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September 25, 2022

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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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Senior Jessica Liang and junior Celina Liu won the sole Hopkins match for the day.

Women's tennis falls to Washington and Lee

Women’s tennis took on the Washington and Lee University Generals on Feb. 26 in their first meeting since 2018. The Jays looked to bounce back from their season-opener loss against Towson University but fell short, losing 1-8.


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Senior Dominick Reyes won his second consecutive NCAA regional title last weekend.

Athlete of the Week: Dominick Reyes — Wrestling

Senior Dominick Reyes is no stranger to the spotlight. The weekend of Feb. 26, Reyes won the NCAA Mideast Regional title in the 165-pound weight division for the second consecutive time, securing his bid to the NCAA Division III championships for the third time in his career as a Blue Jay.



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Chang deliberates over the top picks for the 2022 WNBA draft.

The biggest questions heading into the WNBA draft

The 2022 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft is approaching in April, and teams are preparing for what is sure to be an eventful draft day full of talented prospects. Here are four big questions leading up to the draft.



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The Jays became the first lacrosse program to reach 1,000 wins with their win over Loyola.

Men's lacrosse notches 1,000th win in program history

The men’s lacrosse team defended home turf against the Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds the weekend of Feb. 19. The Jays came out on top in a game that remained tight the whole way, winning 11-10 and becoming the first lacrosse program in history to reach 1,000 wins. 



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