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The Mountain Bike Afghanistan (MTBA) team that Farid is getting off the ground in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Farid Noori ’18 Looks to Blaze a Trail with Mountain Biking

March 14, 2018

Ordinarily, mountain bikers spend most of their time flying down trails that have already been blazed, not carving the paths themselves. But the relationship that native Afghan Farid Noori ’18 has with...

Despite a record-setting 505-yard day, Super Bowl LII will go down in Tom Brady lore as the drop game. Despite the drop taking place early in the second quarter with New England only trailing 9–3, the play proved a pivotal moment in what turned out to be a close game. On the subsequent play, Jalen Mills and Brandon Graham worked to break up a Brady pass intended for Rob Gronkowski leading to a turnover on downs at midfield. The Eagles scored on the ensuing drive to briefly take command of the game, 15–3.

Eagles Fans at Middlebury Rejoice

February 14, 2018

“I can honestly say I’ve been waiting my whole life for this moment,” said field hockey captain Lauren Schweppe ’18 just days after her team won it all for the first time — after years of highs...

A Middlebury skier races down the mountain at the 2017 Middlebury Carnival, which the Panthers placed third out of 15 teams in.

Nordic Skiing Nets Nice Start

January 17, 2018

The Middlebury Nordic ski team opened their 2018 campaign at the Colby Carnival this past weekend, with both the men’s and women’s squads managing an impressive showing despite the unfavorable weather...

Field Hockey: The Exit Interview

Field Hockey: The Exit Interview

November 29, 2017

After the dust settled on their national title, we chased down the star-studded senior class — Annie Leonard, Lauren Schweppe, Caroline Knapp, Carson Peacock, Audrey Quirk, and Eva Dunphy — of the...

Women’s Soccer Bows Out in Second Round of NCAAs

November 15, 2017

After a thrilling season filled with ups than downs, the women’s soccer team’s 2017 campaign came to a close in the second round of the NCAA tournament this past weekend. Playing at the field of...

The Best Two Teams Met, and Chaos Ensued: Rob’s World Series Facts

November 8, 2017

On November 1, 2017, the Houston Astros of the American League defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League 5–1 in Game 7 of the World Series, capping off a captivating championship matchup...

Sabrina Glaser ’20 looks to make plays in Middlebury’s 1–0 loss to Hamilton in the Nescac quarterfinals. The Panthers outshot the Continentals 17–9, but could not find the back of the net after Hamilton scored just 2:28 into Saturday’s contest.

Women’s Soccer Hopes for At-Large Bid after Loss in Nescacs

November 1, 2017

In the quarterfinal round of the 2017 Nescac Championship this past Saturday, October 28, the Middlebury women’s soccer team fell to the Hamilton Continentals in a hard-fought 1–0 defensive battle....

Activism in the NFL: Two Takes on One Issue

October 11, 2017

On Sunday, Sept. 24, Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva came to embody, in an unexpected way, the height of the racial conflict that has embroiled the NFL for the past year. Embody, not...

Middlebury Women's Soccer

Weekend Wins for Women’s Soccer

October 11, 2017

The women’s soccer team had a huge weekend on the road, beating Tufts 1–0 on Saturday, Oct. 7, before heading west to beat Wesleyan in overtime on Sunday, Oct. 8. Middlebury now has momentum looking...

Women’s Soccer Gets Much Needed Nescac Victory

October 4, 2017

Faced with a crucial conference matchup at the midway point of their regular season, the Middlebury women’s soccer team took care of business against Colby this past Saturday, Sept. 30. By defeating...

Women’s Soccer Shoots More, Scores Less

September 27, 2017

This past Saturday, Sept. 23, a tough contest against Nescac foe Bowdoin saw the Middlebury women’s soccer team fall victim to many of the same troubles that they’ve been dealing with for much of the...

Middlebury Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Notches Two Weekend Wins

September 20, 2017

After a heartbreaking loss against Connecticut College to open conference play a week ago, the Middlebury women’s soccer team got its season back on track with a pair of thrilling Nescac contests this...

William de Quant '18 (left) and Lubo Cuba '19 pose with their trophies after defeating the Carthage doubles team in the NCAA Doubles final

Two for Two: Midd’s NCAA Singles-Doubles Sweep, Revisited

September 14, 2017

On Saturday, May 27, after The Campus had wrapped for the semester and most Middlebury students had packed up and headed home, Lubo Cuba ’19 spent his morning dominating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Nikolai...

Women’s Soccer Opens Conference with Tough Loss to Camels

September 14, 2017

Kicking off the conference schedule at its own Dragone Field, the Middlebury women’s soccer team suffered a gut-wrenching overtime loss to NESCAC foe Conn. College this past Saturday, Sept. 9. The Panthers...

Track and Field Season Nearing End

May 10, 2017

The track and field teams traveled to Williams last Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6, where they put together yet another strong performance at the the DIII New England Championships. Athletes who...

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