This week football fans were shocked by the announcement of yet another drug-related suspension for Josh Gordon. This is not Gordon’s first, second or even third such suspension overall. So far in his career he has missed 12 games due to substance abuse and one game for violating team rules. While this may not seem like that many games, considering he has only been in the NFL for three seasons, he has effectively missed a quarter of all games for which he would have been eligible. Unfortunately, Gordon’s problems with various substances did not begin once he became a professional.

The Amherst men’s basketball team built on its winning ways with a strong showing in two road NESCAC games this past week. Amherst came away victorious in both contests, mostly a credit to the team’s stellar shooting. With the wins, the Jeffs now stand at 17-5 overall and 6-3 in the NESCAC, and they sport a five-game winning streak.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Amanda Folsom is originally from Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago and went on to obtain her master’s degree and doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles. Folsom specializes in number theory, particularly in modular forms and mock modular forms.


Women’s squash kicked off the week with a strong start against Mt. Holyoke on Wednesday Feb. 4, winning 8-1. This win propelled them into competition last weekend at the NESCAC championships hosted by Williams.

Saturday, Feb. 6 opened with tough play against Bates resulting in a 6-3 Amherst loss. Highlights included back and forth play on the fifth court by Ericka Robertson ’16. After falling in the first set the junior battled back to take the second, third and fifth to win the match overall.

The men’s ice hockey team had a road trip up to Maine this past weekend to play Colby and Bowdoin at their home rinks. The Jeffs split the two games with a win against the White Mules on Friday and a loss to the Polar Bears on Saturday, both of which were tightly contested match-ups.

The Amherst women’s hockey team continued its dominant season this weekend with two wins over rival Williams. The wins kept Amherst at second place in the highly competitive NESCAC, still trailing behind first place Middlebury. The Jeffs’ in-conference record is an impressive 9-1-2. Their overall record stands 14-2-3. Two different national coaching polls have placed the Jeffs at No. 9 and No. 7 in the country.

Two Connecticut-based colleges came to LeFrak this past weekend to take on the Amherst women’s basketball team, and two Connecticut-based colleges were sent home with a loss. The Jeffs come out of the weekend with two crucial wins, one against Connecticut College on Friday evening and one against Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.