Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

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Athletes reflect on the rigors of offseason training

  By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Universally recognized as athletic practice time, the 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. block holds special importance on campus. Faculty and teaching assistants usually hold mentor sessions and other important academic events in the evening to enable student athletes, who comprise one-third of the total student body, to attend. However, student athletes…

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Tennis plays at GHS until new courts are installed in 2018

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu For the past few weeks, women’s tennis has been playing its matches on Grinnell-Newburg High School’s new tennis courts. The courts, situated on Sunset Street about a mile from campus, will be the official home to both men’s and women’s tennis this season. The reason for this substitution is, according to…

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Scandal sheds light on financial disparities in college sports

By Sam Rueter ruetersa@grinnell.edu On Sept. 26, the FBI announced the arrests of ten individuals connected to the NCAA on charges of fraud, bribery and money laundering. Included among the defendants were assistant basketball coaches at major Division I powerhouses like USC, Oklahoma State and Arizona, as well as a high-ranking Adidas executive. Those arrested…