From the Bleachers: NBA Bubble Wrap and 2020-21 Preview

October 27, 2020 1:30am

My LeBron James fandom still has me fired up about the NBA after a thrilling couple of months in the bubble. So, before I turn my attention to the NFL for the next few months of this column, I’m going to pay homage to a great NBA season and preview what should be an even better one next year. 

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Seven former women’s swimmers join rowing team

October 23, 2020 2:05am

Seven former members of the women's swimming and diving team have walked on to the women's rowing team, citing a desire to compete and remain members of a varsity program. The women's swimming and diving team was among five varsity sports programs that the College eliminated in July.

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Women’s rugby players train with U.S. National Team

October 20, 2020 2:00am

Four student-athletes on the Dartmouth women’s rugby team are spending part of their fall term training full-time with the U.S. Women’s National Team. Athletes invited to train with the National Team will compete for a spot in the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.



Porscha Dobson hired as new track and field and cross country director

October 16, 2020 2:00am

Porscha Dobson has been named the new director of Dartmouth’s track and field and cross country programs. After coaching for eight years at the University of Pennsylvania, first as an assistant coach and then as assistant head coach for the past two years, Dobson was hired by Dartmouth in September after Barry Harwick ’77 announced his retirement in August.



From the Bleachers: LeBron returns Lakers to the throne

October 13, 2020 2:00am

In 2000, the Los Angeles Lakers won an NBA championship with Shaquille O’Neal as Finals MVP. In 2010, the Lakers won an NBA championship with Kobe Bryant as Finals MVP. In 2020, the Lakers emerged victorious once again, with a new face of the franchise taking home the hardware.

The club swim team will welcome former varsity swimmers but will be unable to compete this fall.


Varsity athletes from cut teams consider club sports

October 6, 2020 2:05am

In his July 9 campus-wide email explaining the College’s decision to cut five varsity athletics programs — men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and men’s lightweight rowing — College President Phil Hanlon encouraged former varsity athletes to consider club teams. Some athletes on the cut teams, however, have read the guidance in Hanlon’s email as an ill-thought-out consolation.

Peter Williamson '12 was named Ivy League player of the year three times, won three individual Ivy League championships and was an All-American.


Not to be fore-gotten: Golf teams reflect on community

October 6, 2020 2:00am

After playing over 150 seasons combined, the men’s and women’s golf teams’ trajectories came to an abrupt end as part of the athletic cuts this summer. Reflecting on the legacy of the programs, both current golfers and alumni fondly recalled the sense of community they found through the sport.