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Fall Athletics in Review: How Did Athletics Fare with COVID-19?

Women’s Soccer was able to modify existing drills to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.
November 18, 2020

Amidst what has been a challenging fall, to say the least, Bates Athletics has done its best to brave the conditions and forge ahead with practices and training. With collegiate competition being non-existent...

#BobcatsAllIn Promotes Voter Registration

October 28, 2020

As the 2020 election draws near, Bates students have been actively attempting to increase awareness regarding voter registration and participation. Student-athletes have been particularly involved in voting...

Dance at Bates: Where Does it Fit In?

Dance at Bates: Where Does it Fit In?
October 14, 2020

The dance community at Bates has straddled the worlds of academics, athletics, and clubs for years. It’s hard to identify exactly where dance lies among those worlds, making it something of an outlier...

What Happens When Athletes are Quarantined? 

October 14, 2020

Daily life for student-athletes at Bates normally consists of regularly scheduled physical-activity and socialization with their teammates and coaches; however, all of that is jeopardized when student-athletes...

Bates Suspends Athletic Practices Friday Due to COVID-19 Violations

Women’s Soccer was able to modify existing drills to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.
October 7, 2020

In a surprise decision, the Bates Athletic Department decided to suspend afternoon practices last Friday. According to an email sent to coaches around noon, there was no reason specified for the suspension...

Bates Cross Country Virtual Alumni Meet Goes Off Without a Hitch

Paul Hammond ’82 and Albert Waitt ’83 relaxing pre-race. Hammond has raced every Alumni Meet except for one since his graduation.
More than 100 Alums Participated in this Year’s Event
September 30, 2020

Now in its forty-ninth consecutive year, the Bates cross country Alumni Meet has been a staple of both the men’s and women’s teams for decades. However, like most aspects of life during the COVID-19...

Peder Bakken ‘21: ‘Backbone of Bates Soccer’

Peder Bakken has endured his fair share of hardships during his career, but remains committed to building a winning culture within the Bates Men’s Soccer program.
September 30, 2020

Captain Peder Bakken ’21 has been an integral part of the Bates men’s soccer team ever since he stepped onto the field in 2016. Despite losing the opportunity to showcase what would have likely been...

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the US Open, Signaling a New Era in Golf

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the US Open, Signaling a New Era in Golf
September 22, 2020

In the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Professional Golf Association tour golfer Bryson DeChambeau fired a final round sixty-three en route to a fourth place finish. The tournament marked the...

Sports Medicine Adjusts to New COVID-19 Protocols

Approximately ten people can use the physical training room at a time
September 22, 2020

Due to the pandemic, campus life at Bates is not what it once was – this has resulted in major changes for not just social and academic life, but athletic life as well. Sports Medicine is a major facet...

New Merrill Fitness Center – A Change for the Better?

Katherine Meritosis/The Bates Student
September 22, 2020

This year, Davis Fitness Center was relocated to the indoor track in Merrill Gymnasium to space out the equipment and make room for the testing center in Underhill Arena. At first glance, the lifting equipment...

Fall Athletes Return to Practice after Months of Anticipation

With no games on the horizon and no contact permitted, football chose to focus on team culture and individual player development.
September 16, 2020

When students were sent home in March, few thought the pandemic would last through the summer, much fewer impact athletics in the fall. Now, after six uneasy months and the cancellation of competition...

Finding COVID Friendly Fitness at Bates

September 9, 2020

This year, campus will look different than last year. While the lines outside of Commons for the chicken nuggets are not new and outdoor spaces have become the new Commons, the most obvious difference...

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