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Former Carl Freddie Gillespie inks two-year deal with NBA’s Toronto Raptors

On April 28, Freddie Gillespie cemented his spot among the best basketball players in the world when he signed a two-year deal for the NBA minimum (around $900,000 per year). Gillespie, who hails from the Twin Cities suburb of Woodbury, played his first two years of college ball for the…

The European (not so) Super League

Last Monday, fans of European football across the globe reacted passionately to the formation of the European Super League: an exclusive organization founded by 12 of the continent’s most renowned and wealthiest football clubs. Under its proposed structure, the Super League would be comprised of 20 elite European clubs competing…

Baseball drops first game of opening day doubleheader, second game postponed

Following an offseason of uncertainty and a week of ‘lying low’ prior to their first game, the Carleton baseball team took the diamond on Monday to make their season debut in a doubleheader against the Bethel Royals, a team with 12 games already under their belt boasting an impressive record…

To play or not to play? Carleton prepares to make decision on spring season

As the snow melts and COVID-19 cases fall across the country and in Minnesota, the spring offers a promising glimpse into a post-pandemic future. Yet the fate of the upcoming spring athletic season weighs heavily on the minds of athletes, coaches and administrators as they attempt to balance community health…

Virtual ski race brings athletic competition back to Carleton

The Nordic Ski Club hosted a virtual 5k this past week in the Arboretum, bringing a semblance of athletic competition back to Carleton. To ensure social distancing and accommodate busy eighth week schedules, skiers completed the race asynchronously using the Strava app to log their individual race times. The window…

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…