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The current season of the National Football League (NFL) has been a doozy. From feelings of triumph to heartbreak, the past couple of weeks have been a rollercoaster for even the most casual of football fans. After an offseason of many huge changes, it’s expected that predictions for this current season would be off as players are transitioning and getting used to new environments and teams, but I don’t think anyone thought it would be this wild.
Lacrosse is the most celebrated sport at Hopkins, representing the University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-I college lacrosse. The men’s team has won 44 national championships, including nine NCAA Division-I titles, 29 U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association titles and six Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association titles, making them the first all-time in titles by any college lacrosse team and second to Syracuse in NCAA-era national titles.
After playing against the Juniata College Eagles on Sept. 17, the ninth-ranked Hopkins football team are now 3-0 and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference.
With the start of classes, students are becoming busier and busier, but it’s essential to have a healthy balance of academics and relaxation. What better way to de-stress and hang out with friends than at our own Hopkins sports events? There are plenty of games to choose from and here are some of the ones you can attend on campus!
With the fall semester just around the corner, Hopkins students are slowly making their way back to campus. Since most venues have opened up, attending sporting events is a great way to enjoy yourself outside the realm of academics. Ranging from top-notch sports leagues like the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) to collegiate, minor and local sports leagues, the opportunities are endless. Here are some exciting, in-person sports events that you can witness in Baltimore this fall semester.
Baltimore has a lot to offer and for Hopkins students, there is no shortage of things to do. Inner Harbor especially is always buzzing with new events and venues but one remains constant. Home to the Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a hotspot for many, and as summer begins to roll in, spending an afternoon watching a baseball game is a great way to relax and spend time with friends.
Football has calmed down quite a bit, but it doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. We are smack dab in the middle of the offseason, and with the National Football League (NFL) draft coming up at the end of April, teams are scrambling to make trades and sign free agents. Here are my rankings for the biggest moves made so far.
After another busy week of back-to-back games, the Hopkins Blue Jays now hold a record of 5-3, losing two of the three games played over the weekend and winning one later on in the week. Over the weekend, two of those games were against the University of Southern Maine Huskies, where each team took a win. The Jays then fell 0-3 to the eighth-ranked Salisbury University Sea Gulls.
With the Super Bowl impending this weekend, it’s time to sit back and relax and have fun — that is, for the casual fan. Certainly not for any general managers scrambling to prepare for the start of free agency. So as we await what will hopefully be a thrilling showing between the Bengals and Rams, it’s time for a free agency preview. We’re looking at six players poised to cash in.
The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in America. The 2021 NFL Super Bowl attracted 96.4 million viewers, making it the least watched Super Bowl since 2007 when the Indianapolis Colts played the Chicago Bears. The previous year, when the San Francisco 49ers played the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020, 102.1 million viewers tuned in to watch the game. And with the next Super Bowl less than two weeks away, fans of the gridiron are, once again, preparing for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
With the NFL conference championships approaching this weekend, football fans from around the world are gearing up to tune in to some of the most highly anticipated games. Only three games remain to determine who goes home with the Lombardi.
The Hopkins women’s cross country team won their seventh national championship last month, beating out the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas by just two points. Only one other program in NCAA Division III history, SUNY-Cortland, can say that they’ve accomplished as much as the Blue Jays.
Hopkins men’s swimming has had a fantastic season thus far, winning their last home meet 201.5-59.5. A standout member of the team is senior Max Chen. In his most recent meet, the Thomas Murphy Invitational, he was named the Male Swimmer of the Meet after placing first in both the 100 and 200 Breast. The News-Letter spoke with Chen about his thoughts on the achievement, the progress of the team and their hopes for the future.
This past weekend, the Hopkins fencing team opened its season as they attended the 41st Annual Temple Open in Philadelphia.
Hopkins swimming has been busy. On Friday, the team attended a dual meet against the Towson University Tigers and the U.S. Naval Academy Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis. The next day, it hosted its first home meet in over 600 days, competing against the College of William & Mary Tribe. In the dual meet, the men defeated Towson, 144-143, but fell to Navy, 200-93. This is the first time the team has beaten Towson since 2016. The women lost to Towson 211-83, and Navy 196-87.
Writers of The News-Letter’s Sports section came together to predict the outcomes of the NFL’s Week 6 schedule. Each writer cast their vote; the commentary below is based on the results.
Over the past several weeks, big news has come out of the National Football League (NFL) regarding a couple of their head coaches. And it is serious — nothing like the other coaching blunders of this season, like Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins, who is currently trying to rebuild the team and deal with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s rib injury. Joe Judge of the New York Giants had a good team that produced no results — and now that quarterback Daniel Jones is concussed, he has to think of an alternative way to win.
Hopkins women’s soccer has been absolutely crushing this season so far, winning six of their seven games and tying one. On Sept. 22, the team played against the Swarthmore College Garnets at Homewood Field, winning 3-0. The Blue Jays are now all-time 29-3-3 versus Swarthmore. One of the stars of the game is this week’s Athlete of the Week, Callie Jones, a junior forward from San Francisco, Calif.
With the fall semester about to kick off, Hopkins students are slowly making their way back to campus. As the University begins to open up, the sports industry is beginning to open up as well. Many stadiums and leagues are permitting fans to return to games, which brings a whole other dimension to watching a sport.
First setting foot in the Gatehouse darkroom in 1985, Kevin Thomas Tully joined The News-Letter as a Staff Photographer before becoming a Staff Writer. After graduating from Hopkins in 1987, Tully began a short stint at a community newspaper before becoming a sports editor with Gannett. He then led the PR efforts for the flagship franchise of the XFL in New York. Today, Tully is the Chief Operating Officer for a global marketing agency that represents some of the most recognized brands in technology.