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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…

Centre Basketball: New Faces, New Talent, and a New Identity

  BY BENJAMIN HADLOCK – SPORTS EDITOR Agonizing. No better word sums up this past weekend. It was a nightmare for Colonel faithful who were left in a state of bewilderment after witnessing the Football team squander away a conference championship and watching the Women’s Soccer team lose in the most heartbreaking fashion. However, all…

Centre Vs. Transylvania: Fall Recap

BY BENJAMIN HADLOCK – SPORTS EDITOR As changing colors, cool weather, and large sweaters take their hold over Centre’s campus, many student athletes gear up for the most important competitions of their season. The fall sports teams are getting ready for their conference tournaments where they seek to prove themselves as the best in the Southern…

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Not Immune: Political Protest on the Playing Field

BY: COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER The year 2016 has been clouded by divisive politics during the vitriolic presidential campaigns of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump. However, the bitter competition between the two nominees stems largely from broader issues America is facing and will continue beyond election day. No aspect of American life…

Senior Day: Remembering Four Great Years

BY MARINA BURKE – STAFF WRITER  We hear it all the time: Why Division III? Being a student athlete at a school such as Centre poses its fair share of trials, but at the end of the day most athletes wouldn’t trade it for the world. Each fall, Centre’s emphasis on personal, caring, and inclusive…

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