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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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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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

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It’s December, which means it’s officially time for winter sports. Our teams were off for most of last week like the rest of us, but here are the results from the week before to get you caught up.

Also, a huge shout-out to Men’s Soccer. They finished their stunning season on November 23rd, when they fell to the OWU’s Battling Bishops in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA championships. The Lords had 18 wins this season, which ties their win record set in 1996 and is the most wins they’ve ever earned under current Head Coach Chris Brown. Congratulations!

November 18

Men’s Basketball vs. Ohio Wesleyan University: Loss 86-95 Continue reading