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

Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

Many New York Giants fans have been disappointed in the team’s performance during the first six weeks of the NFL season. But fans should not lose hope — there is still a chance for a comeback. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Searching for silver linings in the Giants’ bleak season start

Despite a 1-5 start to the 2021-22 NFL season, New York Giants fans can still feel optimistic about the future.
Daniel Haas, Contributing Writer October 25, 2021

For fans of the New York Giants, the first six weeks of the NFL season have been a major disappointment. The Giants (1-5) have lost to such struggling squads as the Atlanta Falcons...

Expectations are high for the New York Giants, who have not made an appearance in the playoffs in four years. Managing players and strategy will be crucial for the team to find success this season. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Five priorities for the Giants this season

Having not made the playoffs since 2016, pressure is building on the New York Giants to step it up this year. These are the Giants’ top five priorities for success this upcoming season.
Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Keeping Saquon Barkley healthy Star running back Saquon Barkley tore his ACL in a game against the Chicago Bears early last season, sidelining him for the remainder of the year....

The upcoming Fall season brings with it a new Fantasy Football season as well. The classic football fan hobby is full of strategy and jargon. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Intro to fantasy football

A crash course on the basics of fantasy football and comprehending its foreign phrases.
Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor August 25, 2021

To most, late August represents the start of school or the changing of the seasons. For some, it also marks the start of a new fantasy football season: an opportunity to defend...

NYU does not have a football team. NYU students discuss their predictions for the 2020 NFL season. (Staff Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

NYU Predicts: NFL Edition

With the start of the 2020 NFL season, NYU students give their predictions.
Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 21, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs’ 34-20 victory against the Houston Texans opened the 2020 NFL season on Sept. 10. After opting out of having a bubble, the games have started with...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Return of the XFL Highlights the Lack of Support for Women’s Sports

The XFL is back after it failed nearly 20 years ago and lost $70 million — this time it has the financial backing of WWE CEO and chairman Vince McMahon. Meanwhile, the WNBA, NWSL and NWHL have received little support from investors and the media since their individual inceptions.
Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large February 10, 2020

In case you missed it, the XFL kicked off its inaugural season this past weekend. If you don’t know what I’m blabbering about, the XFL is a new professional football league...

Staff Rants: Super Bowl

Staff Rants: Super Bowl

The Super Bowl — whether you care about the game or not — draws parties, commercials and more. Hear our staff’s take on the subject.

On Representation Mandie Montes, Under the Arch Senior Editor I didn’t watch the Super Bowl this year because I don’t live with my superhero, sports fan dad anymore since...

NYU students look forward to the 2020 Super Bowl and share their predictions (Image via Wikimedia)

NYU Predicts: 2020 Super Bowl Predictions

With the 2020 Super Bowl on the horizon, we asked NYU students to give us their predictions and hot takes.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor January 27, 2020

The 2020 Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, Feb. 2 with a match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs'...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Monday Musings: On Colin Kaepernick, Harden’s Heroics and the Internet’s Favorite NBA Player

Our sports editor tackles what is happening — or rather, not happening — with Colin Kaepernick and the NFL, the conundrum that is James Harden and Alex Caruso, the Lakers’ cult hero.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor December 2, 2019

Don’t Forget About Colin Kaepernick In case you missed it, ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a 40-minute workout with eight NFL teams last month. Despite being out of...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Monday Musings: On Melo’s Return, the Spurs’ Coaching Dilemma and Lamar Jackson

This week, our sports editor muses about Carmelo Anthony’s long-awaited return to the NBA, Gregg Popovich’s successor and Lamar Jackson’s case for MVP.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor November 18, 2019

Carmelo Anthony Is Back, Baby After a year away, former New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will be making his return to the NBA — this time with the Portland Trail Blazers. Sure,...

(Graphic by Bela Kirpalani)

NFL Midseason Review

With the NFL season now at the halfway mark, which teams have surprised us and which teams have disappointed?
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

The 2019-2020 NFL season has hit its midpoint, and some teams look like serious Super Bowl contenders while others — not so much. The New England Patriots and San Francisco...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Monday Musings: On Fantasy Football, Baseball and the Knicks

In the latest edition of The Sports Girl, our sports editor riffs on assorted topics.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor October 28, 2019

Fantasy Football and Why It Stinks You are sitting at your laptop, eyes glazed over from countless hours — no, days — studying fantasy advice columns, watching highlight videos...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Concussions Are Not Just a Football Problem

Too often, the conversations around head injuries and CTE are rooted in football, but the reality is that athletes in sports like soccer and surfing are just as susceptible — and more often overlooked.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor September 16, 2019

When I say concussion, you say football. Concussion, football. Concussion, football. Cases like those of Aaron Hernandez and Junior Seau are still fresh in our minds. Hits like...