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Men’s Golf Kicks Off Spring Season Along Georgia Coast

This past week the Men’s Golf team spent their break enjoying the picturesque Georgia coast and competing in an important out of conference Tri-Match.   The team flew down to Georgia on March 11th, and stayed for the duration of the week. They competed in the Coastal Georgia Tri-Match held in St. Simons Island against… Keep Reading

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Spring Break Brings Success For Swat Softball

Swarthmore’s Softball Team kicked their season off in full gear during their spring break trip to Fort Myers, Florida. The team started the trip on March 5 with an early double-header. Stellar pitching from Emily Bowman ’18 led the team to a dominating 8-0 victory over Albion College. Bowman had nine strikeouts in the outing… Keep Reading

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Swat’s Culture of Athletes Supporting Athletes

As the Men’s Basketball team completed their final seconds of the Centennial Conference Championship game, the crowd erupted and rushed the court to celebrate the win. This crowd was distinctly comprised of fellow athletes with almost every team having at least one representative in attendance for the victory. Here at Swarthmore, athletes support athletes. The… Keep Reading

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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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