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Athletics to host virtual homecoming event

Athletics to host virtual homecoming event

Sean Bessette, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2020

On Oct. 17, athletics will host a virtual homecoming event to honor the traditional homecoming events that have been canceled. “This is a great opportunity for our fans to support our student athletes...

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Head football coach Chris Fisk is confident that CWU’s football team will be able to build up their workouts to avoid injuries similar to the NFL.

A modified buildup to competition raises the possibility for more injuries in the upcoming season for CWU athletics

Sean Bessette, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

With the lack of preseason games, more NFL players are getting injured through the first few weeks of the season. As seen in the NFL, when competition occurs, it’s possible the same thing could happen...

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The rec center is looking for new ways to get students involved, including skill competitions.

Are you up to the challenge?

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

To supplement the lack of sports opportunities offered this quarter, the Recreation Center is offering brand new skill challenges in soccer, basketball and flag football. Intramural Sports & Special...

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Women’s Soccer team looking to kick off a potential spring season. The team has been working on staying in shape and forming team chemistry. The team looks forward to facing rival WWU.

Soccer gears up ahead of potential spring season

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

The Women’s Soccer team is gearing up for a spring GNAC season, despite a canceled NCAA tournament this year, should they qualify. But that’s not stopping the team from eyeing the GNAC crown. Senior...

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Outdoor activity keeps the minds of staff and students fresh and ready

Outdoor activity keeps the minds of staff and students fresh and ready

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

More people are looking for things to do while our state and country remain somewhat closed. Students have decided to take this time to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor activities this state offers, including...

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GNAC announces plans for winter, spring athletics

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
October 3, 2020

The GNAC has announced a delayed start for winter athletics, while also announcing a plan for some fall sports to move to the spring of 2021. In a press release on Friday, Oct. 2, the GNAC announced...

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The Nintendo Switch is among the many consoles students use to play electronic sports.

The rise of esports

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020

Quarantine opened the door for online gaming to become one of the leading competitive events in the world. CWU Intramural Sports and Special Events Coordinator Shana Kessler defines the term electronic...

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Minor League Baseball (MiLB) offers fans in rural areas to see baseball up close, although the fans in the Tri-Cities could soon lose this opportunity due to the MLB’s plan to contract the team.

Tri-City Dust Devils among MiLB teams on contraction list

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020

Major League Baseball (MLB) is contracting a large number of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams ahead of the 2021 season and the impact will be felt hard in many communities nationwide. Some communities...

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CWU’s fall athletes have been granted an additional year of eligibility, and Will Ortner plans to take the NCAA up on their offer.

Athletes unsure about potential return in fall 2021 despite additional eligibility

Sean Bessette, Staff Reporter
September 29, 2020

The NCAA DII administrative committee recently approved a waiver that would allow all fall sport student athletes to play their sport’s maximum amount of competition and receive an extra year of eligibility. The...

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Club sports prepare for return amidst new safety restrictions

Club sports prepare for return amidst new safety restrictions

Sean Bessette , Staff Reporter
September 27, 2020

The return of students on campus signals the return of club sports, which will look a lot different due to the safety restrictions set in place and the reduced number of students on campus because of COVID-19. Club...

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The CWU football team has had to learn how to adapt to non contact activities to prepare for a sport that’s full of human contact.

Football team gets creative with its sights on potential return

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
September 24, 2020

Football has been forced to reschedule its regular season in the spring. Stipulations applied to this agreement to play in the spring are required. Despite the hurdles created by COVID-19, the football...

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Returning to the recreation facilities

Returning to the recreation facilities

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
September 24, 2020

Recreation Center Director Matthew Boyer and his team have been working on a plan to bring back staff and students safely as students return to Ellensburg for fall quarter and begin classes online and...

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