Kenyon and Denison Presidents’ Tweets Hint at Age-Old Rivalry

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Our hopes lay with you. But no pressure. (via kenyon.edu)

Capulet or Montague? Hatfield or McCoy? Coke or Pepsi?

Kenyon or Denison?

As the NCAADIII Swimming and Diving Championships draw near, it is time to, once again, return to the age old question of who will be victorious in the watery tournament. On March 16, Kenyon President Sean Decatur and Denison President Adam Weinberg exchanged some playful banter about the upcoming event on Twitter. Continue reading

Weekend Sports Roundup

Tim Connolly '16. Photo courtesy of Martin Fuller.

Tim Connolly ’16. Photo courtesy of Martin Fuller.

Denison Basketball came to visit on Wednesday, but don’t worry, both the Lords and the Ladies crushed them. Here are the results from the rest of last week’s contests:

Wednesday:

Men’s Basketball vs Denison University: WIN 72-69

Women’s Basketball vs Denison University: WIN 61-52 Continue reading

Weekend Sports Roundup

Katie Kaestner '16, courtesy of Martin Fuller

Katie Kaestner ’16, courtesy of Martin Fuller

Kenyon hosted the Total Performance Sports Camps (TPSC) Invitational this weekend at the Steen Aquatic Center, which explains why some of you might have seen random swim teams from other schools walking around. The Lords and Ladies held their own against the competition, some of whom came from Division I schools. Our other winter teams were off campus this weekend, but also had their fair share of successes. Here’s what happened:

Wednesday

Men’s Basketball vs. Oberlin College: WIN 65-45 Continue reading

Weekend Sports Roundup

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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

Weekend Sports Roundups

Sam Clougher '17

Sam Clougher ’17

For some of our teams, this week marked the end of the season. For others, this week marked the beginning. And one of our three teams to advance to the NCAA championships is still fighting. Here’s what happened this week:

Wednesday:

Field Hockey vs. Messiah College (NCAA Tournament): Loss 0-2 Continue reading

Haley Townsend ’16 nominated for Elite 89 Favorite, needs your vote!

Haley Townsend '16 in the water during a meet. (via the North Coast Athletic Conference)

Haley Townsend ’16 in the water during a meet. (via the North Coast Athletic Conference)

Haley Townsend ’16 was honored at this years NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships with the Elite 89 Award, recognizing outstanding talent in both academics and athletics. The Elite 89 Award is given to the student with the highest cumulative GPA at each NCAA finals site. Haley swam in six events at this year’s Championships. An International Studies major with a 4.0, Haley now faces a round of online voting, where she’s competing against the 88 other recipients of the Elite 89 Award for the Elite 89 favorite. You can vote for her here. Vote early! Round one ends on July 13th at 5 pm. After that the pool will be cut down to 30 semifinalists.

7/14 Update: Haley made it to the semi-finals! Keep voting, Kenyon!

“I’m Going to Disney World!” with the Lords and Ladies

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Go ahead — ask me how much I know about sports. (via pitchfork.com)

On March 22, the Lords swim team snagged first place at the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship, while the Ladies took runner-up in the women’s championship. Not long after, the celebration began. And by celebration, I mean drinking.

With this weekend’s swimmer-hosted Shock Your Mom party on the horizon, the crowned Lords and Ladies set out to start pregaming early; in fact, for some of them, their goal is to “go out” 22 days in a row — “to beat last year’s record.” When I asked them what “going out” entailed, they tried to loosely define it before deciding they didn’t really know what it meant either. Naturally, I wanted to find out — so I went out with them.

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