The Champion Standard

It’s just before 6:30 on a freezing October morning. Miami University’s campus is eerily quiet — no cars on the streets, no students hurrying down the sidewalks to get to class. The lobby of the Goggin Ice Center is empty, too, but the lights are on and today’s hits play on the radio throughout the building. At exactly 6:45, girls clad in athletic gear enter the lobby from the locker room, balancing on ice skates, the blades protected by plastic covers. No one says anything as they organize into four groups of four. In each group, three “bases” work...

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