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Hard Work Pays Off: New Emphasis on Student Workers in Athletics

Hard Work Pays Off: New Emphasis on Student Workers in Athletics

October 2, 2019

On-campus jobs are some of the best ways to get involved in the community at Bates, while also making a quick buck on the side. In fact, Bates is well known for being very generous with their financial aid giving – about half of the student body receives financial aid from the school. With th...

Bates Wins College Cup at Dempsey Challenge, Raises $21,916

Bates Wins College Cup at Dempsey Challenge, Raises $21,916

October 2, 2019

Sixty-nine Bates athletes and one staff member raised a combined $21,916 for the 2019 Dempsey Challenge, winning the College Cup. The Dempsey Challenge is an annual fundraising event that supports the Dempsey Center. Founded by Lewiston-native Patrick Dempsey, this organization assists cancer pati...

Cross Country Spotlight: Jillian Richardson ’23

Cross Country Spotlight: Jillian Richardson ’23

October 2, 2019

Jillian Richardson, a freshman at Bates from Auburn Maine, placed eighth overall and first for the Bates Cross Country team at the Bates Invitational at Pineland on September 14th, against Middlebury and Tufts. Prior to Bates, Richardson ran for Edward Little in high school, placing 15th at New-Engl...

Athletic Facilities See Significant Summer Updates

A laser-guided land leveler prepares the Russell Street soccer field for its new sod in mid-June. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

October 2, 2019

This summer, numerous athletic facilities finally received much-needed upgrades, updates, or complete replacement. While many other facets of Bates such as student living and academic buildings have seen upgrades or new infrastructure, athletics has lagged a bit behind. However, athletic director Ja...

Football Spotlight: Mohamed Diawara

Football Spotlight: Mohamed Diawara

Christina Leonard, Digital Editor

September 18, 2019

“Football is a way out. There is a lot of violence in Philadelphia. To stay out of trouble, city kids either play football or basketball. I chose football,” said freshman and Bates football wide receiver Mohamed Diawara ’23.  Diawara was inspired to play football because of his older brothe...

Volleyball Starts Hot, Looks to Carry Momentum

Volleyball Starts Hot, Looks to Carry Momentum

September 17, 2019

The Bates Volleyball team is off to a blazing hot 7-0 start to the season in which they have only dropped a single set. The Bobcats started the year off at the Husson Invitational, sweeping double-headers on Friday against Husson and St. Joe’s and Saturday against Plattsburgh and Curry, headin...

Bates Football Falls to Amherst, but Demonstrates Promising Growth

Bates Football Falls to Amherst, but Demonstrates Promising Growth

September 17, 2019

Founding Father and lover of kites Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Although Mr. Franklin died in 1790, I am sure if he were walking the earth today, he would’ve added “Bates College Football losing to Amherst” to the list. The Bo...

Protti ’22 Named NESCAC Player of the Week, First Men’s Soccer Player Since 2012

Protti ’22 Named NESCAC Player of the Week, First Men’s Soccer Player Since 2012

September 17, 2019

Following his stellar two-goal performance in a 3-1 victory against Hamilton on September 7th, Luke Protti ’22 was named NESCAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week. This game was just Protti’s fifth appearance for the Bobcats in his still young career, with his three shots being the first three o...

Claws Out ‘Cats! No. 20 Men’s Cross Country pounces on three NESCAC rivals

Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College

September 17, 2019

The men’s cross country team dominated the Bates Super XC Shootout Invitational held at Pineland Farms on Sept. 16. Bates took five of the top six places in the race, overwhelmingly taking first wth 109 points. And this race wasn’t just a preseason warm-up either. Three NESCAC opponents, Connect...

Merrill’s War on Space Continues

May 1, 2019

As part of an initiative to revamp sports medicine at Bates and better support student-athletes’ well-being, the Athletic Department has decided to repurpose the second and last on-campus convertible squash/racquetball court into a physical training room. Read More »...

Bates Rowing Cruises Towards Postseason

May 1, 2019

The Bates Men’s and Women’s Rowing teams continued their excellent run of results over the weekend, with both teams posting multiple wins at Holy Cross and the President’s Cup Regatta. With both programs coming off strong performances at WPI, the races at Holy Cross and the President’s Cup p...

Run Like the Wind

May 1, 2019

Men's track and field endures weather for NESCACs This Saturday, April 27, the Bates men’s track and field team traveled to Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont to compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Meet. The weather was less than ideal for them, ...

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