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February 28, 2024

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Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are now a dynasty after winning their third championship in five years. Joseph Rainbolt recaps the dramatic Super Bowl LVIII finish.

Dynasty cemented: A recap of Super Bowl LVIII

The Kansas City Chiefs won their third Super Bowl in five years on Sunday, securing their standing as an NFL dynasty. A strong performance from the Chiefs' defense, several squanders by the 49ers and, of course, Patrick Mahomes' magic were enough to keep the Lombardi Trophy in Kansas City. Here’s the play-by-play.


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Mendes Queiroz looks ahead to the Champions League round of 16 as European football returns from break.

The UCL knockout stages: Round of 16

As European football comes back from winter break, the UEFA Champions League’s (UCL) Round of 16 will be kicking off in the next few weeks. In preparation for that, here are our predictions on how clubs will fare in this new stage of the competition.


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Men's basketball responded over the weekend with a dominant win over Dickinson in the Wall-O'Mahony Game.

Men's basketball responds to win streak snapped with victory in Wall-O'Mahony Game

In a tightly contested Centennial Conference matchup on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 18th-ranked Hopkins faced off against Gettysburg College. The Gettysburg Bullets orchestrated a 17-3 run over the final five minutes, breaking Hopkins’ 13-game win streak. However, after the loss, men’s basketball responded in a big way, securing a decisive victory against Dickinson College in the 22nd annual Wall-O’Mahony Game on Saturday, Feb. 3.


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Song explores the rise in scoring in the NBA and how today’s players are challenging previously impossible records.

A new era of scoring in the NBA

Scoring in the NBA has reached a new high since the Wilt Chamberlain era. Just in the last week, Luka Dončić scored 73, Joel Embiid put up 70 and Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns both posted 62 points on red-hot shooting nights. However, those efforts were not always enough: the Dallas Mavericks won by five, the Philadelphia 76ers won by 10, the Minnesota Timberwolves lost by three and the Phoenix Suns lost by two.



NFL Conference Championship roundtable

This Sunday, Jan. 28, we’re heading into the decisive weekend for the NFL Conference. The Baltimore Ravens will host the Kansas City Chiefs at the M&T Bank Stadium right here in Baltimore, Md. On the other side of the country, the San Francisco 49ers will host the Detroit Lions at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Both games are predicted to be incredibly exciting. The writers of The News-Letter’s Sports section came together to come up with some predictions on the outcome of the big games this weekend.


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Men’s basketball extends their winning streak and is currently tied for the number one seed in the Centennial Conference.

Blue Jays defeat Mary Washington to extend winning streak

The Blue Jays stayed scorching hot on Monday with a 72-56 win over the Mary Washington Eagles. The game was tight for most of the contest, but a late run allowed the Blue Jays to pull away. After an unemphatic start to the season, the Blue Jays have since come roaring back, rattling off 12 straight wins and bringing their record to 14-4.




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Freddy Branson details how the Broncos have turned their season around.

The Resurgence of the Denver Broncos

70. This is the number of points that the Denver Broncos conceded in their week 3 loss against the Miami Dolphins. Looking back, it’s difficult to believe that game was played this season, and even more difficult to believe that it got worse from there. As if conceding the second most points in NFL history wasn’t bad enough, two weeks later the Broncos lost to Nathaniel Hackett and the New York Jets, the man who led Denver in the disaster of a season that was 2022.



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Mendes Queiroz recaps the UEFA group stage matches and previews what's to come.

The UEFA Champions League group stage and what's next

Last year, 450 million people tuned into the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League final between Manchester City, one of the top picks for title contenders, and Inter Milan, who had launched an unlikely bid for the ‘Big Ears.’ As we head into winter and group-stage matches come to a close, let’s look back at the first games of this year’s Champions League and talk about what’s next.



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Kirollos Mina evaluates Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman and QB Jalen Hurts as they look to win this year's Super Bowl. 

Evaluating Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles

As we approach the midway point of the 2023 NFL season, the contenders and pretenders have become much more clear. In the American Football Conference, the Miami Dolphins are a force to be reckoned with, earning the nickname “greatest show on turf” because of their dynamic, motion-driven offense.


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Freddy Branson asks the biggest question each Western Conference team will have to answer this season.

One question for every NBA team: Western Conference

After a long and eventful offseason, the NBA season is finally upon us! All 30 teams are starting off with a blank record, and we, as fans, have (mostly) grand delusions that “this will finally be our year!”. That being said, I wanted to delve into one key question that every team will have to answer in order for them to reach the promised land.


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The Blue Jays scored a game-winning touchdown off a blocked field goal to defeat Muhlenberg College 34–28.

The miracle at Muhlenberg: Hopkins football improves to 8–0

Hopkins football is now ranked as the eighth-best team in D-III football after an impressive 34–28 victory over 22nd-ranked Muhlenberg College on Saturday, Oct. 28. Hopkins was ahead for most of the game, but a late surge by the Muhlenberg Mules left the game tied with two minutes remaining. The improbable then happened, as a blocked kick by the Mules was returned for a touchdown by the Blue Jays to win the game. 


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Men's and women’s soccer both had intense battles against Haverford College over the weekend.

Men's and women's soccer faces off against Haverford

The eighth-ranked Hopkins women's soccer team faced off against Haverford College on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays were riding an unbeaten streak of 11 games, with an overall record of 11-1-2 and an impressive 7-0-1 record in the Centennial Conference, compared with Haverford's 6-7-1 overall record and 2-5 in the Centennial.