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Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor

Adam Cohen is a third-year student from New York City. This is his second year on the Campus staff and he is a Communication major with a double minor in Math and Spanish. In his free time, Adam writes sports articles for the Meadville Tribune, works in the Athletic Communications department, creates baseball podcasts for and is the Treasurer of Phi Delta Theta. Besides writing, Adam has a passion for broadcasting baseball. He has commentated baseball for the Gators each year he has been at Allegheny and has spent his last two summers announcing in America’s pastime the Northwoods League.

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The womens cross country team celebrates their North Coast Athletic Conference title on Oct. 30 in Springfield, Ohio.

Cross Country wins three awards in NCAC Championship

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor November 12, 2021

Head coach Ben Mourer, ’07, and runners Megan Aaron, ’23, and Emma Wall, ’24, all won awards in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship on Oct. 30, located in Springfield, Ohio. Mourer earned...

Lex Caldwell, 23, directs traffic during Alleghenys 65-58 victory over Penn State Altoona on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Men’s and women’s basketball begins fall season

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor November 12, 2021

The men’s and women’s basketball teams played their first games this week to open up the 2021-22 season. The men’s team defeated Fredonia in a nonconference away game 88-74 on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Meanwhile,...

The Atlanta Braves captured their fourth World Series as a franchise and won the Fall Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. on Nov. 2.

Atlanta Braves win their first World Series in 26 years

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor November 5, 2021

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros to clinch their first World Series title since 1995 on Nov. 2. The Braves won the final game of the series via a 7-0 victory and won their fourth championship...

The participants from Allegheny’s first Up ‘til Dawn 5K on Sunday, Oct. 24 munch on some post-race snacks after going through the cross country course on Robertson Athletic Complex.

Inaugural 5K raises money for St. Jude

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor October 28, 2021

On Sunday, Oct. 24, Allegheny hosted its first Up ‘til Dawn 5K run. The program is part of Student Involvement and Leadership at Allegheny. The nationwide organization has the goal of raising money and...

Students react to the NBA’s 75th anniversary

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor October 22, 2021

The National Basketball Association officially celebrated its 75th anniversary and began the 2021-22 season on Tuesday, Oct. 19. According to, the NBA originally started out as the Basketball...

Debbie Nalesnik, 24 hit in two goals in Alleghenys 8-0 victory over Medaille on Tuesday, Oct. 5

Field hockey scores eight goals, sets record against Medaille

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor October 8, 2021

Allegheny’s field hockey team shutout the Medaille College Mavericks 8-0 in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The Gators doubled their most amount of goals scored in a game during their two-year...

Olivia DAndrea, 22. has been a key player for Allegheny this season. DAndrea leads the Gators in assists this year and recorded her one thousandth career assist as a setter in the win on against Oberlin on Wednesday, Sept. 29

Allegheny continues to make history in win against Oberlin

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor October 1, 2021

The Allegheny Gators fought their way back against the Oberlin Yeowomen with a five set victory on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The Gators improved to 11-4 on the season and 1-2 in the North Coast Athletic Conference,...

Carter Hassenplug, ’25, was among the six Allegheny golfers to compete in Florence, Indiana last Sunday, Sept. 12 and Monday, Sept. 13

Allegheny places second in Battle at Belterra Invitational

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor September 17, 2021

The Allegheny men’s golf team came in second place out of 14 teams in the Battle at Belterra Invitational in Florence, Indiana this past Sunday, Sept. 12, and Monday, Sept. 13. The two-day event featured...

Jack Parker, 22, catches a touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Allegheny football takes season opener against Thiel

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Students, alumni and parents among many other Allegheny fans filled Frank B. Fuhrer field last Saturday as the Gators defeated the Thiel Tomcats 42-14. Allegheny’s administration has been searching...

Bill Ross, the Director of Athletics and Recreation, answers questions regarding Allegheny’s COVID-19 plan for the upcoming sports season

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor August 27, 2021

Bill Ross, the Director of Athletics and Recreation, answers questions regarding Allegheny’s COVID-19 plan for the upcoming sports season. How is Allegheny protecting their student-athletes from COVID-19...

The 2021 mens lacrosse team

Recap of the men’s and women’s lacrosse seasons

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor May 7, 2021

Men’s and women’s lacrosse teams ended on a high note by playing in two close matches to end their seasons. The men’s lacrosse team lost to Oberlin 15-14 in overtime this past Tuesday, while the...

Tyler Hettich, 22, preparing to bat.

Gators’ success contributed by breakout stars and comradery

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor April 30, 2021

The Allegheny Gators baseball team entered the 2021 season trying to build off last year’s success. Although every sports team was forced to end their season early last March because of the pandemic,...

MLB moves All-Star game out of GA amidst voting restrictions

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor April 23, 2021

Major League Baseball announced on April 7 that the Colorado Rockies will be hosting the 2021 All-Star game. The All-Star game was originally scheduled to be played at Triust Park, home of the Atlanta...

Allegheny allows fans to return to stands at athletic events

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor April 9, 2021

Allegheny recently announced that students, faculty and staff can attend sporting events for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Although fans will be back in the stands, they can only congregate...

Major League Baseball spring 2021 season preview

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor March 26, 2021

Major League Baseball is set to begin a normal 162-game season starting April 1. During the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, MLB added a universal designated hitter, a 16-team playoff format, seven-inning...

Governor Tate Reeves (R-MS)

Mississippi bans transgender athletes from women’s sports

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor March 19, 2021

This past Sunday, Governor Tate Reeves (R-MS) signed a bill that banned transgender athletes from participating in girl’s and women’s sports in Missisippi. Barring a successful legal challenge, this...

Jeremy Lin with the New York Knicks during his Linsanity run.

Jeremy Lin addresses recent Asian American slur during game

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor March 12, 2021

Linsanity — a term that many basketball fans remember fondly, born of the historic stretch of Jeremy Lin’s first five career starts. The eight year veteran is also one of the first Americans to play...

An aerial view of Robertson Field, where several spring sports teams will begin play after almost a year off due to COVID-19.

Allegheny unveils spring season plan

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor March 5, 2021

For the first time in nearly a year, there will be NCAC sporting events at Allegheny College. The announcement was made by the Allegheny Gators website on Feb. 23. Spring sports teams and several winter...

NHL struggles to keep season afloat amidst the pandemic

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor February 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced sports leagues to shorten their seasons, play in a bubble and try to bring in revenue with limited capacity for fans. So far nearly every major sport has completed a season...

Roger Clemens (left), Curt Schilling (middle), and Barry Bonds (right) garnered the three highest voting percentages on the 2021 ballot, yet a slew of controversies have kept them out of the Hall for another year.

Nobody will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

Controversy, borderline Hall of Fame players and the pandemic left an empty Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time since 1960. Usually, other Hall of Fame committees besides the Baseball Writers’...

The Nets acquire James Harden, shake up NBA power rankings

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor January 29, 2021

The Brooklyn Nets officially acquired eight-time All-Star James Harden from the Houston Rockets on Saturday, Jan. 16, in a four-team deal. Harden joins Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as the NBA’s newest...

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Coach Shelby Spaulding selected to USC 30 Under 30 Program

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor November 13, 2020

Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach Shelby Spaudling has been selected to the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Program. The program chooses 30 coaches under the age of 30 to an educational and mentorship...

Tom Brady’s NFL legacy extends off the field

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor November 6, 2020

Six rings, four Super Bowl MVPs and 14 Pro Bowl selections define Tom Brady’s legacy on the field. TB12 will go down as one of the greatest, if not the greatest quarterback of all time. Despite being...

NCAC cancels traditional conference play for the winter season

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor October 30, 2020

The NCAC declared unanimously on Friday, Oct. 16, that there would not be any traditional conference play for the winter season. The news was a shock to many because Allegheny currently has zero total...

Towler discusses Black athletes and Black voter turnout

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor October 23, 2020

“How far have we really come and what did Barack Obama’s presidency really represent for our country if it is followed up so quickly by a conservative president who has expressed very racially conservative...

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Interview with Zach Zoll,’20; basketball player turned assistant coach

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor September 24, 2020

Zach Zoll, ’20, played on the men’s basketball team. After graduation, Zoll was hired as an assistant coach for his alma mater.  Why did you decide to play basketball at Allegheny? I was looking...

A closer look at Allegheny’s esports team

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor September 18, 2020

Participation in physical sports is limited right now, but the virtual world of esports — online gaming competitions — remains open for all users to play. Colleges across the United States are beginning...

Recruiting athletes during a pandemic

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor September 11, 2020

Six feet apart. Wear a mask. These are phrases that have been integrated into everyday life. Social distancing has become a necessity to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Students around the country are...

Kate Costanzo, Head Coach of the Womens Basketball team has been nominated for the NCAA Division III LGBTQ Adminstrator/Coach/Staff award. Costanzo has been at Allegheny since 2006.

Women’s basketball head coach Kate Costanzo discusses her nomination for the NCAA’s first LGBTQ award

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor September 11, 2020

Kate Costanzo, Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball team is nominated for the NCAA Division III LGBTQ Adminstrator/Coach/Staff award. The inaugural award honors the service of LGBTQ inclusion by a LGBTQ ...

How Teams Are Training During a Fall Season Without Sports

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor September 4, 2020

Conferences around the country have postponed the fall sports season in 2020, including the North Coast Athletic Conference. Thus, Allegheny will have no outside competition during the fall season. Although...

Summer Teams Give Allegheny’s Baseball A Second Chance to Play This Year

Adam Cohen, Sports Editor September 4, 2020

March 13, 2020 marked a turning point in both the academic and athletic year. Academics quickly shifted online and athletes left their seasons and teams behind. Spring sports teams such as baseball were...

Allegheny’s athletes respond to lost season

Adam Cohen, Contributing Writer May 1, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, nearly the entire sports world has come to a halt. Sports fans are still hoping for their professional team to resume, or even begin, this year, but for spring season collegiate...

Men’s Lacrosse opens inaugural season with 7-9 loss

Adam Cohen, Contributing Writer February 27, 2020

The Allegheny Men’s Lacrosse team opened their inaugural season with a 7-9 loss against Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, on Wednesday, Feb. 26. While other existing athletic teams on campus have...

Column: What are the drawbacks of free college?

Adam Cohen, Contributing Writer November 21, 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice if everything were free? Imagine how much easier the cost of living, healthy food and healthcare would be. Unfortunately, nobody lives in that type of utopia. Someone still has to...

Just do it: encouraging introverts to leave comfort zone

Kelley Sherlock and Adam Cohen November 7, 2019

The world is such a rich, vibrant place — if only we open our eyes and tune our ears to its splendor. There is a beauty and cadence to our daily rhythms — seeing the sun peak through our blinds, cajoling...

College swimming and diving teams prepare for new season

Adam Cohen, Contributing Writer October 11, 2019

Waking up before 6 a.m. may not be appealing to anyone, but the Allegheny Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Team practices at that time three days a week. The team has been working both in and...

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