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July 2, 2022

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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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Hopkins students should take advantage of Baltimore’s sports scene and go to a baseball game.

It’s your turn to bat — a guide to Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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.


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The Blue Jays win their second game in the Big Ten, taking down the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Hopkins men's lacrosse stomps Penn State

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.



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Graduate student Annie Gutierrez is named Athlete of the Week.

Athlete of the Week: Annie Gutierrez — Track and Field

Graduate student Annie Gutierrez finished off a successful two weeks with a new personal record (PR) in the 400-meter hurdles with a national top-30 time of 1:05.87 at the Mason Spring Invitational this past weekend. She also broke her own school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.57 at the Towson Invitational, ranking third in program history. 


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In what was easily the toughest awards ballot I’ve had to complete, here are my selections for each award.

2021-2022 NBA awards selections: the most difficult decisions ever

The 2021-2022 NBA Season has officially come to an end, and for the first time in years the basketball community is in disaccord. In the past two years, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award and the Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) were pretty straightforward for most fans, reporters and voters alike. 


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Ko argues why Booker is disrespected in the league and deserves to be in high contention for MVP.

Devin Booker is overlooked and should be crowned MVP

Recently, the MVP candidacy for Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns has gained momentum in the media. Fellow NBA players and coaches agree that he is one of the most disrespected players in the league. For years he was considered an empty scorer because he was on a team without a winning record. Now the narrative has changed to Chris Paul being the key piece to the Suns' success. 




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Junior Sachin Mehta competed in the NCAA Championships, the first Blue Jay to do so since 2018.

Athlete of the Week: Sachin Mehta — Fencing

Junior Sachin Mehta capped off a successful junior campaign at the NCAA Championships this past weekend. Among Division-I competition, the junior sabrist placed 21st, the best finish in this discipline at the NCAA Championships by a Hopkins fencer since 1980.


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Cynthia Hu makes her top picks for the most exciting NFL offseason moves so far.

Ranking the biggest moves during the NFL offseason so far

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.



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Myers has emerged as one of the most impressive performers on the Hopkins baseball team this season.

The emergence of Tripp Myers

This past offseason, Tripp Myers was working on his swing in batting practice. It was nothing out of the ordinary for his routine, but he went through a stretch, as every baseball player does, where he was struggling to hit the ball as hitting coach Adam Schlenoff advised Myers to simplify his swing. 


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Hopkins baseball comes out of a busy weekend with a winning record.

Hopkins baseball keeps their winning record

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.



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Hopkins men's basketball ends their season in a loss to Stockton but with a 23-4 record.

Men's basketball NCAA tournament recap

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. 


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Senior Ashley Tyburski is coming off a personal-best 4x400 relay split heading into Indoor Nationals.

Athlete of the Week: Ashley Tyburski — Track and Field

Fresh off her fastest 4x400-meter relay leg at the Tufts Invitational and All-Centennial Conference First Team selections in the 400 and 4x400, senior Ashley Tyburski has put together a more than impressive senior campaign for the women’s track and field team.


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