Stories about "Athletics"
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Video: For football’s Mark Upton ’17, commitment to Bates comes first

Friday, October 7, 2016 12:35 pm

An All-New England linebacker, Upton "honors his word and honors his commitment," says a teammate. And that includes how he came to Bates in the first place.

Video: The Bobcat QB and dive back explain the triple option’s choreography

Friday, September 23, 2016 2:34 pm

In the triple option offense, a lot can go right, and a lot can go wrong.

Video: Recollections of Bobcat football 77 years ago from someone who was there

Friday, September 23, 2016 1:02 pm

Along with archival footage, 96-year-old Al Topham ’41 recalls circa 1939 football training at a New Hampshire boys camp.

Video: First-year Bobcats get up to speed on the fast pace of Bates and NESCAC

Friday, September 16, 2016 1:09 pm

On the verge of their sports debuts, the newest Bobcats are quickly moving beyond that "Don't mess up!" feeling.

Bates College Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh will step down on June 30, 2017, the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh to step down at end of 2016–17 academic year

Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:44 am

McHugh's decade of service to Bates athletics has been marked by competitive success, a growing national reputation for inclusivity and community engagement, and significant improvements to Bates’ athletics facilities.

Video: Skip Capone, the old football coach, finds a new sport and a new way to give back

Friday, August 12, 2016 12:36 pm

A longtime assistant football coach at Bates and Lewiston football coaching legend, Capone is now giving back to his community in a new way.

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Robert Flynn, three-sport coach with ‘iconic Bobcat zen’ who elevated Bates skiing to national prominence, dies at age 83

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4:26 pm

Bob Flynn's warmth and loyalty to his athletes embodied “the force, the spirit, and the iconic Bobcat zen” of Bates athletics.

Thom Freeman '63 poses with head coach Chick Leahey '53, slugger Howard Vandersea '63, and (Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
Bates in the News: July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:57 pm

A 1960s Bobcat pitching ace gets a Hall of Fame nod; a Bates biologist explains why a petrel ignores a potential mate's immune genetics; and a Bob Dylan / Robert Indiana mashup at the museum gets a great review.

The current Bobcat emblem on the new GreenFields TX turf will replace this outmoded likeness on the Campus Avenue Field. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016 10:07 am

The installation of an irrigation system began a remake of Bates College's Campus Avenue Field that will include the installation of GreenFields TX turf.

Gifts from the Friends of Athletics exceeded $609,000 to strengthen the experience of Bobcat athletes. (Aaron Morse/Bates College)
Video: Bates women rowers reflect on a decade of excellence

Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:54 pm

Begun as a club sport in 1987, rowing only lacked a boat. Today they've got boats...and boatloads of hardware. But rowing is more than the bling.

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