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Throwback Thursday: This day in 1988, Vigsnes’s goal caps off solid weekend

This photo, courtesy of The Middlebury Campus’ Sept. 23, 1988 edition, features the men’s soccer team competing in Maine.
September 17, 2020
For this throwback Thursday read about the 1988 soccer game against Colby which Middlebury won in the 2nd overtime.

Fall coaches adjust to a season without competitive play

Volleyball head coach Sarah Raunecker (second from the right) coaches her athletes during the first practice of the fall season on Saturday, September 5. Photo by Van Barth.
September 10, 2020
Now that fall sports practices have officially begun , Middlebury coaches are getting creative as they comply with health precautions and discuss recruiting, team culture and training logistics in the time of Covid-19.

‘It’s a slippery slope’: From dining halls to athletic fields, students open up about eating disorders at Middlebury

Student athletes face unique obstacles on their path to recovery, and coaches are not always equipped with the necessary tools to support athletes recovering from eating disorders.
January 23, 2020
Middlebury students say that the college’s culture contributes to unhealthy expectations around food and exercise, and that the resources for struggling students are lacking.

Beloved basketball coach Russ Lewis Reilly passes away at 74

Beloved basketball coach Russ Lewis Reilly passes away at 74
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
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...

Look Before You Leap

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...

More Than a Game: College Athletics Develop Integrity and Character

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...

How Much Does it Cost to be an Athlete?

How Much Does it Cost to be an Athlete?
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...

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