Playoff Pick ’em: NFL Postseason Preview from Ben Owen ’21

December 3, 2020, by Ben Owen, Managing Editor. Leave a Comment

This NFL season has been unlike any other. It seems that each week, games get moved; key players are sidelined; fantasy lineups are a mess. It’s all to be expected in a year like 2020. Yet, in such a turbulent season, NFL franchises have found ways to mostly fulfill their game schedules. And with the […]

Ng and Fuller Shatter Glass Ceilings in Sports World

December 3, 2020, by Caroline Bonnevie, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Two women, Kim Ng and Sarah Fuller, recently made headlines in sports and national media for their groundbreaking accomplishments: one in a leadership position, the other as a player. While both took different roads to get to this moment, both Ng and Fuller shattered ceilings in their respective fields. On Nov. 13, Kim Ng made […]

Disaster in Charlotte and an Arms Race in LA: NBA Free Agency Recap

December 3, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor . Leave a Comment

With the NBA quickly rushing through the offseason in order to begin playing once again on December 22, NBA fans were fortunate enough to be treated to a whirlwind offseason, despite a noticeable lack of superstar-level talent on the open market. Last year, players as talented as Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant all […]

Underdogs and Hope at the European Championship Qualifiers

November 19, 2020, by Will Slater, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

At the end of his fabulous book, “Thirty-One Nil,” soccer journalist James Montague interviews Giampaulo Mazza, the former coach of the San Marino national soccer team. San Marino has never won an official competitive game. Most of the time it gets beaten by seven or eight goals. It’s not fair, really; only a little over 30,000 people […]

NBA Draft Recap: Analysis Of The First Ten Picks

November 19, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

One of the first sporting events since the beginning of the pandemic was the NFL draft in mid-April. For sports fans, it was a glorious return to some type of normality. Now, seven months later, fans get to enjoy an event that usually takes place well before the school year: the NBA draft. As a […]

A Masters Unlike Any Other; Recapping the First November at Augusta

November 19, 2020, by David Gottlieb, Senior Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The 2020 Masters finally took place in Augusta, Georgia last week, after a seven month delay due to the pandemic. Known as the ““tradition unlike any other,” this year’s edition of the tournament was unique in many ways. In normal times, it would have been played in front of large crowds during in the spring. This year, however, […]

Fraud or Legit? Ranking NFL Playoff Hopefuls

November 12, 2020, by John Vernaglia, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

As I sat watching my NFL RedZone on Sunday, I was struck by how much I have been enjoying football this year. Maybe it’s because the NBA and NHL are delayed until Christmas, but I now plan my weekends around Sunday football like never before. Obviously, the COVID-19 outbreak has marred the beginning of the […]

A Deep Dive into the Watery World of Wesleyan Water Polo

November 12, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

To the untrained eye, the University has been on an unprecedented run of athletic success since the latter half of the last decade, with men’s lacrosse and women’s tennis winning Division III national championships in the spring of 2018 and 2019, respectively. Even in a COVID-shortened athletics season last year, the Cardinals still managed to […]

Freeman Athletic Center Closes for the Remainder of the Fall Semester

November 12, 2020, by Annie Roach, Assistant Sports Editor . Leave a Comment

Freeman Athletic Center will remain closed until Nov. 25—when the majority of students will leave campus for Thanksgiving Break—Dean of Students and Chair of the University’s Pandemic Planning Committee (PPC) Rick Culliton announced in an all-campus email on Nov. 11. Athletic teams will continue to practice outdoors following the University’s safety protocols. The University’s COVID-19 alert level remains at […]

The Era of the Nonpolitical Athlete Is Over

November 5, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. 1 Comment

Thirty years ago from today, on Nov. 6, 1990, the North Carolina Senate election drew to a close. On one side was Mayor of Charlotte Harvey Gantt, a Democrat who was poised to become the first Black senator since reconstruction. His opponent was GOP incumbent Jesse Helms, a former segregationist and opponent of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and […]

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