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Bobcats Sweep WPI Invitational

The Bates Swim and Dive team competed in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) meet this past weekend, marking the beginning of their championship season. The men and women both saw impressive time drops and dives, leading both teams to victory. The WPI meet is the final meet for swimmers before their journey to the fast-approaching […]

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It’s an Illness not a Weakness: Mental Health and Athletes

Left untreated mental illnesses can lead to the ending of sports careers and even the end of life. According to a 2015 NCAA study, 30% of athletes self-reported experiencing some form of mental illness. And yet, athletes like Kelly Catlin, a silver-medalist in cycling at the 2016 Olympics, are still found dead in their student-housing […]

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Crew End of Season Wrap Up

Although the recent weather has indicated that winter is indeed coming, the colder temperatures have not cooled down the excitement surrounding the Bates Men’s and Women’s rowing teams. A few Sundays ago, men and women competed in the historic Head of Charles Regatta, which have been occurring for the past 55 years. On the men’s […]

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Men’s Soccer Gears Up for Postseason

As the leaves have started to fall all around campus, that is the cue that the fall sports season only has a few weeks left. At this point in the season, fall teams are working hard to either finish their season on a high note or work towards the NESCAC championship. Off to their best […]

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First Years Guide Tennis to Hot Start

As the fall sports season gets under way, many Bates teams have already played several games even though classes have only been in session for three weeks. Bates Men’s and Women’s tennis are no exception, and this year both teams have already achieved something by bringing in six men and six women to the team […]

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Bates Tennis Optimizes Short-Term for Success

Being a student athlete at a rigorous institution such as Bates is already a struggle in itself. It sometimes feels as if balancing sleep, studying, practice, and eating can be an impossible feat. Now imagine being a student athlete whose season runs throughout the entire school year. One has to be constantly on top of […]

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Fun in the Snow: Bobcats Teach Kids to Ski

Winter. A season that brings snow, darkness, and bitter cold. It may not sound like the most pleasant time of year. For some of us it’s just a time of year where we hope for days warmer than 10 degrees. For outdoor enthusiasts, it’s ski season. It is no mystery that Maine is a skiing […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Meghan Graff ‘22

Meghan Graff ‘22 has been named Rookie of the Week by the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for three consecutive weeks. She was also named New England Women’s Basketball Association Rookie of the Week which has not been received by a Bates player since 2015. Currently Graff leads the team in points scored per game […]