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February 24, 2024

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With the firing of Steve Saunders and ongoing reports of the Lamar Jackson contract situation, the media is uncovering the Baltimore Ravens' dirty laundry. 

The Baltimore Ravens dumpster fire

The Lamar Jackson contract discussion has recently stooped down to the level of gossip at the high school lunch table. It’s never a pretty sight when your franchise quarterback is put on an exclusive tag — which the Baltimore Ravens enacted on March 7 — but it’s an even worse look when your franchise quarterback has to get on Twitter to dispel falsely reported contract numbers.  


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The 49ers make big moves ahead of free agency as Jimmy Q, once thought to be the franchise QB, takes his leave.

49ers make money moves as Jimmy G leaves the Bay

As we get closer to NFL free agency, many teams made big moves before the March 15 deadline. The San Francisco 49ers are no exception. Having lost many valuable players like offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill (or the Aaron Donald equalizer) and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair to the Tennessee Titans, cornerback Emmanuel Moseley to the Detroit Lions and offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey to the Denver Broncos, the front office has a lot of pressure to replace these lost pieces. 


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After trading superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets have some decisions to make that will affect their long-term standing.

Where do the Brooklyn Nets go from here?

Most of the world was asleep at 1:30 a.m EST on Feb. 9. Little did they know that one of the biggest superstars in NBA history was about to be traded. In the early hours of the morning, the Brooklyn Nets traded forward Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns.



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Men’s and women’s lacrosse both traded a loss for a win in games over the past week.

Hopkins lacrosse recap (March 4 and 7)

Both men’s and women’s lacrosse records a win and a loss. Men’s lacrosse wins over St. Joseph’s University 15-14 and loses to University of Virginia 13-18, women’s lacrosse wins over Monmouth 20-6 and loses to Drexel University 11-16.


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Los Angeles Rams pay for their "all-in" approach

On Feb. 24, the Los Angeles Rams released star linebacker Bobby Wagner, and many NFL insiders have reported that all-pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey will soon be traded. The cause of these moves is not public info — it is plausible both players were looking for another change after the Rams’ 5–12 season, a stark contrast with their Super Bowl run just one season before.



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The Milwaukee Bucks have been historically good during this 16-game winning streak.

Just how good have the Milwaukee Bucks been during this winning streak?

In late January, the Milwaukee Bucks were sitting at fourth place in the Eastern Conference and were only one game ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the fifth seed in the conference. A team like Milwaukee is used to finishing first or second in the conference and being legitimate championship contenders every year, so many were questioning whether the writing was on the wall for the Bucks this season.


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Hopkins men’s lacrosse ends their losing streak against University of Utah.

Men's lacrosse defeats University of Utah 12–8

With men’s lacrosse at 2–2 going into their match against the University of Utah on Feb. 25, the team’s main worry was a continued losing streak. The team’s previous wins against Jacksonville University and the highly favored Georgetown University had set an optimistic tone for the season to come. 


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Hopkins lacrosse suffers tough losses to rival school Loyola Maryland

Lacrosse teams suffer defeat to rival Loyola Maryland

On Feb. 18, Hopkins men’s lacrosse traveled up North Charles Street to play their in-city rivals, the Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds. Hopkins was coming off a close 11–7 loss to nationally ranked University of North Carolina, while Loyola came in hot off a 12–7 win over the number one ranked the University of Maryland. Hopkins women’s lacrosse also made the trip to Loyola on Feb. 18. The Greyhounds were ranked ninth overall nationally. Hopkins lacrosse came into the matchup fresh off a dominant win over the University of Albany, while this was the first match for the Loyola Greyhounds.


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Men’s and women’s basketball defeated Ursinus College in the Centennial Conference Tournament.

Men's and women's basketball both secure No. 1 seed

Men’s Basketball took the No. 1 seed ahead of this week’s Centennial Conference Tournament after winning against Ursinus College 85–76 on Feb. 18.  Women’s basketball turned a one-point deficit into a 21-point victory against Ursinus thanks to a 23–3 second-half run. The Blue Jays secured the No. 1 seed in the Centennial Conference Tournament with the win on Feb. 18.



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Felton asserts that Eric Bieniemy did a masterful job in strategizing against the Philadelphia Eagles' defense in Super Bowl LVII.

How the Chiefs offense won Super Bowl LVII

As the confetti fell at the end of Super Bowl LVII, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid marveled at the resilience of his team and coaching staff. Among them was his offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy, who he made sure to credit for his outstanding effort. Reid’s praise of Bieniemy rings loudly in hindsight as he and Reid both did a masterful job at exploiting the Philadelphia Eagles' defense.





NFL Super Bowl LVII roundtable

This Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 PM, the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will head to Glendale, Arizona to face off in Super Bowl LVII. While the Chiefs last played in the Super Bowl in 2021, this is the Eagles’ first visit to the Super Bowl in five years. 


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Gahagen reflects on Brady’s career, spanning over two decades, and why it is finally time for him to retire from the game.

Tom Brady is finally retiring — and it’s about time

On Feb. 1, Tom Brady announced in an Instagram video filmed on the beach that he was retiring from the National Football League (NFL) after 23 seasons, and this time for good. This announcement came exactly one year after Brady originally announced his retirement, only to return to the game less than two months later.