The Oberlin Review

Cool or Drool: Phil Jackson Targets Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony

Dan Bisno, Columnist

April 21, 2017

As a 10-time NBA All-Star, three-time Olympic gold medalist and former NCAA Champion, Carmelo Anthony commands respect. But he’s received anything but from New York Knicks executive Phil Jackson. Ever since Jackson joined the Knicks organization in 2014, he has been eager to take cheap shots at Anthony whenever possible. As the poster child of the Knicks for six years, Anthony is an easy target. He is a once-in-a-generation talent without an NBA title to his name. Prior to an early-April exit meeting with the Knicks front office, Anthony hinted that basketball is becoming less fun for him — echoing the sentiment shared by players who left teams headed by Jackson in Chicago and Los Angeles. There is no question ...

Senior Bradley Hamilton celebrates by running through a crowd of teammates at the Bob Kahn Invitational last Saturday. The event honored all senior members of the Yeomen and Yeowomen track and field teams.

Track and Field Builds on Indoor Season’s Momentum

April 14, 2017

Both track and field teams honored their seniors in an emotional ceremony last Saturday as they took to their home turf in the annual Bob Kahn Invitational. Though the events were moved back in the day because of rain, the Senior Day festivities stayed on schedule, providing the participants a rare opportunity to celebrate their seniors as a team instead of splitting up at various events. “It’s the first time since I’ve been here that the entire team was there supporting, and I think for a l...

Emma Downing (left) and Tori Poplaski

In The Locker Room with Softball

April 7, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore center fielder Emma Downing and senior pitcher Tori Poplaski to discuss the recent success of the softball team. The team broke the record for wins on spring break, earning six victories over the course of the week. After dropping their first two conference games to Kenyon College last Saturday, the Yeowomen split with Allegheny College on Wednesday, winning the first contest 6–1 and dropping the second 8–2. Downing currently boasts the best batting...

First-year outfielder Amari Newman rounds the base during a game against the Luther College Norse on March 19 on the team’s spring break trip in Tucson, AZ. The team will head to Granville, Ohio, tomorrow to play the Denison University Big Red.

Oberlin Goes 1–3 in Wooster Series

April 7, 2017

Baseball had its hands full with a four-game series against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots doubleheader last weekend, dropping three-of-four games to the nationally sixth-ranked team. Coming off of a 9–1 non-conference loss against Otterbein University earlier in the week, the Yeomen hoped to hit the ground running against Wooster but could not muster the hits. The Yeomen started the weekend off with a bang, scoring four runs in the first inning off of Wooster’s ace Michael Houdek....

Tribune Bridges Divide

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor

April 7, 2017

Athletes are generally viewed under a microscope for their actions on and off the field. As a result of the public criticizing their every move, a large divide exists between the fan and player. Recently, The Players’ Tribune has bridged that gap. Founded by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in 2014, this new media platform provides sports talk and personal stories written by the athletes themselves. With the creation of the The Players’ Tribune, athletes’ voices have the potential to be heard across the globe. “It’s a trusted place, a place where they can speak freely and not have to worry about how their words are twisted and turned,” Jeter said in an interview with The Hollywood Report...

Cool or Drool: NBA’s Newest Basketball Dad on the Block

Dan Bisno, Columnist

April 7, 2017

For many basketball fans, March Madness and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is an annual rite of passage. While rumor has it that Pisces and Aries fans tend to have more successful brackets, March is generally a bloodbath in a sudden-death style tournament. Media coverage typically focuses on the basketball, but former NFL player LaVar Ball has caused a departure from usual coverage and seized the opportunity to launch a massive campaign to make millions, if not billions, of dollars off of his sons’ success in youth basketball. LaVar and his wife Tina are the parents of three rising stars in high school and college hoops. Their oldest son, Lonzo, just declared for the NBA draft after finishing up his first...

Senior captain Kinori Rosnow maneuvers past a University of Mount Union defender at a home-field game March 11. The Yeomen are hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s loss in their away game at Denison University tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Yeomen Gear Up for Final NCAC Games

April 7, 2017

The Yeomen are fighting tooth and nail for a winning season as they edge closer to their final games with an overall 4–6 season and 0–3 conference record. Most recently, The College of Wooster Fighting Scots set the team back with a 13–8 loss last Saturday. “The Wooster game was an example of us not putting together a 60 minute game,” Head Coach Topher Grossman said. “Mental lapses in the second quarter put us in a hole that was too big to climb out of. We need to run the table if...

Sophomore goalie Siena Marcelle runs through a tunnel of teammates onto the field in Oberlin’s home opener against Kalamazoo College March 4. The Yeowomen will continue conference play when they travel to take on Ohio Wesleyan University at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Women’s Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

March 31, 2017

After a month of competition, women’s lacrosse stands alone as the only undefeated team in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The squad is ranked first in conference standings, and its 7–0 record includes a resounding 16–5 win over The College of Wooster, Oberlin’s first win over the Fighting Scots since since 2000. “I’d attribute our strong start to our drive to win and our well-rounded team,” sophomore midfielder Hayley Drapkin said. “On this team, this year, every player can...

Junior Dana Goldstein hits an incoming pitch in the Yeowomen’s home opener against the Wilmington College Fighting Quakers. Oberlin split the doubleheader against Wilmington, winning game one 6–2 before falling 6–5 in the second.

Yeowomen Show New Promise in Opening Games

March 31, 2017

Thriving in the sunshine state, softball set a program record for spring break wins, going 6–6 in a week of non-conference games. The Yeowomen then returned from Florida for their home opener, splitting a doubleheader with the Wilmington College Fighting Quakers. Oberlin won game one 6–2 before dropping the nightcap 6–5. After winning just eight games over the past two seasons, the Yeowomen have already racked up 7 wins and are 7–11 overall. Junior pitcher Sandra Kibble credits the team’s...

Sexism Plagues Hockey

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor

March 31, 2017

Most American sports fans are aware of our country’s dominance in women’s sports like basketball and gymnastics. But there is another sport in which American women have collected numerous Olympic medals and won seven of the last nine world championships — ice hockey. Despite being wildly successful on the world stage, American women’s ice hockey has been repeatedly degraded at home by its own governing body. USA Hockey recently took a long-awaited positive step toward improving the conditions for women’s play, but the organization’s shameful past must not be forgotten. USA Hockey must be held accountable for its disrespect and underdevelopment of the women’s game. On Tuesday, the begrudging leaders...

Cubs, Mets Split Focus on Pitchers, Hitters

Jack Brewster, Columnist

March 31, 2017

With the Major League Baseball season less than a week away, fans and baseball experts are already trying to predict who will raise the World Series trophy in October. Two favorites are the Chicago Cubs, who won the crown last year, and the New York Mets, who went to the World Series two years ago and made a playoff appearance last year. Both teams’ front offices have assembled exciting teams stacked with talent, though they took opposite approaches in assembling their squads. The Mets’ success comes from their plethora of young pitchers, the Cubs from their stockpile of hitting prospects. But while both rebuilding methods have proved fruitful in the past, the Cubs’ method seems more sustainable and less risky. Since...

Monique Newton (left) and Lilah Drafts-Johnson.

In The Locker Room with Women’s Track and Field

March 31, 2017

In The Locker Room with Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Monique Newton This week, the Review sat down with junior sprinter/jumper Lilah Drafts-Johnson and junior thrower Monique Newton to talk about the women’s team’s first outright conference championship in school history, the duo’s experiences competing at Nationals and their expectations for the outdoor season. In the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship, Newton shattered records across the board, placing first in the nation at shot put an...

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