Stories about "Athletics"
Jim Murphy '69 "has led his programs with the utmost integrity, an amazing work ethic and a passion for excellence," said Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh. (Jay Burns/Bates College)
Bates women’s basketball coach Jim Murphy retires after 21 seasons, 343 victories and six NCAA appearances

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 9:01 am

With 343 victories and six NCAA Tournament appearances, Murphy "has led his programs with the utmost integrity, an amazing work ethic and a passion for excellence," said Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh.

Carol Gaffney '67.
Gaffney ’67, peak performance coach, up next in ‘Purposeful Work Unplugged’

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:47 pm

The "Purposeful Work Unplugged" series welcomes consulting psychologist Carol Gaffney to Bates College for a question-and-answer session on March 19.

Eight questions for hoops teammates and twins Marcus Delpeche ’17 and Malcolm Delpeche ’17

Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:00 am

The Delpeche brothers, identical twins and starters for Bates' NCAA tournament basketball team, answer a few questions.

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Video: 10 great moments from Bates’ two wins in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:13 am

Hustle, athleticism and in-your-face defense has defined Bates' two wins in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship tournament.

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Best in the land: Ahmed Abdel Khalek ’16 wins U.S. college squash championship

Friday, March 6, 2015 1:19 pm

Khalek clawed back from a 2-0 deficit to capture the first squash championship for Bates.

Players and fans in Alumni Gym erupt after a dunk by Graham Safford '15 of Stratton, Maine. Bates beat Bowdoin 71-51 on Dec. 4. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
At 7-0, men’s basketball heads into winter break full of cheer

Friday, December 19, 2014 1:10 pm

"We're playing the way I've wanted us to for six years now," says head coach Jon Furbush '05.

Bates to build rowing boathouse on the Androscoggin River

Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:19 pm

“The goal at Bates is to deliver the best possible liberal arts experience for our students,” President Spencer says, “and athletics is integral to this experience."

Chick Leahey (right) runs a bunting drill during an early spring practice in the Gray Athletic Building. (Photo courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
As Chick Leahey’s jersey number is retired, 11 things to know about the great Bates coach and man

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 pm

At halftime of tomorrow's Homecoming football game, Bates will retire the No. 11 baseball jersey worn by William "Chick" Leahey ’52 during his 36 years as head coach.

Two-time NESCAC Player of the Year Ahmed Abdel Khalek ’16 takes on a player from Amherst College on January 15, 2013. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates alumni and parents give $260,000 for ‘game-changer’ squash court

Monday, September 22, 2014 9:50 am

For a program that already competes at an elite level, “this gift is a game-changer,” said head coach Pat Cosquer ’97.

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