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W. Track wins the Widener Invitational

April 26, 2018

This past weekend the women’s track and field team participated in two meets over two days, posting several season-best and personal-best performances. To start the weekend of competition, the Jays’ mile runners headed to Princeton University for ...


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Ken Griffey Jr. wore his controversial and iconic backwards hat at his Hall of Fame induction.

Why Major League Baseball’s unwritten rules need to go

April 26, 2018

Baseball has always been a sport based in years and years of tradition. As the oldest major professional sport in North America, and the second-oldest sport only to lacrosse, there is so much history behind every facet of the game. It is understandable for a sport that started in the mid-1800s to be entrenched in certain values and customs. 


Crime by pro athletes should not be ignored

April 26, 2018

In nearly every job in the United States, there are harsh punishments for breaking the law, especially when it comes to violence. If you work as an accountant, or a store clerk, or a doctor or a teacher, you would likely get fired if you did something as awful as physically abuse a loved one, or shoot a gun in a public place or commit murder.

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Ray Lewis is known as a football star even though he was accused of murder.

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Freshman Trinity McPherson was named the Defensive Player of the Week.

W. Lacrosse defeats Big Ten foe on Senior Night

April 26, 2018

Friday afternoon, the women’s lacrosse team took on the Ohio State University Buckeyes, as the Blue Jay seniors competed on Homewood Field for one last time in their collegiate careers. The Jays asserted their dominance on Senior Night, as the 25th-ranked women’s team went on a nine-goal run to take a 13-5 victory over their Big Ten opponent.


M. and W. Tennis continue to dominate the Centennial

April 18, 2018

This past weekend, Hopkins men’s and women’s tennis continued their domination of the Centennial Conference, both winning their matches against the Haverford College Fords to remain undefeated in Conference play. The 20th-ranked women’s team continued their action on the court into Sunday, taking on the 18th-ranked University of Mary Washington Eagles.

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The men's tennis team beat out Haverford 5-4 Saturday.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to lead his Bucks team to playoff upsets.

Biggest storylines to watch this NBA playoffs

April 18, 2018

The greatest time in the sports universe has finally returned: the NBA playoffs. No longer do we have to suffer through the awful NFL offseason fodder about the broken NFL draft and its skewed morals that permeate the sports world. 


Athlete of the Week: Jenn Su

April 18, 2018

On Thursday, April 12 the men’s and women’s decathlon and heptathlon athletes entered their first day of competition at the Mount Multis in Emmitsburg, Md. Throughout the two-day event, the Hopkins women excelled. Junior Maya Hammonds and senior Jenn Su fought for the top spot. 

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Senior heptathlon athlete Jenn Su.

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Freshman Shelby Harrison broke the record for draws won by a freshman.

W. Lacrosse falls to top-ranked Stony Brook

April 18, 2018

Coming off a solid conference win against the University of Michigan on April 8, the women’s lacrosse team faced a tough opponent in the undefeated, No. 1 ranked Stony Brook Seawolves last Friday night. The Jays lost 15-7 and are now 8-6 overall and 1-3 in conference play.


M. Lacrosse’s win streak ends at seven games

April 18, 2018

The No. 7 Blue Jays fell to the No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions 14-12 on a sunny Saturday afternoon in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions snapped the Blue Jays’ seven-game win streak in front of a home crowd of over 2,000 at Panzer Stadium.

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The Jays' seven game win streak came to an end against Penn State.

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The Penguins will look to defend their 2016 and 2017 championships again this year.

Penguins look to make history with three-peat

April 18, 2018

With the weather getting warmer and summer approaching, the ice has gotten red hot with the onset of the National Hockey League playoffs. With plenty of competition in the field vying for the coveted Stanley Cup, it truly is anyone’s guess as to who will get to carve their names in perhaps the most storied trophy in sports.


Baseball’s bats come alive during 2-1 week

April 18, 2018

The Hopkins baseball team wrapped up another strong week, improving their Conference record to 9-2 through 11 games. The Blue Jays — who entered the week riding an eight-game winning streak — played three games, including a road doubleheader against the Haverford College Fords on Saturday and a home game against the Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats on Tuesday.

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The baseball team sits tied atop the Centennial Conference.

W. Tennis sweeps two Conference opponents

April 11, 2018

The 18th-ranked Hopkins women’s tennis came to the courts with fire to compete on both Friday and Saturday. The Jays brought their brooms this weekend, finishing the days with strong 9-0 sweeps against the Gettysburg College Bullets and the Muhlenberg College Mules.

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Sophomore Sophia Strickland helps team shut out Gettysburg with impressive doubles performance.

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Freshman Robby Simon helped Hopkins beat Gettysburg.

M. Tennis takes on five opponents in three days

April 11, 2018

It was a jam-packed week for the Hopkins men’s tennis team, which competed in five matches over the course of three days. The Blue Jays took on the McDaniel College Green Terror and the North Carolina Wesleyan College Battling Bishops on April 5; the Gettysburg College Bullets on April 6; and the Muhlenberg College Mules and the Christopher Newport University Captains on April 7.


Athlete of the Week: Tim Kutcher

April 11, 2018

Last week, the Hopkins baseball team won an impressive four games over the course of just six days, winning two against the McDaniel College Green Terror and two more against the Muhlenberg College Mules. Notably, senior pitchers Alex Ross, Nick Burns and Nick Bodner all had strong performances on the mound, as Ross pitched a career-high 15 strikes and Burns captured his 100th career strikeout. 

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Junior outfielder Tim Kutcher.

From worst to (almost) first: March Madness bracket advice for next year

April 11, 2018

With another year of March Madness gone, another year of hope for that perfect bracket has come and gone. In hindsight, there was probably less chance for a perfect bracket this year than any other, with University of Maryland, Baltimore County becoming the first No. 16 seed to ever beat a No. 1 seed and Loyola University Chicago becoming just the fourth ever No. 11 seed to make it to the Final Four.

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People who correctly predicted Villanova to win had a huge advantage in bracket pools.

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Aaron Judge set the rookie home run record last year, and now has Giancarlo Stanton to help him.

MLB’s best get their first taste of the 2018 season

April 5, 2018

While most believe that it is far too early to make any sort of predictions on the 162-game season, the first matchups can certainly give an important look into the makeup of most teams. The first chapters of a book can hold important information to the plot of the entire novel. The pilot of a TV show can give you a glimpse into whether or not the show will be atrocious or not. 


Predicting the NBA’s end-of-season awards

April 5, 2018

With the basketball world no longer focused on March Madness, it’s time to center our attention back to the professionals. As the NBA regular season nears its end, its time to look back on many of the exciting storylines and who is in the running for the NBA’s highest awards.

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James Harden is the frontrunner for this year's MVP award.