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In October, I created a list of NBA contenders. Now that the NBA season is in full swing, I will look back on my predictions to see where I was correct and where I was wrong.
The Hopkins water polo team faced off against a familiar foe, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the championship game of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division-III Eastern tournament. The Blue Jays ultimately secured their 20th CWPA DIII Eastern Championship.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) season will start soon with 30 teams vying for the championship. However, each year there are only a few real contenders. The rest are a mix of teams stuck in basketball purgatory, tanking for a top draft pick and young rebuilding squads. Here is my evaluation of all title contenders, dark horses and pretenders.
Roger Federer, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, announced his retirement last week. Federer, at 41 years old, will be walking away from the pro tour after the Laver Cup in London. It is a moment that every tennis fan knew was coming eventually but it was still shocking.
After a 16-2-2 season last year, where the Hopkins Women’s soccer team reached the top 16 of the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division III national tournament, the Blue Jays have started off the new season undefeated against the Roanoke College Maroons at home on Sept. 4.
The 2022–23 men’s college basketball season is soon approaching and NBA scouts will be closely watching future draft prospects. I believe Kyle Filipowski, a freshman center from Duke University, is the most exciting prospect in all of college basketball and should be the first overall pick in the NBA draft.
While Hopkins is known for its top-ranked academics, it also boasts some of the best teams in collegiate sports. As sports writers for The News-Letter, we have the privilege of covering Hopkins athletics, and we encourage you to attend their games to have fun and support your peers. Here, we will introduce some of the teams that we have covered in depth.
The Hopkins wrestling team hosted the first annual Bradlee’s Bash on April 23 in memory of Bradlee LaMontagne, who passed away in 2020. The outdoor event that reflected Bradlee’s love for spikeball, ice cream and spending time with friends outside.
The Phoenix Suns, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) only 60-win team and prohibitive favorite to make the finals, are tied 2-2 with the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Pelicans were the nine seed and had to fight their way into the playoffs via the play-in tournament.
Hopkins men’s lacrosse faced off against the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions on the stormy Saturday evening of April 16. The Blue Jays proved too much for Penn State, recording a 13-10 victory for their second win in the Big Ten.
Hopkins men’s tennis defeated the 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University Tartans 5-4 on April 3, with sophomore Thomas Yu clinching the match with a dominant win at first singles.
The cat is out of the bag.
After a blowout win against Swarthmore College in the Centennial Conference championship game, Hopkins advanced on to the NCAA Division-III Men’s Basketball Tournament, which ultimately ended in a heartbreaking loss to Stockton University in the second round.
Women’s tennis took on the Washington and Lee University Generals on Feb. 26 in their first meeting since 2018. The Jays looked to bounce back from their season-opener loss against Towson University but fell short, losing 1-8.
Hopkins men’s and women’s basketball finished up their regular seasons this past weekend against the Ursinus College Bears.
The 2022 NBA trade deadline was a busy one with a few blockbuster trades. Let’s go through and analyze every (major) deal that was made.
Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores set off a media frenzy after filing a 58-page lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against the NFL, the Dolphins, the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants. Contained in the lawsuit were several accusations which have serious implications for the NFL.
Hopkins men’s basketball took on the 15th-ranked Swarthmore College Garnet at Swarthmore on Saturday in a battle for the top spot in the Centennial Conference. The Jays were looking to avenge their loss to Swarthmore earlier in the season, when they lost 78-69.
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.