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Athlete of the Week: Matt McGough – M. Swimming

December 5, 2018

Last weekend, the Hopkins men’s and women’s swimming teams headed to Providence, R.I. to compete in the Bruno Invite against Division I schools. The women finished in sixth place, while the men grabbed third place, finishing behind only Princeton ...

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Blue Jay swimmer Matt McGough.

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The Blue Jays bounced back from their loss to Gettysburg with a win over Washington.

W. Basketball beats Washington College Shorewomen

December 5, 2018

The Hopkins women’s basketball team traveled up to Gettysburg, Pa. last Thursday for a game against the No. 20 Gettysburg College Bullets. The game was a rematch of last year’s Centennial Conference Championship, which the Bullets ended up winning to take the Conference title.


Wrestling finishes in eighth at weekend tournament

December 5, 2018

The Hopkins wrestling team traveled up to York College this past weekend for the New Standard Corporation Invitational. The Blue Jays had the opportunity to see opponents from 16 different schools within the span of two intense days of competition.

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Sophomore Dominick Reyes fights through consolation bracket to take third overall in weight class.

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Quarterback David Tammaro has led the Blue Jays to 11 straight wins.

Football beats RPI to advance to first semifinal in program history

December 6, 2018

Win or lose, the Blue Jay football team’s game against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers last Saturday would be one for the record books. Hopkins was playing in its second-ever NCAA Division III Quarterfinal game, and its first on Homewood Field. However, the Jays were not going to settle, and they had their sights set on something even bigger: a spot in the semifinals.


Kareem Hunt is another black eye for the NFL

December 6, 2018

This past Friday a video from February came out of Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in what appears to be a hotel hallway. The NFL immediately put Hunt on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, meaning he is not allowed to play in any games until a further investigation is completed. The Chiefs cut Hunt later in the day, saying they had asked Hunt about the incident when it first happened and he denied it happened.

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Roger Goodell and the NFL have mishandled domestic violence cases.

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Junior Harry O'Neil makes lay up with only 0.6 seconds left in game to lift Jays to win 59-57.

M. Basketball beats Swarthmore at the buzzer

December 6, 2018

In what has become one of the most intense rivalries in the Centennial Conference, last Thursday night, the Hopkins men’s basketball team took on the Swarthmore College Garnet in Goldfarb Gymnasium. The last time the two teams met, it was in the Conference Championship, where the Blue Jays took down the Garnet at Swarthmore to claim the Conference Championship. The last time the two teams met in Goldfarb, the game went to double overtime and was eventually decided by a three-pointer by now senior guard Michael Gardner with eight seconds left to win the game 93-91.


Will Alabama take home another Championship?

December 6, 2018

The regular season is done, the Conference Championships have been decided and we’re one Army vs. Navy game away from officially entering the postseason of the college football season. Bowl Selection Sunday has concluded, and now 70 teams will prepare for their upcoming games.

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Dabo Swinney is looking to carry Clemson to another Championship.

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The Blue Jays made it to their first Final Four in program history.

Field Hockey’s magical run ends in Final Four

November 28, 2018

2018 was a magical year for the Hopkins field hockey team. At every turn, it seemed that the Blue Jays were rewriting their own record book, only to rewrite it again just weeks later. All good things must come to an end, however, and the most successful season in Hopkins field hockey history ended in the Final Four as the No. 9 Jays fell to the No. 4 Tufts University Jumbos. 


Trouble in paradise? The Warriors dynasty may be falling apart

November 28, 2018

The biggest story of the NBA season so far has come from the best possible place. No, it isn’t that 76ers former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz is now seemingly unable to make free throws. No, it is not that forward Kawhi Leonard has returned to his former glory and has established himself as a top three two-way player once again. And it definitely is not that the Los Angeles Clippers are currently leading the Western Conference as I am writing this.

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Draymond and Steph were winners before Durant joined them.

Markelle Fultz continues to choke in Philadelphia

November 28, 2018

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. 

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Markelle Fultz sat out most of last year with a mysterious shoulder injury.

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Frostburg State had no answer for senior running back Tyler Messinger.

Football trumps Bobcats and gets to quarterfinal

November 29, 2018

After two rounds of playoff competition, only the elite Division-III football teams remain in contention for a National Championship. Heading into December, the Blue Jays are scorching hot, and neither their opponents nor the frigid weather are showing any ability to cool them off.


W. Soccer loses by one goal in NCAA Regionals

November 17, 2018

Despite losing in the Centennial Conference Championship, the No. 8-ranked Hopkins women’s soccer team was granted the opportunity to host the first and second rounds of the Division III NCAA Tournament this past weekend.

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Junior midfielder Maggie Coulson offensively led the Blue Jays with four shot attempts on Sunday.

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The Jays were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Messiah.

M. Soccer’s season comes to an end vs. Messiah

November 14, 2018

On Saturday, the Hopkins men’s soccer team played in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the Washington and Lee University Generals. The Blue Jays battled to pull out a victory in penalty kicks against the Generals, and moved on to the next round the next day. In a heartbreaking loss on Sunday, Hopkins had its postseason run ended after a hard-fought battle against top-ranked Messiah College. 


W. Volleyball makes it to NCAA second round

November 15, 2018

This weekend, the Hopkins volleyball team traveled up to Wellesley, Mass. for the NCAA tournament. The Blue Jays opened the tournament against the Eastern University Eagles, a team they faced twice during the regular season. In the first matchup of the regular season, the Blue Jays came out on top of a five-set match, but Eastern got its revenge later in the season with a victory in straight sets.

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Simone Bliss was named to the Third Team All-American.

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Ben Simmons will have to learn how to mesh well with Jimmy Butler.

Winners and losers of the Jimmy Butler trade

November 15, 2018

Well, there was finally a resolution to the Jimmy Butler saga, and I don’t think that it was the resolution that anyone expected. Or wanted, for that matter. I believe from a purely entertainment standpoint, we would have loved to continue to hear stories about Butler mentally breaking Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns or how the Timberwolves rejected another tantalizing trade offer. 


Dez Bryant’s future is unclear after setback

November 15, 2018

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. 

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Dez Bryant signed with the Saints but did not get to play a game with them.

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Field hockey defeats No. 1-ranked Messiah in NCAA quarterfinals

November 15, 2018

The Hopkins field hockey team experienced great success throughout the regular season and the Centennial Conference Tournament. Thus far, the NCAA Tournament has been much of the same. The team began its quest to win a National Championship this past weekend in Grantham, Pa.