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Athletes cope with athletic department’s decision to cancel fall sports

The discussion over whether Division I athletics will exist this fall continues to ramble on, particularly with regard to football, a sport which generates key revenue for athletic departments across the nation. Meanwhile, the discussion over Division III fall athletics has been relatively straightforward; since they don’t provide substantial economic…

Q&A with Freddie Gillespie: Former Carl close to making NBA dream a reality

Freddie Gillespie’s pandemic-shortened NCAA DI basketball season ended with his team, the Baylor Bears, ranked fifth in the country (after a five-week run at number one). Gillespie was the Big 12 Player of the Week in December 2019, the Big 12 Most Improved Player, and was named to the Big…

Kent Hanson selected as finalist for 2020 Jostens Trophy

Carleton College forward Kent Hanson (Sr./St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul Academy) was named a finalist for the Jostens Trophy, which is awarded annually to honor the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Basketball Outstanding Athletes of the Year. The purpose of the award is to honor the well-rounded Division III student-athlete…

Carleton Women’s Water Polo season off to successful start

The Carleton women’s water polo team is off to a great start this season, having already made a big splash in the national rankings. The women’s water polo team, affectionately known as the “Righteous Babes,” had their first tournament this past weekend to much success, defeating #6-ranked Grinnell College. The…

Knights split with Storm in season opener

The Carleton College softball split its season-opening doubleheader with Crown College. The Knights struggled to get the bats going in a 3-1 game one loss, but they bounced back and claimed the nightcap by an 8-0 (5 inn.) tally. GAME 1 RECAP As the lone returning starting pitcher on the…

Men’s Basketball: Knights stumble at Saint Mary’s

The Carleton College men’s basketball team shot a season low 33 percent from the field and fell 74-55 at Saint Mary’s University on Wednesday evening. The setback put the Knights’ hopes of making the playoffs put on life support as they trail both Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Olaf College…