Weekend Playlist: Songs That You Wouldn’t Believe They Play at Kenyon Basketball Games But They Actually Do

Kenyon Men’s Basketball has had a great season, and as it comes to a close I can’t help reflecting not only on the gameplay but the sweet music that fills Tomsich during any time out. Now, I’m not sure who’s on AUX at these things, but they are a bit of a deejaying prodigy. They have an unmatched gift of throwing on a playlist of songs that you wouldn’t believe make sense for a basketball game, and yet, there they are. There is no way I could be as masterful as whoever chooses these songs, but I’ll try my best to recreate this excellence in a Weekend Playlist.

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The Monday Catchup

The truth is, Kenyon Time is fake. Kenyon Time doesn’t follow the rules of nature. So when you leave campus, time stops. If you find yourself sitting in Peirce, wondering how break went by so fast and how you could possibly be sitting back at a New Side rectangle ALREADY, it’s because that week didn’t exist. Your Kenyon World with its Kenyon Time got put on pause, so it feels like you’re picking up exactly where you left off, because YOU ARE. The fresh haircuts on the boys in your 10:10 are blips in the space-time continuum. When you ask me, “How was your weekend?” I think of the last two weekends spliced together, with a perfect seam on a Saturday evening in John Glenn Columbus International Airport. I know this all to be true because I lived it. And, as a friend of a biology major, I can say confidently that science is on my side.

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Shaka Smart Extends his Horns

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It was tentatively announced today that Shaka Smart ’99 will be leaving Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to join the coaching staff at the University of Texas. Going from a ram to a longhorn, Smart will reportedly earn just shy of $3 million a season, plus bonus; however, his contract with VCU requires him to pay a $500,000 fine to VCU and Texas must play in a home-and-home series. At VCU Smart made $1.8 million a season.  Continue reading

Weekend Sports Roundup

Katie Kaestner '16 swimming the breaststroke at the NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships. Kaestner had Kenyon's top individual finish on the final day of competition.

Katie Kaestner ’16 swimming the breaststroke at the NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships. Kaestner had Kenyon’s top individual finish on the final day of competition.

This weekend, the “U” key on my keyboard came off, making it very strange to type words such as “Roundup.” But that won’t stop me from giving you the highlights of Kenyon Athletics from the past week. Here’s what happened:

Swim Championship (Wednesday-Saturday):

Men’s Swimming and Diving at North Coast Athletic Conference Championship: 2nd Place

Women’s Swimming and Diving at North Coast Athletic Conference Championship: 2nd Place

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Weekend Sports Roundup

Cooper Handelsman '15 (via athletics.kenyon.edu)

Cooper Handelsman ’15 (via athletics.kenyon.edu)

The snow has begun to melt in Gambier, which can only mean one thing: spring sports are starting. Tennis is officially back in season, and it’s nearing championship time for the winter sports. Here’s what happened this week!

Wednesday:

Men’s Basketball vs. The College of Wooster: Loss 91-93

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Weekend Sports Roundup

Hannah Cooper ’15. Via athletics.kenyon.edu

Super Bowl Roundup: It looked more like hockey than football at the end, but the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Game MVP: The shark on the left in Katy Perry’s halftime show.

Now back to Kenyon Sports:

Wednesday:

Men’s Basketball at Oberlin College: Loss 50-62

Women’s Basketball at Oberlin College: Loss 46-59 Continue reading