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Swarthmore Women’s Volleyball makes history

After an outstanding performance against the 12th-ranked Johns Hopkins, the Swarthmore Volleyball team has clinched a spot in the NCAA quarterfinals; the team ventures to Grand Rapids, Mi. today to play its quarterfinal match against Wittenberg University, the tournament’s current number one seed. Swarthmore Volleyball had already set a school record by gaining its first-ever… Keep Reading

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The Eagles’ red-hot start exceeds expectations

The Philadelphia Eagles have shocked the world with an 8-1 start to the 2017-18 NFL season. Even the most optimistic of fans would have never predicted a start like this which has placed the Eagles at the top of the league. After ending the 2016 season with another subpar record of 7-9 and finishing last… Keep Reading

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How old is he?

In 2009, the San Diego Padres drafted Donavan Tate, an athletic outfielder from Cartersville, Ga., with the third overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft. The First-Year Player Draft takes place in June, and there are over 40 rounds with over 1200 picks. Tate was a two-sport All-American in high school, also playing quarterback at… Keep Reading

Athlete of the week: Bridget Scott

This past weekend, the Swarthmore Women’s Volleyball team made history, winning their NCAA regional bracket, and becoming the first team in Centennial Conference history to advance to the Round of Eight of the NCAA Division III tournament. Bridget Scott ʼ18, the outside hitter hailing from Media, Pa., has largely flown under the radar this past… Keep Reading

Fall/Men/Sports/Women

The hay is in the barn

With winter season sports beginning their seasons in the upcoming weeks, a few fall sports have had the opportunity to continue their season at NCAA regionals following success in the Centennial Conference championships. While the women’s volleyball team and the women’s soccer team have received much of the attention for their stellar performances at conference… Keep Reading

Sports/Uncategorized

Analyzing the first month of the NBA season

As the 2017-2018 NBA season nears the conclusion of its first month, several unexpected and exciting storylines are emerging. In the Eastern Conference, only three of last year’s NBA Playoffs participants would make the postseason if the season ended today (Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, and Toronto Raptors). In fact, the three-time reigning Eastern Conference champions,… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the week: Sommer Denison

Last weekend the Swarthmore Women’s Soccer team won their second Centennial Conference Championship in four years after beating 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins University. The Garnet held a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half, but Hopkins was able to tie the game up and send it to a penalty shootout, where the Garnet prevailed… Keep Reading

Sports

U.S youth soccer system fails us

I spent my fall break in Chile and Argentina with my family, visiting my older sister, a fellow Swattie studying abroad. During our time in Buenos Aires, my dad and I, soccer fanatics, made sure to find a place to play against local Argentinians. As we wandered the streets of Palermo (the barrio we were… Keep Reading

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