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October 5, 2022

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Xiao lists teams as contenders or pretenders for the upcoming NBA season. 

Ranking NBA contenders

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.



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20-year-old center Tim Stützle signed an eye-popping eight-year contract worth $66.8 million with the Ottawa Senators.

Back-of-the-napkin analysis of Tim Stützle’s fascinating big new contract

The Ottawa Senators have signed 20-year-old center Tim Stützle to an eye-popping eight-year contract worth $66.8 million that will pay him $8.35 million per year and keep him with the Senators for the foreseeable future. Stützle, the number three overall pick in 2020, is coming off a 22-goal, 58-point season in which he scored at an impressive pace of over a point per game in his final 30 games of the year.


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Hopkins football trumps past conference-rival Juniata in their first home game of the season.

Hopkins football steamrolls past Juniata 70-0

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.  On the morning of the game under the Homewood bleachers, the Blue Jays’ football team was preparing for the match. 


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Jonathan Misdary reviews some of the key moments from week two of the NFL season.

The biggest NFL week two takeaways

As week two of the National Football League (NFL) comes to a close, I decided to key in on three especially ridiculous results using one-sentence takeaways, more clever than the halfback dive on fourth and one.


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Hopkins alumni are inducted into the Hopkins Athletics Hall of Fame two years after being selected for the honor.

2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Nine Hopkins alumni athletes were inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 17, following pandemic-related delays after being selected in 2020. The inductees range from swimming, wrestling, lacrosse, track and field, soccer and baseball with alumni spanning from the class of 1983 to the class of 2008. 



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Lamar Jackson deserves to get paid after his contributions to the Ravens organization.

Pay Lamar Jackson

As a Ravens fan, Sept. 18 hurt. At the half, the Baltimore Ravens were leading the Miami Dolphins 28-7 in what seemed like a blowout. Lamar Jackson was playing at his absolute height, passing and running with ease, and the defense and special teams were playing lights out. 


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Roger Federer walks away from the sport.

Reflecting on Roger Federer's legacy

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.


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Hopkins soccer remains determined to maintain their undefeated streak moving forward. 

Rain or shine, men’s soccer remains unbeaten after weekend doubleheader

This past weekend, men’s soccer returned to Homewood Field for their fourth and fifth consecutive home games against SUNY Cortland and Emory University, respectively. This grueling weekend comes after a busy week of traveling among the mid-Atlantic states to compete against Lycoming College and Mary Washington College. Despite the team’s packed schedule, Hopkins remained unbeaten, defeating SUNY Cortland 2-0 and ending in a scoreless draw with Emory. 



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Women’s soccer scores 11 goals against Roanoke College.

Women's soccer dismantles Roanoke College

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. 


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Felton discusses the implications for the recent NBA trade. 

How dangerous are the Cleveland Cavaliers now?

Last Thursday, the NBA landscape was shifted once again when three-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell was sent from the Utah Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a blockbuster trade that included three unprotected first-round picks.


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Xiao argues why Duke’s Kyle Filipowski is the best prospect in college basketball.

Is Kyle Filipowski the best player in college basketball?

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. 


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Blue Jay Men gear up to compete at the Baltimore Metro meet at Goucher College.

Preview for the first Hopkins sporting events of the semester

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!




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New Orleans Pelicans wing Brandon Ingram has been on fire against the Phoenix Suns.

The Phoenix Suns are in trouble

Whether it's Miami, Boston or Milwaukee that Phoenix faces in the finals, any of them would sweep Phoenix. The real playoffs are in the East, and the Western playoffs are simply deciding which team gets the honor of being dismantled by Boston or Milwaukee.


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In a doubleheader sweep of the Franklin and Marshall Diplomats, junior Sam Frank recorded three hits, including a home run.

Athlete of the Week: Sam Frank — Baseball

The Hopkins baseball team swept the Franklin and Marshall (F&M) College Diplomats in a doubleheader at home on April 16. The Blue Jays trailed in the bottom of the sixth inning 6-3; however, junior left fielder Matthew Cooper hit a monster home run to gain the team’s winning point with a final score of 7-6.


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