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The First Domino to Fall: Ivy League Cancels Fall Sports

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

The Ivy League announced that all fall sports would be cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This makes it the first Division I conference to decide against holding athletic competitions this fall. Harvard, Princeton, and other Ivy League institutions have already stated that many studen...

Detailing the NCAA’s “Resocialization of Sport” and What It Means for Fall Sports at Bates

Detailing the NCAA’s “Resocialization of Sport” and What It Means for Fall Sports at Bates

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor

May 15, 2020

The NCAA released a memo on May 1 entitled “Core Principles of Resocialization of Sport” which laid out nine core principles of resocialization of college sports, as well as a three phase plan to serve as guidelines for colleges as they consider the fall athletic season. The core principles recognize ...

When is the ______________ Coming Back?

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor

May 15, 2020

US Big 4 Leagues: NFL: Recently released the 2020 season schedule. Plans on operating as normal, but is flexible to potential schedule changes and behind-closed-door play.   NBA: Team facilities are beginning to open. NBA evaluating potential 25-day return to basketball once given an all-clear by state and feder...

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...

No Sports? No Problem. Here’s 15 of the Best Modern Sporting Events to Re-Watch

April 2, 2020

Many Americans didn’t consider the COVID-19 pandemic seriously until the NBA announced that it would be suspending its season. Shortly after, the NCAA cancelled its upcoming national championships, including the “March Madness” basketball tournament. American sports fans remained hopeful as the PG...

NCAA Cancels Winter Championships Among Coronavirus Fears

Jackson Elkins, Managing 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...

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...

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

Jackson Elkins, Managing 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-...

Simmons and Berube Shatter Bates Pole Vaulting Record

Jack Howard

February 26, 2020

Sophomores Lily Simmons and Lauren Berube do a lot together. They are both math majors, roommates, and teammates on the women’s track team. And following the Maine State Invitational Meet, both Berube and Simmons now share the Bates Women’s pole vault school record. Three quarters of an inch is ...

Alpine Skiing Speeds Towards the Postseason

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s Alpine Skiing teams recently completed their regular seasons and now look to prepare for the NCAA East Regionals hosted by Middlebury College this weekend. They wrapped up the regular season with carnivals at home and at Williams College this month. At the Bates Carnival, which ...

Athlete Spotlight: Cal Schrupp ‘23

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2020

This year, Bates Ski led off the season with a strong start, finishing sixth out of 15 teams at the Harvard Carnival, eighth out of 15 at the UVM carnival and seventh out of 15 at the Colby Carnival. First-years have been paramount to the success of the Nordic teams during the 2020 season, especially...

Men’s Squash Finishes 4th at NESCACs

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The Bates men’s Squash team finished up conference play last weekend by participating in the NESCAC Tournament, hosted by Bowdoin. The Bobcats went in to the tournament as the number 3 seed in the NESCAC, behind just Trinity and Williams. This set up a meeting with number 6 Colby in the opening ro...

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