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Farley signs a copy of the book for Williamstown resident Roger St. Pierre, who long hosted the traditional Homecoming Walk at his barber shop. (Photos courtesy of Sports Information and Dick Quinn.)

Acclaimed FB coach Dick Farley pens memoir with Dick Quinn

Sofie Jones December 8, 2021
Why I Never Left Williams College, a new memoir written by acclaimed football coach Dick Farley and Director of Sports Information Dick Quinn, recounts Farley’s decades-long career coaching at the College. The premise is simple: Farley moved out to Williamstown with plans to stay for a couple of years before moving on; instead, he never left.
Captain’s Corner: Isaac Freitas-Eagan ’23

Captain’s Corner: Isaac Freitas-Eagan ’23

Chisang Moon December 8, 2021
The Record checks in with men's Nordic captain Isaac Freitas-Eagan.
Defying expectations, club water polo wins Colonial Division Championship

Defying expectations, club water polo wins Colonial Division Championship

Sam Coyle December 8, 2021
Club water polo finishes first in collegiate water polo's Colonial Division Championship. Members of the team discuss how the win was especially meaningful to them as a mixed-gender team in a male-dominated league.
Herman (left) watches a game with assistant coach Mackenzie Keyes (right). (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Kris Herman to be inducted into NFCA Hall of Fame

Payton Ahola December 8, 2021
Kris Herman, head coach of the softball team since 2003, will be inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 10.
Hannah Yoon ’25 staged a mock proposal to Li-Norah Flynn ’25 during her “Hiking with Dogs” PE class. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Yoon.)

A nonner slides (and falls) into the world of PE classes

Sasha Snyder December 1, 2021
Sasha Snyder ’25 reflects on her adventures in physical education classes as a non-athlete.
Putting a face to the voice: Students work as color commentators for Eph Sports

Putting a face to the voice: Students work as color commentators for Eph Sports

Jimmy Li and Sammy Sasaki December 1, 2021
Student color commentators help the play-by-play commentators by filling in with notes, statistics, and commentary during webcasts of Eph athletic games. This year, Eph Sports has hired 21 student color commentators, all of whom are paired with play-by-play commentators from the Northeast Sports Network.
Men’s basketball takes down SUNY Delhi in first away game

Men’s basketball takes down SUNY Delhi in first away game

Toby Foehl, Sports Information December 1, 2021
Men’s basketball took down SUNY Delhi 74-67 on Sunday on the road to improve to a 5–0 record as the season gets underway.
Football celebrates 50th anniversary of Walk tradition

Football celebrates 50th anniversary of Walk tradition

Jordan Furtak November 17, 2021
The College commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Walk after the Ephs’ win at the Nov. 6 Homecoming football game. To celebrate the tradition’s semicentennial, alums who originated the Walk in 1971 reunited on campus to watch the game played against Wesleyan and participate in the post-game Walk.
Football, men’s and women’s cross country win NESCACs

Football, men’s and women’s cross country win NESCACs

Payton Ahola November 17, 2021
Women’s cross country, men’s cross country, and football all ended their seasons with NESCAC championship titles, beating out their conference rivals and, in football’s case, going undefeated with a 9–0 record. Women’s and men’s cross country won NCAA Regionals and qualified for NCAA Nationals from there. They will compete this weekend.
Winter sports preview: Teams resume play after two years

Winter sports preview: Teams resume play after two years

Marit Hoyem and Skylar Yarter November 17, 2021
This week marks the first time in nearly two years that many winter season athletes are taking to the court, ice, or pool to compete in purple and gold. Around half of most teams have yet to compete at the collegiate level, meaning teams have drastically different rosters from their last winter season in 2019-2020.
Clarey at tennis courts named for his former tennis coach in his hometown of Coronado, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Christopher Clarey.)

Christopher Clarey ’86 discusses writing definitive biography of Federer, the future of tennis post–Big Three

Lindsay Wang November 10, 2021
The Record spoke with Christopher Clarey '86 about his biography of Roger Federer, sports journalism, and the future of tennis as the Big Three's competitive dominance wanes.
Football extended its undefeated season with a resounding victory over Wesleyan. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Still undefeated, football beats Wesleyan 25-0 at Homecoming

Joe LaRocca, Sports Information November 10, 2021
Football is 8–0 after a 25-0 shutout of the Wesleyan Cardinals (6–2), in which the Ephs racked up 290 total rushing yards and prevented the Cardinals offense from reaching the red zone for the entirety of the game.
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