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September 20, 2020


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). 

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

The Bundesliga has the most exciting title race

Almost every country in the world has its own soccer league, and in every league there are teams surviving only on the heartfelt support of their local fans. Some teams, however, thrive not only on the fans from the area but fans from across the world.

Hopkins Volleyball is 17-0 and is currently ranked No. 16 in the nation.

Volleyball makes history with two-win weekend

The Hopkins volleyball team was looking to make history this past Saturday, as they headed up to southeastern Pennsylvania for a two-game slate. The team was traveling with a 15 game unbeaten streak to start the season, one win shy of the program record. To break the record they had to defeat their conference foes, the Haverford College Fords and the Arcadia University Knights.

Jennifer Baker was named the new director of athletics on August 8.

New athletic director spotlight: Jennifer Baker

Jennifer S. Baker was promoted to the role of director of athletics and recreation in August after her predecessor Alanna W. Shanahan became the new vice provost for student affairs. Baker was previously the senior associate director of athletics and had been in that role since 2017. She is the fifth person to hold the role since 1950.

The double standard facing Black NFL QBs

A couple of weeks ago, a wildly irritating clip appeared on Twitter from the early morning ESPN talk show “Get Up!” Noted ESPN and SEC pundit Paul Finebaum lambasted injured Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton for his performance this season. The 2015 MVP had been underperforming due to a mild Lisfranc sprain in his left foot that he suffered during the preseason and arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in the offseason.

Volleyball pushed their unbeaten streak to 14 games this weekend.

Volleyball goes 3-0 in a convincing weekend sweep

The Hopkins volleyball team walked into Huntingdon, Pa. this past weekend with their eyes on maintaining their impressive undefeated record. The Jays had three matches on Friday and Saturday, facing the No. 8 ranked Juniata College Eagles on Friday, and the unranked Saint Vincent College Bearcats and University of Rochester Yellow Jackets on Saturday.

The team’s eight goals are the most they’ve scored in a game since 2016.

Field hockey can’t be stopped, dominates 8-1

The Hopkins field hockey team has proven time and time again this season that they are a force to be reckoned with. This weekend was no exception. For the Jays 2019 Centennial Conference debut, the Jays traveled to Chestertown, Md. to duke it out on Washington College’s home field. Hopkins field hockey would emerge from the contest not only victorious, but with a new record for the highest scoring game this season after defeating the Shorewomen 8-1.

October baseball will bring plenty of excitement

There are three certainties in October: The leaves will change color, the temperature will fall and the MLB Playoffs will be on. Before the playoffs officially get underway, however, the Wild Card rounds must be played out. 

AOTW Louisa "Lulu" Kishton

It’s impressive enough to be undefeated, but it’s even more impressive when your undefeated run has won its 14 straight matches by a margin of 42 sets to six. Hopkins women’s volleyball has been a powerhouse in the Centennial Conference the past three years, winning the conference crown in all three years and amassing a record of 68-21 during that time. 

With this week’s win, the Jays moved up to No. 18 in the D3football.

Football comes back with a vengeance on Saturday

The Hopkins football team returned with a vengeance after their disappointing upset to Susquehanna University last week with a massive blowout victory against Moravian College, defeating their fellow Centennial Conference members by a score of 41-0. The Jays held the Greyhounds to only 132 total yards of offense the whole game and dominated from the first touchdown to the fifth.

Gurley money is too much buck for too little bang

Todd Gurley is the worst. Not only did he reset an already saturated running back market with a landmark contract that included $21.9 million guaranteed, but he also accidentally created a completely new term for getting paid and it’s absolutely ridiculous: Gurley money. 

Riley O’Toole tallied two goals in Hopkins 6-0 win against Bryn Mawr.

W. Soccer shuts out Bryn Mawr 6-0 in home opener

The Hopkins women’s soccer team had their long-awaited home opener for the 2019 season this past Saturday. They hosted their Centennial Conference foe, the Bryn Mawr Owls, who traveled down to Baltimore so the Jays could open their Conference slate. 

Athlete of the Week: Ryan Hubley

The old saying goes, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Next to that saying should be a picture of junior Ryan Hubley, a five-foot-seven, 165-pound wide receiver who has made his presence felt on the Hopkins football program and on any opposing defense that tries to cover him. 

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