Former NFL Coach Eric Mangini ’94 talks Wesleyan, Super Bowls, and Kaepernick

October 13, 2017, by Kelly Hogan, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Eric Mangini graduated from Wesleyan in 1994 and was a coach in the NFL for nearly twenty years. In this wide-ranging interview, Mangini, now an analyst for Fox Sports, discusses his fondest Wesleyan memories, his favorite Super Bowl victory, his stance on Colin Kaepernick, and his thoughts on the current state of the NFL.   […]

The Word of Wertime: The Search for GOATs

October 13, 2017, by Tobias Wertime, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

GOAT. The Greatest of All Time. This is a concept that many sports are familiar with. Most major sports journalists all over the world have attempted to devise their own ranking systems. Inevitably, however, each sport evaluated is torn apart by opposing sides in search of their greatest historical player. In some cases, a sole […]

Hot Takes With Hogan: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks

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

No other player, in any sport, has as much influence on their team’s success as an NFL quarterback. This is why a dozen quarterbacks make north of $20 million per season, while no player from any other position does so. This is why the Bears mortgaged their future in trading up to take Mitchell Trubisky […]

Volleyball Improves to 15-1 With Huge Weekend Ahead in Maine

October 9, 2017, by Rose Griffin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

It was a stressful weekend to be a Wesleyan volleyball fan. The team faced off against Union College on Friday night and then Middlebury on Saturday afternoon, and their opponents did not make it an easy road trip. On Friday night, the team traveled to Schenectady, N.Y., to compete against the Dutchmen of Union College, […]

After a Short Season, Wes Golf Says Goodbye to the Green

October 9, 2017, by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

After a short but eventful season, Wesleyan’s golf team packed up their putters on Sunday, Oct. 1. Less than a week after a last-place finish during their first invitational in early September, the team traveled to Middlebury, Vt. for the Duke Nelson Invitational. On day one, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course looked promising as Zach […]

Cardinals Crush Colby in 41-7 Victory

October 9, 2017, by Jacques Slaughter, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan football team is on a roll, having won three straight games, with each victory more definitive and dominant than the last. This week they beat the Colby Mules 41-7, scoring six touchdowns, producing over 550 yards of total offense, and forcing Colby to punt eight times. The Red and Black were able to […]

Make Baseball Fun Again: An Analysis of MLB Viewership

October 5, 2017, by Ben Owen, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

It’s October and that means postseason baseball is in full swing. Soon we’ll learn which team will be crowned World Series champion. As the MLB season wraps up, now seems like as good an opportunity as ever to reflect on why the youth of America don’t really care about watching baseball. It’s obvious that basketball […]

Soccer Faces ’CAC Contention, Gains Victories Outside of League

October 5, 2017, by Emilio Weber, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Cardinals women’s soccer team has had an unfortunately rocky start to their season. They began their campaign with two non-conference victories, which totaled to a seven-goal differential. They then ran into some trouble with their jam-packed conference schedule, losing to Tufts and drawing with Bates. The Dirty Birds alternated victories and losses the next four […]

Cardinals Tennis Wins at MIT, Quinnipiac, Regionals

October 5, 2017, by Cormac Chester, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

After a $1.5 million renovation of the Vine Street tennis courts, the racquet-swinging Cards are back and looking to build on last year’s tremendous season. In the spring of 2017, the men’s tennis team, who ultimately ranked fifth in the nation, reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, falling to number three in the nation […]

The Word of Wertime: News On and Off the NFL Field

October 5, 2017, by Tobias Wertime, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

We are about a quarter of the way through this year’s NFL season, and in the span of these past four weeks, a myriad of boundaries have been broken in the NFL. What a season it has been. Off the field, the country turned its attention to the five minutes before the game, watching players […]

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