Do Spectators Really Have the Ability to Change the Game?

JAMIE ALBERTSON Due to COVID-19, Clarke University made the decision to not allow spectators at any fall sporting events pending evaluation later in September. Now, in October, staff have evaluated how the Clarke community has handled all the rules in place and have now decided to change this and allow spectators at outdoor games only. To attend the game, a game pass or current Clarke … Continue reading Do Spectators Really Have the Ability to Change the Game?

COVID-19 Brings New Protocols to Athletic Practices Around the Nation

CHRISTIAN ROSATI Earlier this year, the world was suddenly struck by the coronavirus. This forced people into quarantine, caused schools to shut down, and ended seasons of many young athletes. Now, protocols have been set around the world, and Clarke University, located in Dubuque, Iowa, has found ways to protect their student athletes. Along with other schools all across the nation, Clarke has introduced protocols … Continue reading COVID-19 Brings New Protocols to Athletic Practices Around the Nation

A Woman Leading Men

Elle Kosciuk, a former standout athlete at Clarke University, has been hired to become the new head men’s volleyball coach. This hiring is notable because she is a female coach heading a men’s volleyball team. While this hiring was met with mostly positive reviews it has not guarded her from discrimination. Kosciuk, a former two-time honorable mention all-American on the Clarke University women’s volleyball team, … Continue reading A Woman Leading Men

TOUCHDOWN? An Analysis of Football’s Impact on Clarke University

It had been a brisk morning. Grandma had decided she did not want to go to the tailgate at 8:00 but sleep a bit longer. At a more reasonable time, we decided to get ready. In every room, we were donning the school colors, not wanting to go overboard with school spirit, but also not too tame. Everyone piled into the minivan. My brother was … Continue reading TOUCHDOWN? An Analysis of Football’s Impact on Clarke University

Clarke women’s basketball team to head to NAIA Divison I tournament

With the winter season wrapping up, the basketball season is wrapping up as well, and our Clarke basketball teams have had amazing season this year. As Clarke students, we wanted to acknowledge the great achievements that our men’s and women’s teams have accomplished in this basketball season. It was recently announced that the women’s basketball team would be going to the National Association of Intercollegiate … Continue reading Clarke women’s basketball team to head to NAIA Divison I tournament

The Super Bowl was super boring

via CNN International  I think a lot of us can agree that Super Bowl LIII wasn’t the spectacle that people were hoping for. To a lot of people in the United States, the Super Bowl signifies the biggest sporting event of the year. However, with recent details about the viewings of this year’s night of football coming to light, it’s been revealed that this year’s … Continue reading The Super Bowl was super boring

The Impact of College Athletics at Clarke

A student body is a critical aspect to any university. Without students, a university has no way to sustain itself– and for smaller schools like Clarke University, students are of an even greater importance. The student body here at Clarke is made up of nearly 70% athletes according to the university’s website, suggesting that Clarke needs to market themselves primarily to athletes and attract them … Continue reading The Impact of College Athletics at Clarke

College lacrosse continues to spread rapidly in non-traditional lacrosse areas

College lacrosse is growing rapidly in the state of Iowa. While this is all fine and dandy, Iowa to this day has no varsity high school lacrosse teams. As lacrosse rises in popularity as a spectator sport, more and more colleges in areas lacking high school programs have begun to add collegiate varsity programs. This is both a brilliant athletic and academic recruiting strategy, which … Continue reading College lacrosse continues to spread rapidly in non-traditional lacrosse areas