Weekend Roundup

Men’s Lacrosse On Sunday, the men’s lacrosse team (6-4, 1-2 CC) went out to play nationally-ranked Gettysburg and were overwhelmed en route to a 14-4 loss. Gettysburg started off the game with nine unanswered goals, which prevented the Garnet from ever really

Patience in Sports

It seems that patience is slowly dying out in our current instant gratification society. Why make this rather obvious, somewhat philosophical observation in a sports column? Well, in my view at least, this societal trend has become particularly noticeable within professional sports.

Cam Newton and celebrations in sports

The biggest American sports event of the year, Super Bowl 50, is right around the corner. Everyone from the avid football fan to the person who doesn’t really understand the rules will be tuning in at some point to see the matchup

Weekend Roundup

Swim team honors seniors with win This Saturday, the swim team had much on the line. Not only were the Gettysburg Bullets, the 2015 men’s and women’s Centennial Conference champion, coming to town, but it was also Senior Day. As a result,

Men’s Basketball Embraces Newfound Dominance

Although the average student here can usually get away with being uninformed about Swarthmore’s  sports teams, it would be very hard to remain unaware of the groundbreaking season that the men’s basketball team (12-3, 8-2 in conference play) has been having. What

Technology and Officiating

  As much as some of the problems in professional sports today may seem endless, issues with officiating are genuinely intertwined with the ideas of sports themselves. No genuine sport just moves calmly along without someone having to make a call about

Weekend Roundup

Field Hockey The field hockey team came out with intensity in their home game against Ferrum College last Saturday, which they ultimately won 4-0. With 38 shots taken by the Garnet compared to Ferrum’s two, Ferrum had no choice but to give

New pep club hopes to bring much-needed infusion of spirit

Swarthmore has a student body with a substantial athlete population; in fact, for 2014-2015, nearly 30% of the population were athletes. At the same time, however, it suffers from low attendance and spirit at athletic events, whereas other colleges with smaller athlete

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