Archives for February 12, 2012

Saturday Scoreboard

Men’s Basketball: The Bowdoin College men’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day in style by nailing 16 three-pointers in a 95-52 victory over Connecticut College on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium. The Polar Bears improve to 17-7 (5-5 NESCAC) and earn the sixth seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. Bowdoin will travel to play at third-seeded Wesleyan next Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Women’s Basketball: Jill Henrikson became the 12th player in Bowdoin women’s basketball history to surpass 1,000 points as the Polar Bears celebrated Senior Day with a 73-60 win over Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium. The Polar Bears (18-6, 7-3 NESCAC) clinch the third seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Wesleyan next Saturday, February 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the quarterfinal round.

Men’s Ice Hockey: The Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team clinched home ice for the NESCAC quarterfinals in a 4-1 win over Trinity on Saturday afternoon at Sidney J. Watson Arena. The Polar Bears scored three times in the second period to improve to 13-5-3 (10-3-3 NESCAC) and will host a first-round NESCAC Tournament game on Saturday, February 25.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey team saw its five-game win streak snapped in a 3-1 setback to Hamilton College on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears, who have already clinched a home quarterfinal game in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament, will host Amherst College for two games this Friday and Saturday.

Women’s Squash: Bowdoin 5, Colby 4

Financial Advice for Empty Nesters (Fox Business News)

Whether it’s off to college or to their own digs, the kids are eventually going to move out. Hopefully. When that happens, it’s best to get one’s financial house in order. Here are some tips for doing just that.

‘Thank You For Not Hitting Me’ – 14 Famous Thank You Notes (Mental Floss)

His parents probably didn’t teach him, but even John Lennon knew when a thank you note was required. His was brief—a quick appeal to actress Pam Grier after a confrontation at the Troubador. Here are a few more, from the likes of Ronald Reagan, Marilyn Monroe, Neil Armstrong, and other famous correspondents.

Photo Gallery: ’20th Century Polar Bears’ at New England Pond Hockey Classic

Past generations of Polar Bears hit the ice last weekend at the New England Pond Hockey Classic tournament in New Hampshire. The “20th Century Polar Bears” players included Caroline (Chapin) Chamberlain ’99, Jane (Macleod) Chamberlain ’99, Caitlin Riley ’00, Emily (Ewell) DelGrego ’99, Kacy (White) Hintze ’98, and spectator teammate Emily Hinman ’99.