Owning It

By Mel Weber and Adam Gostomelsky Tramaine Shaw sits up in her office chair, located in a narrow hallway on the first floor of Cabot, and leans forward. “You know, I always joke with my athletes, I don’t know if I could have ever coached myself.” It’s an ironic statement coming from the 2015-2016 Northeastern…

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Back to Class

In most athletic programs at most universities, athletes graduate and finish their playing career simultaneously. However, due to the popularity of five year programs at Northeastern, several athletes experience their fifth year of college away from the sport they love, despite the fact that they are still full-time students. The Red & Black sat down…

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Peter Roby: Coach as Educator

“But it’s amazing when somebody brings something to your attention and you act on it and you say ‘you know what? You’re right. We’re going to fix it.’ And then you fix it? That’s pretty powerful. That empowers people. And it makes us better.”

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Jeff Konya: Never Afraid to Go Big

“There’s equity in the brand. There’s equity in the degree,” Konya said. “And if we can tell that message and that story to our different constituents about why this is important and why there is a huge return on investment for athletics, why we need more traditions, more history, more passion around what we do, then I think we have a real opportunity to approach that ceiling.”

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“It’s a Great Old Barn”

Photos by Alex Melagrano and Dan Munch Video by Masayuki Tamura Reporting by Adam Gostomelsky    

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