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Atlantic 10 Bypasses September Look-In Window

There was a slight chance this summer that Atlantc 10 sports might resume in mid-fall. That chance has now passed by. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

When the A-10 announced that it was postponing the start of its 2020 fall season due to high rates of COVID-19 in several of its member states, the conference left the option open to start a fall season in early October if conditions allowed.

Big Ten Football is Back and So Is Revenue

All 14 teams in the Big Ten will be back in action in October, hoping to keep their seasons and pocket books alive. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Annabelle Pesarchick, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

Even though it is a shortened season and there will still be financial losses, the return of Big Ten football is crucial for one of the country's highest grossing conferences.

The Empire Strikes Back?

There were plenty of questions coming into this season regarding the Patriots and their new quarterback Cam Newton, but Newton has already been out to answer those questions. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Colin Loughran, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

It was widely assumed that the team would be forced into a nasty rebuild. In addition to the loss of Brady, the offense was expected to suffer from a skeletal receiving corps with no real vertical threat. To make matters worse, several of the Patriots’ key defensive pieces, such as linebacker Dont’a Hightower, opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns.

How Michael Jordan Becoming a Racing Team Owner Will Change NASCAR for the Better

Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace join forces for a racing crew looking to drive NASCAR into the future. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Nicholas Lehman, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

As NBA icon and NASCAR star, Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin will bring excitement and progress to a sport attempting to change its reputation, with Bubba Wallace leading the charge.

The Giants’ Offensive Ineptitude Created a Monster for Saquon Barkley

The Giants' worst nightmare has come true, and it's in many ways a matter of their own doing. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Stephen Lebitsch, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

Using his shifty footwork and Herculean lower body framework, Barkley could redirect a play or even an opposing defense away from where he wanted to go before bursting into the open field and outrunning them to the endzone.

Respect the King

LeBron James continues to be the boss of the NBA in the bubble, with his Lakers team on the verge of the NBA Finals. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Alex Wolz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

Despite how many times we try to forget, LeBron James has reminded us once again why he is the undisputed king of the NBA, and we should all celebrate it while we can.

Stanley Cup Finals Preview

The Lightning and Stars will face off in the Stanley Cup Final starting tonight. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Chris Hennessy, Staff Writer

September 19, 2020

Seven weeks to the day after the bubble began in the qualifying round, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars will drop the puck in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. One team, Dallas, was not supposed to be here. On the shoulders of a backup goalie, interim coach and goal scorers no one has ever he...

NFL’s “Moment of Unity” Reveals Discord Among Sports Fans

Some NFL teams have opted to allow fans in their stadiums amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Andrew Posadas, Managing Editor

September 16, 2020

We support equality. We must end racism. We believe in justice for all. We believe Black lives matter. We must end police brutality. We choose unconditional love. It takes all of us. These seven phrases were shown on the scoreboard. At the same time both the Houston Texans and defending Super Bowl cham...

What Are We Doing?

Chiefs fans socially distance as they attend the team's season opener on Thursday. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

Sports has come back, and some games have even had fans. But in the midst of an unprecedented year, sometimes you have to ask, what exactly is happening here?

Change Is Happening

The past few months have brought change in society, particularly in the fight against racism. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Kaley Bell, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

This summer has led us to realize that change in daily aspects of life is necessary in order to achieve racial equality.

Fordham Volleyball Keeps Busy Amidst COVID-19

The Fordham volleyball team (above) in action last year, when games were taken for granted. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Gigi Speer, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

A year ago, Fordham Women’s Volleyball was gearing up for their third tournament to open the season and prepare for playoffs. However, this year is already looking very different. Paused due to the pandemic, the fall athletics schedule is blank and the volleyball squad is focused on practice rather t...

Kelly Loeffler’s Rhetoric Offends Her WNBA Team

Kelly Loeffler (above), a U.S. senator and part-owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, has offended her players with her unwillingness to support Black Lives Matter. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Maggie Flahive, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

Kelly Loeffler, a U.S. Senator and owner of the Atlanta Dream, has publicly refused to speak out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that her players have supported.

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