Hot Takes With Hogan: Three Weeks Into the Season, the NBA Heats Up

November 9, 2017, by Kelly Hogan, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

We’re three weeks into the NBA season. Each team has played at least 10 games. Sample sizes are still small, but there are quite a few trends that have caught my attention. Here are four developments that could dramatically alter the landscape of the NBA season. 1. Andre Drummond is shooting 64 percent from the free […]

The Word of Wertime: Catalan Independence and the Beautiful Game

November 9, 2017, by Tobias Wertime, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In recent days, the political crisis in Catalonia has appeared to reach an apex, with the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, recently turning himself into Belgian authorities after the Spanish government removed the local government in favor of home rule. This follows a referendum, in which Catalans voted for independence from Spain, and […]

Five Players to Keep an Eye on as NCAA Basketball Season Set to Start

November 7, 2017, by Kelly Hogan, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

College basketball is tough to keep track of these days. In fact, many might say this is the sport’s biggest downfall. In this “one-and-done” age, observers are forced to get acquainted with the premier prep talent nationwide each season just to keep up. Freshmen burst onto the scene, only to exit the sport come April […]

In 35-0 Homecoming Shutout, Wesleyan Football Dismisses Williams as Final Game Looms

November 7, 2017, by Jacques Slaughter, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s football team obliterated Williams on Homecoming weekend with its first shutout of the season. The Cardinals’ offense scored an effortless 35 points against a porous Williams defense by improving in several key areas: ball security, consistent offensive scoring, and well-balanced offensive attacks. However, penalties are still a huge issue for the team; this week was their fifth […]

Sizzling Sentiments With Sam: MLB Award Predictions

November 6, 2017, by Sam Prescott, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

For too long, the Argus sports section’s free-form columns have been dominated by the disgraceful Kelly Hogan ’19 and his infamous “Hot Takes with Hogan” (HTWH) series. For those who are unfamiliar, Hogan frequently uses his platform as a “student journalist” to spew nonsensical drivel about current events in the NBA, NFL, and MLB. Under […]

Volleyball Claims NESCAC Championship, Looks Ahead to NCAA Tournament

November 6, 2017, by Rose Griffin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

For the first time ever, Wesleyan can welcome home a NESCAC championship-winning volleyball team. The Cardinals downed Williams, Bowdoin, and Tufts in order to claim the title that has eluded them since the NESCAC was formed in 1971. Given how the team has been playing this season, it seemed inevitable that they would capture the title. The […]

In the Midst of a Historic Season, Mike Breuler ’18 Talks Team and Trust

November 2, 2017, by Kelly Hogan, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Senior football player Mike Breuler has had a historic season on the gridiron for the Cardinals this fall. Through seven games, the 6’2”, 185-pound wide receiver has put up video game-like numbers, erupting for 68 receptions, 967 receiving yards, and ten touchdowns. Breuler is unquestionably the most dominant offensive player in the NESCAC this season; he […]

Cross Country Takes Lower Rankings at ‘CAC Championship, Looks Ahead to Regionals

November 2, 2017, by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

What do açaí berries, activated almonds, free-range eggs, and goji berries have in common? They’re superfoods, specifically ones that cross country team member Kevin McMorrow ’20 likes to eat when training for a tough season. McMorrow, along with the rest of the Wesleyan cross country team, took a trek to the NESCAC Championships this past […]

Confident Volleyball Squad Prepares for NESCAC Tournament

November 2, 2017, by Rose Griffin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The air is finally getting cooler, Halloweekend has come and gone, and the NESCAC Volleyball Championship is here! This weekend, the women’s volleyball team will travel to Medford, Mass. to play their chance to be NESCAC champions. Despite falling to Tufts three sets to one last weekend, the team is more than ready for a run deep […]

Villains In Sports: Making Victory That Much Sweeter

November 2, 2017, by Ben Owen, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Every sports fan knows the feeling: You’ve just watched your favorite team get beaten by its biggest rival. For some people, it’s anger. For others, it’s sadness. Either way, it sucks. It’s not the fact that you lost; it’s that you lost to them. The bad guys beat the good guys. The villains beat the heroes. I […]

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