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New Orleans: A Sports City Revived

On Tuesday, the news of all-star NBA center Demarcus Cousins’ trade to the New Orleans Pelicans sent shockwaves in the sporting world. The Pelicans, sitting just three spots outside of a Western conference playoff spot, had acquired a perennial all-star to play alongside superstar Anthony Davis. Following a successful NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans,… Keep Reading

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Men’s Swim Captures First Centennial Conference Championship

At last weekend’s Centennial Conference Championships, the Men’s Swim Team blew away the competition, capturing its first championship in 28 years. The Garnet were absolutely unstoppable, winning a handful of gold medals and scoring 720 total points, good enough to beat runner-up Gettysburg College by an impressive 120 points. This championship comes as no surprise… Keep Reading

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2017 Women’s Lacrosse Preview

After a tough 2016 season, the women’s lacrosse team returns primed to defy the odds in facing an extremely competitive schedule. The Garnet’s 2017 schedule includes Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall, powerhouses of the Centennial Conference. Having finished just 1-8 in conference play last season and 5-11 overall, the team is out to make a… Keep Reading

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Wing Bowl – An Eccentric Philly Tradition

 On an average Friday morning, everyone is usually sound asleep in bed, and trying to catch a few hours of sleep before the next day’s classes. Instead, my roommate and I decide to take a 4:30am ride into the city to witness a unique Philly tradition. When we arrive at the Wells Fargo Center, the… Keep Reading

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Athletics as a Benefit or Detriment to Academic Performance

A common concern surrounding the community of student-athletes is whether or not the incredible time commitment warranted by athletics serves as a benefit or detriment to academic performance. Many varsity athletes at Swarthmore, given the rigorous academic standards, are well aware that they are students first and varsity athletes second, as the term “student-athlete” suggests.… Keep Reading

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Cooperstown, Where Do We Draw the Line?

While there are many individuals out there with a wealth of knowledge on every baseball player and statistic, even for us average Joes, the recent Hall of Fame controversy provides a philosophical discussion. The debate regarding which players are selected to join the Hall of Fame has evolved from a simple opinion of their talent… Keep Reading

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How Trump’s EO Has Affected Pro Athletes

Mo Farah has lived an incredible life. He was born in Somalia and moved to Great Britain at the age of eight, speaking little English at the time. Like many young British boys, Farah dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, but found out his talent was in track. At the age of 14, he… Keep Reading

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College Athletics: Business or Experience

The National Collegiate Athletics Association’s existence, according to its website, is predicated on “integrating intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.” Of course, this mission can manifest itself in many ways, the most common taking place at the Division I level, where students are offered scholarships to… Keep Reading

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