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Swim and dive ready for the Classic

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu This Friday and Saturday, Grinnell will host its Pioneer Classic for the eighth time. First held in 2011, the Pioneer Classic is an annual swimming and diving invitational started after the team moved into the new natatorium. “With the new natatorium, we could host large meets with greater ease. Invitationals hosted…

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Curta and Morrissey’s career day

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu The crowd at last Saturday’s basketball games witnessed an incredible performance from both Vinny Curta ’19 and Kayla Morrissey ’18. In the final game against nonconference opponents of the season, Curta tallied a career-high 52 points with only 18 minutes played. Morrissey hit an even bigger career milestone: she scored her…

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Rueter’s Digest: First quarter NBA awards

By Sam Rueter ruetersa@grinnell.edu The 2017-2018 NBA season has been one of the most exciting to date, as numerous new players and teams stake claims to the top spots in the NBA pecking order. As this column is written, five teams who made the playoffs last year are currently out of the postseason hunt, including…

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Fall sports wrap up: Pioneers find success across the board

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu Football  The Pioneer football team wrapped up their season on Saturday, Nov. 11 in a 35-0 loss to Beloit College. The team finished 1-9 which, although on paper doesn’t look great, was actually a terrific improvement. After going almost two years without a win, they picked up a 15-6 victory over…

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Physical education department highlights course offerings

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The physical education department at Grinnell College offers a wide range of interesting classes that most students may not know about. From four credit classes to one credit activity courses, there is something for every student. At the College, the workload of faculty-coaches is treated in the same manner as a…

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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…