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Knights athletics revives Men’s Diving team for first time since 2013

The Carleton Swim and Dive program has been a consistently strong competitor across all events since its creation. Both the men’s and women’s teams have been awarded individual and team accolades for their prowess in the water, in addition to being designated as CSCAA Scholar All-America squads. In fact, the…

Varsity athletics struggle to retain players

Carleton is not an “athletics-first” institution. Though there is not a post-secondary educational institution that would ever claim this title, it is obvious that much of the American populace, including those with the most minimal knowledge of the collegiate sports world, would be able to designate schools that put a…

Men’s Basketball transitioning through Class of 2022 departure

Carleton Men’s Basketball has the makings of a MIAC powerhouse. It has a winning tradition, capturing twenty MIAC conference titles over the duration of the program’s history. The team has had its fair share of on-court standouts, featuring six All-Americans, including 2018 grad Kevin Grow, who was named a finalist…

Carleton football brings home the Book of Knowledge

The concept of the college football rivalry trophy is one of the most nostalgic and heralded traditions in all of American sports. It summons visions of epic battles between historic schools, and heated rivalries that have spanned decades. The University of Minnesota features some of college football’s most famous, including…

Fantastic first-years making massive impact for Knights fall sports

As temperatures cool and summer officially winds down, the winds of the southern Minnesota prairies blow in a new class of academically inclined and athletically capable first-years to the grounds of Carleton College. In many ways, these newly-minted Knights are a carbon copy of the generations of new student-athletes who…

Senior spotlight: Q&A with Saul Wildavsky, GOP captain

NC: How long have you been on the Gods of Plastic (GOP) team, and what did your path to that position look like? SW: I’ve been on the team since I was a first year, and, going into my junior year, myself and two seniors were named captains. Going into…

Carleton women’s golf ends their triumphant season

This season, the Carleton Knights Women’s Golf Team had a year for the record books. A MIAC championship, their top five golfers placing in the top five at the MIAC tournament, capped off with a seventh place overall after totaling 1,249 shots during the four-day NCAA DIII tournament at Bay…

Carleton Varsity Athletics: Top eight moments of 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 athletic season has concluded for Carleton Knights Athletics, and it was a year filled with many upsets, elite performances and recordbreaking runs. To sum up the season, I’ve written my top eight moments, in no particular order, in Knights Athletics this year, ranging from a shocking men’s basketball…