Club Hub Abroad Edition: Quidditch at WEPO

Jack McGovern ’21 joined the Oxford Universities Quidditch Club while studying abroad this year. (Photo Courtesy of Paul Watts.)

The Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford offers students the chance to participate in a wide variety of British sports, from the conventional and ubiquitous like rugby to the utterly ridiculous and appallingly aristocratic like beagling, the hunting of hares on foot through meadows with a pack of beagles.

Coolest Athletic Offices

When they are not motivating their players on the field, court or rink, Eph coaches are busy working away in their office. Take a behind-the-scenes look at their spaces!

Coach’s Corner: Scott Honecker, wrestling

(Zoe Bank/The Williams Record.)

The Record’s sports section has long published “Captain’s Corner” interviews, but this week, we are mixing it up with our inaugural “Coach’s Corner,” giving readers the chance to get to know the coaches of their favorite Eph teams. 

The team just had its first meet of the season last Friday. How do you help first-years get ready to compete during their first semester of college?

Ephs rout Mammoths 31-9 at homecoming

After scoring two touchdowns early in the first quarter, the Ephs maintained a healthy lead over Amherst on their way to a 31-9 win. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Football (7–2) trounced Amherst (4–5) in its homecoming match, for a 31-9 victory.

Teams begin winter seasons, welcome new players

Returning women’s ice hockey goalie Chloe Heitling ’22 had 532 saves in her 24 games played last season. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

With snow now on the ground in the Purple Valley, winter season teams are preparing for competition, ramping up practice schedules as fall season athletes wrap up their post-seasons. 

Competition for winter teams starts as soon as this weekend, as wrestling takes on Trinity and men’s basketball battles against Worcester State.

A look back on historic ’89 football season

Football finished 1989 with a perfect 8–0 record after a 17-14 homecoming victory over Amherst. (Bill Tague/The Berkshire Eagle.)

Thirty years ago, a homecoming bout with Amherst was all that stood in the way of football’s first perfect season. 

In then-Head Coach Dick Farley’s third season at the helm, the Ephs dominated the conference on defense, led by Ted Rogers ’91.