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

Washington Square News

NYU senior student-athletes react to the cancellation of their spring season. 
(Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

NYU Senior Athletes React to Their Final Season’s Early End

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, NYU senior athletes lost their final season of spring athletics.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 23, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, Evan Lindley, CAS senior and captain of the men’s volleyball team, was in his apartment in Brooklyn discussing with his father and sister the necessary...

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...

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...

Ethan Feldman, senior in CAS,  scored a team-high 16 points in the Championship Game of the Hampton Inn Jim Beaudry Classic. (Via NYU Athletics)

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Undefeated Over Thanksgiving Break

Men’s basketball won their only game this week, while the women won both of theirs. Many other sports will return to action this coming weekend.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor December 2, 2019

Men’s Basketball NYU crossed the .500 mark on Sunday, beating Rosemont College 88-73 to move to 4-3 on the year. The Violets got off to a slow start to the game, trailing 16-11...

Jenny Walker, first-year in Steinhart, finished with a season-high 11 rebounds. NYU womens basketball team defeated Baruch College 103-50 on Wednesday afternoon, November 27. (Via NYU Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Enjoys Fruitful Start to Season

With only one loss and a handful of double-digit wins, the Violets are firing on all cylinders.
Bin Cho, Staff Writer December 2, 2019

The women’s basketball team is enjoying a strong start to the 2019-20 season, with a 6-1 overall record. Averaging 92 points per game, the Violets have focused on their three-point...

(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...

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...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Didn’t See That Coming! Three Shockers in the NBA

One month into the 2019-20 NBA season, our sports editor gives her opinions on the league’s biggest surprises so far.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor November 24, 2019

1. Ja Morant Is the Real Deal The Memphis Grizzlies No. 2 pick is currently leading all rookies in points per game and assists per game with 19 and six, respectively.  On...

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...

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...

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,...