The men’s basketball team faced off against the Haverford College Fords on Saturday in a game that remained close until the final seconds. Hopkins has been having a great season so far, only losing two games in total, and the team ranked 15th in Division-III heading into their matchup with the Fords. Although Haverford was unranked, they still managed to make this game incredibly difficult for the Blue Jays.
This week, the Hopkins Track and Field team split off to Fairfax, Va. and Lewisburg, Pa. to take part in the George Mason Patriot Games and Gulden Invitational, respectively. Hopkins had standout performances from both the men and the women at both events, but this week, The News-Letter highlights junior pole-vaulter and pentathlon runner Annie Gutierrez.
Roughly a quarter-way through the National Basketball Association (NBA) season, three headlines have been circulating around the basketball world. First, and the most divisive, is the discussion around load management. Through 21 games, Kawhi Leonard has missed six, for purely injury-prevention purposes. That is roughly on pace to match his last season, where he missed 22 games in the 82-game regular season. Stars are seemingly sitting more games than they ever have (whether they actually are is debatable), and that has generated a lot of controversy.
After completing its undefeated season, it’s clear that no Hopkins team has had a better year than the volleyball team. After an incredible regular season, the Blue Jays capped off the year by claiming the program’s first ever national championship in a three-set sweep against the Emory College Eagles.
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams had an excellent playoff season, topped off by historic results in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship. The women’s team finished in first place, claiming their sixth NCAA Championship trophy. The men finished in fifth place, the best NCAA tournament finish in program history. The races took place in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
The Hopkins volleyball team left Baltimore with one thing in mind: a national championship. The Jays swept their way through the regional tournament and arrived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the second overall seed in the Elite Eight, looking to continue their historic season.
Hopkins women’s basketball won both of their games over Thanksgiving break to move to 4-2 on the year. The Jays beat Bryn Mawr University 76-36 and McDaniel 51-42. Both wins came against conference rivals, so the Jays earned a 2-0 start in conference play.
The unranked Steven F. Austin State University Lumberjacks did the unthinkable last Tuesday in taking down the No. 1 ranked Duke University Blue Devils basketball team in an overtime thriller, resulting in Duke’s first non-Conference home loss in nearly 20 years.
The No. 22 Hopkins men’s basketball team put their undefeated season on the line when they welcomed the Moravian College Greyhounds to the Goldfarb Gym this past Sunday. Junior guard Joey Kern felt confident in his team’s chances of winning going into the matchup. He explained that the team had a great series of practices leading up to their game.
While there have been many fall sports teams that have had stellar seasons, the Hopkins volleyball team has been the shining star of the Hopkins athletic department this year. The Blue Jays went through a rigorous 27 match regular season and emerged undefeated before continuing their winning streak in the Centennial Conference Tournament and the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
The Hopkins football team glided up to Westminster, Md. to wrap up their regular season this weekend at Gill Stadium against McDaniel College.
The Hopkins volleyball team played its first set of NCAA tournament games this past weekend. Playing three games in three days, the team faced off against the Manhattanville College Valiants, the Stockton University Ospreys and the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks. Hopkins sought to continue their undefeated streak and begin their march towards an NCAA championship.
The Hopkins women’s soccer team won both home games this weekend. They beat Pennsylvania State University Berks 2-0 on Saturday, and then followed up by beating Christopher Newport University 2-0 on Sunday night. The Jays will advance to the Sweet 16 to face Dickinson College in Geneva, N.Y.
The polarizing Colin Kaepernick finally received a chance to re-enter the NFL this Saturday. Well, sort of. For the past two years, Kaepernick has been essentially blackballed by the league’s owners and franchises after he sparked the league-wide anthem protest by kneeling during the national anthem.
Carmelo Anthony signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on a non-guaranteed deal this past week. Yes, you heard right. The 35 year old, 10-time All Star, six-time All NBA, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, NCAA Champion Carmelo Anthony is back in the league after being cut by the Houston Rockets last November.
In their third game of the season this past Saturday, the Hopkins women’s basketball team hosted the Messiah College Falcons in Goldfarb Gymnasium as the Blue Jays were looking to continue their strong start against one of the top teams in Division III.
The NFL MVP competition is shaping up to be a two-horse-race. Running back Christian McCaffrey has, without a doubt, carried the team to a respectable 5-3 record while Cam Newton has been sidelined with an injury. McCaffrey leads the league in rushing yards per game at 110, which is on pace for a remarkable 1700-yard season. Fifty years ago, he would have been in the conversation.
Last week, in a shocking development, something racist happened in Europe involving soccer. During the second half of the Serie A match between Brescia and Verona on Nov. 3, Brescia striker Mario Balotelli grabbed the ball and punted it into the stands at the Verona supporters.
Hopkins men’s soccer took home the Centennial Conference trophy on Saturday in a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Franklin and Marshall (F&M) Diplomats at Tylus Field in Lancaster, Pa. The Blue Jays clinched an NCAA tournament spot after coming back from a goal deficit twice to seal their victory and claim the conference title.