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Men’s tennis demonstrated their resiliency after a tough outing the day prior at Trinity College (Note: photo taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Men’s Tennis sweeps, defeating Connecticut College 9-0

Ilana Zeilinger May 1, 2021

Traveling to New London, Conn., the men’s tennis team took to the courts for their third match of the season on Sunday, victoriously beating the Connecticut College Camels 9-0.  Just the day before,...

Rowan Hassman ’23 takes a final stride before toeing the line in her 1500m race.

Women’s Track & Field Comes Out with a Bang in First Outdoor Meet since 2019

Ilana Zeilinger May 1, 2021

It is hard to remember the last time the women’s track and field team put on their uniforms and hit the outdoor track. Over 13 months ago, on March 12, 2020 to be exact, the NCAA cancelled all winter...

Summer Dias ‘21 scored two of Bates’ five points and posted an assist in the game against Colby.

Women’s Lacrosse Plays No. 8 Colby Close, but Ultimately Fall 18-5

Ilana Zeilinger April 21, 2021

After a 13-month competition drought, women’s lacrosse headed to Waterville, Maine on Sunday to play in their first NESCAC game since March 7, 2020. The Bobcats had a close first half against eighth-ranked...

Bates athletes return to practice Wednesday and will compete this coming Sunday following 12 days of in-room quarantine.

Returning to Athletics Following Lockdown: A Gradual Process

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor April 14, 2021

After nearly two weeks in campus-wide lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19 on campus, Bates College is finally open again, and no one is more excited to resume normal life than the spring student-athletes....

Coach Aaron Rand’s impact extended far beyond Underhill Arena, having coached multiple sports across Maine.

Remembering Coach Aaron Rand

Liam Kelly, Contributing Writer March 24, 2021

Bates Men’s Club Hockey Coach, Aaron David Rand, passed away unexpectedly on March 5 due to injuries sustained in an accident. He was 51 years old. The 2021 hockey season would have been his third with...

Athletic Director Jason Fein has helped the Athletic Department to pivot and be adaptable in a wild and unpredictable year.

Jason Fein named NACDA Division III Athletic Director of the Year

Ilana Zeilinger March 24, 2021

Bates Athletic Director Jason Fein has been named Athletic Director of the Year (ADOY) by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. This is Fein’s second time winning the award,...

Off the Bench with Coach Jon Furbush of Men’s Basketball

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor March 17, 2021

While COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of life at Bates, the men’s basketball program has continued to forge ahead with Coach Jon Furbush ’05 at the helm. Because he played at Bates during...

Left to right: Tennis Coach Paul Gastonguay ’89, Men’s Basketball Coach Jon Furbush ’05, and Swimming and Diving Associate Coach Vanessa Williamson ’05.

Bobcat Blood Runs Deep

Gastonguay ’89, Williamson ’05, and Furbush ’05 Discuss Coaching at Bates
Ilana Zeilinger March 17, 2021

While many student-athletes graduate from Bates without any intentions of continuing their athletic passions or returning to Lewiston, graduation for Paul Gastonguay ’89, Vanessa Williamson ’05, and...

The NESCAC decision to reinstate sports comes nearly a year to the day since Bates students were sent home.

NESCAC Gives the Go-Ahead for Spring Competition

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor March 10, 2021

On Tuesday, the NESCAC presidents announced that they had reached an agreement for “a limited schedule of conference competition for spring sports,” with the caveat that it will allow each individual...

MOVE has become even more important to Coach Hall as the pandemic affects connectivity between students.

Fostering Connectivity in an Unconnected World

The M.O.V.E. Program Brings Bates and Lewiston Student Athletes Together
Julia Bisson, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2021

Malik Hall, head football coach at Bates, and Lauren Nudi ’23, a Harward Center community outreach fellow, have been working together to connect Bates student-athletes with the local Lewiston community.  Hall,...

The women’s track and field team warms up at their first practice on Tuesday. All athletes were required to wear masks for the duration of practice.

Winter Athletes Return to Practice

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor February 24, 2021

It has been nearly a full year since Bates College sent its students home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this time around Bates is unlikely to close, virtually no facet of life at the college...

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