Swat’s Culture of Athletes Supporting Athletes

As the Men’s Basketball team completed their final seconds of the Centennial Conference Championship game, the crowd erupted and rushed the court to celebrate the win. This crowd was distinctly comprised of fellow athletes with almost every team having at least one

The Season of March Madness is Upon Us

March is always looked upon with great elation — spring break, the beginning of beautiful weather, and the initial sights of budding flowers. However, if you are a college basketball fan, you know exactly what causes most of this unbearable anticipation —

Martial Arts Keeps Kicking Into Shape

Following the 2000 season, the Board of Managers made the historic decision to eliminate the football program from Swarthmore College. Although the football team at Swarthmore had seen much success before its termination, the Board’s decision remained firm, and Swarthmore has been

Men’s Tennis 2017 Preview

With spring just around the corner, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that the Swarthmore Men’s Tennis team is getting ready for another successful season. While the Garnet lost Matt Hirsh ’16 and William Chung ’16 to graduation last year, they’ve filled

Wing Bowl – An Eccentric Philly Tradition

 On an average Friday morning, everyone is usually sound asleep in bed, and trying to catch a few hours of sleep before the next day’s classes. Instead, my roommate and I decide to take a 4:30am ride into the city to witness

Athlete of the Week: John Gagnon ’17

Last Saturday, John Gagnon had the run of his life. With a time of 8:30.96, the talented 3000 meter runner from Clarkesville, GA not only obliterated his personal record by 19 seconds, but he also broke Swarthmore’s school record by almost 10

Athletics as a Benefit or Detriment to Academic Performance

A common concern surrounding the community of student-athletes is whether or not the incredible time commitment warranted by athletics serves as a benefit or detriment to academic performance. Many varsity athletes at Swarthmore, given the rigorous academic standards, are well aware that

Trust the Process

The city of Philadelphia has a rich basketball history. The Philadelphia 76ers have produced numerous Hall of Famers such as Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, Charles Barkley, Moses Malone, and Allen Iverson, all of whom have left permanent legacies. However, the Sixers haven’t

Cooperstown, Where Do We Draw the Line?

While there are many individuals out there with a wealth of knowledge on every baseball player and statistic, even for us average Joes, the recent Hall of Fame controversy provides a philosophical discussion. The debate regarding which players are selected to join

Athlete of the Week: Jared Hunt ’19

This past week, Hunt put an exclamation point on his already impressive sophomore season. Earlier this January at the Coach I Open, Hunt recorded a stellar 13.42 meter throw — a throw that was .8 meters away from cracking the top ten in

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