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Brendan Duggan, Sports Editor

Brendan Duggan is a senior in CAS studying English and is captain of the NYU Men's Volleyball team. Growing up in Boston, the most successful sports city in the world, he has a passion for sports and Dunkin' Donuts. In his free time, Brendan enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with his family and chocolate lab. Follow him on Twitter @OfficialBDuggs.

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Stern junior Jack Walter in a game against RPI on April 8.

Women’s Golf Captures Fifth Straight Liberty League Title

A recap of everything NYU athletics from April 29 to May 5.
May 6, 2019

Baseball After a dominant 16-1 victory over Baruch College on Tuesday, the NYU baseball team faced off against Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey City University and...

Womens tennis claimed multiple victories at the UAA championships in Florida. (Courtesy of NYU Athletics)

Women’s Tennis Shines at UAA Championships

A recap of all things NYU athletics from April 7 to 13.
Apr 28, 2019

Baseball The Violets played in a doubleheader against Emory University on both Saturday and Sunday at MCU Park. In the first game on Saturday, the Violets secured a 7-4 win,...

First-year Owen Mountford competes in the shotput in a meet on March 24. Mountford won the discus at the TCNJ Invitational Saturday with a mark of 41.32m. (Photo by Sam Klein)

NYU Track and Field Shine in New Jersey

Catch up on NYU Athletics games, matches and meets from the past week.
Apr 7, 2019

Softball After defeating Hunter College twice this past Thursday, the NYU softball team lost four straight games to Brandeis University and are now 13-9 on the season. In the...

SPS junior Julian Montilus runs the 400m hurdles at the USF Bulls Invitational on Saturday. He placed sixth overall in the event. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Stern Junior Sets NCAA Swimming Record

A recap of NYU Athletics from March 17 to 24.
Mar 25, 2019

Women’s Swimming  Competing at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Greensboro, NC, the NYU women’s swimming team placed fifth out of 50 teams, recording 203...

First-year John Gassler pitches in a game against SUNY Canton on March 11. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Golf Wins UAA Championship in Dramatic Fashion

Here's your sports weekly update for March 5 to 11.
Mar 11, 2019

Men’s Track and Field Competing at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, SPS senior Malcolm Montilus placed sixth in the 400-meter race, earning him...

Nike recently unveiled a new series of advertisements, including this billboard of Colin Kaepernick by Madison Square Garden. The text over the image of Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who started protesting police brutality in 2016, reads Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.

Hip-Hop and Rap Stand Behind Kaep

A closer look at how the hip-hop community continues to support ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick.
Dec 3, 2018

Three years ago, during the 2016 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem, sparking controversy...

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Swimming and Diving Finish First Half of Season on a Strong Note

A recap of NYU Athletics from Nov. 25 - Dec. 2.
Dec 3, 2018

Women’s Basketball Following an 11-point win over Smith College on Nov. 25, the NYU women’s basketball team faced off against Stevens Institute of Technology for their fourth...

Lauren Hall-Gregory, the women’s basketball team’s head coach, during a practice on Feb. 1. She recently earned her 100th win, while the team finished runner-up in the ECAC tournament.

NYU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Capture Wins

A recap of NYU athletics action from the past week.
Nov 19, 2018

Men’s Soccer After defeating Haverford College in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the men’s soccer team faced off against host team Montclair State University on Sunday,...

Dan Klores’ “Basketball: A Love Story” premiered on ESPN Oct. 9, and the final part will be airing Tuesday, Nov. 13. (via variety.com)

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.
Nov 12, 2018

Recently, WSN’s sports desk had the privilege of sitting down with award-winning filmmaker and director Dan Klores. He talked about his most recent project, “Basketball: A...

Oliver Kleban forces his way around the opposing goalkeeper before scoring in the final minute of a 2018 game against Brandeis University. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Soccer Completes Regular Season on High Note

The Weekly Sports update details highlights in men's and women's soccer.
Nov 5, 2018

Women’s Soccer With a place in the NCAA tournament on the line, the women’s soccer team defeated Brandeis University in dramatic fashion on Saturday. On a day where NYU’s...

(Graphic by Tony Wu)

Los Angeles and Boston Control Their Coasts

With their World Series appearances, the Dodgers and Red Sox asserted their position as the most dominant baseball team on each coast.
Oct 29, 2018

After making it back to the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed their spot as the best team in Major League Baseball’s National League for two years in a row....

CAS sophomore Oliver Jacob was NYUs top finisher at the Metropolitan Championships on Oct. 12 at Van Cortlandt Park. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Cap Strong Homestands

A recap of the NYU sports during the week of Oct 7.
Oct 15, 2018

Men’s Soccer Following a 3-0 shutout win over Case Western Reserve University, the men’s soccer team looked to start another win streak, hosting three straight games at Gaelic...

Angela Severn, a former D1 Swimmer, is in her first year as an athletic trainer at NYU. (Courtesy of Angela Severn)

Meet the Olympic Qualifier Who Is NYU’s Newest Trainer

Get to know Angela Severn, former Ohio State All-American and NYU's newest Athletic Trainer
Oct 9, 2018

Growing up in a small New Jersey town, Angela Severn never imagined she would become an elite swimmer on her path to achieving athletic and academic excellence. Swimming in a man-made...

Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio

Late-Night Drama Fuels a Khabib-McGregor Rematch

A recap of the highly-anticipated, drama-filled UFC duel between Khabib and McGregor.
Oct 9, 2018

In one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the year, an intense battle between two of mixed martial arts’ elite competitors — Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor...

Junior Isabella Steains runs at the Ramapo Invitational in August.

Weekly Sports Update: Men’s Soccer 7 Game Winning Streak Snapped

A weekly update on NYU sports happenings between Sept. 23 and Sept. 29.
Oct 1, 2018
A weekly update on NYU sports happenings between Sept. 23 and Sept. 29.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles holds up the Superbowl trophy after their victory over the New England Patriots on Feb. 4.

After a Historic Super Bowl Victory, Philadelphia Joins an Elite Club

Feb 12, 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles join the ranks of the greatest football players in the country.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick speaking at the podium during Super Bowl XLIX media day, January 2015.

Win or Lose, the Patriots Are Still on Top

Jan 29, 2018

Just a few weeks after ESPN senior writer Seth Wickersham posted an article suggesting an internal power struggle between Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert...

Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry with children at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania. Curry worked with Nothing But Nets, a charity that donates malaria-preventing nets to communities across Africa.

NBA Leads the Way in Social Justice

Jan 22, 2018
Brendan Duggan gives insight into the NBA's history of social justice and philanthropy.

October Is the Best Sports Month and Here’s Why

Nov 3, 2016
With the spookiest month behind us, here's a rundown of why October is the greatest month for sports.
Dedicated to the success of college athletes, the National Collegiate Athletic Association currently awards over $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships per year.

The Multifaceted Debate of Whether We Should Pay College Athletes

Oct 17, 2016
Whether or not college athletes should be paid is a perennially hot topic, here are some pros and cons to the debate.
One of the San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks, Colin Kaepernick recently sat down during the performance of the National Anthem, causing major uproar among fans across the country.

Kaepernick Stands Up By Taking A Knee

Sep 26, 2016
Investigating the enigmatic Colin Kaepernick and the greater statement made by taking a knee.
Attending a Knicks game is one of many fun and exciting events you can attend on the weekends while in New York.

A Weekend of Sports in NYC

Sep 23, 2016
A round up of some weekend activities to get you moving - or watch other people move - before the cold weather sinks in.