Men?s tennis to host NCAA Regional
Following a strong showing at the NESCAC tournament, the Bowdoin Men's Tennis Team will play host to an NCAA Northeast Regional Tournament this weekend. The winners of each regional tournament will advance to the NCAA Team Finals in Santa Cruz from May 18 to 23. Second-seed Bowdoin will face seventh-seed Trinity in the first round tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. If they win, the Polar Bears will play the winner of a Williams-University of Rochester match-up for the right to advance to the NCAA Team Finals.
Softball goes soft against NESCAC
The Bowdoin Softball Team has come back to earth. After a hot start and a great Spring Break trip, Bowdoin has returned to perform disappointingly in conference play. The team has compiled a 6-4 record since returning from Florida, but is only 2-4 against NESCAC teams. Bowdoin next plays a doubleheader against Plymouth State on Sunday, starting at 1:00 p.m.
Baseball beats down on rival Colby
After a three game losing streak, the baseball team is back on track, having won five of its last six games. The streak included wins against rival Colby, Southern Maine and UMass-Boston, with the lone loss coming to Trinity. Bowdoin enters this weekend in third place in the NESCAC with three home games against first-place Tufts this weekend.
Men?s lacrosse topping competition
The Bowdoin Men's Lacrosse Team has jumped out to a quick start this season, with a promising 6-2 record. Included in the impressive start are wins over top-20 competition and three wins over NESCAC competition. Despite Bowdoin's high winning percentage, the team fell just short of being ranked in the top-20 in the most recent national poll. Tomorrow, Bowdoin plays host to Wesleyan at 1:00 p.m.
Tennis serving up wins
The Men's Tennis Team improved to 6-3 on the year with easy victories over NESCAC foes Trinity and Colby this week. The Polar Bears have now won five matches in a row, and quite easily in the team's past three, en route to being honored with the rank of 14 this week by the national polls. Bowdoin faces its most difficult test this weekend, however, as the team takes on 20th-ranked Tufts today and then top-ranked Middlebury tomorrow.
Baseball cools after blazing start
Team set to play three-games with Colby, fifth-ranked Trinity this weekend
After a hot start, the Bowdoin Baseball Team has slowed down. After a 7-3 Spring Break trip to Port Charlotte, Florida to begin the season, Bowdoin returned to New England and dropped a doubleheader to a strong 14-1 Trinity team.
Great trip for softball
The Bowdoin College Softball Team lit up Florida in the team's annual spring trip, returning to Bowdoin with an 11-3 record, good for the best start in school history. After dropping their first two games, the team won 11 of 12, including their final eight games of the trip. Bowdoin plays their first games outside of Florida on Sunday, April 3 against Plymouth State at UMass-Dartmouth.
Hockey hot as it enters NESCACs
After two more dominating wins over NESCAC opponents, the fourth-ranked Women's Hockey Team earned the right to play host to the conference tournament this weekend. Bowdoin enters the tournament with a fifteen-game winning streak and a first-round bye. The team faces fourth-seed Hamilton tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. If they win, the team would face the winner of a Middlebury and Williams match-up in the finals, held at Dayton Arena on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Wiggling Walker?s return portends redemptive redux
Redemption is a word that is bandied about far too often, especially in sports media. Players are often said to be finding redemption when they merely have a good game against a former team. A quick search on ESPN.com revealed 522 articles on that website alone including the word "redemption." Danny Ainge and Antoine Walker represent cases in which this word would be appropriately used. Ainge and Walker are a curious pair to be tied together in their quest for redemption. Ainge dealt Walker before the 2003-04 season, shortly after taking the helm of the Celtics, and many thought that a personal dislike for Walker and his game fueled the trade.
Hockey falls to fourth in NESCAC seeding
The Men's Hockey Team has stumbled to the end of the regular season, losing two of their final four games of the season. With these losses, Bowdoin finishes the regular season with a record of 15-5-3 (11-5-3 NESCAC) and the fourteenth ranking in the nation. The team's NESCAC record earns it the fourth seed in the conference tournament and a home game in the first round. The Polar Bears face Amherst tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. at Dayton Arena.
Up and down tourney for volleyball
In its first competition of the season, The Bowdoin Men's Volleyball Team escaped from Southern New Hampshire University with a 3-4 record in a two-day divisional tournament. After falling to a 1-3 record after the first day, the team rallied to a 2-1 record on the second day. The team next plays in a tournament at Boston University tomorrow.
Hockey pounces on Panthers
The fourth-ranked Women's Hockey Team knocked off the top team in the country, Middlebury on Sunday, extending the Bears' winning streak to 13 games. Bowdoin also defeated Williams?ranked third in the NESCAC?and even tied a professional women's hockey team during this stretch.
Men?s basketball reaches NESCAC tournament with Middlebury win
The Men's Basketball Team is on a streak again. After losing eight of their previous eleven games and facing shutout from the NESCAC tournament, the Polar Bears finally responded, winning five of their last six games.
Hockey tops Colby
Avenges overtime loss
Bowdoin men's hockey bounced back from a loss against a highly-ranked Norwich team and avenged an overtime loss to Colby earlier this season with a 5-3 win over the White Mules on Tuesday. Bowdoin also defeated an overmatched St. Michael's team a week ago, 7-2. Bowdoin has earned the number nine ranking in the nation with another strong week which improved the team's record to 13-3-3 (9-3-3 NESCAC), good for second in the conference.
11 games and counting for hockey
Riding an 11-game winning streak, the Bowdoin Women's Hockey Team seems unstoppable. Except for a loss on New Year's Day, the team skated its way to a perfect January and also holds a 12-game winning streak against NESCAC opponents. Bowdoin has been rewarded for its recent streak of dominance with a number seven ranking in the most recent national polls.
Hoops team hurting after holiday break
Since edging Babson at home in early January and improving the team's record to 7-4, the Bowdoin men's basketball team has fallen a great deal, especially in the NESCAC. Since then, Bowdoin has lost six of their last seven games, including five important conference games. Bowdoin has fallen to 8-10 overall and have not yet earned a NESCAC win, with a 0-5 record in conference games.
Bowdoin hockey keeps coming back
The last time most fans saw their Bowdoin men's hockey team play, the Black and White had just dropped a crushing home overtime game against rival Colby. In the final two minutes of the game, Bowdoin scored two goals, only to fall in overtime. Instead of mourning a missed opportunity, though, the team has responded brilliantly to the loss. Over Winter Break, the team skated their way to a 6-1-1 record, including a five-game winning streak following the Colby loss and a victory over then top-ranked Middlebury.
Bates blocks men?s shot at four
85-66 home loss ends Bowdoin?s strong three game winning streak
Last night at halftime, the Bowdoin Men's Basketball Team still had a chance of keeping its three-game winning streak alive. Trailing by five in the 39-44 game against Bates, the Polar Bears worked to close the gap in the second half, getting the game down to three points. But after battling it out for the remainder of the matchup, the team fell to the Bobcats, 85-66.
Basketball ready to tip off
Team returns four of five starters from last year?s acclaimed 30-1 season
After a disappointing ending to an otherwise outstanding season, the women's basketball team begins the season as the top-ranked team in Division 3, according to a preseason national poll conducted by the website D3Hoops.com. The team starts its season this weekend at the University of Rochester Tournament, first playing the College of New Jersey on Friday.
The annual NBA guessing game: Who will make the leap?
With a new season under way, NBA fans across the country have hopes that the professional competition will be just as unpredictable. Here are the teams I believe will buck their recent trends by making the playoffs this season:
Volleyball rallies to earn seventh seed
After losing its opening match in the final weekend of NESCAC play, the women's volleyball team rallied to win its final two games, earning a seventh seed in this weekend's NESCAC tournament. With the victories, the team finished the regular season 12-16 (4-6 NESCAC). They will face Tufts in the first round on Friday at Williams.
Sox fans: where do we go from here?
"If we win, what do we do next?" Red Sox fans have been asking this question for years now, only to have the query rendered moot year after year with results of heartbreaking disappointment. Now, with the long-awaited Red Sox championship in hand, the question has reemerged, reinforced with new importance.
Red Sox fever infects Bowdoin students
Red Sox fever has officially reached Bowdoin College in a big way. Students from inside and outside the region and outside have embraced the Red Sox and their oft futile quest for the World Series championship.
Volleyball digging through season
Team hosts NESCAC Weekend Tournament this Saturday, plays Maine rivals
The Bowdoin Women's Volleyball Team seeks to continue a strong season with a home match Saturday against traditional NESCAC foes Bates and Colby. Bowdoin faces Bates at 11:00 a.m. and then squares off against the Mules at 4:00 p.m. at Morell Gym.
The fiscal rewards of excessive exuberance
It's a common sight in professional sports today. After a routine play, a player will begin to celebrate wildly. In baseball, home run celebrations are commonplace. Many players have signature moves, such as the Bret Boone bat flip, the Sammy Sosa hop, or the now-defunct Barry Bonds spin. Soccer players take off their shirts, run around, and do all sorts of crazy things.
Manny?s new look
Ramirez brings a healthy viewpoint
Wad of chewing tobacco in his mouth, Manny Ramirez lazily jogs over to pursue a fly ball. You're certain that this ball will fall in for a hit. Manny has a long, loping stride, enough to convince you that he decided long ago that long strides expend less energy.
Men?s Soccer has high hopes
Based on last year's performance, the expectations are high this year for the Bowdoin Men's Soccer Team. Coach Brian Ainscough hopes to build off last year's success, a year in which his team won thirteen games and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1999.