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Five members of the N.Y.U. men’s basketball team huddle together on the courtside. All of them are wearing purple jerseys and shorts.

NYU men’s basketball earns first NCAA bid since 2016

After a season full of ups and downs, the Violets have advanced to the field of 64.
Pablo Ocariz , Staff Writer Mar 1, 2023

Following a third straight loss on Feb. 5, NYU men’s basketball looked completely out of contention for the postseason. They were tied for last place in the University Athletic...

An illustration of a soccer player wearing blue, kicking a soccer ball toward a net. A soccer player wearing an orange shirt and bright yellow gloves is guarding the net. In front of them is a man wearing a bright yellow shirt and black shorts, holding his hand to his mouth and, in his other outstretched arm, holding a document that reads “New Penalty Rules” with score charts on it.

First penalty kick wins soccer match, NYU prof finds

Researchers found that the first team to kick the ball at a penalty-kick shootout is more likely to win than the opposing team.
Ujji Bathla, Staff Writer Feb 28, 2023

The team that wins the coin toss to shoot first during a penalty-kick shootout is 22% more likely to win the game than the opposing team, according to the results of an analysis...

Wearing a gray jersey with a purple number 13 printed on the top, a basketball player is dribbling a basketball with his left hand. Raising his right hand, his opponent, who is wearing a ruby jersey, is defending from behind.

How an NYU grad student is making a name for himself on and off the court

NYU basketball’s Spencer Freedman is a graduate transfer student from Harvard University — and has played a crucial role in the Violets’ impressive season.  
Miller Romm, Staff Writer Feb 24, 2023

Before helping to turn around the NYU men’s basketball program, graduate guard Spencer Freedman was once a four-star point guard at Mater Dei High School, with offers from the...

A basketball player jumps in the air, holding a basketball. Behind him are groups of people watching from the audience.

NYU men’s basketball marches toward madness

The Violets keep their tournament hopes alive with a four-game winning streak.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer Feb 22, 2023

NYU men’s basketball extended their winning streak to four this past weekend, going on the road to beat Emory University 88-82 and the University of Rochester 66-52. Guard Spencer...

Captured in motion on the baseball field, this picture shows a baseball player dressed in a white baseball jersey that has dark purple “NYU 3” printed on the front, a pair of white pants, a black helmet, black sneakers and a pair of light brown gloves. His left hand is holding a steel baseball bat. Kneeling on the right side of the image next to him is another player dressed in a blue and gray uniform.

NYU baseball gets set to start its 2023 campaign

The Violets enter the eighth season since the inception of their baseball program with their sights set on reaching new heights.
Malone Lohmann, Staff Writer Feb 20, 2023

As Feb. 22 quickly approaches, NYU’s baseball team anxiously awaits its season opener against the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Almost 10 months ago, the Violets wrapped...

People wearing white-and-purple jerseys, purple-and-black jackets, or black shirts with white shorts stand cheering with their arms up.

NYU women’s basketball ready for a deep NCAA tournament run

Having gained a share of the UAA title, the Violets are looking to go the distance and bring home a championship.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer Feb 20, 2023

Down to just one game left in the regular season, NYU’s women’s basketball has already secured its place in the NCAA Division III tournament. After a close 64-60 win over Emory...

An N.Y.U. basketball player stands in the middle of a basketball court. He is dribbling a basketball. A member of the opposing team guards in front. In the background, a group of people watch the game from the stands.

NYU men’s basketball tournament odds increase after 2 straight wins

The Violets move to 4-7 in UAA play after defeating the University of Chicago and No. 16 Washington University.
Miller Romm, Staff Writer Feb 16, 2023

NYU men’s basketball is looking at its last three games of the season, and the team is on the verge of making the NCAA Division III tournament. The Violets currently sit on the...

An illustration of a player wearing a New York Rangers’ jersey with blue, red, and white accents and the text “Rangers” written across the jersey.

The Rangers pry elite talent out of the West 

The New York Rangers acquired forward Vladimir Tarasenko in a blockbuster deal.
Ahaan Sabherwal, Staff Writer Feb 15, 2023

Though the trade deadline is not for a few weeks, the local New York Rangers and New York Islanders have both made significant splashes in their pursuit of a Stanley Cup run. On...

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First-years on NYU swim team earn prestigious honors

The Violets took home both the women and men’s UAA Rookie of the Year awards.
Nicole Ranile, Staff Writer Feb 15, 2023

Despite swimming against competitors who were older and had more experience, NYU first-years Kaley McIntyre and Leo Han maintained their composure, managed their expectations,...

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Excitement, camaraderie drive a reinvigorated NYU track and field team

As the Violets competed — and excelled — at the NYU Division III Invitational, members of the team expressed their enthusiasm for the upcoming season.
Ahaan Sabherwal, Staff Writer Feb 15, 2023

NYU hosted its annual NCAA Division III indoor track meet at the Armory Track and Field Center in Washington Heights on Friday, Feb. 3, bringing teams together from across the...

Five male basketball players running on a basketball court. In the center is a player wearing a white and purple N.Y.U. jersey with the number five. He is running with the ball in his left hand.

NYU men’s basketball continues to slip

This past weekend, the Violets lost two back-to-back games during a conference road trip.
Pablo Ocariz , Staff Writer Feb 7, 2023

NYU men’s basketball had a tough road trip this past weekend, losing 62-80 to Carnegie Mellon University and 92-96 to Case Western Reserve University. Graduate guard Spencer...

An illustration of a basketball player sitting on a bench in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He is wearing a black jersey with “Brooklyn 11” on it.

The Kyrie Irving trade: A rare win-win

The Brooklyn Nets receive two elite role players, and Irving teams up with Luka Dončić.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer Feb 7, 2023

Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks after requesting a trade this past Friday, Feb. 3. In return, the Nets got back Spencer Dinwiddie and...