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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...

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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...

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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...

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What’s going on with NYU men’s basketball?

As the Violets began conference play, the losses started piling up. Can they bounce back?
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer Jan 31, 2023

The NYU men’s basketball team went into conference play with a perfect 11-0 record. They had one of the top 10 offenses in the country, and were top five by point differential....

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No pride in New York after Rangers failed Pride Night

The New York Rangers’ Pride Night debacle sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer Jan 31, 2023

There was a distinct lack of pride when the New York Rangers took the ice for warmups before their 7 p.m. game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday, Jan. 27. Not in pride...

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Women’s basketball wins ranked matchup against Tufts University

The Violets extended their undefeated record with a win over No. 13 Tufts University this weekend. 
Kyle Yuan, Staff Writer Dec 13, 2022

In its first matchup against a ranked opponent this season, the No. 2 NYU women’s basketball team defeated No. 13 Tufts University 74-54 on Sunday, Dec. 11.  The Violets...

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Men’s basketball sets another program record in win over Hunter College

NYU continues its undefeated season after winning a shootout against Hunter College on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Drew Abrutyn, Staff Writer Dec 12, 2022

The NYU men’s basketball team continued its trend of breaking records this season, coming away with a 138-92 win over Hunter College on Saturday, Dec. 10. NYU’s total number...

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Cinque Stephens records career high in men’s basketball’s 8th straight win

The Violets continue their undefeated season with a 98-62 win against York College on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer Dec 9, 2022

The NYU men’s basketball team dominated the CUNY's York College Cardinals in a 98-62 win on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The victory was fueled by a career-high 27 points from junior combo...

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Men’s and women’s fencing combines for 6 wins at Sacred Heart Invitational

The men’s and women’s fencing teams faced off against both Division I and Division III opponents during the tournament.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer Dec 6, 2022

The NYU men’s and women’s fencing teams — both No. 1 in Division III — competed against Division I squads including Harvard University and Princeton University at the...

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Men’s basketball continues undefeated season after 7th straight win

The Violets steamrolled Yeshiva University in their second biggest game of the season.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer Dec 6, 2022

The NYU men’s basketball team continued its undefeated start to the season with a 108-67 win over Yeshiva University at home on Thursday, Dec. 1. The Violets now hold a 7-0 record...

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Savarino records career high in men’s basketball’s 6th straight win

NYU remains undefeated after beating SUNY Old Westbury 91-77.
Drew Abrutyn, Staff Writer Nov 30, 2022

In a back-and-forth battle, the NYU men’s basketball team managed to defeat the SUNY Old Westbury Panthers 91-77 for its sixth straight win in Brooklyn on Monday, Nov. 28. Guard...

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Long Island Nets’ 5-game winning streak comes to a close

Long Island Nets guard Chris Chiozza had another impressive performance on Monday, Nov. 28, despite the team’s loss.
Adam Covey, Staff Writer Nov 30, 2022

The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, saw their five-game win streak come to an end on Monday, Nov. 28. After winning five consecutive road games,...

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