Disaster in Charlotte and an Arms Race in LA: NBA Free Agency Recap

December 3, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor . Leave a Comment

With the NBA quickly rushing through the offseason in order to begin playing once again on December 22, NBA fans were fortunate enough to be treated to a whirlwind offseason, despite a noticeable lack of superstar-level talent on the open market. Last year, players as talented as Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant all […]

Underdogs and Hope at the European Championship Qualifiers

November 19, 2020, by Will Slater, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

At the end of his fabulous book, “Thirty-One Nil,” soccer journalist James Montague interviews Giampaulo Mazza, the former coach of the San Marino national soccer team. San Marino has never won an official competitive game. Most of the time it gets beaten by seven or eight goals. It’s not fair, really; only a little over 30,000 people […]

NBA Draft Recap: Analysis Of The First Ten Picks

November 19, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

One of the first sporting events since the beginning of the pandemic was the NFL draft in mid-April. For sports fans, it was a glorious return to some type of normality. Now, seven months later, fans get to enjoy an event that usually takes place well before the school year: the NBA draft. As a […]

A Masters Unlike Any Other; Recapping the First November at Augusta

November 19, 2020, by David Gottlieb, Senior Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The 2020 Masters finally took place in Augusta, Georgia last week, after a seven month delay due to the pandemic. Known as the ““tradition unlike any other,” this year’s edition of the tournament was unique in many ways. In normal times, it would have been played in front of large crowds during in the spring. This year, however, […]

Fraud or Legit? Ranking NFL Playoff Hopefuls

November 12, 2020, by John Vernaglia, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

As I sat watching my NFL RedZone on Sunday, I was struck by how much I have been enjoying football this year. Maybe it’s because the NBA and NHL are delayed until Christmas, but I now plan my weekends around Sunday football like never before. Obviously, the COVID-19 outbreak has marred the beginning of the […]

A Deep Dive into the Watery World of Wesleyan Water Polo

November 12, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

To the untrained eye, the University has been on an unprecedented run of athletic success since the latter half of the last decade, with men’s lacrosse and women’s tennis winning Division III national championships in the spring of 2018 and 2019, respectively. Even in a COVID-shortened athletics season last year, the Cardinals still managed to […]

Freeman Athletic Center Closes for the Remainder of the Fall Semester

November 12, 2020, by Annie Roach, Assistant Sports Editor . Leave a Comment

Freeman Athletic Center will remain closed until Nov. 25—when the majority of students will leave campus for Thanksgiving Break—Dean of Students and Chair of the University’s Pandemic Planning Committee (PPC) Rick Culliton announced in an all-campus email on Nov. 11. Athletic teams will continue to practice outdoors following the University’s safety protocols. The University’s COVID-19 alert level remains at […]

The Era of the Nonpolitical Athlete Is Over

November 5, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. 1 Comment

Thirty years ago from today, on Nov. 6, 1990, the North Carolina Senate election drew to a close. On one side was Mayor of Charlotte Harvey Gantt, a Democrat who was poised to become the first Black senator since reconstruction. His opponent was GOP incumbent Jesse Helms, a former segregationist and opponent of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and […]

Baseball Season Ends The Way It Began: Positive COVID-19 Tests

November 5, 2020, by David Gottlieb, Senior Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

After a shortened 60-game regular season followed by four playoff rounds, the Major League Baseball season came to an end the same way it began, with a positive COVID-19 test. Yes, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays in six games, their first since 1988. However, all anyone could […]

The Cost of Being a Premier League Fan

November 5, 2020, by Will Slater, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Last season, Manchester City played fifty-nine competitive games. Thirty-eight were in the Premier League. Six were in the Carabao Cup. Five were in FA Cup. Nine were in the Champions League. One was the Community Shield at the beginning of the season. Among big clubs that expect to make it far in the tournaments that […]

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