NCAA brings changes to college sports

  Every year, the NCAA convenes to discuss the current state of college athletics and to propose and vote on new policies and rules. This past January, the NCAA gathered in Washington DC eager to bring about even bigger changes in college

March Madness heats up, can Kentucky be beat?

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, or “March Madness,” is a single-elimination tournament that has become hugely popular in large part due to annual upsets and underdog runs that dominate the early weekends of the bracket. Last year, a seventh seed

Athlete of the month: Liam Fitzstevens

This past Sunday, Liam Fitzstevens ’17 of the men’s swim team returned home from nationals, where he competed in three events three days in a row and returned home with two school records. Fitzstevens holds an incredible eight school records total after

NCAA sends bad message restoring Paterno wins

On Friday, January 16, the National Collegiate Athletic Association uncharacteristically reversed a previous punishment they had put in place. What made this course of action even more unusual was that this original decision had, at the time of its conception in 2012,

Inside a culture of flexibility for student-athletes

Every several weeks, it seems, another student-athlete scandal rocks a prestigious university. Most recently, five Notre Dame football players have been suspended from the team amid cheating allegations. This news broke just after the furor subsided from former University of North Carolina-Chapel

Victory at last

Last week, the players of the Northwestern University football team were granted permission by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board to unionize after they were recognized as employees of the university. Northwestern and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Women’s Lacrosse Looks to Build on Success

The Swarthmore Women’s Lacrosse team blew through its early season schedule, dispatching its first four opponents, Eastern, Drew, Rochester and Widener by a combined score of 50-18. The team is satisfied with its strong start; in the words of midfielder Annalise Penikis

Supriya Davis

Athlete of the Week: Supriya Davis Soph., Swimming, Chapel Hill, N.C. What She’s Done: Was named Outstanding Performer of the Centennial Conference Championships for the second year running for winning the 100 and 200 butterfly in NCAA B qualifying times, while helping

Swimming Smashes Records at Conferences

Although neither the men’s nor the women’s swimming teams returned home with the championships that they had hoped for, several Swarthmore swimmers set school records and earned individual accolades. In the Centennial Conference Championships, held at Franklin & Marshall, the men’s team

Garnet Fall to Bullets in Title Game

Coming off of a 9-15 season, the Swarthmore Women’s basketball team earned little respect going into this season. Picked to finish ninth in the preseason coaches poll, Swarthmore wasted little time in proving the rest of the Centennial Conference wrong, winning 11

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