Sports

Track teams train through snow, indoor season

By Max Calenberg  While many Grinnellians have been indoors studying, or occasionally, going to the gym, dining hall or class, the Grinnell Track team has been doing all of this and running—a lot. The Midwest Conference (MWC) Indoor Track season began when students returned from break and so far everything, including the return of Head…

Student-athletes run ‘R-word’ campaign

The “Spread the Word to End the Word” movement, a national push to eliminate the derogatory use of the word ‘retard’, came to Grinnell this month. The entire athletic department participated in the R-Word campaign, in response to a challenge from the commissioner of the Midwest Conference (MWC) to rally support for the cause. “We…

Mock Trial wants to make a statement

At St. Ambrose University in Davenport this weekend, a Grinnell team will take the court solely focused on victory.  Expect the team to dive right in, emotions to be running high, some tense game-time decisions and, basically, a life-or-death situation, at least, depending on the case. However, it’s not basketball in the hot-seat, or swimming…

Pioneers try to get back on their feet

The Grinnell Men’s Basketball team won against non-conference foe Fontbonne University, 121-98, last Sunday at Darby Gymnasium, tying their highest mark for most points in a single game this season—the team scored 121 points in a non-conference victory over Aurora University back on Nov. 27. It was just the sixth game the team has scored…

Women’s Basketball nears the end

It’s been nearly two decades since the Grinnell Women’s Basketball team finished at the top of their conference. Indeed, many of the players on Grinnell’s young team hadn’t even been born when the 1990-91 squad took the Midwest Conference title. Yet even while heading into the end of a tough 2009-10 season that has netted…