“We got this!”

It was time to take deep breaths to steady nerves. Clouse was Colby’s top goal-scorer and a co-captain. Instead of falling to the turf in misery, covering his head with his arms, Clouse wheeled to face his teammates waiting their turn at the Williams College goalkeeper. Clouse pointed at them. “We got this!” he yelled. […]
Dan Dupont of Colby College

The Miracle Mules

Just to clarify, I’m not much of a sports fan. Following the Washington Senators as a kid cured me of that. I’m with Robin in Annie Hall, when she asks Woody Allen, “Alvy, what is so fascinating about a group of pituitary cases trying to stuff the ball through a hoop?” Or move a pigskin […]
founding members of Colby’s Baseball Analytics Club

Their Ticket to the Show

The founding members of Colby’s Baseball Analytics Club had done well. Launched in 2014, the club was an extension of its founding members’ shared background. In high school, their love of math and stats was rivaled only by their passion for baseball. All played ball to some degree—Schoenfeld is a pitcher for Colby—but their major […]
Jack Burton Takes the Ice for Chicago Blackhawks farm team, the Indy Fuel

From One Hockey
Dream to Another

Toto, I don’t think we’re at Colby anymore. “At Colby, you’ve got a couple hundred fans, some of whom are your friends and some who know you by name from class,” said Burton. “This is different. There’s more pressure. It makes your heart beat a little faster.” Burton graduated from Colby in May, with a […]
Former Colby rower Steve Whelpley ’05, who narrowly missed qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Whelpley returned to Colby this fall as assistant crew coach.

Making Seconds Count

For world-class rowers like Steve Whelpley ’05, victory is often measured in tenths of a second or even less. So is defeat. But after a near-miss to make the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the former Colby rower—who this summer joined the College as assistant to his former crew mentor, head crew coach […]

No Break after Stanley Cup Win

After winning the franchise’s sixth Stanley Cup in June, Chicago Blackhawks players were feted before 2 million people at a downtown parade in Chicago and then stepped into a well-deserved summer break. Not Mark Kelley ’80. As the Blackhawks senior director of amateur scouting, Kelley enjoyed three days of family time and then flew to […]

A Debt to a Squash Patriarch

Khan’s great-uncle Hashim Khan died Aug. 18 at the age of at least 100 (some believe he was closer to 105). Introduced to the game by British army officers at a club where his father was steward, Hashim Khan went on to win his first British Open championship at 36, soundly defeating an opponent believed […]

A Winning Community

“It was two weeks before the season started,” Beers recalled. “When I took over, the team was pretty small. The priorities were in the wrong place. Outcome is important, but the values were out of whack.” After years with little success, the team culture had turned inward, he said. The emphasis seemed to be on […]