Athlete of the Week: Rose Teszler ’23

Rose Teszler, a junior from Newton, Massachusetts, was one of two athletes from Swarthmore’s track and field team to participate in the NCAA indoor championships this past weekend. Teszler placed fifteenth in the preliminaries of the 800m with a time of 2:16.11,

Centennial Conference Moves On Without Tri-Co Participation

On March 5, 2021, the Centennial Conference announced that they would continue with a modified spring season starting March 20, 2021. The season includes conference matchups for baseball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and

Athlete of the Week: Max Kral ’23

Last weekend, Max Kral ’23 and the Swarthmore men’s soccer team traveled to Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia to play in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Swarthmore and #17 Roanoke played to a 2-2 draw after

Athlete of the week: Clay Conley ’20

Clay Conley ’20 made headlines at Haverford’s McElligot Invitational with their performance in the shot put event. Conley, a junior from New Canaan, Connecticut, recorded the Centennial Conference’s top shot put throw of the year at 13.00 meters. Conley’s throw was more

Should Swarthmore Join NCAA Division I Athletics?

Perhaps not so coincidentally correlated with President Val Smith’s arrival at Swarthmore, see my 2016 article online, “President Val Smith and the Importance of Swat Athletics”, Swarthmore has matched its academic rigor with unprecedented recent athletic success. The women’s soccer as well

Pay-for-Play Scandal Rocks College Basketball World

Brian Bowen Sr., the father of a top college basketball prospect, recently testified in court, revealing that his family was offered tens of thousands of dollars in cash for his son to play at several major college programs. The father detailed that

Toxic Masculinity Killed Jordan McNair

On May 29th, 2018 at approximately 6 PM, a 911 call went out about a dying, young African-American male. Another promising talent, dedicated son, accomplished student, and valuable life were all quickly wasted. His name was Jordan McNair, and he died from

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