Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia: The Problems with NBA Viewership

March 5, 2019, by Connor Aberle, Opinion Editor. 1 Comment

The Los Angeles Lakers just lost to the Phoenix Suns. It is perhaps the most disappointing loss for a team with rising talent and possibly the greatest player ever to pick up a basketball. And because basketball is a team sport, the whole team deserves blame for the loss. But according to the internet, every […]

Zack Murillo ’19 Claims DIII National Wrestling Championship Bid

March 5, 2019, by Franklin Ribli, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Wintry storms might be arriving in Middletown, but the tough winter weather has yet to blow away our Cardinals wrestling team. On Sunday, Feb. 17, men’s wrestling embarked on a trip to Trinity to compete at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Futures Tournament. The tournament saw some incredible performances, especially from some of the squad’s […]

Hockey Season Comes to a Close as Teams Fall in NESCAC Tournaments

March 5, 2019, by David Gottlieb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Men’s Hockey After a historic regular season, the men’s hockey team’s 2018-19 run came to an end with a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Amherst. The NESCAC semifinal matchup was competitive, with no goals on either side of the puck until double overtime. This 1-0 defeat puts the team’s final record at 16-8-2. Before […]

Big Names, Big Money: The MLB Free Agency Debate, Continued

March 4, 2019, by John Vernaglia, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In a recent Argus article, fellow sports writer Emilio Weber ’20 argued “greedy capitalism” caused many MLB free agents to remain unsigned, with team owners opting to maximize profit rather than pay players big-money contracts. Since the publication of this article, two marquee free agents, outfielder Bryce Harper and third baseman Manny Machado, have signed massive […]

Champions League Update: Barca Remains Fan (and Jack Leger ’21’s) Favorite

March 1, 2019, by Jack Leger, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League round of 16 is set, and every club has played their first of two legs either on the road or at home. With this in mind, here is a review of the clubs still in and who has a shot at the title in June. Schalke […]

Marysol Castro ’96 Talks Game About MLB PA Position

February 28, 2019, by Zoë Kaplan, Sports Editor . Leave a Comment

Marysol Castro ’96 took to Citi Field last year to start her position as a public announcer (PA) for the Mets. Castro is the first female PA for the team and the first Latina in the position in MLB history. The Argus reached out to Castro to discuss her relationship with broadcasting and sports and […]

Kushnir ’21 Dishes Hot Sports Takes in the Dry Season

February 28, 2019, by Drew Kushnir, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

It’s kind of a slow time in the world of sports at this moment. It’s the offseason for football, spring training is just starting for baseball, it’s the doldrums of the NBA season, and I don’t care about hockey. As such, I honestly couldn’t narrow my opinions to just one singular sport or topic. And […]

Women’s Squash Bids Seniors Farewell with Nationals Success

February 28, 2019, by John Vernaglia, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This past weekend, our fearless women’s squash team participated in the College Squash Association Women’s Team National Championships tournament. Entering the weekend, the Cardinals were the No. 23 team in the country and the No. 7 seed in the tournament. However, by the time the weekend ended, the Red and Black had rocketed up the […]

Springing Forward (and Looking Back): A 2019 Guide to Wesleyan Spring Sports

February 25, 2019, by Jack Leger, Zoë Kaplan, Sports Editor, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

While Wesleyan’s Non-Athletic Regular Persons (NARPS, if you will) head home for spring break, many of Wesleyan’s athletics teams are headed out to start their spring campaigns. Here’s all you need to know about their 2018 successes (and defeats) and what to look forward to come their 2019 returns. Lacrosse The Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team […]

Starting a Conversation: Transgender Athletes at Wes Speak Out

February 25, 2019, by Zoë Kaplan, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

“How many of us can there be? I’m kind of surprised there aren’t more,” Sam Hill ’20 said. Hill’s referring to the number of transgender athletes at Wesleyan. The experience of transgender college athletes is a subject that not many people, whether on the most liberal of liberal arts campus or in the professional sports world, […]

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