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Wilmington Students Finish Fourth in Collegiate Sport Research Institute Case Study Competition in South Carolina

The Collegiate Sport Research Institute (CSRI) holds a conference every year at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina and this year’s conference marks its tenth year. The purpose of this conference is to bring academic researchers, students, and industry professionals together to discuss important research findings and issues facing the collegiate sport industry. The conference features poster presentations, case study competitions, and guest speakers. This year four Wilmington College students had the opportunity to attend the CSRI conference and take place in the case study competition. There…

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Quakers Fall Short of OAC Tournament Title with 70-55 Loss against #5 ONU

On Saturday February 25, the Wilmington Lady Quakers traveled to Ada, Ohio to take on the #5 and undefeated Ohio Northern Polar Bears in the Ohio Athletic Championship game. The Lady Quakers came into the game with a record of 18-9, while the Polar Bears had an unblemished 26-0 record. This was a rematch from a game a month ago that ended in a 62-61 victory for ONU in overtime. The Quakers had a slow start in the first quarter, only scoring 7 points in the first 10 minutes. The…

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Lady Quakers Advance to OAC Tournament Semifinals with Impressive Performance versus Mount Union

On Tuesday February 21, the Wilmington College Women’s Basketball (16-9) team went head to head with the Mount Union Raiders (13-13) in a second round match up in the OAC tournament. The Lady Quakers entered the game as the #3 seed in the tournament, while Mount Union was the #6 seed. The Quakers came out the gates swinging, jumping out to an 11-0 lead. The team was clicking on all cylinders in the first half and controlled the pace of the game. The Quakers set the tone on defense, holding…

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Senior Night: Four Seniors Play Their Last Home Game as Members of the Lady Quakers

Senior year. Senior year is the busiest year of them all and it feels like you never have time to relax. You have to make sure that you do well in all of your classes and you are always looking forward to graduation. You have to make decisions that will have an impact on life after college. Every senior is counting down the days until graduation and senioritis begins to kick in. All of these things are true, but senior year for a collegiate athlete can be bitter sweet. Senior…

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#7 Ohio Northern Stays Unbeaten with 62-61 Overtime Victory Over Wilmington in a Battle Between the Top Two Teams in the OAC

On Wednesday January 26, the top two teams in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) went head-to-head in one of the most anticipated games of the season. Ohio Northern came into the game with an unblemished 17-0 record and the number one spot in the conference. Wilmington entered the contest with an overall record of 12-5 and held sole possession of second place in the conference. Wednesday night was also jersey night at Wilmington College and the students flooded the crowd in their jerseys to support their Lady Quakers. There were…

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Heidelberg Edges Wilmington 103-101, in an Overtime Thriller

On Saturday, January 20, The Wilmington Men’s Basketball team took on Heidelberg in a game that turned out to be a back and forth thriller until the very end. The Quakers had home court advantage and the crowd was engaged from start to finish. Heidelberg and Wilmington were locked in a battle from the first tip of the ball. The Quakers started off quick and got out to an early lead but Heidelberg soon answered with a run of their own. At one point in the first half the visiting…

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Water Polo Experiences Success at Wilmington College

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you asked someone on the street what water polo is, you probably wouldn’t get much of an answer. To most people, water polo is one of those sports you see on the Olympics, but isn’t actually played by anyone you know. Your knowledge might extend to the fact that the players all wear funny little hats and that it looks sort of like soccer, but in a pool and with Speedos. Realizing all of this, it might surprise you to learn that we have our very own water polo…

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Center for Sports Sciences: Better Future for A.T. Majors

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou may know that the new building over by the YMCA is something that Wilmington is proud of. But for many students, the reasons for this pride are unknown. The addition of the Center for Sports Sciences (CSS) brings a certain modern look to our aged campus. It also welcomes the attention of current and upcoming Athletic Training (A.T.) majors. They can use the information and connections that they gain from the new building in their future careers. “I think that [CSS] will draw both athletes and athletic training students because of the ability of the…

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NCAA Strikes Down Prop 5…Twice

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 2015 NCAA Convention was held in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. The convention brought together delegates from collegiate institutions across the nation to vote on various proposals regarding athletic programs and procedures.  On the convention’s list of fifteen proposals, none were more controversial than Proposal #5. The proposal’s aim is “to provide students participating in the sport of football with skill instruction and development opportunities equivalent to the opportunities provided student-athletes participating in other sports, while maintaining the health and safety of the student-athletes as a top priority.” …

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Spring Sport Double Take

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen it comes to baseball and softball, the vernacular used to describe the action and various aspects of the sports is almost as unique as the personalities of the players on the field. A hard hit groundball is often referred to as a “daisy-cutter”. Left-handed pitchers are universally called “southpaws”. Weakly hit bloopers that land where no fielder can possibly cover are “Texas leaguers”. Here on the campus of Wilmington College, one term takes on a whole new meaning. A double play is a pitcher’s best friend. There’s nothing sweeter than serving up one pitch and…

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