NBA Playoff Preview: Part Two

April 22, 2024, by Ethan Lee, Sam Weitzman-Kurker, Teddy Benchley, Sports Editors, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! We’re back with the 1–8 and 2–7 playoff matchups for the Eastern and Western Conferences, breaking down the players and dynamics to look for. Enjoy and keep watching basketball this week! #2 New York Knicks vs. #7 Philadelphia 76ers  This will be a wildly entertaining series with storied […]

NBA Playoff Preview: Part One

April 18, 2024, by Sam Weitzman-Kurker, Teddy Benchley, Sports Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The NBA playoffs are here! After a long regular season full of iconic moments, star ascensions, and (of course) drama, the beauty of spring hoops has finally arrived. This round of playoffs is shaping up to be one of the better ones in recent history, with strong upper seeds set to be challenged by talented lower ones. […]

Play(er) of the Week: Luke LaSaracina ’25 Talks 100 Hits, Little League Memories, and Being a Two-Sport Cardinal

April 18, 2024, by Ethan Lee, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

In Play(er) of the Week, our goal is to highlight outstanding athletes or moments from games that deserve extra attention.  Luke LaSaracina ’25, a double major in economics and psychology, is a right fielder for the Wesleyan baseball team who has proven himself integral to the Cardinals’ offense and defense, year in and year out. Over […]

Women’s Tennis Wins Fifth Straight Little Three Championship, Remains Undefeated

April 18, 2024, by Max Forstein, Sam Weitzman-Kurker, Sports Editor, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

The last four years of women’s tennis in the NESCAC have been dominated by the Red and Black. They have won four straight NESCAC Championships and Little Three titles. The standard has been set, so what’s the goal for 2024? Do it again.  The Cards saw positive signs in the fall, as even without captain […]

The Riveting History of Augusta National’s Caddie Corps

April 15, 2024, by Sam Weitzman-Kurker, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

I set out to write an article about the history of Augusta National’s racist past by chronicling the journey of the lives and contributions of the key figures. I wrote about Bobby Jones, the founder of Augusta National; Lee Elder, the first Black man to play in the tournament; Tiger Woods; and Carl Jackson, a […]

The Annual Magic of March Madness

April 15, 2024, by Isaac Janiak Stein, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Every year, without fail, I enter into a monthlong love affair. My days are filled with joy and excitement and the times in between the action are spent longing for those precious moments to come. I speak, of course, of March Madness: the greatest tournament in the world.  For one special month every year, basketball teams […]

Baseball Secures Little Three With Best Start Since 1999

April 11, 2024, by Ethan Lee, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Fourteen total solar eclipses and fifty-one Connecticut earthquakes ago. That is when the Cardinals last started a baseball season as well as they have this year. After a disappointing first-round exit from last year’s NESCAC Championships, the Cards returned this year more experienced and driven than ever, knowing that they had to leave no doubt about who was the team to beat.  […]

Play(er) of the Week: Laura Baine ’24 Talks Revenge Wins, Pouring In the Points, and Team Bonding

April 11, 2024, by Erin Byerly, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

In Play(er) of the Week, our goal is to highlight outstanding athletes or moments from games that deserve extra attention.  Laura Baine ’24 is a member of the Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team who has established herself as one of the most indispensable elements of the Cardinals’ offense this season. This past week, she had two […]

After a Historic March Madness Tournament, What’s Next for Women’s Basketball?

April 11, 2024, by Audrey Nelson, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Not long after Iowa University phenom Caitlin Clark waved off Raven Johnson’s offensive abilities in a viral video last year, Johnson—a guard for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks—officially named the 2023–2024 women’s NCAA basketball season her “revenge tour.” On Sunday afternoon, that tour finally ended. Johnson herself declared its completion, shouting into a microphone […]

Women’s Lacrosse Wins Fourth Straight Little Three Title

April 4, 2024, by Erin Byerly, Georgia Adams, Sports Editor, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

The Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team is back and out for revenge. After an impressive regular season last year in which the Cardinals went 8–2 in the conference and 13–2 overall, the postseason did not see the team reach their full potential, as they lost both their NESCAC Semifinal and NCAA Tournament Third Round matchups to […]

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