Athlete Of the Week
Sophomore tennis player Jamie Frankel, of West Bloomfield,
Mich. was recently recognized by being named second team All-NCAC
for the athletic talents he displayed in the first singles this
Frankelís overall record is an impressive 10-5 overall at the
first singles in the 2002 season, his defeats all at the hands of
players named first team All-NCAC.
Frankel showed similar promise
last season after winning eight singles games and losing four,
receiving an honorable mention All-NCAC recognition.
Oberlin menís tennis team recently traveled to Delaware, Ohio to
participate in the 17th North Coast Atlantic Conference Menís Tennis
Championship. The Yeomen fell to Denison, Earlham and Wabash,
returning home with an eighth place finish in the
Quote of the Week
ďYes, oh yes! But of course, Iím always
Tennis Head Coach
prospects of next yearís menís and womenís tennis teams. The
teams have no graduating seniors.
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
it! The last home Oberlin athletic event of the year. This yearís
lacrosse team will take on the greats of years past.
In the Locker Room with. .
been introducing you to athletes all semester, now itís time to meet
the man himself: Channing Joseph, sports editor.
Channing, how have you enjoyed your semester as sports
Itís been, um, quite interesting and rewarding in unexpected
your favorite part about being sports editor?
Definitely both getting to write Outside Oberlin and to pontificate
about how sports relates to things that might not be so obvious, as
well as meeting athletes every week, because most of them are really
All athletes are beautiful.
past ITL interviewers have tried to ask funny questions, but you
seem to prefer to ask more philosophical questions. Why is
Because the answers are funny, anyway. And I just tend to think more
does it mean to think philosophically?
would suppose to say that to think philosophically limits my
freedom, as existentialist philosophers such as Sartre would say.
Therefore to think philosophically needs to be redefined as simply
asking philosophical questions.
then. Back to reality. So pretend it was 8:40 a.m. on a Friday
morning and you hadnít done an ITL interview yet. What would you
Since that never happened, I donít know what Iíd do. I donít want to
commit myself to a way of behaving that might not be representative
of how Iíd actually act.
Remember when we used to do Outside Oberlin articles? Wasnít
was fun and itís quite nice when you have the brain, the cerebral
cortex, left over to be able to do it, but unfortunately the Review
has eaten away at that cortex to the point where I am now nearly
youíre a Review burnout?
hate to reduce myself to a statistic, but perhaps the facts speak
all statistics. What would you say to all those potential
sportswriters out there?
it! Itíll make the sports editorís jobs a lot easier.
saying sports editors are desperate?
CJ: Weíll, weíre not that
you ever been in an Oberlin locker room?
Simply spectacular. I felt completelyÖyeah.
play any sports as a kid?
always liked swimming and gymnastics. I didnít actually learn to
swim until quite late, though.
have a particular favorite sport these days?
still lean toward the Olympic type sports ó track, swimming, diving.
Although, I have really started to enjoy watching golf since Tiger
Woods started blowing things up.
you a fairweather golf fan?
Unfortunately. I have to admit to that. No, I donít have to admit to
that, because that would limit my freedom.
associate sports with freedom?
Well, sports are as much about freedom as everything else is about
freedom. Life is about freedom. Weíre condemned to freedom. I donít
really believe that though. Weíre condemned to thinking weíre
been covering the menís lacrosse team for most of the season. How
have you enjoyed that?
Theyíre nice guys. I really admire them in the face of what theyíve
gone through this season. Their ability to stay positive and to take
what good they can from a losing season.
you gained a greater appreciation of the sport of
would say a greater appreciation for lacrosse players as human
beings in Oberlin.
you think about human beings in Oberlin?
longer I stay here, the more I admire the ambition and the creative
genius of many of the people who attend this institution. Sometimes
I wonder whether everybody interesting graduated from Oberlin or was
involved at Oberlin in some way.
weíre running out of space, so just a couple more. Are you going to
work for the Review again next year?
Well, Iíd like to work for the Review next year. Iím planning on it.
would you like to do? Would you be sports editor again?
Although Iíve enjoyed my time as sports editor, I would rather not
repeat myself. I get way too bored way too easily. Not that the job
is inherently boring, but sooner or later everything loses its
will you take away from your time in the sports seat?
Thatís really a vague question. Letís say a deep respect for Oberlin
athletes, coaches, sports writers, and sports editors of the past,
present, and future.