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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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The ‘96-’97 NYU Women’s Basketball Team Was Impossibly Good

Inside a season and a game that won NYU its first NCAA DIII championship.
Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 14, 2020

Days before the championship game, Jehan Clark was heading to class when she noticed something. “Back then, our student center was called Loeb,” Clark said via phone....

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...

NYUs Director of Athletics Chris Bledsoe will step down from his role this coming August. (via NYU Athletics)

After 24 Years, NYU Athletic Director Will Step Down

Christopher Bledsoe will continue in his role until Aug. 31, 2020. During his tenure, NYU won three national championships and 37 conference championships.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor December 13, 2019

Director of Athletics and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Christopher Bledsoe will step down from his roles in August after 24 years of service, it was announced on...

Dillan Spector, CAS junior, is one of the three runners from NYU. They competed at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 23. (Via NYU Atheletics)

Three Cross Country Runners Compete in NCAA Division III Championships

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving split their meets, women’s basketball dropped its first game of the year, men’s basketball won both of its games and wrestling competed in the NYS Championships.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor November 25, 2019

Cross Country Three of NYU’s runners participated in the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday. Steinhardt first-year Siena Moran and CAS first-year Leah Haley ran in...

Stern freshman Nicole Dao receives the ball at the ECAC Championship. (Via NYU Athletics)

Women’s Volleyball Crowned ECAC Champs Again

Last weekend, the women’s volleyball team won the 2019 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III title for the second year in a row.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer November 25, 2019

For the second year in a row, women’s volleyball captured the ECAC Division III Championship. The tournament took place in Scranton, PA at Marywood University from Nov. 16 to...

The Houston Astros have recently been exposed to stealing signs during the team’s championship season in 2017. (Via Wikimedia Roy Luck)

Houston, We Have a (Sign-Stealing) Problem. Again.

The Houston Astros find themselves in the news for their second sign-stealing scandal in two years. How the team and Major League Baseball respond will shape the future of professional baseball as we know it.
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

Last week, ex-pitcher for the Houston Astros Mike Fiers told The Athletic that the Astros used a center field camera to illegally steal signs during the team’s championship season...

Load management is causing tension between the NBA and its fans. (Via Wikimedia)

Is Load Management the Future of the NBA?

Players like Kawhi Leonard have been sitting out games in order to rest their bodies during the 82-game regular season. Is this the way forward for the league or is it just the latest issue for fans to grumble over?
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

Last season, Kawhi Leonard made headlines after he sat out 22 games due to “load management,” opting to rest his body while he was still recovering from the quad injury that...

The NYU Quidditch team poses for a photo after its first-ever Northeast Regional Championship win. The team defeated Tufts University by a score of 180*-100 in the final. (Courtesy of NYU Quidditch)

Battling Rain and Wind, NYU Quidditch Crowned Regional Champs for First Time

NYU is now the No. 1 ranked college quidditch team in the country.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor November 4, 2019

Last weekend in Warwick, Rhode Island, NYU’s varsity quidditch team battled 50-degree weather and torrential rain to win its first-ever Northeast Regional Championship, defeating...

The Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals are set to face off in the World Series this year.
(via Pixabay)

World Series Preview: Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros

Is it time for the Nationals to win the first championship in team history?
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer October 22, 2019

After taking two opposite paths to get here, the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are set to face off in the 2019 World Series.  The Nationals overcame a rocky 19-31...

Stern junior Anna Maria Buraya won each of her doubles matches in the ITA Northeast Regional Championships in September. (via NYU Athletics)

Women’s Tennis Trio Qualifies for Nationals

For the third consecutive season, the Violets will be competing in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Oracle Cup National Championships in Rome, Georgia.
Griffin Vrabeck, Staff Writer October 15, 2019

Following thrilling comebacks in their doubles and singles matches, three members of the NYU women’s tennis team advanced to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Oracle Cup...

Senior Gretchen Kincaid hits the ball over the net during a game against Wheaton (via NYU Athletics).

Women’s Volleyball Starts Off Season With Exciting Wins

With 10 wins and just one loss this season, the Violets have come out of the gate strong in their quest to qualify for the NCAA tournament.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer September 16, 2019

Fresh off of its 2018 ECAC Championship win, the women’s volleyball team established itself as a force to be reckoned with and entered this season with a chip on its shoulder. Starting...

Members of the womens golf team celebrate after winning the first national title in program history in May. (via NYU Sports Information)

Women’s Golf Team Looks to Repeat Championship Success

Last spring, the Violets were crowned NCAA Division III champions for the first time in NYU’s history. Can they do it again this season?
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer September 13, 2019

Following five straight Liberty League Championship victories, the NYU women’s golf team capped off its 2018-19 season by winning the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship...