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Centre’s Game of the Week Promotion

BY EMMA PRESBURG – STAFF WRITER  You might have seen the fliers posted around the athletic buildings –Athletes in the middle with the words “Centre Game of the Week” written across the top. This new promotion is an attempt to increase attendance at home athletic events, encouraging students to come out and support their fellow…

Centre Athletes Return From a Spring Break Full of Competition

BY EMMA PRESBURG – STAFF WRITER All Centre athletics’ in-season sports competed over spring break traveling to the likes of Atlanta, Florida, and Jekyll Island. Women’s lacrosse opened break with a non-conference home game against Kalamazoo, winning 17-5. Junior Hannah Bellamah led the Colonels with four goals but with three goals to her name but…

Centre Baseball off to Best Start in 25 Years

BY EMMA PRESBERG – STAFF WRITER  After completing their first 10 games, Centre Baseball sits at an impressive 8-2. This includes sweeping both Coast Guard and Defiance while splitting their recent series against Whitman. The program is off to their best start in 25 seasons, when the Colonels won their first 11 games in 1992….

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons Come to Close in SAA Tournament

BY EMMA PRESBERG – STAFF WRITER  Centre men’s basketball finished the season after falling to Birmingham Southern 77-71 in the SAA conference tournament semi-finals. The Colonels ended the season 14-11 overall and 9-5 in conference play. First year guard Perry Ayers came into his first collegiate season and quickly found his place. Ayers finished second…

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Centre’s Colonel: Icon or Relic?

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER  The history of Centre College is long, and one that many students here at Centre are proud of. Centre remained open during the Civil War, with Old Centre serving as a hospital for both the Union and Confederate troops. The college managed to defeat Harvard at football (once) and…

Bringing It Home: Centre Cheerleaders Protest Inequality

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER  In the past issue, we looked at the history of political protest in sports. This week’s focus investigates protest on the playing field and how it’s affecting Centre students right here on campus.   Protests have erupted across the nation after the recent presidential election, and their impact is…

Trailblazing the Path for Male Cheerleaders: Meet Mike Carter

  BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER Those who have attended Centre’s home football games this season may have noticed something a little different about this year’s cheer squad. Mike Carter, a junior Computer Science major, is the only male member on the squad, and the first one at Centre in years. “I wanted to…

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