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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…

SAAC hosts COVID-safe competitions for student-athletes

Carleton student-athletes would typically be wrapping up their winter seasons this week; a cumulation of many hours spent competing against athletes from other schools in gyms and pools throughout the Midwest. However, as with the last three athletic seasons, COVID-19 robbed student-athletes of yet another opportunity to compete this winter.…

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…

MIAC postpones winter sports

As MIAC (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Athletic Directors are set to decide the fate of Spring sports early this March, the status of the current winter season will likely play heavily into their decision. While Carleton, St. Olaf, Macalester and St. Catherine’s opted out of Winter sports, the remainder of…

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…

Pair of former Knights ink professional basketball contracts

Former Carleton College men’s basketball teammates Kent Hanson ‘20 and Freddie Gillespie inked to play professional basketball this winter. Hanson signed with Aktobe of the KNL professional league, while Gillespie was recently drafted No. 2 overall by the Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies.   “We…

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,”…