Beloved basketball coach Russ Lewis Reilly passes away at 74

Beloved basketball coach Russ Lewis Reilly passes away at 74

By JAMES FINN

September 12, 2019

Russ Lewis Reilly, a beloved assistant men’s basketball coach and former athletic director at Middlebury College, died surrounded by family at his New Haven home on July 24.

Deconstructing College Athletics

Deconstructing College Athletics

By Ellie Reinhardt

February 11, 2015

When the op-ed “It’s Actually Just a Game” was published in the Campus on Jan. 22, what followed was an explosion of conversation about athletics on campus. With almost 60 comments online and multiple responses to the opinion piece, the topic dominated conversations until the end of Winter Term. ...

Look Before You Leap

By Guest Contributor

February 11, 2015

I am Jake Nidenberg, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and a junior here at Middlebury College. I am a declared Mathematics and Economics double major and a member of the Men’s Varsity Basketball team. I am writing in response to “It’s Actually Just a Game,” the Notes from the Desk by Hannah Bristo...

More Than a Game: College Athletics Develop Integrity and Character

By Guest Contributor

February 11, 2015

Dear Hannah and Isaac, I read your piece, “It’s Actually Just a Game,” with more than a touch of bemusement. I am the straw man you address with a strange amount of earnestness, stereotyping and half-truths, your qualification that it is “less a reflection about individuals" or should I say, disq...

How Much Does it Cost to be an Athlete?

How Much Does it Cost to be an Athlete?

By Jessica Cheung

February 11, 2015

It’s Actually Just a Game,” an op-ed by Issac Baker ’14.5 and Hannah Bristol ’14.5 in our Jan. 22 issue, sparked outrage and debate from both athletes and non-athletes alike.  But it also raised some important questions on the financial support athletic teams receive compared to other extra-c...

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