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Expectations vs. Reality for First-Year Athletes

Expectations vs. Reality for First-Year Athletes

Zach Schiller, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

First-year student-athletes have experienced an unusual introduction to their Colgate careers, to say the least. Interactions with professors, coaches, teammates and classmates have all been severely restricted due to COVID-19. In order to gain insight into what the experience of the first-year student-athle...

Colgate Football Responds to Adverse Conditions Presented by COVID-19

Colgate Football Responds to Adverse Conditions Presented by COVID-19

Zach Schiller, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

The realities of COVID-19 have greatly altered life for the Colgate football team, leaving the 2020 squad stuck in limbo. With their fall season canceled, no one knows when the Raiders will next take the field. That, combined with the restrictions governing athletic activities this semester, leaves Head Coac...

Division Series Setup Exciting Championship Series Matchups

Division Series Setup Exciting Championship Series Matchups

Aaron Notis, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

The American League Division Series (ALDS) and the National League Division Series (NLDS) promised exciting matchups that featured the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Now, we’re left with ...

The King of Clay Stays on Top

The King of Clay Stays on Top

Cam Cobey, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

The King of the Clay stays on top. Was it ever in doubt? Rafael Nadal clinched his 13th French Open title this past Sunday, defeating world number one Novak Djokovic handily in three straight sets.  Nadal’s road to victory in Paris was quite an easy one. He played only two seeded opponents: Arge...

Potential 2020/2021 Golden Boot Winners

Potential 2020/2021 Golden Boot Winners

Edward Bass, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

Every Premier League season is decorated with the goal-scoring talents from players who come from all across the globe. It’s simple: to win, you must score. As a result, players that rule the statistical charts in the ‘GOALS’ column emerge, earning reputations as some of the best players and ta...

The Lake Show is Back

The Lake Show is Back

Hunter Firment, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

After six hard-fought games in this season’s NBA Finals, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were handed the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy for the franchise’s NBA record-tying (with the Boston Celtics) 17th time. James was also awarded the series’ Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award fo...

Let’s Hear it for the NFC Least

Let’s Hear it for the NFC Least

Aaron Silverstein, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

Four teams. A combined record of 4-15-1 through the first five weeks of the season.  A combined point differential of -154. Welcome to the NFC Least. For the second straight season, the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Washington Football Team have come together to make he...

Coach Profile: Don Vaughan, Men’s Ice Hockey

Coach Profile: Don Vaughan, Men's Ice Hockey

Aaron Silverstein, Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach Don Vaughan began his tenure behind the bench at Colgate in 1992 when he replaced longtime coach Terry Slater who tragically died of a stroke. A former college hockey player at St. Lawrence University and later an assistant coach at Cornell University, Vaughan was determi...

MLB League Division Series Preview

MLB League Division Series Preview

Cam Cobey, Maroon-News Staff

October 10, 2020

After a wild week of Wild Card games that for the first time in MLB history included 16 teams, the league has boiled down to two divisional series competing in the American League (AL) and two divisional series competing in the National League (NL). Let’s take a look at these matchups: Rays vs Yankees: An...

Student Athletes Talk Returning to Practice

Student Athletes Talk Returning to Practice

Zach Schiller, Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

Like all other aspects of student life this semester, the experience of the Colgate student-athlete has certainly been different. In order to understand how student-athletes are dealing with the restrictions and uncertainties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, I asked a series of questions to student-...

New MLB Postseason Format Made Baseball… Exciting?

New MLB Postseason Format Made Baseball… Exciting?

Aaron Notis, Assistant Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

The MLB kicked off its postseason last week, debuting a new playoff format. Instead of the usual five teams from the American League (AL) and five teams from the National League (NL), the MLB decided to allow eight teams from each league to play in a tournament-style playoff. Many of these teams had a solid...

Takeaways from Matchweek Four in the Premier League

Takeaways from Matchweek Four in the Premier League

Hunter Firment, Assistant Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

 1. Aston Villa did WHAT? The surprise of the weekend was a wild 7-2 victory for Aston Villa over reigning Premier League Champions Liverpool, who came into the match unbeaten. Villa’s duo of box-to-box midfielder Jack Grealish and young forward Ollie Watkins stole the show as the Villans extended...

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