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Originally scheduled to play on Friday, the Hopkins women’s lacrosse team faced off against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday, April 18 instead due to expected severe weather. Despite the change, both teams still gave it their all, as the game stayed close until the very end.
I may or may not have come in last place in my high school’s NCAA tournament bracket pool last year. Either way, it is irrelevant because this year, I placed in the 99th percentile of all ESPN brackets. After some embarrassments in years past, I made sure that this year would be better, and now I’ve won just about every bracket pool I entered, including The News-Letter’s Sports section’s bracket pool. With so many teams competing, many people think it all comes down to luck, but I’m here to tell you that there’s a method to the madness.
The Hopkins women’s lacrosse team continued Big Ten Conference play this weekend against the fourth-ranked Northwestern University Wildcats. The game was exciting from the start, but in the second half, Northwestern started to pull away and secure their lead.
The University of Richmond hosted the Fred Hardy invitational this weekend, and the Hopkins men’s and women’s track and field teams had many solid performances over the two-day event. This was the first event of the outdoor track and field season this year.
The Hopkins women’s lacrosse team began Big Ten Conference play on Saturday against the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights. The Blue Jays won 16-9. The game was led by senior attack Nicole DeMase, who scored a game-high five goals. DeMase spoke about the team’s win.
Another win for the Blue Jays as the women’s lacrosse team faced off against the Hofstra University Pride in New York on Saturday. In their sixth win of the year and their fourth consecutive win, Hopkins won 15-11. Impressive offensive performances by junior midfielder Mackenzie Heldberg and junior attackman Maggie Schneidereith led the way to a great team victory.
After securing an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 2012, the women’s basketball team played in the first two rounds of the tournament this weekend. Although Hopkins scored a resounding victory in the first round, the Blue Jays fell in the second round to the University of Scranton Lady Royals, ending their tournament run.
This weekend, the Hopkins men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Centennial Conference Championship in Lancaster, Pa. The men’s team came away with its seventh consecutive title, and the women’s team won its ninth consecutive title.
The men’s basketball team competed in the 18th annual Wall-O’Mahony Game this weekend against the Ursinus College Bears. The game has been held every year to honor the lives of Glen Wall and Matt O’Mahony, who played basketball at Hopkins together in the 1980s and died tragically in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Jan. 31 started like a normal day for New York Knicks fans. But about halfway through the day, news broke that their beloved star, Kristaps Porziņģis, was unhappy with the team and wanted to be traded. After approximately one hour of panic and speculation, Porziņģis was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal that involved seven players and two draft picks.
This past weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Patriot Games. This event is hosted annually by George Mason University in the George Mason Fieldhouse. The Blue Jays had several impressive performances over the two days.
In the 2017 NBA draft, Markelle Fultz was widely believed to be the best prospect available. He was drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers and has been with the team ever since. Fultz’s transition to the NBA, however, has not been a great one.
One of the best wide receivers in the NFL only a few years ago, Dez Bryant had been a free agent for the entirety of the season until Nov. 7 when he agreed to a single-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. The three-time Pro Bowl star was released by the Dallas Cowboys last year, the team he had been playing for since 2010.
It’s one of the best times of the year to be a basketball fan. The NBA season is underway and NCAA basketball is just beginning. Some people are trying to find out which colleges are going to bust their brackets in March. Others want to know which players will become top NBA prospects. Most fans are looking to see how their alma mater is going to perform. As always, this year will hold countless buzzer beaters, blowouts and upsets.
The NBA season is officially underway, and everyone is already drawing conclusions about their favorite teams. While some fans are planning their championship tattoos, others are begging their team to start tanking for a high draft pick. Anything can happen during the course of an entire season, but so much has already been revealed in these first weeks.
On October 5, two NBA teams competed in Seattle for the first time since 2008. The Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 122-94 in KeyArena, the former home of the Seattle SuperSonics. The game was only a preseason game, so in the eyes of many, it didn’t really count for anything.
Once again, college basketball fans find themselves subjected to an endless stream of scandals. The long-awaited corruption trial began last week and a flood of information, upsetting yet expected, has flowed out. Three Adidas employees are the defendants accused of wire fraud. Since what they did, paying a student to play basketball, is not a crime, they are being charged with a related crime called wire fraud.
The latest controversy plaguing the NFL is not about the national anthem, cheating or off the field issues. Instead it’s about a rule change. “Roughing the passer” is the name given to the penalty when a player tackles a quarterback too aggressively in an inappropriate manner.
Last week, All-Star forward Jimmy Butler officially asked the Minnesota Timberwolves’ front office to trade him away. Fans have long been speculating that Butler wouldn’t be re-signing with the team next offseason, but his decision to try and get out of Minnesota came earlier than many expected.