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Author Archives: Jeffrey Hetzel


This preview was contributed by Peter Lindholm ‘17.5, a long-time follower of Middlebury basketball.  For the first time in this frustrating 2014 season, the magic of the last four years was palpable in Pepin Gym on Sunday night.  The first half of Sunday’s game against Tufts followed the same formula as the clinically depressing Bates […]

Plattsburgh State

January 7, 2014, 7:30 pm Middlebury (6-3) vs. Plattsburgh State (6-2) Nine games in to the 2013-14 schedule, the Panthers are in a low place. Thanks to an ugly loss against Salve Regina last weekend — the worst we game have ever seen Middlebury play — they already have their most regular season losses since […]

2013-14 Men’s Basketball Viewer’s Guide

J-term is upon us, and that means Pepin is going to be filled to the brim for NESCAC basketball season (last year, Middlebury led the NESCAC in home attendance). For most attendees, this week’s slate of home games (January 7 vs. Plattsburgh, January 10 vs. Bates, January 12 vs. Tufts) will be the first look […]

Winter Check-in

With eight games completed and conference play coming on fast, Damon and I wanted to reflect on what we’ve learned about the 2013-14 Panthers, and discuss what the rest of the season might hold in store. We sent a list of questions and answers back in forth, and this is the finished product. We discussed […]

Looking to Rebound at Rensselaer

After a tough 0-2 weekend at the Hoopsville Classic, the Panthers travel to Rensselaer for the first of five non-conference games before NESCAC season tips off on January 10th. The Engineers lost their top three scorers from a 17-10 squad last season, and have started off 2013-14 with three consecutive losses. RPI runs a modified […]