The Oberlin Review

Crucial Conference Matches Await Yeowomen

Julie Schreiber

September 30, 2016

The Yeowomen wrapped up Homecoming weekend with Senior Day festivities at home last Friday night, but the celebrations stopped there. The team, which is currently on a four-game losing streak, fell in a close match to North Coast Athletic Conference rival Kenyon College, 3–2, on its home court in Philips gym. The setback pushed the Yeowomen back to 0–2 in conference and 4–7 overall. Moving forward, the team will focus on the opportunities that the remainder of the season presents. Head Coach Erica Rau said that her team is more like a “family,” and that she expects them to continue lifting each other up in the face of adversity. “This is the most supportive, thoughtful, friendly group of young women...

Junior defensive back Bennett Jackson dodges defenders after intercepting a pass against Ohio Wesleyan University Saturday. Jackson eventually returned the interception 55 yards for a touchdown in Oberlin’s 29–16 loss.

Yeomen Still Looking for First Win

September 30, 2016

The Yeomen were dealt a tough Homecoming defeat last Saturday against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, falling 29–16. The game, which celebrated the Yeomen’s 125th year of football, left the team in search of its first win as it dropped to 0–4 overall and 0–3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. “It was a rough loss because we were in it with them the entire time,” said first-year defensive tackle Justin Godfrey. “At any point either of us could’ve pulled ahead.” The...

Head Volleyball Coach and Senior Woman Administrator Erica Rau

In the Locker Room with Erica Rau

September 30, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Erica Rau, head volleyball coach and senior woman administrator, to discuss Title IX, women’s roles in sports and Oberlin College’s current athletics culture. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What are your daily responsibilities as the senior woman administrator? Erica Rau: With my new role, I’m going to have more of a hand in the administrative processes with the department. So, I get to sit in the bigger meetings with Na...

Four new black-and-white photos will be added to the newly updated Heisman Club Hall of Fame display in Philips Gym when alumnus Don Hunsinger, Thomas B. Geiger Jr., Toju Omatete and Shannon Houlihan are officially inducted today.

Heisman Club Inducts Hall of Famers

September 23, 2016

The recently revamped Heisman Club Hall of Fame will add four new members this weekend, inducting a legendary coach and administrator, an All-American swimmer and two of the most decorated track and field athletes in school history. Don Hunsinger, Thomas B. Geiger Jr., OC '76, Shannon Houlihan, OC '94 and Toju Omatete, OC '90, will be honored at the Hall of Fame induction dinner on Friday, Sept. 23 to kick off Homecoming weekend. Don Hunsinger For 32 years, Hunsinger served as director of a...

Cool or Drool: Cavaliers Give Championship Ring to David Blatt

Dan Bisno, Columnist

September 23, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers fans are still enjoying the high from the end of the city’s 52-year championship drought. But one crucial member of the championship run still cannot quite stomach the win: former Head Coach David Blatt. The Cavs, pretending that Blatt is not still fuming at the sight of anything with the word Cleveland on it, just announced that they will give him a championship ring at the end of October — less than one year after firing him in one of the most bizarre coaching changes in NBA history. Blatt was brought on as the head coach for the 2014–15 season after the Cavaliers suffered a disappointing 33–49 record fronted by point guard Kyrie Irving. Shortly after Blatt was hired, the Cavaliers...

Midfielder Jiadi Cheng dribbles past a Heidelberg defender. The Yeomen are riding a five-game win streak entering the conference opener against DePauw University Saturday at noon.

Yeomen Riding Five-Game Win Streak

September 23, 2016

The Yeomen propelled themselves to a five-game win streak with dominant defense and an aggressive offense after going 1–1 in their opening matches. The team’s most recent victories show the Yeomen are finding their stride as they prepare for their first North Coast Athletic Conference Game Saturday. The Yeomen defeated the Grove City College Wolverines for their fourth win of the season on Sept. 14. Grove City’s Stephen Betteridge claimed the first goal on a breakaway just 17 minutes into...

Sophomore Grant Sheely grinds through the 8k. The Dobbs Ferry, NY, native was the second Yeomen finisher at the Yellowjacket Invitational on Sept. 18, clocking in at 27:31.7.

Cross Country Jumps to Top-20 Rank

September 23, 2016

Rejoining the ranks of the top Division III teams in the nation, the women’s cross country team earned the No. 20 spot in the most recent United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Coaches’ poll. The Yeowomen jumped 15 spots in the rankings since last season, largely due to impressive performances in their first three meets — including a third-place finish in the Yellowjacket Invitational and a dominant first-place finish at the Bison Invite. The Yeowomen were...

Khalil Rivers (left) and Sarah Feinberg

In the Locker Room with Khalil Rivers and Sarah Feinberg

September 23, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Sarah Feinberg and Khalil Rivers, newly-appointed student members of the Heisman Club board, to discuss the organization’s impact on campus and its desire to serve Oberlin athletics. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did you get involved in the Heisman Club? Khalil Rivers: [Delta Lodge Director of Athletics] Natalie [Winkelfoos] had actually recommended me to [Heisman Club board member] Carla [Freyvogel (OC ’79)]. Carla said sh...

Individuality Ignored in NFL

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016

Until recently, “twerking” and “football” have probably never been used in the same sentence. Thanks to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, they are now. In the team’s, 38–16 win over Washington in week one of the 2016 NFL season, Brown gave a performance to remember with both his athletic and dancing abilities. After burning down the sideline past Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland to catch a 26-yard touchdown pass, Brown showed off his twerking skills in the end zone in celebration of his second touchdown reception of the game. Unfortunately for Brown, his moves cost him a steep price, $9,115 in fines. To add insult to injury, the Steelers were also penalized 15 yards on the ensuing...

Feature Photo: Women's Tennis Hosts Invitational

Feature Photo: Women’s Tennis Hosts Invitational

September 16, 2016

Over 100 women’s tennis players took to the Don Hunsinger courts for the 10th–annual Oberlin Invitational from Sept. 9–11. The invitational gave the Yeowomen a chance to compete against North Coast Athletic Conference foes Denison University and The College of Wooster as well as Division II Slippery Rock University and West Virginia State University. A total of 12 teams participated in the tournament, in which players and doubles pairs compete individually — no team scores are kept. Play...

Protests Power Positive Change

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor

September 16, 2016

I’m not here to comment on whether or not Colin Kaepernick is a patriot. Why? Because I’m white. As Kaepernick puts his knee to the gridiron and closes his eyes during those first trumpeted notes of the national anthem, he contemplates stereotypes, fears, anxieties and obstacles that I could never fathom. He pictures the faces of people that looked just like him, splashed onto TV screens as the newest tragic casualties of police brutality. My America is not the same as Kaepernick’s America. The same goes for so many white fans and journalists calling his gesture everything from disrespectful to a heinous affront to veterans and current service members. Why are these onlookers so outraged about one football...

Senior defender Casey McGuire dribbles the ball across the field. After an 8–0 win over Defiance College on Sept. 11, the Yeowomen have a 3–2 record.

Yeowomen Notch Back-to-Back Victories

September 16, 2016

Numerous injuries have not stopped the women’s soccer team from having success. After an 8–0 victory over Defiance College last Sunday, the Yeowomen are currently 3–2 overall. And having outscored its opponents 18–9, the team is optimistic despite less-than-ideal circumstances. “We are injured from head to toe,” said first-year Katie Lucey, a goalkeeper who is currently dealing with a concussion. But the Yeowomen, propelled by a combination of young talent and veteran leadership,...

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