Follow the Bobcats through another busy winter weekend
Another intense weekend faces Bates sports teams looking to put their best stamp on the winter 2006-07 athletic season. Here’s the quickest way to follow their progress, via the following links:
Women’s Basketball: Bates has reached the semifinals of the NESCAC Women’s Basketball Championship for the seventh time in the tournament’s seven-year history. The third-seeded Bobcats (15-9) can reach the title game for the fifth straight time with a victory over No. 2 seed Tufts (17-7) on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College. The first semifinal, pitting No. 1 Bowdoin against No. 4 Williams, tips off at 2 p.m. Saturday.
If you can’t make it to the game, live statistics from the game will be posted here as the action unfolds, and a live webcast can be viewed and heard on your computer by clicking here. The championship game will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bowdoin. You can read the NESCAC preview of the semifinals here.
Men’s Squash: The 19-6 Bobcats play in the College Squash Association Team Nationals at Yale University as the ninth seed. They’ll play in the Hoehn (B) Division as the top seed, beginning with a first-round matchup against the 16th-seeded University of Rochester on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Bates needs only one more win to become the first Bates squash team, men’s or women’s, to reach the 20-victory plateau. Their progress will be updated here.
Men’s Swimming and Diving: Following the Bates women’s impressive performance at NESCACs last weekend, the Bates men get their turn in the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by Bowdoin College. The three-day event begins with trials on Friday at 10 a.m. and continues through Sunday evening. You can read the NESCAC preview of the meet by clicking here.
Alpine and Nordic Skiing: The Bobcats head to their final regular-season winter carnival this weekend at Middlebury, an event that doubles as the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association championships. For some Bobcat skiers, it will be the final chance to earn points toward a berth in the NCAA Ski Championships, to be hosted next weekend by the University of New Hampshire. The alpine team will be competing at the Middlebury Snowbowl, while the Nordic team races at Middlebury’s Rickert Touring Center. Follow all the results here.
Men’s and Women’s Track & Field: The top Bobcat track and field athletes convene at Boston University Friday and Saturday for the all-division Open New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s a chance for Bates to see how it stacks up against its peers from all of New Englands colleges and universities. Follow the results as they’re updated here.