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  • Patrick Blanks looks forward to his last football season at CMU

    Senior running back Patrick Blanks, one of the four captains of Carnegie Mellon’s football team, looks forward to his last season.
    Blanks studies business administration in the Tepper School of Business, with a concentration in finance.

    Sports | August 19, 2012
  • Fall sports gear up for new season

    The student athletes at Carnegie Mellon are wrapping up pre-season and are ready to hit the ground running. Here is a rundown on the varsity teams competing in the fall:

    The Tartan football team finished last season 5-5, capturing its 500th career win over the University of Chicago.

    Sports | August 19, 2012
  • Men’s tennis takes home fourth place

    The Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team travelled down to Altamonte Springs, Fla., to compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. This is the first year that the men’s and women’s UAAs have been hosted at this venue.

    Sports | April 30, 2012
  • First-year Thomas Cooper has success with Tartans’ tennis

    After finishing 5–1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships, first-year Thomas Cooper of the Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team was able to spare a few moments to talk about his career as a college athlete.

    The Tartan: What is your major?
    Thomas Cooper: One of my most popular nicknames is Teppy T, short for Tepper Tom. ’Nuff said.

    Sports | April 30, 2012
  • Frisbee prepares for regional

    Mr. Yuk, the Carnegie Mellon ultimate Frisbee A team, traveled across Pennsylvania the past two weekends to compete against other teams for a spot at the upcoming Ohio Valley Regionals.

    Sports | April 23, 2012