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Senior Ben Haderle competes at the NCAA National Championships in Oshkosh, WI in November 2018. Haderle finished fourth in the 1500m run at the Greyhound Invitational this past Saturday. (Photo by Sam Klein)

NYU Baseball Winning Streak Extends to Five

April 22, 2019

Men’s Tennis The men’s tennis team split its games this week 1-1, defeating the University of Rochester earlier in the week and falling to Stevens Institute of Technology...

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

NYU Baseball and Softball Split Games Against UAA Rivals

A recap of all things NYU athletics from April 7 to 13.
April 15, 2019

Men’s Golf The men’s golf team competed at the Hershey Invitational from April 7-8, finishing the competition fourth out of 15 teams. After day one saw them finish in sixth...

First-year James Haag (8) goes for a kill in a game against St. Joseph’s College (L.I.) on Saturday. NYU won the game in four sets, moving their record to 12-8 overall. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Softball Takes Care of Business in a Busy Week

A recap of NYU Athletics from March 25 to 30.
March 31, 2019

Softball The softball team had a busy week, playing in three doubleheaders and going 4-2 over that stretch of games. The week started off with a home doubleheader sweep of...

SPS senior Malcolm Montilus runs a 4x400-meter relay in January. Montilus qualified for NCAA Division III nationals. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Sports Weekly Update: Baseball Opens Its Season With a Dominant Performance

Here's your sports weekly update for Feb. 26 to March 4.
March 4, 2019

Men’s Track and Field The men’s track and field team concluded its indoor season this past weekend. It began the week competing at the UAA Indoor Championships and finished...

Two wrestlers qualified for Nationals.

Sports Weekly Update: A Pair of NYU Grapplers Qualify for Nationals

Here’s your sports weekly update for Feb. 18 to Feb. 25.
February 25, 2019

Tennis Men’s and women’s tennis opened up their seasons this past week on high notes, each prevailing in the their first two games of the season. The men opened their...

NYU Swimmers during a meet on Oct. 6. First-year swimmer Graham Chatoor set conference and NYU records to earn national berths in the 1650-yard and 500-yard freestyle. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Swimming and Diving Make Waves at UAA Championships

Here's your sports weekly update for Feb. 10 to 17.
February 19, 2019

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team fell to UAA rival Carnegie Mellon on Feb. 10 after relinquishing a 10-point lead in the first half and failing to fight back, losing...

CAS first-year Alex Casieri sets up for a 3-pointer during a game in December. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Men’s Basketball Comes From Behind Against Case

Catch up on what happened this week in NYU Athletics.
February 11, 2019

Men’s Volleyball The men’s volleyball team showed out this past week, playing and winning all three games to bump their winning streak up to four. The team started the streak...

Former Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis was traded to the Dallas Mavericks following a tense meeting with the organization on Thursday. (via Flickr)

Kristaps Porzin-Gone: Another Lost New York Knicks Treasure

In a blockbuster move that shocked the league, the New York Knicks traded their rising superstar, Kristaps Porzingis, to the Dallas Mavericks.
February 4, 2019

And just like that, the Knicks’ superstar has left the Big Apple. With the NBA trade deadline approaching, the biggest basketball news of the week came at the expense of the...

Jay Williams and Kevin Connors, ESPN college basketball commentators, wait to go live. A new ranking system for college basketball has been adopted in an effort to improve accuracy. (via osan.af.mil)

Introducing the New NCAA Evaluation Tool Ranking System

In an effort to improve the accuracy of the rankings of D1 men's basketball teams, the NCAA adopted a new ranking system for this season
December 3, 2018

The NCAA decided to make a drastic change to its Division I men’s basketball ranking system when it introduced the NCAA Evaluation Tool prior to the start of the 2018 to 2019...

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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.
December 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...

Oscar Argemi Gonzalez takes a layup in a game against John Jay on Nov. 20, which NYU won. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Wrestling Tallies a Win Against a Ranked Opponent

November 26, 2018

Wrestling After winning the 165-pound title at the New York State Collegiate Championships on Nov. 18, Tandon sophomore James Murdoch was named UAA Athlete of the Week. Murdoch...

Nazzarine Waldon spikes the ball in a home win over Hunter College on the team’s Senior Day. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Volleyball Team Wins Championship

After besting the odds and overcoming every obstacle thrown its way, the women's volleyball team triumphed over the rest to win the 2018 ECAC Championship.
November 19, 2018

The whistle blew when the ball fell between McDaniel College defenders in the third set of the ECAC Championship, signaling that NYU had taken the final set and match of the tournament....

Senior Maddie Peña fights for a header in a win over Brandeis University on Nov. 3. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Volleyball Advance to the ECAC Semifinals Behind Strong Play

A recap of NYU sports over the week of Nov. 5th.
November 12, 2018

Men’s Soccer Men’s soccer was rewarded with an NCAA Tournament bid after finishing 12-4-1 over the regular season. The underdog Violets held their own against the Centennial...

NYU Swimmers during a meet on Oct. 6. First-year swimmer Graham Chatoor set conference and NYU records to earn national berths in the 1650-yard and 500-yard freestyle. (Photo by Sam Klein)

NYU Swimming and Diving Hires Former Violet as Coach

November 5, 2018

NYU Swimming and Diving stayed close to home when it added 2016 NYU graduate Krista Traub to its coaching staff in early October. Traub, who spent four years on the swimming and...

Yuji Cusick was NYUs top finisher at the Monmouth Invitational on Oct. 19. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Fencing Starts Off Their Season Strong

A recap of action within NYU athletics from the past week
October 29, 2018

Women’s Fencing The women’s fencing team started its season off strong with two fencers qualifying as top-10 finishes at the Temple University Open on Oct. 27. CAS first-year...

Nazzarine Waldon spikes the ball in a home win over Hunter College on the team’s Senior Day. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Weekly Update: NYU Swimming and Diving Impress at Home

A recap of NYU sports for the week of Oct. 15.
October 22, 2018

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Both NYU men’s and women’s swimming and diving came out of Palladium Athletic Facility with wins against Rowan University on Oct....

Sophomore Jake Drucker plays hockey for NYU, but his path to get there included a tumor and the death of his father. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Conquering Collegiate Hockey Against All Odds

Meet Jake Drucker, the NYU Hockey player who overcame a tumor and his father's death to live out his dream of playing collegiate hockey.
October 22, 2018

On the first day of training camp, NYU Ice Hockey Head Coach Chris Cosentino told his players, “Battles win shifts, shifts win periods, and periods win games.” He emphasized...

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Way-Too-Early NBA Award Predictions

October 9, 2018

With the NBA preseason already underway, we got to see glimpses of familiar faces in new jerseys and highly coveted rookies begin what could become Hall of Fame careers. The amount...