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Dukes looks to close book on career with winning run

Dukes looks to close book on career with winning run

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Emma Johnson Staff Writer Division I athletics are challenging no matter the school, but they are especially difficult at Davidson, where athletes are challenged mentally and physically, both on and off the court. Being a successful D-I athlete at Davidson for all four years requires dedication, sacrifice and incredible passionRead More

Lankiewiecz sets sights high for self and team in junior season

Lankiewiecz sets sights high for self and team in junior season

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Ian Robertson Staff Writer In any sport defined objectively by concrete distances and race times, unwavering consistency and commitment are staples of long-term success. In high-level Division I competitive swimming, it is one’s work ethic, not just his or her natural ability, that ultimately propels an athlete to the nextRead More

Ball or life: Belford decides to hang it up after 5th concussion

Ball or life: Belford decides to hang it up after 5th concussion

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Tait Jensen Senior Staff Writer For many basketball players, there is an adage that basketball is life. But for Davidson’s Jake Belford ’16, a healthy life comes before basketball. After suffering the fifth concussion of his career in early December, the senior forward has decided to hang up the shoesRead More

Athlete’s Corner: Why athletics have a place on campus

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Daniel Samet Guest Writer I recognize that college sports might not have the most favorable impression right now. In recent years, they have received their fair share of negative press. From allegations that the University of Louisville men’s basketball program hired escorts for recruits to the academic fraud case atRead More

Basketball splits pair of games against in-state rivals

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Ethan Faust Sports Co-Editor Davidson completed its week of North Carolina rivalries with a 109-74 win over UNC-Charlotte and a 98-65 loss against No. 9 UNC, moving to 5-1 in the young season. With Stephen Curry sitting just behind the Davidson bench last Tuesday, Jack Gibbs ‘17 put on aRead More