Favorites, Sleepers, and Flops: Who to Watch Out For at the 2018 World Cup

April 30, 2018, by Jack Leger, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

One of the most popular international sports tournaments in the world, the World Cup, will be hosted by Russia across twelve venues including Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Sochi. This year’s edition, the 21st in history, features 32 teams from five different soccer federations. Despite controversy over corruption in the bidding process, top soccer nations who […]

Breaking Down the Top 10 Prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft

April 30, 2018, by Kelly Hogan, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

The NBA Draft is over six weeks away and teams do not even know where they will be selecting yet. Yet eyes are watching the players more than ever, seeing who will boost their stock and whose value plummet in the upcoming weeks. While subject to change, here is who I currently view as the top […]

Head Coach Tynan Reflects on Years of Success, Leadership With Women’s Crew

April 30, 2018, by Henry Yang, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

After his time at Yale University, Coach Pat Tynan came to Wesleyan in the 2009-10 season and has spent almost nine years at the helm of the women’s crew program. Nine years is not long-term in comparison to many other experienced coaches at Wesleyan; however, Tynan has made the most of it by leading Wesleyan […]

Enforced Doping: Gender and Sex Challenges in the IAAF

April 30, 2018, by Cormac Chester, Opinion Editor. 1 Comment

From time immemorial, professional sports has consistently been overshadowed by allegations of, and often successful investigations of, the use of banned substances designed to enhance athletic performance. The international governing bodies of professional sports have traditionally appeared to dissuade athletes from using these chemicals designed to improve their performance. Yet, a recent ruling by the […]

Coxswain the Cradle and the Silver Spoon: First-Year Helfman Steers Men’s Crew to Finish Line

April 27, 2018, by Andrew Martin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Most people have at least heard the term coxswain, but how many actually know what it means? Coxswains have one of the toughest jobs in sports. Seated in the rear of a racing shell, their goal is to guide the eight team members in front of them to victory. They have to make sure every single stroke […]

Women’s Lacrosse Honors Seniors With Home Victory Against Hamilton

April 27, 2018, by Kevin Le, Owen Sullivan, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

The 14th-ranked women’s lacrosse team (10-5, 6-4 NESCAC) displayed dominant offensive play against the Hamilton Continentals (5-10, 3-7 NESCAC) this past Saturday at Smith Field. The game coincided with Senior Day, a day devoted to departing seniors Sara Bennett, Julia Black, and Dana Mitchell. Posters dedicated to the class of 2018 decorated the fences while Wesleyan’s […]

Baseball Goes 1-3, Looks to Regroup in Postseason

April 26, 2018, by Rose Griffin, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

The Cardinals had a chance to reclaim the top spot in their division last weekend with a series against the Amherst College Mammoths but fell short in two of their three games to stay in second place. The team traveled to Amherst for the first game of the series, and though they scored first with […]

Men’s Lacrosse Scoops Up Victories En Route to ’CAC Quarterfinal

April 26, 2018, by Connor Aberle, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

With a win over Conn. College on Wednesday, men’s lacrosse ended their regular season and secured their spot in the playoffs. The Cardinals are one of the strongest teams in DIII college lacrosse, but they will face difficult tests, starting with their very first post-season match on April 28. Yet if their playoff run is […]

Take the Cap out of Capitalism: A Plea to the NBA

April 23, 2018, by Kelly Hogan, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

We supposedly live in a capitalist society where you get paid what you’re worth. However, that’s not the case in the NBA. In the NBA, the amount of time you have spent in the league dictates the amount of money that you are eligible to receive when signing a contract. For example, players with zero to six […]

The Rule Change Bound to Alter the Super League’s Landscape

April 23, 2018, by Henry Yang, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Ever wonder why the “shopaholics” of Chinese Super League (CSL) have remained quiet this winter? You may be thinking about an economic recession or taxation, but what’s happening is actually more interesting. In an attempt to develop players for the struggling national side, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced that clubs will be forced to […]

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