Tripp Burton

Tripp Burton (21B) is from Noblesville, Indiana, and majors in business and English. He is a student assistant for the men’s varsity basketball team, a staff writer for The Emory Wheel and a member of the Student Programming Council and Emory Peer Review Board.

Three Emory Teams Make Long Awaited Returns to Competition

After a year-long hiatus, multiple Emory University sports teams returned to action this past weekend. The men’s golf, softball and baseball teams kicked off their spring seasons, marking the first competition for each team since their 2020 seasons were canceled due to the pandemic. Here is how each team fared. Baseball Splits Series at Huntingdon [...]

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March Madness: College Basketball’s Prized Tournament Returns

In mid-March 2020, the NCAA canceled its men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments. For the first time in history, March Madness was absent and college basketball would be championless. One of the most thrilling, unpredictable and entertaining sporting events of the year was erased from the schedule a week before it was set to [...]

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The Inevitable Olympic Crisis

The Olympics have remained relatively unchanged since the first torch was lit in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The Earth’s most talented athletes travel to one city in representation of their country, hoping to bring home medals and garner national pride. At its best, the Olympics are an exhibit of athletic excellence, international camaraderie and elite [...]

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The Winners and Losers of the 2020 Masters

In the lead up to the 2020 Masters Tournament, broadcasters and commentators repeatedly touted this installment of the famed major as a “tradition unlike any other, in a year unlike any other.” A play on the beloved tagline of years past, the saying was meant to reflect the peculiarities surrounding this year’s tournament at Augusta [...]

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Biggest Chokes in Atlanta Sports History

It’s no secret that Atlanta sports, both professionally and on the collegiate level, have struggled when it matters most. For instance, the Atlanta Hawks have not made the NBA Finals in 59 years. Other Atlanta sports teams, too, have struggled in the postseason, the most recent tragedy coming from the Atlanta Braves. The Wheel selected [...]

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