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  • Bates Bobcast Episode 126: A fast start to 2019
    January 15, 2019
    On this episode of the Bobcast, we are taking a look at the strong start to the season for the track and field teams. Plus, the swimming and diving programs defeated Middlebury on the road Sunday and the Bobcats’ top women’s squash player was honored by the NESCAC. All that and more...
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 125: Previewing skiing and indoor track and field
    January 08, 2019
    It's the first Bates Bobcast of 2019! On this episode, we preview the alpine and Nordic skiing seasons. And we look forward to indoor track and field. Plus, our Bobcats of the Week come from the hardwood. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast.
  • Bobcats making an impact in the community
    December 21, 2018
    The Bates College athletic teams have been hard at work on the field, on the court, and in the water, as well as in the classroom. At the very same time, the Bobcats and their coaching staffs have been involved in a number of different community engagement projects this semester, logging over 140 hours to date.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 124: Catching up with Bates Director of Athletics Jason Fein
    December 11, 2018
    On this episode of the Bobcast, we interview Bates Director of Athletics Jason Fein! Plus, we chat with our Bobcats of the Week, swimmers Alexander Ignatov and Erin Bucki.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 123: Swimming and diving dominates Maine State Meet for fourth straight year
    December 04, 2018
    We’re getting the month of December started with a recap of the Bates swimming and diving program’s continued dominance of the Maine State Meet. This weekend, the women and the men won it for the fourth straight year. We will recap a competitive week for the squash programs and introduce you to Bates strength and conditioning coach Mike Seltzer. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 122: Bobcat basketball heats up
    November 27, 2018
    The Bates women's basketball team is 3-0 on the season after the Bobcats won a double overtime thriller Sunday against UNE. And the men's basketball team has won back-to-back games. We're staying warm in Alumni Gym on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Squash partners with Vs. Cancer to fight pediatric brain cancer
    November 27, 2018
    More children die from cancer in the United States than any other disease. Bates College Squash has teamed up with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Vs. Cancer program to change this.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 121: Cross country's All-Americans
    November 20, 2018
    The Bates cross country teams competed at the NCAA Championships on Saturday. And for the first time in school history, a member of the men's team and a member of the women's team earned All-America honors in the same year. Plus, the squash, swimming and women's basketball teams started their seasons on the right foot. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Video: Bates cross country's run to nationals
    November 16, 2018
    Meet the Bates College cross country teams. They are different programs with a striking number of similarities. And both teams are headed to the NCAA Championships in the same season for the first time since 2012!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 120: Cross country heads to nationals, winter sports preview
    November 13, 2018
    The women's and men's cross country teams both qualified for the NCAA Championships in the same year for the first time since 2012! Plus, we preview the basketball and swimming & diving seasons on the latest episode of the Bates Bobcast.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 119: Volleyball and soccer season recaps
    November 06, 2018
    With fall sports wrapping up, we caught up with volleyball head coach Melissa DeRan, men's soccer head coach Tyler Sheikh and women's soccer head coach Kelsy Ross to talk about their respective seasons. Plus, hear from our Bobcats of the Week: football captain Kyle Flaherty '19 and volleyball captain Julia Panepinto '20! All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Video: Volleyball's strong bond on and off the court
    November 01, 2018
    The Bates volleyball team went 14-8 during the regular season, the program's most wins since 2009. Now, the Bobcats head to the NESCAC tournament for the fourth straight year. Find out what makes this year's team so special!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 118: Honoring Bobcats past and present
    October 30, 2018
    A pair of Bates alumni are in the news! Tom Lopez '69 recently won his 300th football game as the head coach at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. And Amelia Wilhelm '18 was honored on Sunday for being one of nine finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Plus, the cross country teams shined at the NESCAC Championships and the volleyball team gears up for the conference tournament.
  • Bates vs. Bowdoin: Bobcat Posse Fan Bus!
    October 24, 2018
    Bates athletics will be providing travel to the CBB football game vs. Bowdoin on November 3rd. Buses will depart from outside of commons at 4:30 pm and return from Bowdoin at 9 pm. Here is the link to sign up!
  • Video: Taylor-made for Bates field hockey
    October 24, 2018
    Senior All-NESCAC forward Taylor Lough brings an unparalleled work ethic and determination to the field every day. Not surprisingly, it has rubbed off on her teammates, and the last four years have been the best seasons for the Bates College field hockey program since the 1990s.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 117: Head of the Charles champions again!
    October 23, 2018
    The women's first varsity eight finished first in the Collegiate Eights race for the second straight year at the Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday. Plus, the football team's offense came alive at Middlebury and the volleyball team went undefeated at the Hall of Fame Tournament.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 116: 2018 Head of the Charles preview
    October 16, 2018
    On this episode of the Bobcast, we preview the 54th annual "Head of the Charles" regatta. The Bates women's first varsity eight looks to repeat as collegiate eights champion and the men look to build on their best finish ever. Plus, we talk to our Bobcats of the Week and relive Ramón Ruiz's 68-yard run to the end zone. All that and more...
  • Video: Women's Soccer's First-Year Senior
    October 12, 2018
    It's not easy to walk-on to a college soccer team. It's even harder when you haven't played the sport in four years. That didn't stop senior Anastasia Leff. She tried out for the Bates women's soccer team this year...and made it. This is her story.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 115: The first-year senior
    October 09, 2018
    Anastasia Leff is a senior but this is her first year on the Bates women's soccer team. On Sunday, she scored her first collegiate goal. Hear from her along with our Bobcats of the Week and more on the latest episode of the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 114: State champions again! Back to Bates preview
    October 02, 2018
    On this episode of the Bates Bobcast, we celebrate the women's cross country team's third straight Maine State Championship. Plus, a look ahead to Back to Bates weekend with Senior Associate Director of Athletics Celine Cunningham. All that and more...
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 113: Men's Soccer and Volleyball flying high
    September 25, 2018
    The men's soccer team defeated a pair of NESCAC opponents over the weekend and the volleyball team went 2-0 as well. Meanwhile the field hockey team picked up a conference victory and the football team is on to Tufts. All that and more on the latest Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 112: Full speed ahead for fall sports
    September 18, 2018
    The Bobcat football team kicked off the Malik Hall era with a strong performance against Amherst. The cross country teams went toe-to-toe with Tufts at Pineland Farms and the women's soccer team finished the week on a high note. All that and more, on the latest Bates Bobcast!
  • Football video preview: The air raid offense comes to Bates
    September 13, 2018
    It's time. The Bates College Football season gets underway Saturday at 1pm when the Bobcats host Amherst on Garcelon Field. And things are looking up. The air raid offense is coming to Lewiston.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 111: 2018 Fall Sports Preview Part Two
    September 11, 2018
    On this week's episode, the Bobcast recaps the first week of the fall sports schedule and previews the volleyball, men's golf, cross country and football seasons!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 110: 2018 Fall Sports Preview Part One
    September 04, 2018
    We kick off the fourth season of the Bates Bobcast with women's soccer, men's soccer, field hockey and women's golf previews! All four teams have home events this week. Get the inside scoop on Bates athletics through the voices of Bobcat student athletes and coaches.
  • Men's soccer preview: Bobcats look to speed past the competition
    September 04, 2018
    The Bates men's soccer team had a breakthrough year in 2017, qualifying for the NESCAC tournament for the first time since 2010. Now, they will look to build on that success with a new head coach.
  • Elizabeth Sonshine '12 qualifies for World Championships in women's quadruple sculls for second straight year
    August 30, 2018
    Former first team All-American Elizabeth Sonshine '12 will compete at the 2018 World Rowing Championships as a member of the U.S. National Team.
  • Video: Men's Rowing at the IRA National Championship Regatta
    June 14, 2018
    In early June, the Bates College men's rowing team competed at the IRA National Championship Regatta for the first time in program history. We were there to capture all the action as the Bobcats went toe-to-toe with the giants of collegiate rowing!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 109: IRAs recap and Jason Fein interview
    June 05, 2018
    On the season finale of the Bates Bobcast, we recap the men's rowing team's historic trip to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta and we sit down with Bates Director of Athletics Jason Fein!
  • Video: Bates women's rowing brings home the gold(s)
    May 30, 2018
    At the 2018 NCAA Championships, the Bates College women's rowing team defended its national title. And the first varsity eight made history. We were there to capture all the action!
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