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Men’s Soccer Bounces Back from Tough Week

Last week, the Swarthmore College men’s soccer team rebounded from a rough two-game stretch with wins over Centennial foes Muhlenberg and McDaniel to remain tied with Dickinson atop the conference table. A stunning 2-1 overtime loss to Stevens on September 19 and a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Dickinson on the 22nd were disappointing results for… Keep Reading

Fall/Season/Sports/Spring/Winter

320 Challenge Eludes Athletes, Non-Athletes Alike

Swarthmore has been engaged in a fierce competition for several years now, but that doesn’t mean it is well-known. Each year, the Garnet take on Widener University in every sport the schools share in the 320 Challenge. The 2012-2013 season marks the fourth annual round of this competition, and Swarthmore, which won last year’s 320… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Jenna Cody

Jenna Cody Fr., Cranbury, N.J. / Princeton HS WHAT SHE’S DONE:Took 4th place at the Dickinson Long/Short Invitational to lead the Garnet women to a 3rd place team finish. FAVORITE CAREER MOMENT:Placing 4th overall in the Dickinson meet on Saturday and winning a cool T-shirt. SEASON GOALS: To train consistently, avoid injuries, and make it as a… Keep Reading

Fall/Season/Sports

Garnet Race to Great Invitational Finish

After years of effort, the Swarthmore men’s and women’s cross country teams have finally found a place among the top. On Saturday, Sept. 29, the men’s team crossed the Dickinson Long Run finish line in fourth place; not to be outdone, the women’s team finished in equally impressive fashion, tying for third. While the men’s… Keep Reading

Fall/Season/Sports/Women

Youth Movement Underway in Women’s Soccer

When the Swarthmore Garnet (5-3-0) took on the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (7-2-1) last Saturday in Baltimore, their starting eleven featured two first-years and four sophomores. Normally, a lineup so young is characteristic of a rebuilding team, one that ought to struggle to win half its matches, and one that should certainly pose no threat… Keep Reading

Sports

Rugby Teams Growing by Leaps and Bounds

From 2007 to 2009, rugby was America’s fastest-growing sport, according to a study conducted by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA). In 2010 alone, participation in the sport increased by 50.7 percent, bringing the total number of American rugby players to a little over one million. American interest in rugby is also expected to increase… Keep Reading

Out of Left Field/Sports

Foosball: A Sport for All of Us

I have a hobby that I like to indulge in some evenings. It’s vigorous, works up a sweat, and involves a huge amount of wrist strength. Every Thursday night I take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half to play foosball with friends and the Swiss Mister Hans-Jakob Werlen. So, this article… Keep Reading

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