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Swim and dive starts the season with a win against Luther

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams splashed into the new season last weekend with big wins all around against Luther College. At the dual meet, the men’s team won 199-92 while the women’s team cruised to a 188-111 victory. Veteran swimmers and divers as well as standout newcomers contributed…

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Athlete Spotlight: Ryan Slager tackles football and Grinnell

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu For the Pioneers, football season is coming to a close this Saturday with their final game against Beloit College on Rosenbloom Field. After a season that included the team’s first win in almost two years against Trinity Bible, players are looking forward to an offseason full of resting, conditioning and focusing…

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For good reason, the NBA is becoming the most fun pro sport

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu The NBA is back, and it’s more fun than ever before. Maybe it’s because the NFL has been shrouded by racist executives and concussion coverups this year. Or, maybe it’s because, while it’s great for Houston that the Astros won the World Series, it seemed like everyone wanted a Cubs-Yankees World…

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Soccer teams finish up at conference

By Lily Hamilton hamiltol@grinnell.edu The men’s and women’s soccer teams both ended their seasons at the Midwest Conference Tournament last weekend. The women’s team battled with Knox College in the semifinals before falling 1-0. The men had a groundbreaking 3-2 win over the number one seeded and regionally-ranked team from Knox to advance to the…

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Men’s and women’s basketball anticipate a successful winter

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu Next weekend, college basketball is returning. At Grinnell, that comes with high expectations from both the men’s and women’s teams. After a fruitful season with the teams placing third and second, respectively, in the Midwest Conference standings, the Pioneers are heading into their opening games with confidence. Even with the loss…

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Rueter’s Digest: World Series Lifts Spirits in Houston

By Sam Rueter ruetersa@grinnell.edu Baseball is a fickle game. Perhaps there is no other sport in the world in which momentum matters more and precedent matters less; where chilly October nights and the 40,000 fans they envelope may bear witness to the improbable. The 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros are one such improbability, although,…