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A basketball player in a white-and-purple uniform labeled “violets” runs across the court with the ball as a basketball player in a blue uniform labeled “TUFTS” attempts to block him from the right.

In the Huddle: Spencer Freedman on NYU men’s basketball

WSN spoke with the six-foot guard about NYU’s historic men’s basketball season, and putting Division III basketball on the map with his crafty playmaking and elite shooting.
Logan Holland, Contributing Writer March 14, 2024

Leading the Violets in a magical season, second-year graduate student Spencer Freedman sat down with WSN to talk about the keys to his success on the court. The NYU men’s basketball...

A side by side photo of N.Y.U.’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. On the left half of the photo junior and guard Zay Freeney shoots a basket in N.Y.U. men’s basketball season opener against Manhattanville College. On the right side of the photo graduate student and guard Megan Bauman tries to find an opening to shoot the basketball in the team’s game against Johns Hopkins University.

NYU men’s and women’s basketball debut at Paulson Center

The Violets have started the season strong, winning four out of their five games at the new Manhattan building.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor November 13, 2023

Player Nikola Lipovic, number 11, dribbles the ball into enemy defense. Lipovic wears a purple jersey and shorts with his number on it.

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 December 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...

Three gala attendees in blazers and turtlenecks chatting under the purple lights of the V100 Gala event.

V100 is a better spirit week than your high school’s

If you didn’t know what V100 was before, here’s your quick guide to NYU’s spirit week events.
Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor April 18, 2022

I’ve never had school pride. My high school’s name was synonymous with its top Science Olympiad team, much like NYU is known for its Sternies and Tischies. Never falling into...

New York Knicks forward Julius Randle spoke at the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball school gym in the Bronx to celebrate his #30 for 3! campaign. Through his partnership with the school, Randle plans to donate $500 for every three-pointer he makes in the season, which will assist the school in developing its academic programs. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

Knicks star Randle pledges support for Bronx basketball school

Julius Randle visited the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School on Nov. 9 to announce his campaign to donate to the school for each 3-pointer he scores this season.
Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor November 16, 2021

Early in a Tuesday afternoon last week, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School gym was filled with the reverberating echoes of students screaming, basketballs bouncing...

The New York Knicks surprised fans last season with their early success. Still, there are a number of steps that they could take in order to improve further this season. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

How the Knicks can follow up on last season’s unexpected success

After overachieving last season, the Knicks are looking to further improve and make a deep playoff run this season. Here are some key points the team should focus on to reach that goal.
Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

The early success of the Knicks last season came as a surprise. Led by breakout star Julius Randle, an improving RJ Barrett, a rejuvenated Derrick Rose and one of the deepest benches...

On Oct. 6, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school is the first specialized high school in the nation that dedicates itself to preparing its students for different career paths in basketball. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

Knicks legend Earl Monroe headlines high school opening ceremony

On Oct. 6, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School formally celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the culmination of a yearslong mission to provide underserved New York City students a new and unique avenue to succeed within the sport they love. 
Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor October 18, 2021

The star-studded guest list of NBA commissioner Adam Silver, New York Knicks president Leon Rose, NBA Players Association executive director Michele Roberts and a smattering of...

The Knicks proved their doubters wrong in the 2020-21 season, finishing 41-31 and making the playoffs. This offseason is key to continuing their success. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

What’s next for the Knicks?

After an unexpectedly strong season for the Knicks, the team’s offseason preparations will determine whether they can improve on the past year’s success.
Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer June 30, 2021

This past season for the New York Knicks was full of surprises. Many sports media outlets predicted that the Knicks season would be another disappointing one, as the team had not...

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

NBA writer and author Yaron Weitzman talked with WSN about his new book, “Tanking to the Top,” a riveting insider’s look at the Philadelphia 76ers organization and the implementation of “the Process.”
Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 26, 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,”...

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

For the first time since 2016, the Violets have qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. They will face off against Emmanuel College on Friday, March 6.
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...

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

Due to injuries and close losses, the men’s basketball team finishes their season with an 8-17 record. However, the team’s optimistic about the next season.
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...

(Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Wrestling Team Claims UAA Championship

A recap of everything NYU Athletics from Feb. 10 to Feb. 16.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor February 18, 2020

Men’s Wrestling On Saturday, Feb. 15, the men’s wrestling team defeated Case Western Reserve University and the University of Chicago, winning their first UAA Championship...