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Should club athletes qualify as Athlete of the Week?

The process of selecting the Athlete of the Week at the Phoenix every week is fairly simple, but that may change. Typically, the athlete who performed the best or had the biggest positive impact in their team’s game will get the weekly spot in the Sports section. The section, however, may begin to feature both… Keep Reading

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Garnet men’s basketball prepares for season in Scandinavia

Before the start of the semester, the Men’s Basketball team took a trip through Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, where they scrimmaged several local basketball teams. In addition to their games, the team also had the opportunity to explore Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki, and learn about the region’s culture.    The team started their trip in… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week/Sports

Team of the Week: Men’s Golf

This past week the Swarthmore Golf team traveled to Bent Creek Country Club, home field of the Franklin and Marshall Diplomats, to participate in the F&M Fall Invitational. The event for the Garnet was historic to say the least. Nick DiMaio ’19 set the record for lowest individual score, and the team collectively set the… Keep Reading

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

First look: This year’s MLB Postseason

As another MLB season chock full of storylines and controversy comes to a close, let us first reflect on the season before getting swept up in the rush of playoff baseball. In the beginning of a the new era, the Cubs seem primed to have a shot at a World Series, having not won a… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week: Mark Fallati ’18

What he’s done: This past weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional Tournament, the junior put together an impressive run. He made it to the semifinals in both the singles tournament alone and the doubles tournament with partner Josh Powell ’18. As a whole, Fallati amassed a 7-2 record that included wins against Washington & Lee,… Keep Reading


The epic resurgence of women’s rugby

For this past Sunday’s contest, most would have considered the Women’s Rugby team to be the underdog in their matchup against Ursinus. Ursinus has gone undefeated against the Garnet over the past five years, clearly being the more dominant team in the rivalry. The Garnet challenged that status quo this Sunday and broke the trend… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week: Tommy Sheehan ’18

What He’s Done: In Saturday’s game at Johns Hopkins, Sheehan played the role of hero. Just four minutes into overtime, he converted on a pass from Ryan Ward, clinching the victory. Late-game heroics are not an anomaly for Sheehan, who also scored game-winning goals against Widener on Sept. 7 and Eastern on Sept. 14. Secret… Keep Reading


José Fernández, Dee Gordon, and why we watch sports

José Fernández would have been first to tell you that baseball is, at heart, just a game.       He always had a smile on his face. It didn’t matter whether he was dicing up hitters with his filthy curveball, cheering on his best friend and teammate Giancarlo Stanton in the Home Run Derby,… Keep Reading

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