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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...

Women’s Volleyball Approaches NESCACs

Bates defeats Southern Maine at Bates on October 24, 2019.

November 6, 2019

The Bates Women’s Volleyball Team closed out their regular season this past Saturday, finishing with an overall record of 16-9 and a conference record of 4-6, which was good enough to land the Bobcats in the NESCAC tournament for the second season in a row as the #7 seed. The Bobcats have now qualifi...

At Long Last! Bates Football Secures First Win in 728 Days with 30-5 Rout Over Bowdoin

At Long Last! Bates Football Secures First Win in 728 Days with 30-5 Rout Over Bowdoin

Quinn Troy

November 6, 2019

For nearly two years, the Bates College football program was synonymous with losing. 2018 saddled the Bobcats with a miserable 0-9 record, and it seemed that 2019 would be of a similar tone. Leading up to the clash with Bowdoin, Bates had been outscored 244-80 in 2019 and had not won a game. In addi...

What is it like to Play Two Sports at Bates?

November 6, 2019

Everyone knows the life of a college athlete is a grind. Having to go through a long season full of practices, games, workouts, film sessions, and such on top of a demanding class schedule is incredibly difficult to ask of a college student. Imagine playing on two different varsity sports teams...

The Complicated Relationship Between Bates and Ice Hockey

The Complicated Relationship Between Bates and Ice Hockey

November 6, 2019

As a New Englander and a former hockey player, I can confidently say that hockey is a sport entrenched in the culture of New England. The region, when compared to other parts of America, isn’t usually elite in sports that require a lot of time outdoors, making sports like baseball, football, golf, and oth...

Crew End of Season Wrap Up

Crew End of Season Wrap Up

November 6, 2019

Although the recent weather has indicated that winter is indeed coming, the colder temperatures have not cooled down the excitement surrounding the Bates Men’s and Women’s rowing teams. A few Sundays ago, men and women competed in the historic Head of Charles Regatta, which have been occurri...

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee: The Quiet Powerhouse Among Club Teams

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee: The Quiet Powerhouse Among Club Teams

October 23, 2019

While many might look at ultimate frisbee as a fun way to get out and move on a sunny fall or short term day, Cold Front is far from a casual game that pops up on Garcelon Field. Cold Front was the name given to the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team here at Bates, started almost 15 years ago in 2005 by...

Chloe Baylor ’23 Makes Women’s Golf History

Bates College men's and women's golf team posses for team and individual portraits at Martindale golf Course on September 13, 2019.

October 23, 2019

Chloe Baylor ’23 let out a yell in the back corner of Ladd library when her coach called her with the big news: she was the first female golfer from Bates to ever qualify for the NESCAC Women’s Golf Spring Championship. Baylor, from Lincoln, Nebraska, was the only member of the team to compete in the...

The Bates Edge: Recruiting against the NESCAC

October 23, 2019

Without fancy facilities, how does Athletics sell Bates to recruits? Over the last few years Bates has become an increasingly popular school to attend. The acceptance rate has dropped from 22.6 percent in 2016 to 12.1 percent in 2019, and it has risen in college rankings on sites such as US News ...

Men’s Soccer Gears Up for Postseason

October 23, 2019

As the leaves have started to fall all around campus, that is the cue that the fall sports season only has a few weeks left. At this point in the season, fall teams are working hard to either finish their season on a high note or work towards the NESCAC championship. Off to their best start since...

First Years Guide Tennis to Hot Start

October 2, 2019

As the fall sports season gets under way, many Bates teams have already played several games even though classes have only been in session for three weeks. Bates Men’s and Women’s tennis are no exception, and this year both teams have already achieved something by bringing in six men and six...

Women’s Soccer Coach Vari Brings Decade of Experience to Bates

Women’s Soccer Coach Vari Brings Decade of Experience to Bates

October 2, 2019

“It’s been a whirlwind”, said Women’s Soccer Head Coach Joe Vari, describing his transition from The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington to Bates College. “You have to learn faces, names, players…when you go to away games, you don’t even know where the locker rooms are....

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