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December 1, 2023


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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Graduate student midfielder Shelby Harrison recorded four goals in a resounding win over the VCU Rams.

Athlete of the Week: Shelby Harrison — Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse debuted against the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rams this past weekend. Following a shortened season last year, the Blue Jays came out with a vengeance, crushing the Rams 15-6 after trailing 2-0 through the first quarter.

Sports writers preview the most valuable players headed for free agency.

NFL free agency preview

With the Super Bowl impending this weekend, it’s time to sit back and relax and have fun — that is, for the casual fan. Certainly not for any general managers scrambling to prepare for the start of free agency. So as we await what will hopefully be a thrilling showing between the Bengals and Rams, it’s time for a free agency preview. We’re looking at six players poised to cash in.

DeSimone spoke with The News-Letter about his lacrosse career and hopes for the season. 

Connor DeSimone and men's lacrosse have unfinished business

Connor DeSimone was just a baby when he got his first glimpse of what a championship trophy feels like. His dad Joe DeSimone, who is also the founder of Lacrosse Unlimited, owned the Major League Lacrosse team the Long Island Lizards and DeSimone attended every game. 

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This year's Superbowl falls on Feb. 13.

Super Bowl predictions from readers

The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in America. The 2021 NFL Super Bowl attracted 96.4 million viewers, making it the least watched Super Bowl since 2007 when the Indianapolis Colts played the Chicago Bears. The previous year, when the San Francisco 49ers played the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020, 102.1 million viewers tuned in to watch the game. 

The Oilers have two Most Valuable Player candidates in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

Understanding the Edmonton Oilers debacle

Sixteen wins and just five losses. That’s where the Edmonton Oilers were 21 games into this season. They were looking like a team poised for a deep postseason run. Little did anyone know, the Oilers would win just two out of their next 15 games. With the Oilers head coach throwing the goalie under the bus, everything that could go wrong felt like it was going wrong for their season.