Rugby is NYU Athletics’ hidden gem

NYU is a school of possibility where students can tailor their experience to whatever suits them best. Where NYU falls short, however, is within the world of sports. NYU’s sports community is sorely lacking....

The NYU Athletics Department Remembers Levester ‘LT’ Thompson Jr.

At 6 feet 5 inches tall, NYU’s former assistant women’s basketball coach Levester “LT” Thompson Jr. was usually the tallest person in the room. His bright personality, though, might’ve been even more noticeable than...

Why the College Football Playoffs Need Change

After 13 captivating weeks, the College Football Playoff selection committee has found itself in the predicament of choosing the best four teams to advance to the semifinal and national championship games. With the exception...

NYU Men’s Basketball Officially Signs 11-Year-Old Isaiah Mitchell

On Monday, Feb. 17, the NYU men’s basketball team officially drafted 11-year-old Brooklyn native Isaiah Mitchell to join the Violets, per agreement with Team IMPACT, “a national nonprofit in Boston that connects children facing...

CAS Fencer Grant Williams Aims to Compete in 2020 Olympics

After taking a year off of school to train for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, CAS senior and fencer Grant Williams is finally ready to achieve his ultimate goal: making the U.S. Olympics team. Coming...

Cross Country Junior Overcomes Injury and Family Illness

In this year’s Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle, CAS junior Dillan Spector recorded his best 8K race time. The 25 minute and 9 second time was the second best of NYU’s runners and was his...

The Importance of Athletic Trainers in College Sports

NYU’s athletic training room is tucked away beneath Palladium Athletic Facility on 14th Street, and the university competes at the NCAA Division III level in all of its sports, with the exception of fencing....

Yes, NYU Has an Equestrian Team

Gallatin senior Lily Hitelman has been riding horses her whole life. Working with a horse and developing a sense of chemistry has always energized her, even when she had to wake up at 3:00...

Dan Klores, the Mastermind Behind ‘Basketball: A Love Story’

WSN sat down with Dan Klores, the creator behind a new ESPN series exploring basketball's largest figures' love for the sport.

Judo at NYU, a Balancing Act

Judo, a martial arts sport with Japanese roots that can be traced back to the late 1800s, has created a small but vibrant community here at NYU. Coached by Senseis Frank Colonnese and Devin...

New York Baseball: A Tale of Two Teams

A familiar story in New York baseball plays out something like this every season — one team has its sights set on winning the World Series, while the other hopes to use the season...

Mustaches for a Cause: NYU Hockey Joins Movember Movement

This November, members of the NYU men’s hockey team are growing out their mustaches in support of Movember, a global charity dedicated to raising awareness about men’s physical and mental health. Through encouraging men...
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