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Athlete of the Week: Alex Doran - Track & Field

February 7, 2019

Hopkins track and field dominated the NYC DIII Invitational this past week, as both the men’s and women’s teams finished first in the meet. The men were the best of 27 teams, finishing with 98.5 points, while the second-ranked women finished the ...

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Senior distance runner Alex Doran.

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M. Lacrosse has high expectations this season

February 7, 2019

Every Memorial Day, men’s lacrosse comes to a close, and teams turn the page to a new season. New faces come, old faces return and valuable faces leave. The fall and summer become endless, as the anticipation of the first game of the season grows ever larger. 


The DanLand report card: football edition

February 6, 2019

With the Super Bowl now in the rear-view mirror, it is a perfect time to revisit my preseason NFL predictions, some of which were included in a September DanLand column. While some of my predictions were right on the money, others could not have been further off. For the sake of accountability, I have been sure to include both my accurate and inaccurate predictions in this column, along with corresponding grades.

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The Green Bay Packers need to get Aaron Rodgers some help ASAP.

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Senior forward/center Rory Cole.

Athlete of the Week: Rory Cole – W. Basketball

January 30, 2019

The Hopkins women’s basketball team won all three of their games last week to improve their Centennial Conference record to 12-2.  Two of the victories came at home against Franklin & Marshall College and Washington College.


Track & field teams excel at the Patriot Games

January 30, 2019

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Patriot Games. This event is hosted annually by George Mason University in the George Mason Fieldhouse. The Blue Jays had several impressive performances over the two days.

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Sophomore Therese Olshanski took the 800-meter race in 2:19.00.

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Michael Gardner led the Blue Jays with 18 points against F&M.

M. Basketball splits two home Conference games

January 30, 2019

Hopkins men’s basketball faced two Centennial Conference opponents heading into the weekend. With just a few crucial Conference matches left in the season, all teams came ready to fight to keep or improve their standings. 


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The late Jim Margraff makes a historic run in the 2018 season.

Jim Margraff: a man of great pride and poise

January 31, 2019

Over the past 29 years, hundreds of student athletes have donned the black and blue of Hopkins football, and more than 50 coaches have paced along the sideline of Homewood Field. Over those almost three decades, there was one constant and that was Jim Margraff, who changed the lives of each and every one of those men that represented Blue Jay football.


W. Basketball maintains second place in Conference

January 30, 2019

Saturday was another successful day for the Blue Jays in Goldfarb Gymnasium. The women’s basketball team defended their home court against the Washington College Shorewomen, defeating them by a score of 50-37. It was a matchup characterized by a staunch defensive effort by the Jays, who neutralized their opponents’ offensive efforts for much of the game. 

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Senior guard Lillian Scott leads all scorers on Saturday with 26 points.

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Coming off a hot season, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is a rising star in the NFL.

The future is bright for Ravens’ Lamar Jackson

January 30, 2019

For this long-time Baltimore Ravens fan, the inevitable decline of Joe Flacco was at first an incredibly difficult pill to swallow — until his replacement, Lamar Jackson, put my mind at ease. With such a rare talent coming to the Ravens, the future of Baltimore football is bright.


Athlete of the Week: Matt McGough – M. Swimming

December 5, 2018

Last weekend, the Hopkins men’s and women’s swimming teams headed to Providence, R.I. to compete in the Bruno Invite against Division I schools. The women finished in sixth place, while the men grabbed third place, finishing behind only Princeton University and Columbia University.

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Blue Jay swimmer Matt McGough.

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The Blue Jays bounced back from their loss to Gettysburg with a win over Washington.

W. Basketball beats Washington College Shorewomen

December 5, 2018

The Hopkins women’s basketball team traveled up to Gettysburg, Pa. last Thursday for a game against the No. 20 Gettysburg College Bullets. The game was a rematch of last year’s Centennial Conference Championship, which the Bullets ended up winning to take the Conference title.


Wrestling finishes in eighth at weekend tournament

December 5, 2018

The Hopkins wrestling team traveled up to York College this past weekend for the New Standard Corporation Invitational. The Blue Jays had the opportunity to see opponents from 16 different schools within the span of two intense days of competition.

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Sophomore Dominick Reyes fights through consolation bracket to take third overall in weight class.

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Quarterback David Tammaro has led the Blue Jays to 11 straight wins.

Football beats RPI to advance to first semifinal in program history

December 6, 2018

Win or lose, the Blue Jay football team’s game against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers last Saturday would be one for the record books. Hopkins was playing in its second-ever NCAA Division III Quarterfinal game, and its first on Homewood Field. However, the Jays were not going to settle, and they had their sights set on something even bigger: a spot in the semifinals.


Kareem Hunt is another black eye for the NFL

December 6, 2018

This past Friday a video from February came out of Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in what appears to be a hotel hallway. The NFL immediately put Hunt on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, meaning he is not allowed to play in any games until a further investigation is completed. The Chiefs cut Hunt later in the day, saying they had asked Hunt about the incident when it first happened and he denied it happened.

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Roger Goodell and the NFL have mishandled domestic violence cases.

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Junior Harry O'Neil makes lay up with only 0.6 seconds left in game to lift Jays to win 59-57.

M. Basketball beats Swarthmore at the buzzer

December 6, 2018

In what has become one of the most intense rivalries in the Centennial Conference, last Thursday night, the Hopkins men’s basketball team took on the Swarthmore College Garnet in Goldfarb Gymnasium. The last time the two teams met, it was in the Conference Championship, where the Blue Jays took down the Garnet at Swarthmore to claim the Conference Championship. The last time the two teams met in Goldfarb, the game went to double overtime and was eventually decided by a three-pointer by now senior guard Michael Gardner with eight seconds left to win the game 93-91.


Will Alabama take home another Championship?

December 6, 2018

The regular season is done, the Conference Championships have been decided and we’re one Army vs. Navy game away from officially entering the postseason of the college football season. Bowl Selection Sunday has concluded, and now 70 teams will prepare for their upcoming games.

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Dabo Swinney is looking to carry Clemson to another Championship.

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The Blue Jays made it to their first Final Four in program history.

Field Hockey’s magical run ends in Final Four

November 28, 2018

2018 was a magical year for the Hopkins field hockey team. At every turn, it seemed that the Blue Jays were rewriting their own record book, only to rewrite it again just weeks later. All good things must come to an end, however, and the most successful season in Hopkins field hockey history ended in the Final Four as the No. 9 Jays fell to the No. 4 Tufts University Jumbos.