The Best Sports Mascots, Ranked

To some, mascots may seem utterly useless or distracting from the actual game. To others like me, however, that is exactly what makes them so important to the American sporting experience. Whatever your stance...

To Pay or Not to Pay College Athletes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you know that we are in the midst of March Madness, the biggest college basketball tournament in the nation. Over 97 million...

Go Hard or Go Home: Why Division III?

Most kids who grow up playing sports say they want to be a professional athlete, and most professional athletes come from well-known Division I programs. Big Division I schools have a heavy athletic culture,...

Forget Hogwarts — NYU Quidditch Is Flying High

At the start of his first year, Robert Mast tagged along to Club Fest with a friend. He jokingly signed up for NYU Quidditch on a whim, and when his friend asked him if...

Conquering Collegiate Hockey Against All Odds

On the first day of training camp, NYU Ice Hockey Head Coach Chris Cosentino told his players, “Battles win shifts, shifts win periods, and periods win games.” He emphasized the importance of attention to...

Why Heung-min Son Is My Favorite Player

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...

New 181 Mercer Facility to House Basketball and Wrestling Teams

Just around the block from the Angelika Film Center, yet another construction project is underway at 181 Mercer St. Tucked between Bleecker and Houston Streets, NYU’s latest undertaking will include new undergraduate housing, academic...

MLB Playoff Preview and Predictions

The 2019 Major League Baseball regular season was a rollercoaster. With four no-hitters, four 100-win teams and new records for home runs and strikeouts in a season, there were plenty of surprises, heartfelt moments...

How Can Athletes Trust USA Gymnastics?

Last week, elite gymnastics coach Maggie Haney was served with an eight-year suspension by U.S.A Gymnastics following accusations that she had verbally and emotionally abused athletes. Haney has had at least one gymnast represent...

NYU Senior Athletes React to Their Final Season’s Early End

On Thursday, March 12, Evan Lindley, CAS senior and captain of the men’s volleyball team, was in his apartment in Brooklyn discussing with his father and sister the necessary steps to take amidst NYU’s...

NYU Cancels Athletics for Fall 2020

According to an email from the NYU Director of Athletics Christopher Bledsoe, on Tuesday, July 21, the NYU Athletics Department officially stated that varsity fall and winter sports, along with club and intramural sports,...

The Case for More Female Referees

As the case is made for more representation for women in the sports world, many are debating the scarcity of female referees. This season the National Basketball Association had one female referee out of 64...
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