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February 28, 2024


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.

Junior mid-distance runner Matt Kleiman broke two program records in two weeks.

Athlete of the Week: Matt Kleiman — Track & Field

Just over a week after breaking the Hopkins program record in the indoor mile, junior mid-distance runner Matt Kleiman added another one for the record books when he broke the program 1000-meter record at the Patriot Games this past weekend.

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With the NBA Playoffs drawing near, Chris Xiao offers his thoughts.

NBA Playoff predictions

The NBA is more than halfway through the regular season and the playoff picture is becoming clearer. Several teams have established themselves as legitimate title contenders, while others have fallen short of preseason expectations. With the playoffs only a few months away, now is the perfect time for some predictions and hot takes. 

Why we need sports journalism

When I first joined The News-Letter during my freshman fall, I wanted to write for the News and Features section. I had known for a long time that I wanted to get involved in my college newspaper and to me, that meant writing about the news. But after going to the section’s first meeting, I felt intimidated and out of place; going to events and interviewing random people was just a bit too much for my nervous freshman self.