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

Washington Square News

A woman in a white jersey with a bib with the number 682 is running with a group of other women in jerseys.

Changing course: Narrowing the gender gap in cross country

Racing distances in NCAA cross country are unequal across genders; should that change?
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

If you showed up at a high school cross country meet in Texas or Oklahoma, you might find two courses with different race distances: 3,200 meters for girls and 5,000 meters for...

A group of women athletes wearing running outfits standing in a row in a park getting warmed up for a run.

Men’s and women’s cross country teams to race in national meet

The Violets look forward to the NCAA Championship race following runner-up finishes at NCAA Niagara Regionals.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

This past Saturday, the Violets raced in upstate New York and finished second in NCAA Niagara Regionals behind SUNY Geneseo. For the first time in a decade, both NYU’s men’s...

Eight people stand in a line on a grass field and are doing warmup exercises, with a few of them talking to each other.

‘Unrecognizable’: How the women’s cross country team went from 4 runners to 5th in the nation

In less than three seasons, head coach Tyler Deck Shipley elevated a struggling cross country team to one of the nation's best.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

When Tyler Deck Shipley inherited the women’s cross country team in 2021, he only had four runners — not enough to score in meets. In nearly three seasons, with strong recruiting...

A collage made out of two pictures. On the left, a man crossing his hands, wearing black shorts and a white sleeveless shirt that has the word “Violets” printed on it. To the right, a woman wearing the same outfit.

Q&A: Cross country runners reflect on their final NYU season

With a week left until the postseason, two senior runners look back on their time at NYU.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

Leah Haley and Mubeen Zainul, two senior runners of NYU’s men’s and women’s cross country teams, reflect on their final season, discuss how New York City affects their training,...

As sports resume following the pandemic suspension, NYU’s athletics programs have brought on new coaches and leadership. Teams with new coaches include women’s soccer, men’s basketball, cross country, and track and field. (Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

New faces in NYU athletics

With a new school year arriving, NYU athletics is finally set to return with fresh faces after pandemic delays.
Mitesh Shrestha and Ethan Hourizadeh August 25, 2021

Since the University Athletic Association decided to suspend the Spring 2021 season, there have been multiple hirings within the NYU athletic department, with new coaches for different...

NYU Athletics are cancelled for the Fall. NYU senior athletes in Fall sports discuss how they have processed the canceled season. (Staff Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

The Bitterness of Leaving Unfinished Business Unfinished

How NYU senior athletes in fall sports are processing the canceled fall season.
Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 21, 2020

When CAS senior Dillan Spector learned that fall sports were canceled, he had little time to rue the lost season. He had a decision to make, one he had been delaying making...

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...

The womens basketball team during a practice in Feb. 2018. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Basketball Continues to Dominate

The men’s basketball team picked up their first win, three cross country runners advanced to nationals, fencing and soccer fell, women’s volleyball advanced to the ECAC finals and wrestling took home fourth in their tournament.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor November 18, 2019

Women’s Basketball The Violets continued to run through their opponents this week, beating Farmingdale State on Tuesday and Sarah Lawrence College and Stevens University this...

Stern Senior Honore Collins swims for NYU Womens Swimming & Diving team. (via NYU Athletics)

Swimming and Diving Teams Win NYU Fall Open

Men’s fencing and both basketball teams opened their seasons. Women’s volleyball and both soccer teams finished their seasons. Wrestling and men’s cross country competed in meets this weekend.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor November 10, 2019

Men’s Fencing The men’s fencing team opened its season at the Temple University Open last Sunday. While there was no team scoring, many Violets were successful. In the foil,...

Dillan Spector is a CAS junior on NYUs cross country team. (Via Twitter)

Cross Country Junior Overcomes Injury and Family Illness

Dillan Spector’s running career has been characterized by his work ethic, which has driven his success through many challenges.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor November 4, 2019

In this year’s Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle, CAS junior Dillan Spector recorded his best 8K race time. The 25 minute and 9 second time was the second best of NYU’s runners...

Joseph Burlison (second from left) broke one of three records today for NYU. (via NYU Athletics)

Men’s Golf Puts up Back-to-Back First-Place Finishes, Historic Performance on Sunday

Women’s golf finished their season on a high note, women’s soccer split their matches, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball continued to win and men’s cross country ran in the Metropolitan Championships.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor October 15, 2019

Men’s Golf The Violets finished their fall season strong, with two straight first place finishes this week, the latter breaking school records. Last Sunday, NYU closed out...

CAS junior Coco Kulle returns a shot at a Sept. 22 tournament. (via NYU Athletics)

Three Women’s Tennis Players Advance to Nationals

Women’s tennis and men’s and women’s soccer were very successful this week, while men’s and women’s golf, men’s tennis, men’s cross country and women’s volleyball had average performances.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor September 30, 2019

Men’s Golf The Violets finished up the Williams College Fall Invitational last Sunday, ending up in fourth place of 25 teams. NYU shot 301 on the second day to bring their...