Mbappé and Haaland Run Fast and Score Goals: A Champions League Roundup

February 25, 2021, by Will Slater, Thad Bashaw, Assistant Sports Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in world soccer. The best clubs across Europe compete in a knockout tournament stretched over eight months. Now, 16 teams are left. The aggregate score over two games, one in each club’s stadium, are deciding eight matchups.  With COVID-19 travel restrictions, however, not every club can play […]

Kimberley A. Martin ’03 Discusses How the Buccaneers Coaching Staff Leads the NFL in Diversity Efforts

February 25, 2021, by Olivia Luppino, Social Media Editor. Leave a Comment

Amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, Super Bowl LV looked different from previous years. The safety of having a football season, let alone a Super Bowl, was a point of contention for both the public and the players. Nevertheless, the NFL went ahead with the 2020 season, and Super Bowl LV was hosted in Tampa, Florida […]

Australian Open 2021: Djokovic Recovers Reputation, Osaka Continues to Dominate

February 25, 2021, by Lewis Woloch, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The first Grand Slam of the calendar year, 2021’s Australian Open, gave way to two champions a generation apart. For men’s tennis, Novak Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam, and at 33 years old, he still has a few more years to catch up to Federer and Nadal’s 20 titles. On the women’s side, Naomi […]

MLB Preview Series: The Phillies’ “Rebuild” Gets a New Five-Year Plan

February 18, 2021, by Andrew Simard, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

“Where do you see yourself in five years” is simultaneously a daunting and silly question. A framing device used everywhere from high school guidance counseling to Soviet collectivized agriculture, it is a time span far enough away to unlock our distant desires, but close enough to force an acknowledgment of the steps needed to meet […]

NBA Early Season Predictions: Are the Teams Frauds or Legit?

February 18, 2021, by John Vernaglia, Lewis Woloch, Sports Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

With the NBA season now a quarter complete, it is time for The Argus’ official, way-too-early team rankings! From our early vantage point, we’ll tell you which teams are legit, which ones are frauds, and what viewers can expect for the rest of the season. Eastern Conference – John Vernaglia, Sports Editor Once again, the Eastern […]

With Altered Divisional Format, the NHL Returns to Play

February 18, 2021, by David Gottlieb, Senior Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The NHL finally returned to action on Jan. 13, as its abbreviated 56-game regular season got under way. Because of COVID and accompanying restrictions, the NHL structured its divisional format by region this season in order to limit travel and place all Canadian teams in the same division. The four divisions this year are the […]

Contextualizing Comparisons to Wesleyan Athletics : A Closer Look

February 18, 2021, by Will Slater, Assistant Sports Editor . Leave a Comment

When momentarily removed from the controversy and claims of insensitivity, and criticism of the writing process, the SAAC’s Jan. 23rd letter is a simple document making a clear argument.  The letter proposes that spring sports competitions should be allowed because Wesleyan created a successful bubble in the fall, and other schools around the country have demonstrated an ability to […]

Student Athletic Advisory Council Letter Sparks Campus Controversy

February 12, 2021, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Drew Kushnir, John Vernaglia, Managing Editor, Sports Editors. Leave a Comment

The University’s Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC), a group that represents student-athletes in conversations with University administration, released a letter on Jan. 23 requesting that intercollegiate play be resumed for the spring athletic season. Addressed to President Michael Roth ’78 and other NESCAC officials but shared on the SAAC Instagram account, the letter immediately sparked significant […]

Supporting Super Bowl LV: Jess Van Valkenburg ’23 on her Time Working in Tampa Bay

February 11, 2021, by Caroline Bonnevie, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Twenty-five-thousand masked sports fans mingled alongside 30,000 cardboard cutouts of supporters at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 7. In the crowd was Jess Van Valkenburg ’23, but she wasn’t attending as a fan. Rather, she was there as Operations Support for CBS, responsible for helping with the behind-the-scenes work of the telecast that often […]

NESCAC Competition Still on Pause, Varsity Spring Sports Unlikely

February 11, 2021, by Will Slater, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

President Michael S. Roth ’78 sent an email to the Wesleyan community on Jan. 27 announcing the continued hiatus of varsity sports competition due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Three hours later, the NESCAC website published a letter signed by the presidents of each member school, confirming that Wesleyan’s decision was conference-wide.  This is a continuation […]

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