Sports

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…

Gold Out Week: Centre Athletics Gives Back

BY MARINA BURKE – STAFF WRITER  September rushed by us, taking with it the last moments of summer; and with the flip of a page it’s already October. Take a deep breath and look around, things are changing everywhere on campus, but most notably in the offices of Centre Athletics. With the rebranding and expansion…

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New Starting Quarterback Ready To Give Model Performance

BY CARBERY CAMPBELL – STAFF WRITER  As Centre’s four-year starting quarterback from 2012-2015, Heath Haden led the football team to great successes and set record breaking performances. These include a Southern Athletic Association conference title and the NCAA playoffs in 2014 as well as the record for all time leader in passing yards. He even…

March Madness at Centre College

BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER Every March, one can expect to hear the scratching of pens on brackets and competitive banter as the NCAA March Madness tournament begins. This year was no different. Though the University of Kentucky, a student favorite, did not make it past the second round due to a loss against…

Are farewell tours really worth it?

BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR On July 16, 2013 New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera trotted out of the Citi Field bullpen for his last appearance in a Major League Baseball all-star game. Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” – his trademark entrance song since its release in 1999 – thundered over the public address system. Baseball…

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