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

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

Jack Howard

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 end of Bryson's 2019 season campaign, but he was already looking ahead to his 2020 season. After his f...

Sports Medicine Adjusts to New COVID-19 Protocols

Approximately ten people can use the physical training room at a time

Ilana Zeilinger

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 of athletics at Bates and has also been forced to adjust to the new rules.  The Sports Medicine...

New Merrill Fitness Center – A Change for the Better?

Katherine Meritosis/The Bates Student

Julia Bisson, Assistant Sports Editor

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 that looms on the left end of the track looks like a temporary fix. However, this relocation a...

Fall Athletes Return to Practice after Months of Anticipation

Katherine Mersiotis The Bates Student

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

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 during the fall sports season, student-athletes are back with their teams.  Due to the pandemic...

Finding COVID Friendly Fitness at Bates

Julia Bisson, Assistant Sports Editor

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 is everyone wearing masks.  With classes now well underway, Bates is beginning to fall into more of a r...

College Sailors Address Diversity and Inclusion

College Sailors Address Diversity and Inclusion

Sophie Mackin, Copy Editor

September 8, 2020

This summer challenged all of us to do our part in order to dismantle the longstanding structures of racism that pervade our everyday lives in this country. In the world of sports, many professional athletes have been using their platforms to be voices for change, and recently, several NBA, WNBA, ML...

Checking in on College Athletics: What’s Happening?

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

August has come and gone, and despite all the backlash, scrutiny, and uproar, some version of college athletics is somehow forging ahead. The first major Division I football game of the fall, Navy vs. Brigham Young University (BYU), took place without fans present on Sept. 7th, ending in a blowout 55-3 B...

NESCAC Announces the Cancellation of Fall Athletics

NESCAC Announces the Cancellation of Fall Athletics

Jackson Elkins and Julia Bisson

August 6, 2020

On the heels of the Ivy League’s decision to cancel fall athletics, the NESCAC announced its intent to do the same. The NESCAC presidents released a statement on the morning of July 10 confirming that the decision was “unanimous, though with great reluctance.” The statement did not address when the inter...

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...

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