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Fall breakers: WU sports party to 7-2 record over weekend

While Washington University students rested during Fall Break, the Red and Green sports teams kept on chugging along, completing a successful four-day weekend to enter the home stretch. Here’s a snapshot of what you may have missed while you were letting loose (or catching up on your snoozes).

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No days off: WU sports prepare for busy fall break weekend

All but one fall team is ranked; women’s golf and women’s soccer stand No. 1 in Division III; the cross country squads and volleyball remain top-10; and men’s soccer just entered the top-25 in the nation. Things are getting serious around Danforth Campus—here’s what’s in store as we transition from the former portion of the calendar to the latter.

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Ringing up the curtain: Inside the decade-long push to display the iconic Olympic symbol

That year, 2007, James Shadrach Schoenke moved to St. Louis from Atlanta. Friday, he stood front and center as the St. Louis Sports Commission unveiled an Olympic rings “Spectacular” at Washington University, reviving a now-114-year-old legacy. There was no shortage of enthusiasm in the crowd.

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Swimming and diving kicks off season with home wins over DI SLU

The Washington University swimming and diving teams beat Division I Saint Louis University Friday at the I.E. Millstone Pool, the No. 6 men dominating with 11 of 12 first place finishes and the No. 11 women edging out the Billikens, 114-110, with an eight-point swing in the final event.

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BREAKING: Francis Field to be renamed Francis Olympic Stadium

Francis Field will be renamed Francis Olympic Stadium in the near future pending final approval, St. Louis Sports Commission President Frank Viverito and St. Louis Olympic Legacy Committee Chairman Michael Loynd said Thursday.

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Labor Day launch party: Previewing the Bears’ opening weekend

Fall sports start this Friday, with 10 Bear sports events through Labor Day. Here’s what fans of the Red and Green can look forward to as the autumn season commences.

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Red and Green: Back to the books, back to the playbooks

The Bears are back to school, some bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, some for the final marathon, but all in pursuit of No. 23 to add to the Red and Green trophy cabinet. Optimism sweeps summer into autumn, but there’s also a bit of annoyance in the air—and it’s not just the construction. Let’s take a look at what the Wash. U. sports teams have to feel good about and where they may want to study up before the homework piles up.

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Softball scores 11 back-to-back to sweep Greenville, get back on track

The Washington University softball team bounced back from last weekend’s four-game sweep at the hands of Emory University, completing a sweep of its own at Greenville University Thursday in Greenville, Ill.

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Polar Bears: Figure skating marches to Mile High City for first nationals

They are the Wash. U. figure skating team, one of the University’s 40 sport clubs. And the next time they lace up, it won’t be from the usual 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. at Creve Coeur Ice Arena. No, this time, they’ll spend the weekend at the University of Denver competing in the United States Figure Skating Association Intercollegiate Championships in Colorado.

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Why UConn’s dominance is good for women’s basketball

Ogunbowale’s Notre Dame University and the University of Connecticut share one of basketball’s elite rivalries, but the Fighting Irish entered the semifinal matchup on a seven-game losing streak against the Huskies.

| Senior Sports Editor