Referee and two players before the opening tip off of a men’s basketball game between the University of Chicago and Nazareth College, 1981.
Welcome home, says the Maroon - UChicago’s longest running student newspaper.
Gimme the speed of light ……C
Gimme Planck’s constant………H
Gimme root negative one……….I
Gimme the Bohr radius…………..A
Gimme the gravitational constant….G
Gimme the additive identity of a non-trivial group…O
What’s that spell? ……………CHICAGO!
(if you said CHICAG0, you are a true Maroon)
UChicago’s Fight Song
Thank you to Rongchen Z. for sending us to this piano arrangement of “Wave The Flag,” our official fight song #bleedmaroon
Maroons from the Past
University of Chicago Football Team, 1894. Fourth row: Walter Eugene Garrey, Charles Foster Roby, George Nelson Knapp, Henry Gordon Gale, William Rullkoetter, Frederick Day Nichols, and Robert Newton Tooker; third row: Emery Roscoe Yundt, Amos Alonzo Stagg (coach), Charles William Allen (captain), and Horace Webster Black; second row: Henry Thurston Chase, and Frank Earle Hering; first row: John Lemay and Clarence Bert Herschberger.
How cool is the name Horace?
Can’t get enough of the Maroons? Follow our baseball players (photo from 1952, when their Twitter account was founded).
Taylor and Matt are the epitome of student-athletes. Senior Matt Johnson has been placed in the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Team. He’s a Law, Letters and Society major and a three-time University Athletic Association All-Academic Recognition Award recipient, and his game-winning 3-point shot over Emory was featured on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Night. It was awesome. He recently accepted a position with Teach for America.
Senior Taylor Simpson has been selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Team. She is a visual arts and pre-med major who has also garnered University Athletic Association All-Academic Recognition accolades each of the past three years. She spent the summer before her junior year teaching visual arts to children in Varanasi, India, and earlier this year was accepted into the Teach for America program. Taylor also has an awesome profile on UChicago’s homepage!
Swimming and Diving
UChicago took on DePauw University at Ratner Athletics Center on Jan 28th. It was their final home meet of the season, and we love that student photographer Darren Leow was there to capture it.
UChicago won 5-1 #gomaroons
Did you watch ESPN’s Top Ten Plays on SportsCenter last night? If you did, you would have seen LeBron James, Dwayne Wade…and this Matt Johnson shot. With one amazing last-second move last night, Matt gave the Maroons a win over Emory and broke UChicago and UAA records with 49 points for the game.
Seriously, go Maroons!
A Week With The Original Monsters Of The Midway
‘One player gets up to leave for class. Although practices are scheduled for afternoons and evenings when few courses are held, if practice and a lab session coincide, the player is expected to choose lab.
Twenty hours a week eat up most of a student’s free time. Juggling it all can be a challenge, third-year offensive tackle and econ major John Tabash tells me. “It’s been difficult, going to practice and three or four hours of reading to do after practice.” But “school is job one, football is 1A,” says Maloney. “Notice I didn’t say ‘two.’”’