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Jake Kooyman opened the scoring in Hopkins’ 2-0 win against Ursinus.

Second half goals lift men’s soccer over Bears

The men’s soccer team was victorious once again. This time the No. 5 ranked Blue Jays defeated the Ursinus College Bears 2-0 on Saturday at Patterson Field in Collegeville, Pa. The Jays are now 12-2-1 on the year, with a 5-1-1 record in the Centennial Conference.

Wellman caught two touchdowns.

Athlete of the Week: Harrison Wellman – Football

Harrison Wellmann is a sophomore wide receiver from College Station, Texas. Last Friday, Wellmann had a standout performance against the Gettysburg College Bullets that earned him Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. 

Cross Country repeats last year’s success at Rowan Border Battle

This Saturday, the Blue Jays men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Logan Township, N.J., to compete in the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle. The race is called the “Border Battle” because Logan Township sits right at the borders of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Last year at this competition, the Blue Jays men’s and women’s teams both won first place. This race was the last regular season race of the year for the teams, as they will now be looking towards the Centennial Conference Championship in November. Last year’s performance was a tough act to follow, but the Blue Jays didn’t back down from the challenge. 

This NBA season will feature new contenders

A tumultuous summer in the NBA has come to an end, framed by a slew of paradigm shifting free agent signings and a full-blown international incident involving Chinese business relations and the ongoing Hong Kong protests. 

Emily Maheras and Rachel Jackson scored all three goals in the 3-2 victory.

Women’s soccer holds on, beats Swarthmore

The Hopkins women’s soccer team went into their matchup with the Swarthmore College Garnet this past Saturday looking to increase their winning streak to three games. After a rather frustrating stretch of games comprised of three straight ties, they managed to string together consecutive wins against the Muhlenberg College Mules and the McDaniel College green terrors. 

Junior runner Jared Pangallozzi.

AOTW Jared Pangallozzi

The men’s cross country team took home second place this weekend at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle. Leading the way for the Blue Jays was Jared Pangallozzi, who finished only two seconds behind the first-place runner. He has finished as one of the top-two Hopkins runners in every race this year.

The road to the Stanley Cup is filled with contenders

While the first day of winter may not be almost two months away, the 31 teams in the National Hockey League (NHL) are already playing in the snow. Just about three weeks into the 2019-2020 campaign, several teams have already impressed and appear to be major contenders for this year’s Stanley Cup.

Volleyball sets history by beginning season with 20-0 record

On Saturday morning, the Hopkins volleyball team was 18-0. These 18 straight victories were tied for the longest winning streak in Hopkins volleyball history. The 2017 team had also reached eighteen in a row, but that number had never been surpassed. With two games that weekend, the team had a chance to cement themselves in Hopkins history. Both games took place at the University’s own Goldfarb Gymnasium. 

“Juiced” baseballs may be just what MLB needs

There’s been a significantly large number of home runs over the past couple of years. The five teams with the most home runs are: 2019 Twins, 2019 Yankees, 2019 Astros, 2019 Dodgers and the 2018 Yankees. Even accounting for the newer Yankee Stadium’s shorter field, this list is very obviously skewed toward today’s teams, especially considering the record before the 2018 Yankees was set in 1997.

Sophomore midfielder Abby Birk.

AOTW: Abby Birk

This Saturday the Hopkins field hockey team tacked yet another win onto their record by defeating the Muhlenburg College Mules 4-1 at Homewood Field. Sophomore midfielder Abby Birk was a driving force behind the Jays’ victory, scoring two goals and one assist over the course of the match. 

It seems that two favorites will have more competition for this year.

China’s response causes the NBA to pull back

The date is Oct. 4, 2019. The NBA season is only weeks away from starting. All is going seemingly well for the Houston Rockets. Most Valuable Player James Harden is back for what should be another strong season, and he is joined by former teammate and previous MVP Russell Westbrook, as well as returning role players such as Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker.

Football is now 3-1 in Conference play after finishing off Ursinus in a tight fourth quarter.

Football holds off Ursinus despite late-game offensive surge

This past Saturday the Hopkins football team narrowly escaped the Ursinus College Bears, who were ultimately edged out by the Blue Jays 32-29. This was Hopkins’ third straight win, bringing them to an overall record of 4-1 and 3-1 in the Centennial Conference. Hopkins survived a late-game surge by the Bears, who scored 16 points in the fourth quarter in an ultimately futile attempt to take the lead. 

Coaches like Mike Krzyzewski get paid millions while athletes get nothing.

Fair Pay to Play Act paints bright future for college athletes

Last month the California State Senate unanimously passed SB 206, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act. Last week Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into act, creating a rippling wave of implications for the future of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

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