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W. Soccer loses by one goal in NCAA Regionals

November 17, 2018

Despite losing in the Centennial Conference Championship, the No. 8-ranked Hopkins women’s soccer team was granted the opportunity to host the first and second rounds of the Division III NCAA Tournament this past weekend.

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Junior midfielder Maggie Coulson offensively led the Blue Jays with four shot attempts on Sunday.

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The Jays were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Messiah.

M. Soccer’s season comes to an end vs. Messiah

November 14, 2018

On Saturday, the Hopkins men’s soccer team played in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the Washington and Lee University Generals. The Blue Jays battled to pull out a victory in penalty kicks against the Generals, and moved on to the next round the next day. In a heartbreaking loss on Sunday, Hopkins had its postseason run ended after a hard-fought battle against top-ranked Messiah College. 


W. Volleyball makes it to NCAA second round

November 15, 2018

This weekend, the Hopkins volleyball team traveled up to Wellesley, Mass. for the NCAA tournament. The Blue Jays opened the tournament against the Eastern University Eagles, a team they faced twice during the regular season. In the first matchup of the regular season, the Blue Jays came out on top of a five-set match, but Eastern got its revenge later in the season with a victory in straight sets.

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Simone Bliss was named to the Third Team All-American.

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Ben Simmons will have to learn how to mesh well with Jimmy Butler.

Winners and losers of the Jimmy Butler trade

November 15, 2018

Well, there was finally a resolution to the Jimmy Butler saga, and I don’t think that it was the resolution that anyone expected. Or wanted, for that matter. I believe from a purely entertainment standpoint, we would have loved to continue to hear stories about Butler mentally breaking Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns or how the Timberwolves rejected another tantalizing trade offer. 


Dez Bryant’s future is unclear after setback

November 15, 2018

One of the best wide receivers in the NFL only a few years ago, Dez Bryant had been a free agent for the entirety of the season until Nov. 7 when he agreed to a single-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. The three-time Pro Bowl star was released by the Dallas Cowboys last year, the team he had been playing for since 2010. 

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Dez Bryant signed with the Saints but did not get to play a game with them.

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Field hockey defeats No. 1-ranked Messiah in NCAA quarterfinals

November 15, 2018

The Hopkins field hockey team experienced great success throughout the regular season and the Centennial Conference Tournament. Thus far, the NCAA Tournament has been much of the same. The team began its quest to win a National Championship this past weekend in Grantham, Pa.


Seattle deserves to get the SuperSonics back

November 14, 2018

Imagine you’re a resident of the great city of Seattle, the pride of the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and it’s 2008. Your favorite basketball team, the Seattle SuperSonics, just had an awful season, finishing 20-62. But it is okay, because it’s 2008, and your team just drafted Kevin Durant a year ago, who averaged 20.3 PPG and won the NBA Rookie of the Year. Also, Lil Wayne’s The Carter III just came out, so you’re encouraged about the future as a whole. 

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Seattle is ready for the SuperSonics to return home.

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The volleyball team wins their third consecutive Conference Championship, as they swept their opponents in both the semifinals and finals.

Volleyball wins third straight Centennial Conference Championship

November 8, 2018

This past weekend, the Hopkins volleyball team swept their way through the Centennial Conference Tournament. On Saturday, Hopkins defeated the Swarthmore Garnet in the semifinals and, on Sunday, they beat the McDaniel Green Terror, taking home the school’s third consecutive Conference Championship. The Jays completely dominated the competition, winning each set by an average of almost 10 points.


Athlete of the Week Sydney Okubo — W. swimming

November 8, 2018

This past weekend, the women’s swim team traveled across town to nearby Loyola University to compete in the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational. Four schools arrived at the Mangione Pool, including West Chester University, Drexel Univeristy, Loyola University and our very own Blue Jays.

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Blue Jay swimmer Sydney Okubo.

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NCAA basketball is back and Kansas University starts the year ranked No. 1.

Looking forward to the college basketball season

November 8, 2018

It’s one of the best times of the year to be a basketball fan. The NBA season is underway and NCAA basketball is just beginning. Some people are trying to find out which colleges are going to bust their brackets in March. Others want to know which players will become top NBA prospects. Most fans are looking to see how their alma mater is going to perform. As always, this year will hold countless buzzer beaters, blowouts and upsets. 


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The Blue Jays' offense could not be stopped Saturday against Juniata.

Football moves to 8-1 with win over Juniata

November 29, 2018

The Hopkins football team’s regular season is quickly winding down, and the Blue Jays are still vying for a Centennial Conference Championship and a postseason bid. This past Saturday, they hit the road for the final time this regular season to take on the Juniata College Eagles.


Field Hockey victorious in Conference Tournament

November 8, 2018

The 11th-ranked Hopkins field hockey team clinched the program’s first Centennial Conference Championship title in 15 years on Sunday. The Blue Jays headed up to Lancaster, Pa., where the 10th-ranked Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats hosted the Conference Tournament. 

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The seniors on the field hockey team receive the Centennial Conference Tournament trophy after defeating F&M in penalty strokes.

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Blue Jay forward Rachel Jackson.

Athlete of the Week: Rachel Jackson

November 1, 2018

The fourth-ranked women’s soccer team closed out their undefeated regular season Conference schedule with a 5-0 shutout against the Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats. After taking the regular season title, the Blue Jays will host the Centennial Conference Tournament, which will decide who will come out with both a championship and a ticket to continue their season into the NCAA Tournament.


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The Hopkins defense forced six turnovers against Muhlenberg.

Football wins against Muhlenberg to move into first in Conference

November 1, 2018

On Saturday, the Blue Jay football team hosted the Muhlenberg College Mules in quite possibly the most important game on the Centennial Conference schedule this season. With a win, the undefeated Mules would be in prime position to end Hopkins’ eight-year reign atop the Conference. Spoiler alert: that didn’t happen.


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Nikola Jokić has led the Nuggets to one of the top spots in the Western Conference.

NBA early season takeaways after one week

November 1, 2018

The NBA season is officially underway, and everyone is already drawing conclusions about their favorite teams. While some fans are planning their championship tattoos, others are begging their team to start tanking for a high draft pick. Anything can happen during the course of an entire season, but so much has already been revealed in these first weeks.