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Tara Ellard ‘22 of Women’s Cross Country Discusses Her Experience as a Stand-Out First Year Runner

October 24, 2018

As a first-year, I have only been on the women’s cross country team for a little over two months, but it didn’t take me any time at all to realize what a talented, strong group of women they are. Their stellar results will speak for themselves, but what they won’t show you is how much heart they h...

Batsies Take to the Outdoors During October Break

October 24, 2018

The Bates Outing Club (BOC) organized three trips over fall break: a multi-sport and backpacking trip which each went to North Conway, N.H. and a People of Color (POC) trip that went to both Camden Hills State Park and the BOC lean-to. Read More »...

Coach Hall Looks to Enliven Bates Football

Head Football Coach Malik Hall’s high energy  demeanor captured during a practice this season. PHYLLIS GRABER JENSEN/BATES COLLEGE

October 24, 2018

Last year marked Head Football Coach Mark Harriman’s 20th and final season. The Bobcats capped off Harriman’s final season with a record of 2-7. Their only two wins were against Bowdoin and Colby, granting them the state of Maine CBB title. Read More »...

Talia Regenstein ‘19 on Post Athletics Life

October 24, 2018

Athletics is a very large part of the Bates community. Tour guides jokingly tell potential students that you could throw a ball in Commons and someone from one of the 30+ varsity teams will be there to catch it. Indeed, over half of Bates students are varsity athletes, and another 10-20 percent are cl...

A New Wave in Off-Campus Activity

October 3, 2018

When you think of the surf lifestyle, the Northeast—and Maine—probably is not the first thing you think of. However, surfing at Bates has a substantial following and is only growing. Read More »...

Field Hockey Fundraises for Suicide Prevention

October 3, 2018

Off the field, the Bates Field Hockey team is helping to lead a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Taylor Haugh ‘19, who started the field hockey fundraising efforts a few years back, feels a personal connection to the cause. Two years ago, Haugh lost one of her close...

Women’s Volleyball Falls to Middlebury

October 3, 2018

On Sept. 28, in the historic Alumni Gym at Bates, the Middlebury Panthers (7-2, 1-1 NESCAC) took on the Bates Bobcats (5-3, 1-2 NESCAC) in a primetime matchup. Both teams have prolific histories and are contenders for the NESCAC Championship this year. Read More »...

Alumni Update: Julia Rafferty ‘14

October 3, 2018

While many student-athletes at Bates graduate ready to leave behind the hectic schedule of a student-athlete, Julia Rafferty ‘14 had no such intention. Now, more than four years after graduation, Rafferty continues to structure her life around the collegiate-athlete schedule, but this time as an assistant...

Something’s in the Air: Men’s Soccer adds to success with overtime Trinity defeat

Margy Schueler, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018

Reminiscent of a year ago, the Bates men’s soccer team found themselves in double overtime this past Saturday, Sept. 29, against the Trinity Bantams. Thanks to a game winning goal by team captain Peder Bakken ’20 109 minutes into the game, Bates walked away victorious, besting their draw against...

Men’s Rugby Kicks Season Off 52-19 Against MMA

September 19, 2018

The Bates men’s rugby team solidly defeated Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) 52-19 last Saturday, Sept. 16, at Garcelon Field. While this was the first game of the season and the first rugby game played by some on the team, the Bobcats’ fitness, teamwork, and skill carried them to a strong victory over...

Equestrian Club: A Unique Team at Bates

September 19, 2018

Bates College provides nine different club sports teams (which range from rugby to ultimate frisbee) that provide students a uniquely structured intercollegiate sports program. However, there is one club in particular that many students don’t really know about. Read More »...

Time Management for Athletes: Advice for Balancing Athletics and Academic Work

Jack Howard, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018

The essential skill of balancing many facets of life in harmony is referred to as “time management.” For the majority of college students, time management proves to be a difficult and stressful task. Balancing friends, significant relationships, schoolwork, class time, and extracurricular activities...

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