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Super Bowl LI

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will face off in Super Bowl Ll this Sunday. With many regarding New England quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick, who have already won four Super Bowl championships together, as two of the greatest coach and quarterback combos of all time, the…

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Basketball heads into final half of season

By Mira Braneck braneckm@grinnell.edu Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team started the 2016-2017 season strong, going 4-0 in conference and 6-0 at home. Winter break brought a streak of away games, in which the team won only one of their five games. However, after a big at-home win against Ripon College on Jan. 21, the…

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Motivation when it’s snowing: Grinnellians hit the Bear

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu As school swung back into session this past Monday, after what could have been a never ending winter break, the gym at the Bear Athletic and Recreation Center saw a tide of returning students looking to reap the benefits of a healthy 2017. While some student-athletes returned early to their competitive…

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The cost of equality among student athletes

By Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu As required by Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), the Athletic Department of the College released The Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support data to all current students via email. According to the report, Grinnell spends 69,177 dollars on men’s teams and 33,784 dollars on women’s. In other…

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Soccer teams end season on positive notes

By Graham Dodd doddhenr@grinnell.edu   Both the College’s women’s and men’s soccer teams ended their seasons after losing the title matches of the Midwest Conference Tournament last Saturday, Nov. 5. Though both programs had extraordinary seasons. The men’s team made college history by beating the higher-seeded Lake Forest team 1-0 in the semifinals. Captain of…

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Volleyball exceeds expectations

By Nora Coghan coghann17@grinnell.edu   The women’s volleyball team saw their season come to a close last Friday, Nov. 4, with a 3-0 set loss against St. Norbert College in the Midwest Conference semifinals. The team finished third overall in conference, with a final record of 14-11, one of the best seasons since attending the…

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Men’s cross-country continues conference win record

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Just days before men’s cross country team won the Midwest Conference Championship, runner Anthony McLean ’17 was not sure he would be able to compete due to his debilitating pneumonia. The 8,000-meter course is challenging for even top athletes, who usually clock in at 26 minutes. Despite his health, McLean still…

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Women’s soccer pursues Midwest Conference tournament spot

By Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Over fall break, the women’s soccer team improved their overall record with a streak of four wins against a variety of Midwestern teams. These achievements come before the team will play one more match to determine if they will compete in the Midwest Conference tournament in two weeks. However, after a…