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Athlete of the Week: Briana Narzikul ’17

This past weekend, Narzikul was the lone senior honored on the Garnet’s Senior Day. In the game that followed the ceremony, the Media, Pa. native tallied two goals, propelling her team to a 12-8 win. In the team’s next game against Washington College, Narzikul recorded a hat trick, giving her 28 goals on the season… Keep Reading

Columns

2017 MLB Preview: Part 3

Welcome to the third and final installment of the Swarthmore Phoenix 2017 MLB Season preview. With three articles devoted to the story, the MLB season preview has become the second-most covered topic by our newspaper, coming in just behind the endless coverage of divestment. There are ten more teams left to preview. Among these ten… Keep Reading

Sports

Swat Sports: The 2016-17 Year In Review

Although Swarthmore College may be primarily known for its academic prowess, that doesn’t necessarily mean the College’s athletic program can’t be successful either. Over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, Swarthmore athletes were able to accomplish some pretty incredible things. Men’s Basketball won its first ever Centennial Conference Championship, after beating Dickinson in the… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

A beginner’s guide to the NBA Playoffs

Did you miss most of the first round playoff games because you were scrambling to finish all of your projects/papers before classes end? Were you not paying attention to the regular season but now that classes are ending, you want to watch the playoffs? Are you not really that into the NBA but for whatever… Keep Reading

Columns

Reflections on the state of athletics at Swarthmore

The athletics department has in the past few years seen increasing success as teams have competed in national tournaments and won Centennial Conference championships. But a myriad of problems still exist within the athletics department that prevent many teams from being successful. This article seeks to reflect on some of those issues that affect our… Keep Reading

Sports

2017 MLB Preview Part II

After two weeks of baseball, it is tempting to immediately jump to conclusions about how well teams are going to do this season. However, as anyone who has taken a statistics class could tell you, conclusions based on small sample sizes are often inaccurate. For example, Tuffy Rhodes started off the 1993 season with a… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Wesley Fishburn ’17

Last week, Fishburn, the team’s third baseman, showed why he is regarded as one of the best players in the Conference. In four games, the La Jolla, Calif., native went 10-14 (.714) with 6 runs scored, 4 RBIs, a homerun and a stolen base. He capped off the week with a spectacular performance versus Franklin… Keep Reading

Sports

Bo-Taoshi: Human Capture the Flag

The Japanese sport Bo-Taoshi, which translates to “bring pole down,” may be the most outlandish sport ever created, and although it may seem laughable to outsiders, it is a very serious and potentially dangerous competition. The sport can be dated back to around 1945, and is thought to have been invented as part of Japanese… Keep Reading

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