill has been sidelined for most of the preseason, forced to sit on the bench wearing headphones and sunglasses due to severe headaches caused by the tumor. But in a heartwarming turn of events, ...

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

May 9, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with first-year Assistant Football Coaches Nate Cole and Bob Saunders to discuss past jobs, what NFL players they’d like to coach and the new era of Oberlin football. What drew you to Oberlin? Bob Saunders: I had spent some time in Division III football at Washington University in St. Louis. That is also a very high academic school, and knowing the type of student-athletes that they had there, I figured it would be similar here, where there are extremely sm...

Eventful Year Draws to a Close for Athletics Dept.

Eventful Year Draws to a Close for Athletics Dept.

May 9, 2014

The 2013–2014 academic year comes to a close in just over a week, finishing what has been both an eventful and successful time for the Athletics Department. Several teams and individual athletes clinched NCAA bids, countless individuals garnered North Coast Athletic Conference accolades and new facilities have undergone construction. Overall, Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos feels positively about the direction of the department. “I think that...

Yeowomen Fall Just Short at NCAC Championships

Yeowomen Fall Just Short at NCAC Championships

May 9, 2014

Last weekend, Oberlin hosted the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championships.The men’s team finished fourth in the competition, while the Yeowomen placed second for the sixth year in the row. The Yeowomen earned 124 points, falling only to Ohio Wesleyan University, who finished with 229 points.The men’s team finished with 61 points as Wabash College took home first place with a total of 282 points. Although the teams did not finish on top, they were...

Track and Field Shines at Kenyon Invitational

Suzanna Doak

April 25, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

Last weekend the track and field team traveled to Gambier, OH, for the Kenyon College invitational. There they competed against eleven other colleges, including challenging competitors Ohio Wesleyan University, The College of Wooster, Ohio Northern University and Otterbein University. The women placed second overall with a total score of 107.5, falling only to Ohio Wesleyan by 7.5 points. The Yeomen finished in 8th place out of 14 with a total of 48 points. “It was a wonderful step forward as we move toward the conference meet,” said Head Track and Field Coach Ray Appenheimer. “It’s the time of year where you want to see people throwing farther, jumping higher, and that’s exactly what we saw; there was so...

Preying Manti Headed to Nationals

Jacob Zuckerman

May 10, 2013

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The Preying Manti secured their seed in the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee NCAA Championships last weekend after a 10­–8 victory over Swarthmore College.  It’s the team’s first trip to Nationals since 2008, and the Manti currently maintain a tentative seventh seed, pending official seeding methods. “We wouldn’t be here without every single member of this team, A or B, pushing each other and wanting it,” said senior captain Marge Rosano. The team had a hard fight coming in on top at its sectional tournament. “We knew coming in that we had a target on our backs as the first seed,” said senior captain Kayla Emrick. Whether there was a target or not, it didn’t stop the team from beating the Oberlin...

First-Years Make Big Splash in NCAC Championships

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

The Yeomen and Yeowomen swimmers concluded their impressive season with record-breaking performances at the North Coast Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships last week. The first record-setting time came from first-years Jillian Sarazen, Olivia Degitz, Deirdre Haren and Samma Regan in the 200-yard freestyle relay. That same night, Sarazen, sophomore Simone Christen and first-years Lauren Wong and Mia Wallace set the record in the 400-yard medley relay. The next day, Wong, Haren, Sarazen and Degitz continued their domination in the 200-meter medley relay. On the final day of competition Regan broke the record in the 200-meter breaststroke while fellow first-year Marshall Waller clocked in at 1 minute...

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