The Guilfordian

Pyeongchang Olympics used as testing ground for new technology

Shami Chideya, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, while centered on awarding athletes the highest distinction in sports, is deserving of its own record-breaking recognition. This year’s games have informally medaled for their incorporation of technology far more advanced than any preceding Olympic event. The International...

Controversy surrounds Adam Ritz visit

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

On April 11, keynote speaker and sports radio host Adam Ritz visited Guilford College, sparking concerns when community members learned that he spoke to students partly on his experience as a convicted sex offender. Ritz came to speak with male student athletes about the dangers of alcohol and other...

IAAF bans Russia from international sports events

Maksym Kosachevskyy

December 4, 2015

Imagine running a marathon. After months of hard training, you place first in the race. Much to your surprise, however, you are then disqualified, your prize money is taken away and you are banned from participating in future events. That is what Victor Ugarov experienced on Nov. 15 after winning...

Athletes take a hit in budget crisis

Banning Watson, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

The budget crisis has affected every part of the Guilford campus and raised concerns for the future of programs such as the Bonner Scholars program and the Wellness Education Center, but we have yet to hear about the effects on Guilford athletics. “I think we’re all on a lot tighter budget than...

Athlete drug testing is unfair

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

In a small college like Guilford, student athletes are a major part of the community.  On top of carrying the workload most traditional students are burdened with, they must balance their athletic duties. The men’s basketball team, for example, practices six days a week and has two games a week in season....

Solving the athlete, non-athlete divide

John Kluepfel, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013

“We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other,” said Tupac Shakur in his song “Changes.” “We gotta start makin’ changes. Learn to see me as a brother ‘stead of two distant strangers.” Guilford’s student body should take Shakur’s advice in dealing with the athlete/non-athlete...

Athletes bond during spring break

Athletes bond during spring break

Sydney Hawkins, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

While students were renting beach houses, invading Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest music festival, and visiting family, some unlucky spring athletes were left behind. Squads practiced and competed in games, abandoning their spring breaks, but numerous athletes were more than willing to stay...

Josh Pittman stands tall among athletes, students alike

Josh Pittman stands tall among athletes, students alike

Malikah French, Guest Writer

February 15, 2013

Cheers echo through the stands of Ragan Brown Field House as the familiar name bellows over the intercom: Josh Pittman. A North Carolina native, Pittman has worked hard to offer leadership to his teammates on and off the court. Friends have described him as humble, laid back and close enough to be family. However,...