The Current Status of Gettysburg College Athletics
Oct13

The Current Status of Gettysburg College Athletics

By Jack Herr and Colin Lawless, Staff Writers The COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on the sports world. Professional leagues were postponed for months, and while the majority are back up and running, they still face their fair share of problems. College sports are only back in some parts of the country, and the schools that have allowed them to resume are subject to more and more scrutiny as the weeks continue.  Gettysburg College...

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Protests Erupt in Professional Sports
Sep20

Protests Erupt in Professional Sports

By Jack Herr, Staff Writer This past week was an important time for sports. Earlier this year, we saw sports halt due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, we saw sports halt briefly in protest against the continued injustice that Black Americans face from police. On August 23, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back during an altercation with police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake’s attorney says that he was paralyzed by the...

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The NBA Bubble: Predicting the Outcome of COVID-19 Games
Sep04

The NBA Bubble: Predicting the Outcome of COVID-19 Games

By Colin Lawless, Staff Writer For months, those atop the NBA hierarchy were tasked with the impossible task of figuring out how to play basketball in the midst of a global pandemic. The gap between the suspension of the season back in March, and its restart in July, was longer than the NBA offseason is every year. Commissioner Adam Silver and those around him were able to craft a plan that has worked better than most would have...

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MLB Season Shortened Due to COVID-19
Aug26

MLB Season Shortened Due to COVID-19

By Kyle Miller, Staff Writer A few months ago, with the outbreak of the coronavirus and the growing frustration between Major League Baseball (MLB) players and owners, it seemed like the MLB season was on the verge of cancellation. Players were disappointed with the amount of money they would be paid for a shortened season, but after a few short weeks a deal was made — it was time for baseball. The agreement was a 60-game season...

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Intercollegiate Fall Sports Suspended
Jul07

Intercollegiate Fall Sports Suspended

By Garrett Glaeser, Sports Editor Following the announcement timeline outlined by the College a few weeks ago, both Gettysburg and the Centennial Conference announced today that all intercollegiate fall sports have been suspended. Conference member institutions will continue to monitor the situation and reevaluate the feasibility of having fall sports compete in early September. It has already been decided, however, that football will...

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Fall Sports Still in Question
Jun23

Fall Sports Still in Question

By Garrett Glaeser, Sports Editor Earlier this week the College informed students, staff, and the general public about its plans to reopen the residential campus in the fall for in-person classes. The statement emailed to the student body explained that student athletes would be notified about the plans for returning to competition by July 7 at the latest. Accompanying the statement were some preliminary guidelines that would...

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