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NHL playoff roundup

In order to win what is often considered one of the most difficult trophies in all of professional sports, hockey players put everything on the line for two months hoping to etch their names into the history books. A team must win four best-of-seven series in order to be crowned champion. The long and difficult… Keep Reading

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3 days, 146,845 dollars richer

$146,845 from 1,829 donors will soon be flowing into Swarthmore’s athletic program after the successful “Garnet Challenge.” From the 2nd to the 5th of April this year, Swarthmore hosted a donation campaign aimed at raising interest and money in the school’s athletic department. According to the Garnet Challenge’s website, the motivation behind the campaign was… Keep Reading

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The rise of minor league baseball

If you’re not a super serious baseball fan, you probably have no idea what minor league baseball is, and that’s okay. The game of baseball, in general, seems to be the only major sport in America where players are still developing and refining their skills even through their mid-20s. Even the very best high school… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the week: Cam Marsh ’18

The Swarthmore Garnet men’s lacrosse team have three games to go in their regular season, and they hope to make a playoff push. The Garnet are currently seventh in the Centennial Conference standings but are a strong finish away from moving up to fourth place. Key in this late-season push will be Cam Marsh ’18.… Keep Reading

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Men’s and Women’s lacrosse fight to finish strong

Spring is in the air (though the weather forecast might disagree), and that means it’s time for lacrosse here at Swarthmore. The women’s lacrosse team has surged out to a 9-3 record behind a high-powered attack and stingy defense. It has been the junior class blazing the way for the Garnet this year. Tess Wild… Keep Reading

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Analyzing the Quarterback class in the 2018 draft

As the 2018 N.F.L. draft approaches, it has become clear that this year’s quarterback class is one of the most elite we have seen in years. The N.F.L. draft is a three-day, seven-round event where teams try to land the best rookie players for their next season. The draft is heavily scrutinized by fans and… Keep Reading

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MLS, welcome to Zlatan

In the span of nine days, the former Barcelona, Juventus, and AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic terminated his contract with Manchester United, signed a new one with LA Galaxy, made his debut, and-oh yeah, scored two goals in 20 minutes after coming off the bench, including a 40 yard volley which helped push the Galaxy… Keep Reading

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Champions League Quarterfinals Continues

The Champions League, the world’s most esteemed club football tournament, has started up again after a short, 3-week hiatus between the Round of 16 and quarterfinals. Looking back on my previous Champions League projections I can confidently say that my predictive ability is abysmal. P.S.G., my favorite to win the tournament, did not stage the… Keep Reading

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