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Steinhardt junior Haley Will, back row center, is ready to make a comeback on the basketball court. Will has been injured during most of her career at NYU, but her passion for the sport won’t let that hold her back. (Photo courtesy of Haley Will)

No Obstacles Can Stop This Junior Guard

By Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer March 29, 2020

When her asthma and pneumonia sidelined her for all of junior year of high school, Haley Will questioned how concerns about her health would impact her college recruitment. Now a Steinhardt junior, Will...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

A Reflection on Lost Endings

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 29, 2020

I realized that I spent my last spring break of college in the exact way I had spent every spring break before that: playing a lot of FIFA 20, watching reruns of classic games and wishing for the return...

Yaron Weitzmans recently published book, Tanking to the Top, offers an in-depth account of the Philadelphia 76ers organization. (Photo courtesy of Yaron Weitzman)

‘Tanking to the Top’ Author Yaron Weitzman Talks the Philadelphia 76ers and the Process

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 25, 2020

The next book on your social distancing reading list might be “Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports,” an in-depth account...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Let Me Tell You About Your Favorite Pro Athletes

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 23, 2020

Like many others, I have been spending the past week at home socially distancing myself from the outside world. With no sports (and no anything) for the foreseeable future, many have been taking this time...

NYU senior student-athletes react to the cancellation of their spring season. 
(Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

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

By Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 23, 2020

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...

The University Athletics Association voted to cancel the spring 2020 sports season as well as all NYU athletic facilities. (photo via NYU Athletics)

NYU Cancels Athletics for the Spring Season

By Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

On Friday, March 13, in accordance with University President Andrew Hamilton and the other University Athletics Association Presidents, NYU Athletics has officially canceled the remainder of its season’s...

Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge

Women’s Tennis Remains Undefeated

By Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 8, 2020

Women’s Tennis On Saturday, March 7, the NYU women’s tennis team defeated Southern Virginia University 8-1. The Violets improved to 4-0, handing the Knights their third loss of the season. The team...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The National Women’s Soccer League Still Has Work to Do

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 8, 2020

Following three years since ex-commissioner Jeff Plush stepped down in 2017, the National Women’s Soccer League announced the appointment of Lisa Baird as the new league commissioner last week. The hiring...

Gallatin senior Lily Hitelman and CAS junior Alexandra Daley are co-captains of the NYU equestrian team. The team had four riders qualify for their regionals. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Yes, NYU Has an Equestrian Team

By Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer March 8, 2020

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 a.m. to prepare...

The Womens Basketball team practices in Palladium Gym. The NYU Violets qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

NYU Women’s Basketball Qualifies for Championship

By Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 5, 2020

The Violets have qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the first time since the 2015-2016 season, where they were eliminated in the second round. They will be facing Emmanuel...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Is This the End of Smart Sports Commentary?

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 2, 2020

Last week, ESPN announced that it was canceling “High Noon,” a studio talk show featuring two of ESPN’s smartest commentators, after less than two years.  The company cited low viewership for...

Tandon senior Riley Demps dribbles the ball, looking for a chance to pass during practice. The mens basketball team ended a tough but rewarding season. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU Men’s Basketball’s Disappointing End

By Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer March 2, 2020

On Feb. 29, the loss against Brandeis University concluded a disappointing 8-17 season for the men’s basketball team. The team’s struggles were similar to last season, as their 1-13 record in the University...