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Recruiting during COVID-19: a novel test for Carleton coaches

Recruiting student athletes to Carleton has been a major challenge for varsity athletic teams throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Traditionally, Carleton’s athletic programs host prospects from across the nation during the fall and winter months, when recruits have the opportunity to explore campus, attend classes and spend a night with their…

A (socially distanced) look at Carleton practices this fall

Despite the postponement of games, the spirit of competition never disappeared from Carleton’s campus this Fall. After months of meticulous planning and preparation, some normalcy finally returned to the Knights’ athletic department in late September as varsity teams resumed practice, albeit with multiple, unprecedented public health protocols in place for…

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…

Carleton athletes initiate Speak Up Saturdays

Athletics at Carleton have changed dramatically this term in response to COVID-19. Cancelled seasons, socially distanced practices, and the general stress of life during a pandemic add a new layer of pressure to the lives of Carleton student-athletes.   The disappearance of fall sport seasons leave fewer opportunities for student-athletes to…

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…