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Bates Track & Field Introduces the Peter and Lois Doran Award for Excellence

Jackson Elkins, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

The track and field program here at Bates is one of the oldest and most successful on campus, as anyone who has ever seen the east wall of the indoor track can well attest–hundreds of men’s and women’s All-Americans, along with national champions across nearly every event discipline. However, ne...

Men’s Basketball Reaches the Home Stretch

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

The Bates men’s basketball team had a pair of CBB matchups at home in Alumni Gym on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 against Colby and Bowdoin, respectively. Mid-season conference games tend to draw fairly large crowds, and this weekend was certainly no exception. Alumni Gym is known around the NESCAC as an...

Bobcats Sweep WPI Invitational

Eleanor Boyle

February 6, 2020

The Bates Swim and Dive team competed in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) meet this past weekend, marking the beginning of their championship season. The men and women both saw impressive time drops and dives, leading both teams to victory. The WPI meet is the final meet for swimmers before th...

Nordic Skiing Begins Season on the Right Foot at Harvard Carnival

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 17-18 the Bates Nor- dic Ski teams kicked off the competitive season with the Harvard Carnival held in Craftsbury, Vt. The Bobcats placed sixth out of 15 teams with a combined Nordic and Alpine score of 420 points. The Harvard Carnival was originally supposed to take place at the Dublin XC S...

Track and Field Season Highlights: The Story So Far

Eleanor Boyle

January 22, 2020

Major winter storms with freezing temperatures have al- ready swept across campus mak- ing it almost impossible to want to go out and enjoy it the win- ter. However, the weather has not stopped the Bates Track and Field teams as you can still see them running around the col- lege as they begin thei...

Men’s Basketball Starts Off Hot: A Sign of Good Things to Come?

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

The Bobcat men’s basketball team is off to a great start in NE- SCAC play as they sit at 2-1 after two weekends of games, putting them in 3rd place in the confer- ence behind just Colby and Tufts. In their opening NESCAC game, Bates relied on some last-second heroics from Kody Greenhalgh ’20...

The Everlasting Battle Between Academia and Athletics

Jackson Elkins, Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

Bates is far from perfect. No student, professor, administrator, or staff would ever admit to or try to argue that it is, and that is part of what makes it a special place. Acknowledging one’s flaws is a critical aspect of self-improvement, something that is a part of the very fabric that makes up Ba...

Women’s Track and Field Dominate DII, DIII Competition at Bates Invite

Quinn Troy

January 22, 2020

Under the fluorescent lights of the Merrill Indoor Track on the campus of Bates College, colleges and universities from around New England spent two days battling it out for athletic supremacy. Although it was merely the Bobcats’ second meet of the season, there were little signs of rust as the ‘Cats...

It’s an Illness not a Weakness: Mental Health and Athletes

November 20, 2019

Left untreated mental illnesses can lead to the ending of sports careers and even the end of life. According to a 2015 NCAA study, 30% of athletes self-reported experiencing some form of mental illness. And yet, athletes like Kelly Catlin, a silver-medalist in cycling at the 2016 Olympics, are stil...

Men’s Basketball Season Preview

November 20, 2019

Now that the first snowfall has come and gone, winter sports are officially under way and that means it’s time for basketball season. Practices have been taking place for several weeks now, and the first week of games is finally upon us. The men’s basketball team has seen success in recent years, but ...

Historic Freshman Class Expands Women’s Tennis

November 20, 2019

Anchored by seasoned returners and energized by the largest freshman class in the program’s history, the Women’s Tennis team is shaping up to hit the court running this spring. The team, which had a 7-10 record last year, has new fire in the form of six new freshman players, who, according to Head ...

New Coach, New Courts, New Season: Bates Squash crushes Vassar, leaves with split results at Bowdoin

November 20, 2019

The Men’s and Women’s Squash teams opened the 2019-20 season this past week with mixed results; the women won against both Bowdoin (7-2) and Vassar (9-0), however the men lost a tight match at Bowdoin (5-4), dropping their previously held 29-match winning streak against the Polar Bears. The next d...

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