In Memorium for Chapecoense: Can Soccer Ever be Much More Important Than Life and Death?

November 16, 2017, by Henry Yang, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

It was Nov. 24, 2016, and Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense had just played through 92 minutes to a 0-0 tie against the visiting San Lorenzo. It was good enough to secure a place in the Copa Sudamericana final on the away goals’ rule, after snatching a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Chapecoense was not well-known […]

Root, Root, Root for Your Own Team: The Psychology of Sports Fan Loyalties

November 16, 2017, by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Sports fan loyalties are among the fiercest attachments in modern American culture. From betting serious amounts of money to literally shaving chest hair to sport a team logo, American sports fans are truly dedicated to the teams they support. But why? And how do these loyalties lead to intense behaviors, superstitious rituals, and even hostile actions? […]

Sports Apathy: Losing the Will to Watch

November 16, 2017, by Cormac Chester, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

I find myself falling out of love with sports. It’s pretty confusing, and as the sports editor of the Argus, it’s also a little compromising. I remember when I was younger, I was fascinated with all things NFL, constantly wanting to watch and rewatch tennis matches, ultimately just immersing myself in the love of the game, […]

Back at the Mat, Wrestling Takes Sixth at Roger Williams Tourney

November 16, 2017, by Henry Yang, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan wrestling team kicked off its new season with a 13-team tournament this past weekend. At Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, the Cardinals found themselves in fierce battles with nationally ranked wrestlers and teams but still managed to finish in sixth place with a respectable 109 points. Surprising absolutely no one, the title […]

One Season Down, Two to Go: Fall Sports Wrap-Up

November 13, 2017, by Cormac Chester, Kelly Hogan, Zoë Kaplan, Sports Editor, Assistant Sports Editors. Leave a Comment

Crew  The fall crew season focuses on head races, where boats must find the quickest way down a five-kilometer winding river in a time trial (each boat starts at different time increments). Women’s crew had a relatively successful fall season, with the top boat finishing in first place at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta […]

Volleyball Loses in NCAA’s After Successful Season

November 13, 2017, by Rose Griffin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The volleyball season came to a dramatic end this weekend, as the Cardinals made it to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament before falling to Johnson & Wales in a nail-biting finish. It all started on Friday night in a matchup against Wellesley College. I can only imagine how hard it must have been […]

Playoff Picks for the 2017 NFL Season

November 13, 2017, by Ben Owen, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Now that the NFL is past the halfway point of the season, now seems like a good a time as ever to give some playoff predictions, including who may make an appearance in the Super Bowl LII. AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs Alex Smith is an elite QB in the AFC right now. Yeah, I said […]

Football Falls to Trinity After Costly Turnovers, Finishes Season at 6-3

November 13, 2017, by Jacques Slaughter, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Despite leading Trinity in time of possession two to one, and outthrowing them by over 60 yards, Wesleyan football was handed a tough loss this past Saturday, Nov. 11 in Hartford. In fairness, the game did conclude another winning season for the Cardinals, who finished at 6-3. Offensively, the Red and Black failed to sustain drives into scoring […]

Victoria Yu ’19 Talks Doubles, Motivation, Teaming Up With Eudice Chong

November 9, 2017, by Cormac Chester, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Although largely overshadowed by three-time NCAA DIII Individual Singles champion Eudice Chong ’18, Victoria Yu ’19 has had a successful tennis college career in her own right. After playing in the second singles and first doubles spots in dual matches for the women’s team this past spring, Yu reached the semifinals of the NCAA singles tournament, which Chong […]

Cold Months Ahead: Winter Sports Preview

November 9, 2017, by Cormac Chester, Zoë Kaplan, Sports Editor, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Swimming and Diving Swimming and Diving is plunging into the 2017-18 season with high hopes. It’s for a good reason: Although they finished seventh (women’s) and ninth place (men’s) in the ’CAC last year, individual members were extremely successful across the board. The women’s team claimed 10 varsity records, 10 NCAA B standards, and 10 top-eight finishes at the […]

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