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The Kneeling Saga

To kneel or not to kneel. That is the question. As the 2017 football season plows on, seemingly everybody has an opinion about players who have decided to kneel instead of stand during the pre-game playing of the national anthem. In recent weeks, this issue has captured national attention, so much so that before every… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the Week: Mehra den Braven ’20

Volleyball standout Mehra den Braven ’20 has thrived so far in her second year on the team. An outside hitter hailing from Santa Clara, Calif., den Braven has captured All-Tournament honors for the second straight weekend, as the Garnet have extended their record to 13-5 overall and remain undefeated at home. Den Braven has 218… Keep Reading

Sports

Athletes Send Prayers for Vegas

Though a few calls for political action have been sprinkled throughout the array of tweets, Facebook posts, and statements about the tragic shooting that occurred in Las Vegas recently, the responses have overwhelmingly just been voicings of solidarity, sadness, and support. Countless celebrities have spoken out and expressed their cares and prayers for the victims… Keep Reading

Sports

PGA Tour begins yet another grueling season

The new golf season is already upon us. Only two weeks following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season-ending Tour Championship, won by 23-year-old Xander Schauffele, the PGA Tour kicked off its 2017-18 season this past week at the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif. The “wraparound season,” as the Tour calls it, was established in 2013… Keep Reading

Fall/Season/Sports/Women

Field Hockey Thriving Under Coach Allison

If you happen to be by the athletic fields on a Tuesday morning, you will most likely catch a glimpse of Swarthmore’s Field Hockey team starting their day off with a 6 a.m. practice. It is this type of commitment that has contributed to their recent and unprecedented success. Having won six out of their… Keep Reading

Sports

MLB Postseason Preview

October is here, and with it comes the MLB playoffs, one of the most exciting times of the year. Last year saw an instant classic play out in the World Series as the Cubs rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series in extra innings in Game 7 and shattered a 108-year streak… Keep Reading

Sports

Wade Reunites with Lebron

This NBA offseason has been filled with ample excitement. Blockbuster trades have occurred, new “Big 3’s” have been formed, and old teammates have reunited. While the season’s outcomes are largely unpredictable, one thing is for sure: LeBron James is happy to have Dwyane Wade back on the court with him. LeBron and Wade have been… Keep Reading

Sports

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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