athletics

Departing WU, Lori White leaves behind a legacy of enthusiasm for and dedication to athletics

Lori White is leaving Wash. U. next month to become the president of DePauw University. But her impact on athletics here will remain, from a bolstered sense of school spirit to the athletic director’s motivation to better the experience of every student athlete.

| Senior Sports Editor

22 years of sports under Chancellor Wrighton

In his 22 years in St. Louis, Mark Wrighton presided over the most successful patch in Washington University’s athletic history.

Jon Lewis | Senior Sports Editor

SU to host ‘Game Day’ event

To drum up school spirit, Student Union will host an event called “Game Day,” centered around the football game against Bridgewater College on Francis Field Nov. 11.

Kathleen White | Contributing Reporter

Department of Athletics to begin Velcro-ing students to bleachers to increase game attendance

The pep band’s cheery renditions of “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey echo across the empty stands of Francis field. Cheerleaders toting rubber slingshots launch free swag high into the crisp November air, only to have the T-shirts and towels softly thud off the brown plastic seats unclaimed. When the football team scores a touchdown on a 25-yard strike from Eyethrowinter Ceptions to Jebediah Stonehands on the first drive of the second half, there are no cheers, only the wind as it whistles towards the Mississippi River.

Bom Tady | Has Deflated Balls

Carroll named interim athletic director

Associate Vice Chancellor for Students and Dean of Students Justin Carroll will take over the athletic director position on an interim basis starting March 1 following former athletic director Josh Whitman’s move to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announced last week.

| News Editor

Wash. U. AD Josh Whitman hired by Illinois

Washington University’s athletic director Josh Whitman has been hired as the new athletic director of Division I University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His tenure begins March 21.

| Senior Sports Editor

Madness the Wash. U. way

It’s that time of year again—and something really strange is happening.

Bears open up spring season with sweep of home meet

The Washington University track and field teams fought through some unfavorable conditions on Friday night to begin their spring campaigns with a sweep of the Washington University Mini Meet at Bushyhead Track. With 171.

| Senior Sports Editor

Utz dedication brings together past, present and future

Expect to see changes in the near future at Kelly Field, Washington University’s baseball complex, starting with a new name. On Saturday, the University’s Department of Athletics will host a dedication celebration and baseball alumni reunion, renaming the complex Kelly Field at Irv Utz Stadium.

| Associate Editor

Women’s basketball spearheads new spirit group

The Washington University “Bombshells,” a new cheering section started by members of the women’s basketball team, is looking to bring crowds to athletic events and invigorate the spirit of the student body. Senior Alex Hoover formed the group hoping to garner fan support for other women’s varsity programs.

| Managing Editor

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