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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...

Coach Jennifer Hartshorn has coached her athletes to over 70 NCAA All-American performances and was designated NESCAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2019.

Hartshorn Reflects on Coaching and Recruitment amidst Pandemic

Ilana Zeilinger February 24, 2021

It’s not just athletes whose hopes have been dashed by the pandemic this year — coaches have also had to grapple with how to do their jobs in a way they never anticipated.  This year has been difficult...

NESCACs Battle over Spring Athletics

NESCACs Battle over Spring Athletics

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor February 10, 2021

While the weather in New England may not feel like spring, there is new pressure on the NESCAC to come to a decision on whether or not to hold intercollegiate competition this spring. As the United States...

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

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

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor 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

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor 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...

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