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Finding Silver Linings: How Spring Coaches are Working Around Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

With the NCAA’s cancellation of spring athletics amidst the coronavirus pandemic, everyone involved with spring athletics from student-athletes to coaches and strength coordinators to medical staff have had to make alternative plans in order to continue the progress that was being made towards thi...

NCAA Cancels Winter Championships Among Coronavirus Fears

Jackson Elkins, Assistant Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

On March 12, following the global spread of the novel coronavirus, the NCAA elected to cancel all upcoming spring sports. In addition, the collegiate governing body also made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of all winter sports. Given the timing of the decision, this meant that all national...

Bates Celebrates 34th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Jackson Elkins, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

On February 8th, Bates celebrated the 34th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day by hosting a multi-sport clinic for young girls, encouraging them to express themselves and empower themselves through sport. With a number of Bates’ female student-athletes in attendance, the girls received one-...

Bates Track & Field Introduces the Peter and Lois Doran Award for Excellence

Jackson Elkins, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

The track and field program here at Bates is one of the oldest and most successful on campus, as anyone who has ever seen the east wall of the indoor track can well attest–hundreds of men’s and women’s All-Americans, along with national champions across nearly every event discipline. However, ne...

The Everlasting Battle Between Academia and Athletics

Jackson Elkins, Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

Bates is far from perfect. No student, professor, administrator, or staff would ever admit to or try to argue that it is, and that is part of what makes it a special place. Acknowledging one’s flaws is a critical aspect of self-improvement, something that is a part of the very fabric that makes up Ba...

Men’s Club Hockey at Bates: The Best of Both Worlds

November 20, 2019

Nowadays, there are countless options for hockey players coming out of high school looking to play in college. Whether it be playing a year or two of junior hockey in order to prepare for college hockey or going straight into NCAA competition, many high school hockey players looking to continue pla...

The Complicated Relationship Between Bates and Ice Hockey

The Complicated Relationship Between Bates and Ice Hockey

November 6, 2019

As a New Englander and a former hockey player, I can confidently say that hockey is a sport entrenched in the culture of New England. The region, when compared to other parts of America, isn’t usually elite in sports that require a lot of time outdoors, making sports like baseball, football, golf, and oth...

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee: The Quiet Powerhouse Among Club Teams

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee: The Quiet Powerhouse Among Club Teams

October 23, 2019

While many might look at ultimate frisbee as a fun way to get out and move on a sunny fall or short term day, Cold Front is far from a casual game that pops up on Garcelon Field. Cold Front was the name given to the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team here at Bates, started almost 15 years ago in 2005 by...

Athletic Facilities See Significant Summer Updates

A laser-guided land leveler prepares the Russell Street soccer field for its new sod in mid-June. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

October 2, 2019

This summer, numerous athletic facilities finally received much-needed upgrades, updates, or complete replacement. While many other facets of Bates such as student living and academic buildings have seen upgrades or new infrastructure, athletics has lagged a bit behind. However, athletic director Ja...

Protti ’22 Named NESCAC Player of the Week, First Men’s Soccer Player Since 2012

Protti ’22 Named NESCAC Player of the Week, First Men’s Soccer Player Since 2012

September 17, 2019

Following his stellar two-goal performance in a 3-1 victory against Hamilton on September 7th, Luke Protti ’22 was named NESCAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week. This game was just Protti’s fifth appearance for the Bobcats in his still young career, with his three shots being the first three o...

Bates Rowing Cruises Towards Postseason

May 1, 2019

The Bates Men’s and Women’s Rowing teams continued their excellent run of results over the weekend, with both teams posting multiple wins at Holy Cross and the President’s Cup Regatta. With both programs coming off strong performances at WPI, the races at Holy Cross and the President’s Cup p...

Bates Women’s Swimming Finishes 20th at NCAAs

Bates Women’s Swimming Finishes 20th at NCAAs

April 3, 2019

Over the course of March 20-23, nine members of the Bates Women’s Swimming and Diving team travelled to Greensboro, N.C. to compete in the NCAA DIII National Championships. For a small school like Bates, it can be intimidating travelling to competitions of such caliber. However, given the wealth of exp...

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