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Thoroughbred facelift. Skidmore’s thoroughbred mascot image started out as a placeholder while a final version was being designed. That was thirty years ago. Now Skidmore’s strategic communications office (Gerry Schorin and Andy Camp) has developed a new version, “designed to retain the racehorse’s grace and beauty while adding more dynamism and athleticism.” The redesign, which began with research into thoroughbreds in action and mascots at other colleges, was built around feedback from athletics, advancement, and bookstore staff as well as students, alumni, and other constituents. The new T’bred mascot has many expressions, to suit a range of team uniforms, souvenir merchandise, and perhaps other uses around campus, from vehicle doors to gym floors. See more at, and watch for the new T’bred to begin showing up on jerseys, hats, mugs, you name it.


UCAA renamed Liberty. The Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association, a regional Division III league that Skidmore helped form in 1995, has changed its name to the Liberty League. Liberty’s other members are Clarkson, Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, Rensselaer Polytechnic, the University of Rochester, St. Lawrence, Union, and Vassar.

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New hoops coach. The women’s basketball squad has a new coach: Darren Bennett, a former assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Michigan State and Syracuse. As an undergrad at Springfield College, he played football and basketball and earned a bachelor’s in health and fitness in 1995. He also holds a master’s in health education from Springfield.

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T’bred hotline. For the latest schedules, scores, and information, call 518-580-5393 day or night, or click here.

Good play

Field Officer: Thoroughbred Risa Whipple ’05 assists with a soccer camp, one of twelve sports clinics on campus this summer.