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Franklin track and field heads to Division III Championships

By Will Reno wreno@franklincollege.edu The men and women’s track teams are set to compete in the HCAC Championships this weekend at Defiance College in Ohio. Both teams expect to have a strong showing, each aiming for a second place finish.  On the men’s side, Rose-Hulman is heavily favored while Defiance is favored to take home […]

Junior Patrick Ellis shooting to be an All-American

By Seth Morin seth.morin@franklincollege.edu A junior at Franklin College majoring in sociology, Patrick Ellis seems like your average guy,  but he is anything but that. He is not just a Franklin College record holder for both the indoor and outdoor triple jump. He is also ranked in the top 10 in the nation. That is […]

Franklin lacrosse making great strides as young program

By Carney Gillin carney.gillin@franklincollege.edu The recent investment in the lacrosse team appears to be paying off, as the program has made tremendous strides toward graduating from a club program into a Division III varsity program. The loss of Franklin’s initial hire of a head coach set the program back slightly, but a new coach is […]

Franklin College hosting Special Olympics swim meet

By Kyle Holzbog kholzbog@franklincollege.edu The second annual Special Olympics of Indiana swim meet will be hosted by the Franklin College swimming and diving team on Sunday at Franklin Community High School. After having a great turn out last year, the Special Olympics committee approached Head Coach Andrew Hendricks proposing that Franklin College host the event […]

Boston Strong

By Will Reno wreno@franklincollege.edu For the first time since 1983, an American broke the finish line tape at the 2014 Boston Marathon. 38-year-old Meb Keflezighi won the men’s division with a time just under 2 hours and 10 minutes. But for the 36,000 runners of this year’s marathon, finishing the race was a nostalgic victory. […]

Athletic director required to report to President Moseley

By Megan Banta mbanta@franklincollege.edu Kerry Prather is close to the top of the Franklin College food chain in his role as athletic director. But as the head coach of the men’s basketball team, he’s just like the head of any other team on campus. As athletic director, Prather manages the college’s entire athletics program and […]

Franklin men’s golf launches season with Defiance Invitational

By Seth Morin seth.morin@franklincollege.edu The Franklin College men’s golf team launched its spring season opener with a loss in the Defiance Invitational. The Grizzlies had a team score of 625 during the 36-hole event last Saturday and Sunday. Senior Griffen Brown, who tied for 13th place, led the Grizzlies. On both days he shot 77. […]

Franklin College celebrates Division III week

By Will Reno wreno@franklincollege.edu The Student Athlete Advisory Committee, in partnership with the NCAA, celebrated Divison III athletics this week. Division III week, or “D3 Week” as it is commonly referred to, is a campaign to promote non-scholarship student athletes and spotlight special achievements in athletics. The SAAC handed out NCAA key chains and lanyards […]

Division III recruiting very different from Division I

By Kyle Holzbog kholzbog@franklincollege.edu Recruiting for Division III athletes has always posed to be more challenging than it is for Division I. The biggest challenge is recruiting an athlete without offering a scholarship for his or her athletic abilities, which is similar to fishing without any bait on the line. Not only is there a […]

Baseball team undeterred after losing two games to Manchester

By Kyle Holzbog kholzbog@franklincollege.edu Although they started the weekend off slow, the Grizzlies rallied back during the last game of the series against conference leading Manchester. The first two games at John P. McDowell Field didn’t fare well for the Grizzlies as they were outscored with a combined score of 18-6. The men moved forward […]

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