New California legislation will allow NCAA athletes to be paid by 2023

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) long-held policy that student athletes should not receive any monetary benefits beyond the price of tuition being paid is facing its greatest challenge yet. On September 30, California’s governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that, when implemented, will allow student-athletes to profit off of their likeness, sign endorsement deals, […]

Women’s basketball dominates Fairleigh Dickinson in season opener

The Lafayette women’s basketball team opened their season with a lopsided 61-29 home win against Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) on Tuesday. Sophomore forward Naomi Ganpo paced the Leopards’ offense, recording a career-high 12 points on 6-9 shooting from the field to go with two rebounds, a steal and a block. Junior forward and reigning Patriot […]

Women’s rugby beats Swarthmore, loses to Widener to open fall season

This past weekend the Lafayette women’s rugby club team defeated Swarthmore College, 37-29, to move their record to 1-1 after a loss two weekends ago to Widener University, 42-27. The Leopard got off to a quick start against Swarthmore, opening up a 25-0 lead at halftime. Senior inside center Jordyn “Sparks” Marlin, sophomore outside center […]

Volleyball earns first wins of the season as Crosstown Invitational hosts

The Lafayette volleyball team hosted the Crosstown Invitational this past weekend and went 2-2 in the tournament before winning on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) on Wednesday. Against FDU, the Leopards lost the first set 25-15 before winning the final three sets en route to the victory. Lafayette tallied 60 kills to FDU’s […]

Student Athlete Advisory Committee to launch mental health campaign this fall

Lafayette’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is launching a mental health campaign this fall while they continue to provide a platform for student athletes on campus. “We’re hoping to increase student athletes awareness of all the resources they have on campus for mental health and also promote the mindset that ‘you don’t have to be […]

Club crew gears up for Dad Vail Regatta: men’s and women’s varsity-4 boats carry win streaks into final matchup of the season

Today, the club crew team begins the race they’ve been anticipating for nine months: the Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. “In August, the team got together and [head] coach [Rick] Kelliher said, ‘We got some small goals,’” said freshman Ethan Ames. Those small goals included “the Head of the […]

Lax lacks in Patriot League play: Lacrosse records combine for one conference win

The Lafayette women’s and men’s lacrosse teams closed out their seasons with losses to Colgate and nationally ranked Loyola, respectively, a week ago. The men’s team lost 15-4 despite holding the Tewaaraton finalist, for most outstanding lacrosse player, Patrick Spencer to zero goals and three assists. The women’s team lost their senior day game 13-12, despite a […]