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The modernization of the pitcher

One day in the summer of 2015, I found myself on a seemingly endless three hour drive from my home in Washington, DC to Atlantic City, MD. The old pitching hermit my dad said we were meeting to work with awaited at the other side. After the excruciating drive through cornfields, woods, and unpaved roads,… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Austin Chang ’20

Last Saturday, Chang put up one of the year’s most impressive performances by a Swarthmore athlete. The Morris Plains, N.J. native tallied 6 goals against Gettysburg, propelling his team to a 10-8 win. For his efforts, he was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week and USILA/BSN Sports DIII South Offensive Player of the Week.… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

Westbrook won’t be MVP but Leonard might

As the regular season of the NBA draws to a close, talk of potential MVP picks has heated up. Last night’s games concluded the regular season and the playoffs will begin on Saturday. On June 26, the NBA will hold an awards show, announcing the 2016-2017 season MVP, as well as other major awards. Some… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

A comprehensive analysis of athletes and their majors

Do all athletes really major in Economics? Conventional wisdom at many Division I schools might lead us to believe that yes, they do. Economics at most colleges and universities is perhaps the most popular major among athletes, with many Division I athletes following traditional business paths. A 2015 study in the Bleacher Report of the… Keep Reading

Columns/Uncategorized

After 18 Years, Garcia Finally Captures Title

For the last two decades, golf fans have watched Sergio Garcia at his highs, lows, and everything in between. After a stellar junior golf career, Garcia burst onto the scene at the 1999 PGA Championship, where he dueled and narrowly fell to another rising star: Tiger Woods. Garcia’s visible passion and excitement that week excited… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

2017 MLB Preview: Part One

The MLB season kicked off on Sunday with the New York Yankees visiting the Tampa Bay Rays. If you’re a casual fan of baseball, you may have tuned in and asked yourself why the MLB decided to kick off the season in the half empty-janitor’s closet that is Tropicana Field. Don’t be discouraged, as this… Keep Reading

Sports

Celebrating Our National Pastime’s Opening Day

Although the Philadelphia Phillies did not get to start Opening Day with a home game on Monday, 12 other teams got to experience the joys of playing with a rowdy and passionate fan base behind them at home for the first day of baseball season. I know players at any level get those butterflies in… Keep Reading

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Swat Celebrates NCAA DIII Week

April 3 through April 9 is NCAA Division III week, a national event celebrating Division III student-athletes and their impact on the campus communities of the colleges and universities that they attend. This week, the athletic programs of Division III institutions around the country will be holding events highlighting accomplishments in athletics, academics, or community… Keep Reading

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