Hot Takes, Cool Trails: Caroline Bonnevie ’23 Takes on Wesleyan’s Running Paths

September 17, 2020, by Caroline Bonnevie, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Before that fateful day in March, back when you took physical contact and access to toilet paper for granted, you would be hard-pressed to find more than one or two people going for a run. Then, a strange phenomenon took hold; many took to the streets, hoping to reinvent themselves now that they had countless hours […]

NBA Playoffs: Recapping the Turbulent Second Round

September 17, 2020, by Jack McEvoy, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The second round of the NBA Playoffs has been nothing short of tremendous, featuring two upsets as well as two series going all the way to Game 7. There have been many surprises during this round, as two teams that were slotted by many experts to advance to the Conference Finals, and perhaps the NBA […]

Small Clubs and Big Storylines: A Premier League Preview (Part 2)

September 17, 2020, by Will Slater, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Part 1 of this preview covered the Premier League’s biggest clubs, those with a real chance at finishing in the top four and qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Too often, though, Premier League coverage is reduced to excessive attention on the most successful clubs. This is a disservice to the quality, stories, and entertainment […]

Voices in Sports: A Conversation with Audrey McMahon ’22

September 11, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Audrey McMahon ’22 is used to leading and inspiring her teammates on the ice; after all, she led the women’s hockey team in goals and points last season. This year, however, she’s hoping that she can help her fellow student-athletes translate their energy on the field, court, or rink into energy at the ballot box.  […]

NFL Season Preview: Who Will Rise to the Top?

September 11, 2020, by David Gottlieb, Senior Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Feb. 2, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win their first-ever Super Bowl. The world has changed a lot since then, and it is under that backdrop that the NFL returns to action as the 2020 regular season kicks off in full this weekend. Here are some previews and predictions […]

COVID, Convictions, and Kevin De Bruyne: A Premier League Preview (Part 1)

September 11, 2020, by Will Slater, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Part 1 Shortly after winning the club’s first English top division title in thirty years, Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp gave a now-famous interview. COVID-19 had forced the Premier League season to finish behind closed doors. Liverpool’s legendarily passionate fan base had to watch Klopp and his players celebrate from afar. “It’s for you out there,” […]

In Reaction to Djokovic’s Outburst, Tennis Reveals its Racial and Gender Hypocrisy

September 11, 2020, by Annie Roach, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Like so many other events in 2020, the U.S. Open was bound to be unusual. The usual hoards of enthusiastic fans are absent from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and stringent testing, sanitization, and physical distancing protocols are in place. Several key players, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, opted out of […]

NBA Players Take Stand Against Racial Injustice and Return to Play

September 4, 2020, by John Vernaglia, Annie Roach, Sports Editor & Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: this article contains references to police brutality. After a spring that left the sports world unsure if the NBA would return to finish the 2019-2020 season, a plan finally began to take shape. The top teams in the NBA, along with teams on the fringe of making the playoffs, were to relocate to […]

Three Key Takeaways from NHL’s Return to the Ice

September 3, 2020, by David Gottlieb, Senior Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Like every other professional sport, the NHL was forced to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to finish their season and award the Stanley Cup. The NHL used the cities of Edmonton and Toronto, Canada to play an expanded 24-team postseason in two separate bubbles. So far, both bubbles have been successful. No one has tested positive […]

Best Served Cold: Men’s Hockey Wins First NESCAC Title in Program History

May 8, 2020, by David Gottlieb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

When the world changed almost two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic, historic winter sports seasons were cut short by postseason tournament cancellations. It just so happens that one of those abbreviated historic seasons happened in Middletown: just days before sports shut down, the Wesleyan Men’s Hockey team captured their first-ever NESCAC Championship in Williamstown, MA […]

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