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Source: France 24

Manchester United vs Liverpool Called Off as Fans Storm the Field

By Tom Athron ’21

A historic event unfolded violently in Old Trafford stadium on May 2 as Manchester United fans protested the club’s ownership under the American Glazer family.

3 May 2021

Source: NBC Sports

Jackie Robinson Day Remains Sports’ Most Powerful Day

By Skylar Grey ’23

Jackie Robinson Day and the number 42 are important symbols of an icon and champion, in every sense of the words.

3 May 2021

Source: Hoops Hype

NBA Most Valuable Player Ladder

By Prineet Parhar ‘23

Incredibly, the COVID-19 pandemic and a shorter season are not the only major obstacles NBA players face. Injuries have been common this season, forcing shuffles in the MVP ladder.

3 May 2021

Source: The Comeback

The Harder They Fall: The Rise and Collapse of the European Super League

By Tom Athron ’21

The ESL and its almost immediate collapse drew fans, prominent voices, and business owners into a global crossfire over what many considered a horrific embarrassment for European soccer.

3 May 2021

Source: NBC Sports

This Year’s NBA All-Stars

By Prineet Parhar ’23

This year’s All-Star game boasted a mix of long-time veterans and new talent. All put on an incredible display of talent.

22 Mar. 2021

Source: Pro Football Focus

2021 NFL Free Agency Season

By Mandi Shovlin ’21

Announcements and speculations about current free agents in the NFL are rapidly being released, leaving fans in a frenzy.

22 Mar. 2021

Source: Tennis World USA

Everything to Know About the Australian Open 2021

By Max Osias ’24

This year’s Australian Open was packed with talent. And to top it off, Serena Williams gave an especially emotional goodbye…

22 Mar. 2021

Source: ClutchPoints

The Athletic Dominance of Tom Brady and LeBron James

By Prineet Parhar ‘23

Tom Brady and Lebron James have been top athletes in their respective sports for more than a decade. Despite the difference in their sports, both follow similar lifestyles that result in such total domination. 

21 Feb. 2021

Source: Basketballnetwork.net

NBA Nets Superteam Trade – Changing the Face of the NBA

By Mandi Shovlin ‘21

On January 13th 2021, the Brooklyn Nets acquired former Houston Rockets superstar James Harden in a blockbuster trade, making the Nets one of the most offensively-gifted teams the NBA has ever seen.

13 Feb. 2021

Source: Madison.com

The Start of a New MLB Season

By Max Osias ’24

Even though it may seem counter-intuitive, pushing back the season would allow easier access to vaccinations for players, allowing teams to travel to their opponents’ ballparks with less severe restriction.

13 Feb. 2021

Source: CNN

A Full Recap of the 2021 NFL Playoffs

By Declan Wahlers ’21

This postseason was definitely for the history books. Between Brady’s record 7th championship and the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, it won’t be easy to forget the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

13 Feb. 2021

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Source: Formula 1

British Racing Green: Aston Martin Returns to F1 with a Point to Prove

By Tom Athron ’21

Many fans have rejoiced at the return of such an iconic brand to Formula One, especially with the announcement that the team will race in British Racing Green, the UK’s official racing colors.

17 Jan. 2021

Source: CBS Sports

Diego Maradona: Legend of Argentina

By Tom Athron ’21

Diego Maradona, one of the greatest soccer players in history and a legend of his home country, Argentina, passed away on November 25 to heart failure.

23 Dec. 2020

Source: The Tennessean

Sarah Fuller Makes History

By Declan Wahlers ’21

Sarah Fuller, the goalkeeper for the Vanderbilt women’s soccer team, made history on November 28 as the first woman to ever play in a Power Five college football game.

23 Dec. 2020

Source: NJ.com

Winter Indoor Sports Banned, Athletes Suffer

By Ethan Feng ’21

The temporary ban on indoor winter sports is another blow in an already emotionally challenging year for NJ athletes.

23 Dec. 2020

Source: USA Today

NFL’s Recent Struggles with COVID-19

By Max Osias ’24

Week 12 of this year’s NFL season saw both the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos violating COVID-19 protocols, temporarily sidelining many of their players.

23 Dec. 2020

Source: Vox

COVID-19 Brings Major League Changes to Major League Soccer

By Tom Athron ’21

For the first time in history, MLS playoff qualification will be determined by a team’s average points per game, or PPG.

28 Nov. 2020

Source: Wired UK

COVID-19 and Soccer in England and Montgomery

By Zeb Jerdonek ’24

Soccer leagues, both well-known and local, have continued to play in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

17 Nov. 2020

Source: NJ.com

How National and Local Football Teams are Dealing with COVID-19

By Max Osias ’24

Both the NFL and the MHS football team have battled the difficulties of COVID-19 precautions, with varying levels of success.

17 Nov. 2020

Source: DraftKings Natio

The Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the NBA Bubble

By Ashton Basak ’23

Despite miraculous, back-to-back comebacks, very few picked the 5-seed Miami Heat to make it to the NBA Finals.

13 Oct. 2020

Source: EssentiallySports.com

Stepping On the Gas: Pierre Gasly is F1’s Driver of the Year

By Tom Athron ’21

In the last few years, and especially in the current F1 season, Pierre Gasly has lit a blazing trail of comebacks and success.

17 Nov. 2020

Source: EssentiallySports

Lewis Hamilton’s Battle for Racial Equality

By Tom Athron ’21

After winning the Tuscan Grand Prix in Italy, Lewis Hamilton shared a message of racial justice by wearing a special shirt.

13 Oct. 2020

Source: Bloomberg

How Sports Leagues are Dealing with COVID-19

By Prineet Parhar ’23

COVID-19 has impacted our everyday lives, but with the right systems and strictly-adhered-to guidelines, sports can still be a constant in our lives.

13 Oct. 2020

Source: The Chicago Tribun

The Return of Big Ten Football and the Possible Impacts on Students

By Declan Wahlers ’21

The fall is a season best known for the return to school, Halloween, and the start of the football season. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has made much of this year very challenging and has uprooted many autumnal traditions that many of us hold so close.

4 Oct. 2020

Source: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Washington Football Team: A Long-Overdue Step Forward

By Skylar Grey ’23

While any name change is one step forward, fully embracing native culture and history would signify a true comprehension of their team identity and place a deeper value upon the franchise and its core supporters.

4 Oct. 2020


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