The Week When Sports Went Away

March 20, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

On the night of March 11, I was sitting on the couch with my dad watching basketball, a ritual I had practiced thousands of times throughout the first twenty years of my life. We were watching a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets, highlighted by a 31-point outburst by 7’4’’ role player […]

NESCAC Presidents Announce Cancellation of Spring 2020 Athletic Season

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

NESCAC presidents announced this morning that they had unanimously decided to cancel conference competition this spring due to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, according to the NESCAC’s official website. As a result, Wesleyan’s 12 spring sports teams will have the entirety of their in-conference slate removed, making it all but certain […]

Women’s Lacrosse Welcomes Newcomers, Seeks Successful Season

March 3, 2020, by Annie Roach, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

After a record-breaking 2019 season, the women’s lacrosse team is back on the field and braving the cold to get ready for another exciting season. Last year, the team made it to the Final Four at the NCAA tournament, an incredible feat that sets a powerful tone for the 2020 season. Like last year, the roster remains […]

A Recap of the NHL Trade Deadline

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

Last Monday was probably one of the most important sports days on the calendar that almost no one talks about: the NHL trade deadline. Unlike here in the United States, trade deadline day is treated as a national holiday in Canada, with both major Canadian sports networks (TSN and Sportsnet) having 8–10 hour shows that spend the […]

Wes Baseball Looks to Fill Gaps Left by Last Year’s Strong Senior Class

March 3, 2020, by Rocky D'Antonio, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

While the temperature outside might still be frigid, spring is just around the corner; and with the transition of the seasons, of course, comes the transition from one sports season to a new one. Goodbye hockey and basketball, and hello to America’s Pastime: baseball. However, this baseball season doesn’t involve sign stealing scandals or greedy trades […]

Stories From Alumni Athletes of Color

March 3, 2020, by John Vernaglia, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

In an effort to honor some of our fantastic athletic alumni of color, The Argus, in partnership with the Student-Athlete of Color Leadership Council, reached out to Wesleyan alumni to hear stories about their experiences at Wes and beyond. Although she’d been running since she was 13 years old, Cecilia Pohorille McCall ’91 found the running […]

Men’s Swim and Dive Struggles in NESCACs, but First Years Leave Room for Optimism

February 27, 2020, by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Men’s swimming and diving plunged into last place during the NESCAC Championship last weekend, signaling the end of a hard-fought season. Even though the Cardinals ended their competition with only one team win overall, the Red and Black boasted many bright individual relay and team performances across the board. This year’s first-year roster made big strides […]

Women’s Hockey Concludes Their Season With a Disappointing Finish

February 27, 2020, by Nate Schultz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Last weekend, the women’s ice hockey season came to an end. It was a rough year for the team, particularly in the final stretch, in which they won only one of fifteen games. All in all, the team went 7–16–1 for the season, with a conference record of 1–14–1. In their Feb. 14 matchup with Hamilton, […]

Men’s Ice Hockey Gains Momentum After Win Against Trinity, Heads Into Playoffs

February 27, 2020, by David Gottlieb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The men’s hockey team capped off their regular season with one win and one loss against no. 7 Trinity. On Friday night, the Cards upset the Bantams on the road by a score of 4–1. It was their second upset over a top-10 opponent in just three weeks, having beaten no. 9 Williams at home two […]

The Impossibilities of Vacating Championships: A Semi-Defense of Major League Baseball

February 24, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Given that my current extracurriculars begin and end with sports writing and mock trial, it makes sense that I’d finally take the opportunity to link them together. Last year, our neighbors to the west at Yale University put on a masterclass in the mock trial national championships, stringing together a compelling and entertaining performance that earned […]

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