Stories about "Athletics"
Six stories of Black student athletes from early Bates

Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:50 pm

In honor of Black History Month, we shared a few stories on social media about Black students in the college's early years who participated in athletics. Here are six of their stories.

Jonathan Farrell '20 binds his creative writing yearlong thesis, a series of short stories, written under the guidance of his adviser, Jessica Anthony. He gathered a group of friends in the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning to bind his thesis (not quite done but close enough) to find closure. And he asked his friend Stevens "Steve" Shea '22 of Wilson, Wyoming.“It’s weird. Like, I feel like this was something kind of last minute, that I wanted to bind in the end. But they kind of gave me the closure I was so desperately looking for. And since, this thesis isn't really just a semester or year- long like mine was in the end, but it's kind of like all these stories are the amalgamation of my entire time here at Bates and something that I've been fortunate enough to write, and looking back reminded me of everything I've been through. The themes are kind of centered around, are kind of themed around an idea of loneliness and how characters try to cope with that. One of the stories is about a guy sitting upon a chapel kind of rooftop talking to gargoyles. Another one is a guy trying to think about how you can get a goldfish out of his toilet, and his goldfish is like almost a plastic God sort of thing. Yes, the characters cope with their own loneliness and they move forward. Great.Steve has become a really good friend of mine this year. I met him at the beginning of the year, and I didn't really know him at first, but we were rock climbing together. He was always around a lot when I was working on my thesis, which was Saturday nights when the deadline was Sunday morning. And whatever I would write about it, like Johnny, ‘it's all good.’ Like, ‘don't worry about it. You know, you're writing You're doing well.’ You're like, ‘just keep on going.’ And that was something I was so kind of thankful for.”“It's definitely weird that we're all done. I mean, so many seniors are now off campus. And we kind of, I've been thinking a lot like, you know,
Bates photographers’ favorite images of an unfavorable 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:46 pm

Like you, we kinda cringe at putting "favorite" and "2020" in the same sentence. But we always play favorites when it comes to Bates and Bates people.

Despite no games, first-year Bobcats still win big with teamwork and belonging

Friday, December 11, 2020 10:33 am

Not one sports contest was played this fall. But teamwork was undiminished — especially how student-athletes helped bring new students into the Bobcat fold.

Video: An ‘exquisite joy’ as spring teams enjoy fall practices with coaches

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:05 am

"Just being out on the field in any capacity has been honestly fantastic," says a Bates first-year athlete, referring to new NESCAC guidelines.

Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: Oct. 30, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:26 pm

An occasional roundup of what Bates folks are saying about this and that, including poignant memories of the late John Jenkins.

Title: [Harry Lord, Chicago AL, at Hilltop Park, NY (baseball)]Creator(s): Bain News Service, publisherDate Created/Published: [1912]Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-11489 (digital file from original negative)Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.htmlCall Number: LC-B2- 2514-10 [P&P]Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.printNotes:Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Lord, Chisox.Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbainAdditional information about this photograph might be available through the Flickr Commons project at http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2658871356
Meet headstrong Harry Lord, Bates’ lord of the baseball diamond

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:29 am

He's the best Bates baseball player ever, but even basic facts about Harry Lord’s time at Bates are shrouded in mystery.

Video: Keeping Bobcats well, active, and healthy during COVID-19

Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:39 pm

With public-health protocols limiting the scale of indoor activities, Bates is helping the campus community stay well and healthy in creative and safe ways.

Aerial photography taken with a drone of Lewiston, Auburn, Great Falls, and campus by Joshua Turner '20.Credit whenever used: Joshua Sol Turner '20 For info, additional shots, etc., email: jturner4810@gmail.com To see more images: https://www.instagram.com/jturner0/He has provided BCO with permission to use these images as needed.
From ground and sky, your tour of Bates athletics facilities

Friday, October 2, 2020 8:35 am

If your understanding of Bates sports facilities includes a dirt floor in Gray Cage, the baseball field next to Russell Street, and tennis courts next to Alumni Gym, this student-led video tour is the perfect refresher.

Campus scenes on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.The football team has its first workout on Garcelon Field.
Video: How Bobcats redefine teamwork during the COVID-19 era

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:12 pm

With the fall competition season canceled, these Bobcats focus on what it means to be a team.

From the Archives: Greek cup, sports medal, and a call for abstinence

Friday, September 11, 2020 10:31 am

Does sex weaken athletic performance? In 1955 Bates students thought it did.

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