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Articles by Russell Spivak

December 4, 2009
MIT will be hosting an Athletics Weekend this weekend to emphasize Tech’s winter sports. Headlining the event will be the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The MIT basketball programs have been able to raise the school spirit and unite the student body, creating some much needed athletic buzz across campus.
December 4, 2009
Alex F. Rubino ’10 and Brian P. Doyle ’11 were named as ESPN The Magazine College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-Americans. Both received All-NEFC accolades for their performances on the field and being named to the first team All-District for their success in the classroom last week. Rubino, a third-year starter, is receiving the award for the second time, this year on the first team, while Doyle finds his way onto the second team for the first time in his career.
November 20, 2009
Seven Engineers were honored by the New England Football Conference for their achievements both on and off the field.
November 10, 2009
On their Senior Night, the Endicott College Gulls held the MIT Engineers to 107 yards of total offense after All-American Captain DeRon M. Brown ’10 was knocked out of the game with a concussion after rushing for only three yards on nine carries. The game was won by Endicott, 27-10.
November 3, 2009
In a one hour, 52 minute contest on Saturday, the Engineers fell to the Plymouth State University Panthers on the Panthers’ Senior Day in New Hampshire. Both teams were coming off of a tough loss looking to redeem themselves. The Panthers, who saw their conference title hopes dashed with a loss against Curry College last week, were looking for a win for their seniors on the final home game of the year. The Engineers were coming off of a disappointing loss in their final home game and Senior Day to the Seahawks of Salve Regina.
October 27, 2009
On a dreary, rainy Saturday, the MIT Engineers stepped onto Roberts Field in Steinbrenner Stadium for the final time this season. The game’s final result was a loss to Salve Regina University 28-10.
October 20, 2009
The MIT Engineers arrived in Springfield this past weekend looking to spoil Western New England College’s homecoming, but the Golden Bears proved to be too much for Tech. The stands were filled to watch the Golden Bears defeat the Cardinal and Grey 59-21.
October 6, 2009
When the MIT Engineers took the field Saturday, they were not only competing against the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Corsairs, but also the weather — reminiscent of their first storm-delayed game three weeks ago at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. This time, however, the Engineers’ impressive performance both offensively and defensively led them to a shutout victory over UMass-Dartmouth — the first win over the Corsairs in a decade.
October 2, 2009
This Saturday, MIT will hold its annual Fall Athletics Weekend to highlight fall varsity sports. They will be showcasing three of the most prominent fall sports — men’s football, women’s field hockey, and men’s soccer — throughout the day, with fun activities and events for fans. The festivities will begin at 12:30 p.m. outside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center with a basketball shooting contest and pull-up contest. Participants and MIT sports fans will be given free lunch as well as markers and poster board to make signs for their favorite MIT players and teams.
September 29, 2009
The MIT Engineers lost Saturday to the Nichols College Bisons at Nichols’ homecoming game 31-19. The Engineers came out strong, forcing a three-and-out right and responding by driving the ball down the field. The momentum was stifled, however, when MIT kicker Peter W. Gilliland ’12’s kick hit off the left upright. The Bisons, lead by quarterback Sean Smith-Vaughn, were able to drive downfield and take the lead on a 25-yard field goal.
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