Men’s Basketball’s Exciting NCAA Weekend Ends in Disappointment

March 5, 2018, by Emilio Weber, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Following a stellar season, the Wesleyan men’s basketball team gained an at-large berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament. In the first two rounds of the tournament, played on March 2 and 3 at Silloway Gymnasium, the Cardinals had two games on opposite ends of the spectrum: they beat Southern Vermont College 101-71 on Friday in […]

Men’s Hockey Advances, Women’s Cut Short

March 2, 2018, by Ben Owen, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Men’s—The Wesleyan men’s ice hockey team is moving on. With a big quarterfinal victory over Hamilton, the Cardinals advance to the semifinals this weekend for a matchup against Colby. After a big opening round win in the NESCAC Tournament, the Birds are set on taking home the trophy. “We’re focused on a championship,” said forward […]

Specialization at the Youth Level is Killing Sports

March 2, 2018, by Andrew Martin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

How many times as a kid were you asked, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Some of us say president, while others dream of being athletes. Our young minds are easily influenced by our heroes, yet as our heroes change and we grow older, our ideas about what we want to […]

Doping Redux: Le Tour d’Argent

March 1, 2018, by Cormac Chester, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

If religion were the opium of the people in the 19th century, then sports are the opium of the people in the 21st century. Hidden in this comical assertion is the true, insidious nature of the international sports industry, which exploits aspiring athletes for the sole goal of making profits. It’s been nearly a year and […]

Men’s B-Ball Falls in NESCAC ’Chip, Eyes Rebound in NCAA Tournament

March 1, 2018, by Emilio Weber, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan men’s basketball team, ranked 15th in the country, had an exciting end to their NESCAC season this past weekend. In the NESCAC semifinal, the Cardinals sunk a buzzer-beater to secure a 65-63 win against Amherst. The next day they fell to Williams, who is ranked 5th nationally, in the NESCAC championship game with a […]

Hot Takes with Hogan: Ten Thoughts on the Current World of Sports, Domestic and Foreign

February 27, 2018, by Kelly Hogan, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

The sports world is ablaze. The Olympics are now in the rearview mirror, the NBA season is beginning to hit the homestretch, and professional baseball is just around the corner. Here are ten thoughts that I have from around the athletic sphere. 1. I think LaVar Ball is going to mess around and get Lonzo […]

My Sunday League Childhood: Yang ’21’s Affinity for Club Soccer

February 27, 2018, by Henry Yang, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Not many soccer fans in my hometown know about Queen’s Park, one of the oldest clubs in Scotland and the only amateur side in the country’s professional leagues. However, they do make perfect examples of following the Scottish club’s old mantra, “ludere causa lundendi” (for the love of the game), during Sunday League soccer, despite […]

Track and Field Takes Successful Strides, Looks to Outdoor Season

February 26, 2018, by Zoë Kaplan, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

As the Wesleyan athletics scene transitions from winter to spring sports, track and field continues running seamlessly from the indoor to the outdoor season. With NCAA Division III Indoor Championship in Birmingham, Ala. looming ahead, the team has been making strides with personal records, school records, and top-ten finishes. On Friday, Feb. 17, the men’s […]

Women’s Basketball Falls in NESCAC Semfinals, Ending Best Run Since ’07-’08

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

The women’s basketball season has come to an end. After an exciting regular season and an even more exciting playoff run, the Cardinals now head into the offseason with plenty to be proud of and plenty to look forward to next season. The Amherst Mammoths brought their best to Saturday’s semifinal game and ended the […]

Coming Off Final Four Season, Cardinals Sit Atop Preseason Polls

February 23, 2018, by Connor Aberle, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Winning the NCAA championship may be the lofty goal of every college sports team, but for the Cardinals’ men’s lacrosse team, that may not be far out of reach. “Our senior class has been through thick and thin together,” midfielder Taylor Ghesquiere ’18 said. “Nothing would be sweeter than closing out our career with a […]

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