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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Expectations are high for the New York Giants, who have not made an appearance in the playoffs in four years. Managing players and strategy will be crucial for the team to find success this season. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Five priorities for the Giants this season

By Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Keeping Saquon Barkley healthy Star running back Saquon Barkley tore his ACL in a game against the Chicago Bears early last season, sidelining him for the remainder of the year. While Barkley has shared...

As sports resume following the pandemic suspension, NYU’s athletics programs have brought on new coaches and leadership. Teams with new coaches include women’s soccer, men’s basketball, cross country, and track and field. (Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

New faces in NYU athletics

By Mitesh Shrestha and Ethan Hourizadeh August 25, 2021

Since the University Athletic Association decided to suspend the Spring 2021 season, there have been multiple hirings within the NYU athletic department, with new coaches for different teams. Back in...

The Knicks proved their doubters wrong in the 2020-21 season, finishing 41-31 and making the playoffs. This offseason is key to continuing their success. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

What’s next for the Knicks?

By Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer June 30, 2021

This past season for the New York Knicks was full of surprises. Many sports media outlets predicted that the Knicks season would be another disappointing one, as the team had not made the playoffs in the...

NYU men’s and women’s golf teams have seen immense success in recent years. On April 28th, Katie Rudolph was formally introduced as the new head coach of the NYU men’s and women’s golf team. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

Katie Rudolph hired as head coach of NYU men’s and women’s golf teams

By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor May 7, 2021

Katie Rudolph was formally introduced as the new head coach of the NYU men’s and women’s golf teams in a virtual press conference on April 28. The hiring was an important decision for athletics...

The Knicks are a staple of sports and entertainment in New York City. Recent wins for the team have created excitement for the residents of the city. (Illustration by Renee Shohet)

When the Knicks win, New York wins

By Ethan Hourizadeh, Contributing Writer May 6, 2021

For decades, the New York Knicks have been a joke across not just the NBA, but the country. Given their inability to win games in recent years, the team has been mocked about by big-name players like Kevin...

The Bobcat has been NYU's mascot since the late 1980s. There are only two rules in mascoting — never speak when you are in the suit and do not take the suit off in public unless you are with your assistant. (Illustration by Alice La)

Meet the Students Behind the Mask

By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 28, 2020

When you join this NYU club, you might be able to attend the premiere of a Broadway show for free or participate in a mechanical bull riding competition outside Madison Square Garden. Stay in the...

Heung-min Son is South Korea’s pride in the game of soccer, being the star forward of Tottenham Hotspurs. With the skills and traits of a top player, he challenges the Asian stereotype in the sport and so inspired numerous aspiring young talents. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

Why Heung-min Son Is My Favorite Player

By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 28, 2020

My fandom for soccer began when I was five. It was the 2002 World Cup, and like everyone else in South Korea that summer, my friends and I had been swept by the fervor of our country’s Cinderella...

NYU does not have a football team. NYU students discuss their predictions for the 2020 NFL season. (Staff Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

NYU Predicts: NFL Edition

By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 21, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs’ 34-20 victory against the Houston Texans opened the 2020 NFL season on Sept. 10. After opting out of having a bubble, the games have started with plenty of questions both...

NYU Athletics are cancelled for the Fall. NYU senior athletes in Fall sports discuss how they have processed the canceled season. (Staff Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

The Bitterness of Leaving Unfinished Business Unfinished

By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 21, 2020

When CAS senior Dillan Spector learned that fall sports were canceled, he had little time to rue the lost season. He had a decision to make, one he had been delaying making until he knew for sure...

The NYU women’s basketball team was a mere four quarters away from winning the school’s first National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III championship in 1997. Eventually, this was one of NYU”s three wins at teams Division III NCAA national championships. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

The ‘96-’97 NYU Women’s Basketball Team Was Impossibly Good

By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 14, 2020

Days before the championship game, Jehan Clark was heading to class when she noticed something. “Back then, our student center was called Loeb,” Clark said via phone. “I remember seeing...

A sport where people have seemingly forsaken creative play for optimal play is chess, after Deep Blue chess engine first defeated the chess world champion Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1996. Similarly, NBA audiences have raised concerns that sports are becoming increasingly homogenized as teams across sports push for an optimal style of play. (Staff Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

Is Creativity Dying in Sports?

By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 14, 2020

Geographically, the NBA of today is completely different from what it was 20 years ago. Compare the graphics of top shot locations from the 2001-2002 season to the current season — there are very...

(Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

Stuart Robinson Starts His Tenure as NYU’s Athletic Director

By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 8, 2020

When you have worked at the same place for 28 years, there are very few surprises. You achieve a familial awareness of everyone’s personalities and idiosyncrasies, from what NFL team they support...