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Club sports to donate 20% of team budgets to campus organizations

Club athletics at Carleton look different than usual this year, largely due to campus health guidelines preventing teams from travelling off-campus or competing against other schools. As teams are limited to practicing amongst themselves, they are saving lots of money.  “It is quite a shift from the normal Winter Term,”…

A Carleton sports tradition: the overlooked history of the ‘banana sweats’

It’s difficult to ignore the presence of the “banana sweats” on campus — the bright yellow sweatshirts frequently donned by Carleton’s women athletes on their way to class or practice. However, what is often overlooked is that the sweatshirts represent much more than a fashion statement; behind the bright yellow…

MIAC moves forward with winter athletics; Carleton not to participate

Inter-school athletic competition will return to Division III campuses across the state of Minnesota this February, notwithstanding Carleton’s decision to opt out of winter sports months in advance.  Last Wednesday, the MIAC Presidents’ Council approved a plan for a return to competitive athletics. “Winter sports of basketball, hockey, indoor track…

“A mixed bag:” athletes take their training off-campus for winter term

This Winter Term, approximately 600 Carleton students will be dispersed throughout the world, either logging onto classes from a remote location or taking the term off altogether. Among them are numerous athletes, who, faced with another term of stringent health guidelines and cumbersome practice protocols, decided to take their training…

Athletes say goodbye to much-loved strength coach

 It would be difficult to find a Carleton athlete who didn’t admire Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Barrett, whose persistent enthusiasm was infectious to anyone who set foot in the weight room at Laird Stadium over the past three years.  Early last week, Coach Barrett informed Carleton athletes that…

Safe, smart, and something: the Rec Center reopens

The Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Department (PEAR) is working hard to ensure Carls have the opportunity to safely exercise during this unprecedented fall term.  Mikki Showers, Carleton’s director of Recreational Sports and Manager of the Recreation Center, is thrilled to see students once again enjoying The Rec. Her mantra…

Black Student-Athletes of Carleton lead campus-wide march against racial injustice

On Saturday, September 26, roughly 1,000 students and faculty members participated in the “No Mo’ in Nofo” march, organized by the newly-founded Black Student-Athletes of Carleton (BSAC). The march was a demonstration of unity among Carleton students and an expression against police brutality as well as institutional racism. Traversing campus,…