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...

Examining the Tennis Pay Gap

Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu was awarded $3.85 million for winning the 2019 U.S. Open women’s singles title. Men’s singles champion Rafael Nadal was also given $3.85 million. If this sounds like an abnormality...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

Don’t Sleep on Coltrane Tait

Coltrane Tait takes classes in Stern, pulls all-nighters in Bobst and makes the usual trek to MCU Park in Brooklyn for NYU baseball games. He is also the co-founder of a start-up aimed at...

Men’s Basketball Hires Mental Health Coach

Men’s basketball Assistant Coach Jake Rachbach, NYU Athletics’ newest hire, plans to focus on players’ mental performance to improve on-court play. With a master’s from Temple University in kinesiology, Rauchbach’s main objectives with the...
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