Bela Kirpalani
Bela is a senior in CAS studying history. Born and raised on Long Island, her love for bagels knows no bounds (the same goes for blueberries, but that really doesn't have anything to with Long Island). She also loves all things sports — how fitting — and finds way too many unfunny things funny. When not in the newsroom, she is probably off playing FIFA or wishing she were playing FIFA.

bela kirpalani, Sports Editor

May 08, 2020
Bela Kirpalani (Story)
May 04, 2020
How Can Athletes Trust USA Gymnastics? (Story)
Apr 27, 2020
These Sports Stories Should Have Their Own Documentaries (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
The Best Soccer Celebrations, Ranked (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
A Reflection on Lost Endings (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
‘Tanking to the Top’ Author Yaron Weitzman Talks the Philadelphia 76ers and the Process (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
Let Me Tell You About Your Favorite Pro Athletes (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
The National Women’s Soccer League Still Has Work to Do (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Is This the End of Smart Sports Commentary? (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Manchester City’s Greed Made Them Invincible — Until It Didn’t (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
NBA All-Star Weekend Is Fun (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
The Return of the XFL Highlights the Lack of Support for Women’s Sports (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
The USWNT Is Simply Too Good (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
The Olympics’ Ban of Protests Is Hypocritical and Unfair (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
After 24 Years, NYU Athletic Director Will Step Down (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
Monday Musings: On Colin Kaepernick, Harden’s Heroics and the Internet’s Favorite NBA Player (Story)
Nov 27, 2019
Staff Rants and Raves: Thanksgiving (Story)
Nov 24, 2019
Didn’t See That Coming! Three Shockers in the NBA (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Monday Musings: On Melo’s Return, the Spurs’ Coaching Dilemma and Lamar Jackson (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
‘Man, I’m Going to Be a Meme’: The Story Behind the NYU Swimmer That Went Viral for His Workout (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Monday Musings: On the Ducks, NBA Kicks and the Knicks’ French Connection (Story)
Nov 08, 2019
Staff Rants and Raves: NYU Facilities (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Battling Rain and Wind, NYU Quidditch Crowned Regional Champs for First Time (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
NYU Students Conquer New York City Marathon (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Monday Musings: On Fantasy Football, Baseball and the Knicks (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Staff Rants and Raves: Twitter (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
The Sports Curse: Fact or Fiction? (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Staff Rants: NYU Housing (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
This Is the WNBA’s Moment (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
NYU Hockey Opens Quest for Redemption With Win (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Staff Rants and Raves: Sports (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
The Best Sports Mascots, Ranked (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Ultimate Goal of Frisbee: Find Family (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
The Field as a Happy Place (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Staff Rants and Raves: NYU Dining (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Concussions Are Not Just a Football Problem (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
Staff Rants & Raves: Welcome Week Edition (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
2019 Fall Sports Preview (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
NYU Predicts: NFL Edition (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
Male Athletes Are Still Stuck in the Closet (Story)
Aug 24, 2019
The Problem With Kobe Bryant’s Support of Women’s Sports (Story)
Aug 24, 2019
Former USWNT Goalkeeper Prepares for Fifth Season Coaching at NYU (Story)
May 22, 2019
NYU’s Class of 2019 Graduates With a Challenge to Foster Unity (Story)
May 06, 2019
Don’t Punish Female Athletes for Being Too Good (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
Forget Hogwarts — NYU Quidditch Is Flying High (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
The WNBA’s MVP Is Out for the Season. Now What? (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
Avenatti’s Not the Story. Nike Is. (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Despite Its POC Star Players, Sports Has a Race Problem (Story)
Mar 31, 2019
To Pay or Not to Pay College Athletes (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Community Reflects on NYU Hall of Famer Cal Ramsey’s Passing (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
The Finish Line Is Further for Women (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
Tom Feng | The Soft-Spoken Olympian (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
The MTA — and New Yorkers — Must Step Up (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
Hockey Closes out Season With Exciting Overtime Win (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
Staff Rants: Tech Edition (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Getting Creative in the Bedroom (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Yes, NYU Has Cheerleaders (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
The NFL Fails to Punish Violence (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Early Predictions: NBA Edition (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Building That Home Away From Home (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Weekly Sports Update: Women’s Soccer Team Breaks Goal Record (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Weekly Sports Update: Sept. 2 to Sept. 8 (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Students Stand With Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad (Story)
Jul 17, 2018
For LBJ and CR7, It’s a New Era (Story)
Jul 14, 2018
NYU Predicts: World Cup Final (Story)
Jun 10, 2018
2018 World Cup Predictions (Story)
May 15, 2018
NYU Tandon School of Engineering Commencement ’18 (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
The Understated Importance of Team Managers (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Weekly Sports Update: April 22 to April 29 (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Weekly Sports Update: April 15 to April 22 (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
The Case for More Female Referees (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
New Hirings Lead Women’s Volleyball Revamp (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
The Hidden Injuries of Athletes (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Weekly Sports Update: March 28 to April 1 (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Diana King, Queen of the Softball Field (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
NYU Reacts: March Madness Final Predictions (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Video Assistant Referee in the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Meet Kayleigh Fournier, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at NYU (Story)
Mar 19, 2018
Catching Up With MLB Draftee CJ Picerni (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Women’s Basketball Coach Earns 100th Win (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
Tisch Senior Reselected for US Wheelchair Basketball Team (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Tandon Athletes Endure Disproportionate Struggles (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
Commentary: Buffon’s Last Game (Story)