Doug Fricker Senior Staff

Class of 2008


  • Carnegie Mellon hosts Western Pennsylvania Championship

    Charter buses lining Forbes Avenue and an influx of athletes clad in spandex marked the Track and Field Western Pennsylvania Championship, hosted Saturday by Carnegie Mellon.
    Athletes from 16 schools competed in conditions that, while windy, were much better then last year’s meet, which was characterized by freezing rain. The meet highlighted track and field athletes from schools across Pennsylva...

    Sports | April 3, 2006
  • Baseball season opens today

    In my opinion, this year is the Cubs’ year. This is their year to go all the way and win the World Series. I can feel it. Then again, I say that every year, and every year ends in disappointment — but that’s part of being a Cubs fan. It is part of the invisible pact one makes when placing faith in a team whose last World Series victory came in 1908. This, by the way, is the longest championship dr...

    Sports | April 3, 2006
  • March: A month for madness and mayhem

    by Doug Fricker

    There is no better name for college basketball at this point of the year than March Madness. Something unnoticeable to the human eye occurs when February ends and March begins, opening the floodgates to a whole month of buzzer beaters, fantastic finishes, and unlikely heroes. Anything can, and usually does, happen in March.

    Sports | March 27, 2006
  • Plans for new athletic facilities set in motion

    Are Carnegie Mellon’s athletic facilities large enough? Are they cohesive enough? Does Carnegie Mellon need an indoor track, indoor tennis courts, or more seating for spectators of athletic events? Do Gesling Stadium, Skibo Gymnasium, and the athletic facilities within the University Center leave you with an impression of grandeur or of squalor? These are the types of questions the executives of H...

    Sports | March 27, 2006
  • Tough end to a difficult season

    The Carnegie Mellon women’s basketball team capped off their 2005–2006 season on Saturday when they hosted University Athletic Association (UAA) opponent University of Rochester. The visiting Yellowjackets, ranked in the top 25 earlier in the season, were too much for the Tartans as Carnegie Mellon fell 66–41 on Senior Day in Skibo Gymnasium.

    Sports | February 27, 2006