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Adam Schauer

Adam Schauer has 17 articles published.


Examining the Swarthmore athletics recruiting process

With spring now well upon us, the bloom of flowers, buzz of bees, and growth of new life brings about a new season of growth for our community as well, as we add a number of new faces during SwatStruck. For these new accepted students, the campus, the people, and college life in general are… Keep Reading


Looking back at the freak injuries of freak athletes

From the first Greek Olympics to modern times with all of today’s technological advancement, athletes have always represented the pinnacle of human physical prowess, modeling their physique and majesty through their unique set of skills. To that end, athletes prepare their minds and bodies regularly and painstakingly to be able to perform at their best.… Keep Reading


Baseball blazes a new trail in the Pacific Northwest

While most varsity sports teams travelled south to warmth during spring break, the baseball team packed up and flew out to Portland, Ore., to wear the Swarthmore S with pride out west. When the coaching staff first proposed the idea of the unique trip, there was speculation that the team would play at Safeco Field,… Keep Reading


The relationship between greek life and athletics at Swarthmore

Swarthmore students that engage in Greek life on campus come from a wide variety of backgrounds, each with their own academic and extracurricular endeavors. Swarthmore Greek members are anything but a monolith, despite the negative attention that Greek organizations have received on a national scale. While Greek organizations may consume the lives of students at… Keep Reading


MLB Hall of Fame inductees announced

On Wednesday, January 24, the MLB and Baseball Writer’s Association of America announced the 2018 MLB Hall of Fame Class: Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, and Trevor Hoffman. These four legends will be joined by Alan Trammell and Jack Morris in an induction class rivaled by few others in terms of talent and character.… Keep Reading


Have college rivalries gone too far?

Collegiate athletics play a significant role in the cultures of higher education institutions and their surrounding communities. This is especially the case at the Division I level with higher enrollments, millions of dollars in scholarships and sponsorships on the line, and increased regional influence. The pressure placed on individual athletes and their respective athletic programs… Keep Reading


FBI Makes Arrests in Illegal NCAA Basketball Recruiting

Even just a skim through the player bios on the Swarthmore athletics website quickly reveals a common trend, not only applicable to Swarthmore but all of NCAA Division III athletics. In response to the question “Why Swarthmore?”, almost every student praises the college’s emphasis on high-level academics over athletics. This past week, an unfortunate revelation… Keep Reading

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