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September 25, 2022

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Senior goalie Kathleen Garvey helped keep the game close despite the loss.

Women's lacrosse loses heartbreaker in overtime

The Blue Jays lost an absolute heartbreaker to the University of Maryland (UMD) Terrapins in overtime with a final score of 9-8. The game was as close as the score was, and even in the loss there were a couple of individual standout performances.



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The Jays went back into the win column after a resounding win over 12th-ranked Penn State.

Men's lacrosse dominates against Penn State

The men’s lacrosse team faced the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions at Homewood Field last weekend. Having lost their previous game against the University of Maryland, the Jays came out with a chip on their shoulders.


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Due to inconsistent scoring and a lack of creativity, the Slam Dunk Contest has lost its allure.

How the NBA can fix the Slam Dunk Contest

NBA All-Star Weekend is one of the most exciting times to watch basketball. Usually, the events are thrilling. The Skills Challenge and the Three-Point Contest are both extremely competitive and unpredictable in their results. Entertaining and unforced, the All-Star Celebrity Game features famous personalities who surprise fans with their athletic abilities. The Rising Stars Challenge displays the future superstars of the league, and the NBA All-Star Game is the main event for obvious reasons. 


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Jared Butler leads the top-seeded Baylor Bears in scoring.

Predictions and previews of the long-awaited 2021 NCAA Tournament

It is March, and for many sports fans that means one thing: college basketball. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, often referred to as March Madness, is one of the most anticipated sports events of the year, and it has finally arrived. Due to COVID-19, the entire tournament will be held in Indiana with most games taking place in Indianapolis. Games begin March 18, and the tournament will run until April 5, when the championship game will be held. 


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Hopkins athletes prepare for the return of competition

In a press release from the Centennial Conference on March 5, the Presidents Council announced its plans for the return of sports such as baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field and more. For the first time in almost a year, teams are getting back on their respective fields and courts to participate in varsity sports.




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After starting out 0-3, the women’s lacrosse team desperately needed these wins against Ohio State.

Women's lacrosse picks up two consecutive wins against Ohio State

The women’s lacrosse team headed to Columbus, Ohio to play a pair of games against the 24th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes over the weekend. After starting the season 0-3, the Blue Jays were desperate for a victory. Both games were incredibly close, ending by a margin of just a single point.


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After a close first half, the Jays fell victim to an 8-0 Maryland scoring run.

Men's lacrosse goes down against Maryland

The men’s lacrosse team took on the University of Maryland Terrapins on March 6. The game started off fairly even, and then the Terrapins broke loose in the third quarter, scoring nine unanswered goals through early into the fourth quarter. 



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Kobe Bryant's impact and legacy make him a fitting candidate to be featured as the NBA's logo.

Why Kobe Bryant should be the new NBA logo

The NBA is the only major sport to have a notable player as its logo. Jerry West is currently the man on every stadium, every jersey, every T-shirt and every press release made by the NBA. It is an amazingly unique position to be in as a former player, and it is also a symbol of how the NBA is incredibly player-centered.



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Freshman midfielder Abbey Hurlbrink scored a hat-trick in the first game of the series.

Women's lacrosse loses two games to Northwestern

After starting the season with an 0-1 record, the women’s lacrosse team faced a pair of games against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend. Northwestern is ranked fourth nationally, while the Blue Jays have found themselves unranked. 



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This year’s Champions League tournament is bound to have exciting matchups.

A guide to the Champions League round of 16

Like most European sporting events in the past year, the 2021 Union of European Football Associations Champions League (UCL) round of 16 is taking place behind closed doors. Despite the empty stadiums, fans will surely be glued to their screens to watch the top players in the world go at it.


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The men's lacrosse team couldn't overcome an early run from Ohio State in their first game of the season.

Men's lacrosse falls short in season opener against Ohio State

After nearly a year, the Hopkins men’s lacrosse team was finally able to return to playing Big Ten games on Homewood Field. On Saturday, the team faced off against the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The Blue Jays were expecting a challenge, as the Buckeyes are currently ranked 10th in the nation while Hopkins is ranked 20th. Additionally, this was the debut of new head coach Peter Milliman after the departure of Dave Pietramala in April of last year.


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The Jays spent 351 days waiting and preparing for legitimate Big 10 competition. 

Women’s lacrosse drops opener against Rutgers

The women’s lacrosse team waited for almost a full calendar year to take the field once again for legitimate competition. Weeks and weeks of social distancing and constant preparation through scrimmages and workouts culminated in a Big 10 matchup against the visiting Rutgers University Scarlet Knights at Homewood Field. 


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The Rec Center will reopen on Feb. 22 after delays due to a COVID-19 cluster.

Students react to the Rec Center's re-opening

Director of Athletics and Recreation Jennifer S. Baker and Director of Recreation and Facilities Bill Harrington wrote in an email to students on Feb. 1 that the Recreation (Rec) Center would remain closed in light of a recent COVID-19 cluster.


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