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May 7, 2021

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The Jays began their season by losing both games of a doubleheader against Franklin and Marshall.

Baseball starts the season 0-2

Baseball returned to Babb Field as the Blue Jays made their season debut against the Franklin and Marshall College Diplomats. A matchup between the top two teams in the Centennial Conference according to a preseason poll, the Jays looked to defend home turf after over a year without playing together.


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Serena Williams has been an icon for young women from the moment she stepped onto the tennis court.

A tribute to three sportswomen who inspire young women every day

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I want to celebrate the many sportswomen who fearlessly break down barriers for women and girls around the world. The striking disparities at the NCAA Division-I Basketball Tournament this past weekend are a painful yet unsurprising reminder of the ongoing fight against gender inequality in all levels of athletic competition.


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Senior goalie Kathleen Garvey helped keep the game close despite the loss.

Women's lacrosse loses heartbreaker in overtime

The Blue Jays lost an absolute heartbreaker to the University of Maryland (UMD) Terrapins in overtime with a final score of 9-8. The game was as close as the score was, and even in the loss there were a couple of individual standout performances.



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The Jays went back into the win column after a resounding win over 12th-ranked Penn State.

Men's lacrosse dominates against Penn State

The men’s lacrosse team faced the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions at Homewood Field last weekend. Having lost their previous game against the University of Maryland, the Jays came out with a chip on their shoulders.


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Due to inconsistent scoring and a lack of creativity, the Slam Dunk Contest has lost its allure.

How the NBA can fix the Slam Dunk Contest

NBA All-Star Weekend is one of the most exciting times to watch basketball. Usually, the events are thrilling. The Skills Challenge and the Three-Point Contest are both extremely competitive and unpredictable in their results. Entertaining and unforced, the All-Star Celebrity Game features famous personalities who surprise fans with their athletic abilities. The Rising Stars Challenge displays the future superstars of the league, and the NBA All-Star Game is the main event for obvious reasons. 


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Jared Butler leads the top-seeded Baylor Bears in scoring.

Predictions and previews of the long-awaited 2021 NCAA Tournament

It is March, and for many sports fans that means one thing: college basketball. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, often referred to as March Madness, is one of the most anticipated sports events of the year, and it has finally arrived. Due to COVID-19, the entire tournament will be held in Indiana with most games taking place in Indianapolis. Games begin March 18, and the tournament will run until April 5, when the championship game will be held. 


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Four athletes share their thoughts and feelings about returning to the sports they love.

Hopkins athletes prepare for the return of competition

In a press release from the Centennial Conference on March 5, the Presidents Council announced its plans for the return of sports such as baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field and more. For the first time in almost a year, teams are getting back on their respective fields and courts to participate in varsity sports.




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After starting out 0-3, the women’s lacrosse team desperately needed these wins against Ohio State.

Women's lacrosse picks up two consecutive wins against Ohio State

The women’s lacrosse team headed to Columbus, Ohio to play a pair of games against the 24th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes over the weekend. After starting the season 0-3, the Blue Jays were desperate for a victory. Both games were incredibly close, ending by a margin of just a single point.


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After a close first half, the Jays fell victim to an 8-0 Maryland scoring run.

Men's lacrosse goes down against Maryland

The men’s lacrosse team took on the University of Maryland Terrapins on March 6. The game started off fairly even, and then the Terrapins broke loose in the third quarter, scoring nine unanswered goals through early into the fourth quarter. 



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Kobe Bryant's impact and legacy make him a fitting candidate to be featured as the NBA's logo.

Why Kobe Bryant should be the new NBA logo

The NBA is the only major sport to have a notable player as its logo. Jerry West is currently the man on every stadium, every jersey, every T-shirt and every press release made by the NBA. It is an amazingly unique position to be in as a former player, and it is also a symbol of how the NBA is incredibly player-centered.



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Freshman midfielder Abbey Hurlbrink scored a hat-trick in the first game of the series.

Women's lacrosse loses two games to Northwestern

After starting the season with an 0-1 record, the women’s lacrosse team faced a pair of games against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend. Northwestern is ranked fourth nationally, while the Blue Jays have found themselves unranked. 



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