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Highlight Reel for October 2

October 2, 2020


Fall break is almost here, and the athletic department has worked hard to make sure that students on campus can sweat out all their anxieties in the athletics facilities over the weekend. Just for fall break, the hours of Buck Fitness Center, Lubin Squash Center and Greason Pool have been extended and are listed below.

Regular hours with the addition of:

Buck Fitness Center—Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lubin Squash Center—Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Greason Pool—Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

Head on over to CampusGroups to reserve a court, swimming lane or piece of fitness equipment.



Bowdoin’s women’s basketball team participated in the Dempsey Challenge in honor of their head coach, Adrienne Shibles, this past weekend and raised $25,846. The Polar Bears did so well that Patrick Dempsey H’13 gave them a shout-out on his Instagram story. The team primarily worked through their social media accounts and reached out to the broader NESCAC community, involving many coaches and players at other schools. For the challenge, participants donated money to the Dempsey Center and then completed a run, walk or cycle. The Dempsey Center serves as a support institution for individuals who are currently or have previously battled cancer. Every dollar raised in the challenge went directly toward cancer patients, survivors and their families.



The National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs ended this week with, for the first time in years, a favorite winning the Stanley Cup: the Tampa Bay Lightning. For the NHL, the bubble system worked beautifully because everyone involved was willing to stay disciplined and committed to maintaining safety, said Gary Bettman, commissioner of the NHL. The NHL had started the non-traditional playoffs with 24 teams in two hub cities, Edmonton and Toronto, playing as many as six games a day in August. Throughout it all, the Lightning looked dominant and never had to play in a game where they could have been eliminated. As the NHL looks to the 2020-21 season, Bettman hopes to utilize the success of the bubbles in the beginning but also adapt a phased approach through which teams would eventually play in home arenas in front of reduced crowds.


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