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Oxford Athletics Make History

Oxford Athletics Make History

Mary Kathryn Healy
November 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

When you think of Oxford College, you probably think of Seney Hall, the trees on the quad, Cookies in Candler, or the post-class rush to Lil’s. All of these are an integral part of Oxford and Oxford’s history. However, while the daily Oxford bustle has continued as usual over the past few weeks,...

NBA Basketball And Why Parity Is Overrated

NBA Basketball And Why Parity Is Overrated

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

Since its inception in 1947, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has never had the same two teams meet in the Finals three years in a row. Just imagine the great Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, and San Antonio Spurs teams that dominated their respective decades....

The Hidden Benefits of Going to a School Without a Football Team

The Hidden Benefits of Going to a School Without a Football Team

October 22, 2016
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Coming from a college town where everything revolves around West Virginia University football was a big change. Tailgating was an all weekend event and parking lots began being blocked off for RVs the day before the game. Overflow cars lined the streets and people would walk a mile from their parking...

Women’s Tennis Team Prepares to Defend National Title

Women’s Tennis Team Prepares to Defend National Title

October 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The end of the season may be fast approaching, but the women’s tennis team is still playing hard to get ready for their national tournament next weekend. After spending the last few weekends on the road, they played Piedmont College at home Friday night. Despite several of their players fighting sickness...

The Implications of Colin Kaepernick’s Protest – A Sports Perspective

The Implications of Colin Kaepernick’s Protest – A Sports Perspective

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been in the news for the past several weeks for a number of reasons, almost none of which relate to his actual career as a football player. In fact, the ramifications of his recent actions has Cornell William Brooks, president of the NAACP (National...

Women’s Soccer Team with Big Win Against GMC

Women’s Soccer Team with Big Win Against GMC

Karina Collins, Sports Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

Soccer season is well under way and will be coming to close in the next few weeks, but that doesn’t mean the action is slowing down. Wednesday night the women’s soccer team traveled to Georgia Military College to play the GMC Junior Varsity team on their home turf. Coming off of a loss against GMC...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Defend Title

Men’s Tennis Looks to Defend Title

Kevin Kilgour, Staff Writer
April 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

For the men’s tennis team, winning has become almost second nature over the past two seasons. On a quest to defend their National Championship title, this team knows what it takes to win, and has not let off the gas pedal this season. Given their consistently strong performance, it would be ea...

Syracuse Shine in an Unforgiving March

Syracuse Shine in an Unforgiving March

Kevin Kilgour, Staff Writer
March 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

It is now March 28th, meaning March, the greatest month of them all, is nearing its end. However, it is not over yet, so there is still plenty of time to bask in the glory that is March Madness. As difficult (and sad) as it may be to accept, 64 of the 67 games have already been played. Let’s take a l...

The Warriors: Unappreciated Excellency

The Warriors: Unappreciated Excellency

Kevin Kilgour, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As far as NBA basketball is concerned, this has been the year of Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Sure, the Spurs are threatening and LeBron and KD are still LeBron and KD, but truth be told, every other storyline is irrelevant in the face of the greatness of the Golden State Warriors’...

Men’s Basketball Wins GCAA Championship

Men’s Basketball Wins GCAA Championship

Meredith Broyles, Sports Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With a 73-58 win against Georgia Northwestern Technical College on Saturday, Feb. 20, the Men’s Basketball team advanced to the GCAA conference championship. The championship was played at home against West Georgia Technical College on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4 pm. Fans crowded the gym to cheer o...

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