Stories about "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.

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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.

In February, seven Bates families announced gifts of $19 million to the college, led by a $10 million gift from Mike ’80 and Alison Bonney ’80, seated at right with Mike’s parents, Wes ’50 and Elaine Bonney, during the announcement in Memorial Commons. The gifts will fund six new professorships and help launch the college’s Program in Digital and Computational Studies. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Multimedia: The major stories at Bates College in 2015-16

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:07 am

With the Bates academic and giving year coming to an official close on June 30, here's a look back at the year's major stories in text, photographs, and video.

In late May, the women's second varsity eight won its third straight gold medal at this year’s NCAA Rowing Championships. As a team, Bates finished second to national champion Wellesley. (Aaron Morse/Bates College)
Bobcast: Recap of Bates at NCAA championships

Friday, June 3, 2016 1:24 pm

As if Commencement wasn't enough, late May was also NCAA championship time for many Bobcats, including the defending champion Bates women rowers.

Josie Gillett '19 of Seattle delivers a pass during practice on May 12, 2016. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Video: Women’s Ultimate club heads to​ national championships

Friday, May 20, 2016 10:51 am

The club has come far, says Ruthie Baker '16 of Minneapolis. Earning a tournament bid "was never something I expected playing Ultimate at Bates."

With the old boathouse in the background, an excavator moves dirt at the foundation site of the new boathouse. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016 2:35 pm

The construction of Bates College's new boathouse got off to a rocky start — literally.

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Video: 10 reasons women’s lacrosse is having historic NESCAC success

Friday, May 6, 2016 3:34 pm

Ten seniors lead Bates into the NESCAC tournament semifinals, on Saturday, for the first time in program history.

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Video: All-Americans and friends, these throwers ‘like to scrap a little,’ too

Friday, April 22, 2016 1:09 pm

All-America track and field throwers Nick Margitza '16 and Adedire Fakorede '18 talk about the alumni who encourage them and how they enjoy getting riled up before practice.

Co-captains Naso, Conover, Taylor, and Wettstein join Steenstra for a turn at the shovels.
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Boathouse groundbreaking culminates Bates rowing’s winning day

Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:22 pm

“What a great way to spend a gorgeous Sunday,” said President Clayton Spencer of the events at the Bates rowing facility on the Androscoggin River in Greene.

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