Hello, Bearcat Fan! Welcome back. As dead week approaches, we at The Collegian would like to remind you that you actually don’t have to get started on that work you were going to get started on. Contrary to popular belief, you can do that way later and it will be totally fine. Professors and trusted friends will tell you to do that thing now, but they don’t love you like The Collegian loves you. A study shows that reading the Fast Break makes you more creative and focused anyway. Let’s go to the news!
Women’s Basketball took the fight to Colorado Springs, Colorado where they lost to Concordia Wisconsin (54-61), but demolished Illinois Tech (91-58). Kaitlin Imai (‘26) put up 21 points to lead the ‘Cats' failed effort against the Falcons, then Carolyn Ho (‘24) and a more steady Willamette side picked apart the Hawks.
The Division I University of Portland Pilots scored 47 points off the bench to defeat Men’s Basketball (107-84). Bearcat first-year Will Hurst (‘27) pulled six boards out of the silver-lined clouds.
Swimmers are preparing for the Bruin invitational next week.
In the wide world of sports: Aston Villa snuck past Tottenham Hotspur and into the Premier League top four, Oregon State Men’s Soccer smacked Southern Methodist 7-1 to break into the NCAA quarterfinals and chess grandmasters Levon Aronian and Wesley So are dispatching opponents at the Sinquefield Cup.
Consider in the coming weeks: Does staff pay to use Sparks? Where’d The Bike Shop go? At which parts of the day do you consider yourself a “self,” or rather, when do you even consider at all?