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COVID-19 Cancels Spring Athletics at Bates, Stokes Frustration, Raises Questions

Quinn Troy

March 27, 2020

Nestled in small towns and cities across the Northeast, few thought that NESCAC schools would be largely affected by the CoronaVirus. After all, NESCAC schools are not situated in global metropolises, rarely experience mass amounts of international transit, and whose home cities are some of the last to...

At Long Last! Bates Football Secures First Win in 728 Days with 30-5 Rout Over Bowdoin

At Long Last! Bates Football Secures First Win in 728 Days with 30-5 Rout Over Bowdoin

Quinn Troy

November 6, 2019

For nearly two years, the Bates College football program was synonymous with losing. 2018 saddled the Bobcats with a miserable 0-9 record, and it seemed that 2019 would be of a similar tone. Leading up to the clash with Bowdoin, Bates had been outscored 244-80 in 2019 and had not won a game. In addi...

Women’s Soccer Coach Vari Brings Decade of Experience to Bates

Women’s Soccer Coach Vari Brings Decade of Experience to Bates

October 2, 2019

“It’s been a whirlwind”, said Women’s Soccer Head Coach Joe Vari, describing his transition from The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington to Bates College. “You have to learn faces, names, players…when you go to away games, you don’t even know where the locker rooms are....

Bates Football Falls to Amherst, but Demonstrates Promising Growth

Bates Football Falls to Amherst, but Demonstrates Promising Growth

September 17, 2019

Founding Father and lover of kites Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Although Mr. Franklin died in 1790, I am sure if he were walking the earth today, he would’ve added “Bates College Football losing to Amherst” to the list. The Bo...

Women’s Track and Field Gains Momentum

May 1, 2019

On a Saturday afternoon that featured torrential rain and 20mph gusts of wind, the Bates women’s track and field team squared off against conference rivals for a shot at NESCAC supremacy. The Bobcats entered the competition coming off an impressive second-place finish at the Aloha Relays last week....

Women’s Lacrosse Doubles Winning Streak

Women’s Lacrosse Doubles Winning Streak

April 3, 2019

Last Saturday, the Women’s Lacrosse team took on Williams in back-and-forth action that saw the Bobcats eventually pulling away with a 13-11 victory. This marked the second consecutive Bobcat win and pulled the team over 0.500 for the first time this season. Read More »...

Men’s Tennis Dominates in NESCAC Opener

March 20, 2019

No. 23 nationally ranked Bates College men’s tennis team cruised to an emphatic 9-0 win over Connecticut College on Saturday’s open to NESCAC competition. After a disappointing loss to Brandeis University earlier this month, the Bobcats bounced back to sweep the Camels. Read More »...

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