Felipe DaCosta

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Men’s Basketball Debuts at NCAAs against Skidmore

by Felipe DaCosta, Sports Editor. Comments Off on Men’s Basketball Debuts at NCAAs against Skidmore

Men’s Basketball looks to capitalize on its first ever NCAA bid this Friday at Johns Hopkins University.

Women’s Basketball Sets High Expectations for 2014-15

by Felipe DaCosta, Sports Editor. Comments Off on Women’s Basketball Sets High Expectations for 2014-15

After an early exit from the conference tournament in 2013-14, the Cardinals look to leave their mark on the ’CAC this year.

Women’s Soccer Unable to Maintain Momentum

by Felipe DaCosta, Sports Editor. Comments Off on Women’s Soccer Unable to Maintain Momentum

After notching their first victory, the Birds dropped a home matchup to Hamilton.

Football Fans: Support Your Team, But Ditch the NFL

by Brett Keating, Felipe DaCosta, Sports Editors. 7 Comments

Argus Sports Editors discuss the NFL, domestic violence, and refusing consumption of the league.

Overtime Toils Spoil Women’s Soccer Home Opener

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Overtime Toils Spoil Women’s Soccer Home Opener

The women’s soccer team scored early but fell to Bowdoin in a double overtime heartbreaker

Athletic Director Mike Whalen Previews Coming Sports Season

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Athletic Director Mike Whalen Previews Coming Sports Season

Felipe DaCosta and Coach Whalen discuss what’s to come in 2014-15 for Cardinal athletics.

Three-Season Athlete LaDarius Drew ’15 on Track Accolades

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Three-Season Athlete LaDarius Drew ’15 on Track Accolades

Women’s Lax Cruising Under Belichick

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Women’s Lax Cruising Under Belichick

Women’s Squash Finishes Strong at Howe Cup

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Women’s Squash Finishes Strong at Howe Cup

Men’s Squash Finishes 19th Nationally

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Men’s Squash Finishes 19th Nationally

Squash Splits Time Between DIII Tourney, St. Lawrence

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Squash Splits Time Between DIII Tourney, St. Lawrence

Squash Battles Through NESCAC Tournament Weekend

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Squash Battles Through NESCAC Tournament Weekend

Squishing it with the Squash Team

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. 1 Comment

Winter Primes Squash for NESCAC Championship

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Winter Primes Squash for NESCAC Championship

Squash Continues Dominant Start

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Squash Continues Dominant Start

Women’s Basketball Team Makes Strides in Season

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Women’s Basketball Team Makes Strides in Season

Women’s Basketball Wins Third Straight

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Women’s Basketball Wins Third Straight

Women’s Basketball Notches Two Weekend Comebacks

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Women’s Basketball Notches Two Weekend Comebacks

Squash Squishes Camels in Opener

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Squash Squishes Camels in Opener

Squash Prepped for Season Under Kerr

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Squash Prepped for Season Under Kerr

Football Stopped Short of Perfection at Trinity

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. 2 Comments

Football Poised for Historic Clash at Trinity

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Football Poised for Historic Clash at Trinity

The football squads of recent memory have generally taken their season-closing game against Trinity quite seriously. For Wesleyan, the game represents a final, glorious send-off for the senior class, as well as an opportunity to add another chapter to an already rich intrastate rivalry between two schools situated along the Connecticut River. But for this undefeated bunch of Cardinals, the final matchup of the season has taken an entirely new meaning.

Football Finally Little Three Champions

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. 1 Comment

The Whalen Era of Wesleyan football is finally in full effect: the Cardinals are the Little Three Champions for the first time since 1970, Head Coach Mike Whalen’s freshman year at Wes. Such a historic milestone could not have been more perfectly timed, as generations of Cardinal faithful bore witness to the Homecoming battle against Williams that ended with the Birds on top, 16-14.

Little Three, NESCAC Glory Within Reach for Football

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Little Three, NESCAC Glory Within Reach for Football

Football Becomes Last Undefeated NESCAC Team

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Football Becomes Last Undefeated NESCAC Team

Making the nearly four-hour trek from Middletown up to Brunswick, Maine is hardly ever enjoyable. The last time the Cardinals visited Bowdoin in 2011, they ended up on the wrong side of a 12-6 defensive battle, making for an even crueler drive back. After coming off such an emotional high from beating Amherst for the first time in nine years last week, it seemed like the weekend trip to Maine might lead to a letdown. But these Birds proved just how mentally tough they are with a 34-14 victory on Saturday, Oct. 26. They returned home 6-0, their best start since 1993.

Long-Awaited Victory: Football Beats Amherst

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Long-Awaited Victory: Football Beats Amherst

October of 1993 was the last time the Cardinals left Amherst, Mass. as victors in football. Nine years later, in 2002, Cardinal football notched its most recent football victory over the Lord Jeffs on Andrus Field. With history against them this Saturday, Oct. 19 at Pratt Field in Amherst, it seemed as if the first Little Three matchup of 2013 might spell the end of the Redbirds’ wonder season. But one thing the Cardinals made clear with their 20-14 win is that they do not subject themselves to history; they dictate it.

Football Remains Unbeaten Halfway Through Season

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Football Remains Unbeaten Halfway Through Season

I’m sorry, Ms. Jackson: the football team is for real. With a 141-point differential accumulated in the team’s favor through the first half of the season, it’s fair to say that the Redbirds comfortably rank amongst the NESCAC elite. Week Four saw the Bates Bobcats enter Andrus Field only to be flattened on both ends of the ball as Wesleyan dominated the contest 35-7.

Football Demolishes Colby 41-0, Remains Undefeated

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. 3 Comments

Through two weeks of play, Colby sported the most effective rush defense in the NESCAC, only allowing an average of 37.5 rush yards per game. But after surrendering 266 yards on the ground to Wesleyan football on Saturday, Oct. 5, the Mules must be suffering a grave identity crisis.

Jesse Warren ’15 Reflects on Football Opener

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Jesse Warren ’15 Reflects on Football Opener

Football Proves All Business in Rout Over Hamilton

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Football Proves All Business in Rout Over Hamilton

After notching an emphatic home victory under the lights, the football team took to the road this past weekend to deliver a 35-6 beating to Hamilton. Now 2-0, the Cardinals have outscored their opponents by a combined mark of 87-15, and their conference-leading tally of 12 touchdowns nearly doubles the next highest total, held by Middlebury with seven.

Football Unleashes Offense Under the Lights

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Football Unleashes Offense Under the Lights

In the first-ever night football game in NESCAC history, the Cardinals routed the visiting Tufts Jumbos, 52-9. The night proved to be historic on several levels, as the Cardinals offensive onslaught eclipsed a number of school records en route to making an emphatic statement in their season opener.

Andrus Field Hosts First-Ever NESCAC Night Football Game

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Andrus Field Hosts First-Ever NESCAC Night Football Game

Live from Andrus Field, it’s Saturday night. From the moment of kickoff at 6:00 p.m., Sept. 21 will be long remembered as a historic moment in the history of Wesleyan athletics as football takes on Tufts in the first-ever night football game in NESCAC history. By Sunday morning, festivities will be over, the tailgate will be cleared out, and Usdan brunch will be served. Most importantly, though, this game will be a part of Cardinal lore.

Volleyball Takes Two at Trinity

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on Volleyball Takes Two at Trinity

2013: The Year of Cardinal Football?

by Felipe DaCosta, Assistant Sports Editor. Comments Off on 2013: The Year of Cardinal Football?

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