It’s Time to Rebrand Swarthmore Athletics

It’s no secret that Swarthmore’s athletics department has been successful the past several years. A handful of teams on campus have not only won conference championships, but have also received national rankings, rewritten the college’s history books, and been home to some

NCAA Votes Against Adding Third Baseball Assistant

The NCAA Division I Council recently voted to disallow Baseball and Softball programs from adding an additional paid assistant coach. As it currently stands in NCAA Division I Baseball and Softball, programs are only allowed to have three “countable” coaches, meaning coaches

Garnet Conclude Best-Ever Season as National Runner-Ups

The Swarthmore Men’s Basketball team recently wrapped up what was undoubtedly the greatest season in the College’s history by securing its second Centennial Conference title and their first ever Final Four and NCAA DIII National Championship appearance. The team was virtually untouchable

Garnet Hall of Fame to Add Six Inductees

This Friday, the College will add six members to the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame. The six new members are composed of five individual athletes and one team. One of the most notable members of the class is Lee MacPhail from the

Swat Athletics puts together another strong year

If it wasn’t obvious already, many of the varsity teams on campus played exceptionally well across the board, making for an overall strong year for athletics. The athletics program as a whole seems to have improved dramatically over the last two to

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

Spring Training kicks off the MLB season

After every long, cold offseason, major league baseball clubs reconvene in mid-February to begin prepping for the upcoming season. Fifteen of the 30 major league teams head to Arizona to participate in Cactus League play, while the other 15 spend their spring

Evaluating the economics of the MLB offseason

When it comes to trading, signing, and acquiring players in general, baseball might be the most complex game in the country. The rules and laws that surround the mere process of building a roster can not only bring people headaches, but may

Understanding Spin Rate And Baseball’s Tech Upgrade

Over the past several years, the art of throwing a baseball has undergone some pretty drastic changes. When it comes to both training and mechanics — the actual technique used to throw a pitch — a new wave of science and technology

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