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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...

Patriot League Cancels Fall Sports

Patriot League Cancels Fall Sports

Zach Schiller, Sports Editor

July 16, 2020

The Patriot League Council of Presidents announced on Tuesday the suspension of all competition for the fall 2020 season. The July 13 news cited challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to the campuses and communities of the conference members and the complex logistics of preventing the spread of COV...

Raiders Speak Up

Raiders Speak Up

Hunter Firment, Assistant Sports Editor

June 20, 2020

The Colgate Athletics community discussed recent national outrage following the murder of George Floyd and racism on Colgate's campus in an open discussion hosted by Vice President and Director of Athletics Nicki Moore on June 9. The discussion included coaches, administrators and student-athletes representi...

Bobby McMann Signs with AHL’s Toronto Marlies

Bobby McMann Signs with AHL's Toronto Marlies

Aaron Silverstein, Maroon-News Staff

April 16, 2020

Colgate men’s ice hockey senior forward and captain Bobby McMann signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) on April 2. He became the first Raider to sign with a professional hockey organization at that level right out of school since Ryan Johnston in 2...

Q&A with Colgate Basketball Junior Guard Jordan Burns: Making the Decision to Enter the NBA Draft

Q&A with Colgate Basketball Junior Guard Jordan Burns: Making the Decision to Enter the NBA Draft

Eric Fishbin, Sports Editor

April 7, 2020

After being the man to bring up the ball for three of the most memorable seasons in recent Colgate history, junior point guard Jordan Burns is set to test NBA waters this summer ahead of his senior campaign.  Burns had a strong junior year, culminating in First-Team All Patriot League and Patriot ...

NCAA Extends Eligibility for Spring Student-Athletes

NCAA Extends Eligibility for Spring Student-Athletes

Courtney Day, Maroon-News Staff

April 6, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council recently voted on several motions to provide eligibility relief for spring sports student-athletes after their seasons were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Patriot League does not usually allow fifth-year students, as there is an eight-semester rule. But, with ...

Colgate Athletics Deals with Cancelled Seasons, Questions of Recruitment, Eligibility and How to Move Forward

Colgate Athletics Deals with Cancelled Seasons, Questions of Recruitment, Eligibility and How to Move Forward

Eric Fishbin, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

In the hours after the Patriot League men’s basketball Championship game came to a close on March 11, Colgate players and fans were struggling with the emotional impact of a historic season and playoff run cut short. After the team set a school record for wins in the regular season (25), and reac...

Intramural Sports Goes Virtual to Connect Colgate’s Competitive Gamers

Intramural Sports Goes Virtual to Connect Colgate's Competitive Gamers

Hunter Firment, Maroon-News Staff

March 30, 2020

In an effort to continue athletic programming after the community was sent home, the Colgate Recreation Department will offer esports in place of traditional intramurals. Those typically working behind the scenes of Colgate’s Recreational Programs as well as the Colgate Esports Club were quick to resp...

Women’s Hockey Heads Into ECAC Playoffs After Auby’s Pair of Shutouts

Women's Hockey against Union College

Jack Breitowich, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

After splitting last weekend’s series on the road, the Colgate women’s ice hockey team came back home and made a statement against the Union College Dutchwomen and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, respectively. The Raiders began their weekend Fri...

Swimming and Diving Teams Finish Season at Patriot League Champs

Andrew Kelemen Competing

Zach Schiller, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

This past weekend, the Colgate Swim & Dive teams competed in the Patriot League Championships at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Although both the men’s and women’s team finished near the bottom of the standings at the end of the four-day event, tenth and seventh respectively, severa...

Rowing Programs ERG 100-Kilometers in Connor’s Challenge

Rowing ERG Challenge

Eric Fishbin, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

The Colgate women’s and men’s rowing teams competed in the fifth annual Connor’s ERG Challenge, a virtual 100-kilometer rowing competition that raises funds to fight pediatric brain cancer. Colgate competed against Syracuse, Princeton, Virginia, Duke, Virginia, Marist and MIT on Thursday, Feb. 13....

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