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Skidmore Lands First Ever 5-Star Equestrian Recruit

In shocking news today, Skidmore College has landed their first ever 5-Star recruit for the Equestrian Team. Known for her prowess in dressage, Madison (“Maddie”) Harris announced her intentions to attend Skidmore College at a ceremony held at her high school in Leicester, MA this morning. This news came as a massive surprise to Skidmore’s coaching staff

Skidmore Basketball Sets the Academic Pace in Liberty League

Despite faltering in Liberty League playoffs, Skidmore’s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams cleaned up in post-season awards on both sides. The two teams combined to have 9 athletes named to the Liberty League All-Academic Teams for the Winter sports season, which requires athletes who are sophomores or older to maintain a GPA of at least 3.30.

Basketball Heads into the Home Stretch

As February begins to wind down, College Basketball ratchets up the intensity. This year, both the Skidmore Men’s and Women’s basketball teams have not only qualified for the Liberty League playoffs, but also are the #1 overall seeds in their respective brackets. Both teams boast impressive league and overall records, and also immense talent

That’s A Thing? Team Handball

Played mostly in Germany and Scandinavia, Team Handball is an Olympic sport that never really took off here in the United States. The highest level of Team Handball is played at the Olympics. It has been a part of the Games since the 1972 Munich Games.

The Dion Waiters Paradox

Let's get this straight; Dion Waiters is bad at professional basketball. The idea of Dion Waiters is better than the ability of Dion Waiters. Essentially, he is more meme than man, and I would not have it any other way.

Locker Room Talk: A Skidmore-Born Business

Locker Room Talk (LRT) is a website where collegiate student-athletes can provide honest feedback on their coaches and their athletic programs under the veil of anonymity. LRT empowers student-athletes to speak out about the pros and cons of their college athletic experiences. 

Baseball en La Habana

On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rays made a historic trip to Havana to play an exhibition game against the Cuban National Baseball Team. The game was the grand finale of a short trip during which President Obama met with Raúl Castro and talked about re-involving the United States in Cuban affairs. The Tampa Bay Rays were just the 2nd team in 60 years to play a game in Cuba, and the first to do so since the Baltimore Orioles played in Havana in March of 1999. 

Goodbye Sherriff

On Monday, Peyton Manning, arguably the best quarterback in NFL history, announced his retirement after an illustrious 18-year career. Manning, who turns 40 at the end of this month, spent the past four years with the Denver Broncos after spending the first 14 seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. 

March Madness is Near: What You Need to Know

Some argue that March is the most exciting month in sports. I suppose it may be because aside from Super Bowl Sunday, February is such an unbearably slow month in sports. But obviously, the main reason people love March is because of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, which tips-off in less than two weeks. 

Bold Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

After a wild offseason for Major League Baseball, which saw many teams land big name players, spring training has officially begun. Opening day is only a month away, and teams are gearing up to establish themselves as championship contenders. With that in mind, here are my bold predictions for the 2016 MLB season.