Category: Sports

SPORTS

Sports Resumed, Players’ Mental and Physical Health Suffered

While fireworks illuminated the sky and confetti showered upon Times Square to mark the beginning of 2021, such traditional New Year festivities belied the absence of a large and exuberant crowd.  Prior to the emergence of COVID-19, such a scene in New York City would have seemed impossible. Nonetheless, a pandemic that has claimed the [...]

Emory Sports Teams to Hold Official Practices in Spring

The heart strings of many student athletes had been pulled throughout 2020 as last year’s spring season, this past fall season and the upcoming winter season were partially or fully canceled. With no athletic director for the entirety of this academic year, many athletes were unsure what the future would hold. But on Dec. 21, [...]

8 Teams to Watch in the Historic 2020-21 NFL Playoffs

Defying doubts and questions as to whether they would have a viable season throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL successfully managed to complete their regular season on Jan. 3.  The 2020 NFL playoffs would’ve been special even without COVID-19 because of the new collective bargaining agreement agreed upon by NFL owners and the NFL Players [...]

It’s Time to Pay College Athletes | Callahan’s Corner

The persistent tumult of 2020 will not be missed as we declare our resolutions for 2021. Last year was as historic as it was devastating, presenting us with the challenge — nay, the duty — to enact serious systemic change across racial, gender, social and economic lines to correct our harmful pasts and presents. Aside [...]

Serving It Up With Jenny McDowell | Coach’s Conversation in COVID

On Nov. 23, 2019, the Emory volleyball team fell to Johns Hopkins University (Md.) in the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship game. In a subsequent interview with the Wheel, then-junior middle hitter Finn Wilkins expressed her readiness to return for the 2020 season in hopes of getting to “those final moments at nationals,” noting [...]

Hawks’ Offseason Moves May Put Them in Playoff Contention

Last season marked the third consecutive season that the Atlanta Hawks failed to reach the playoffs after not qualifying for the Orlando bubble. Ending the 2019-2020 season last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-47, the Hawks entered the offseason committed to building around point guard Trae Young, whom they drafted in 2018 [...]

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SPORTS

Bill Belichick and His Necessary Rejection of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Invariably presented with the pressure of performance in the NFL, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has displayed a golden touch when it comes to maximizing the talent of his players, game-planning against elite competition and establishing a culture of accountability that has produced sustained success. A surefire Hall of Fame coach, Belichick has [...]

UAA Cancels Third Consecutive Season, Emory Athletics Considers Local Competitions

Nearly one year after Emory sports abruptly ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Athletic Association (UAA) announced on Jan. 12 that formal UAA spring sport competition for the 2020-21 season has been canceled.  The announcement comes after the UAA Presidents Council unanimously approved a resolution amid the post-holiday, nationwide surge of coronavirus cases. [...]

Why I’m Hesitant About Trevor Lawrence

It’s hard to talk about college football without hearing the name Trevor Lawrence. The 21-year-old star quarterback from Clemson University (S.C.) has made headlines since he arrived onto the college scene in 2018, and it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Lawrence is projected to go first in the 2021 NFL Draft — especially with [...]

Sports Resumed, Players’ Mental and Physical Health Suffered

While fireworks illuminated the sky and confetti showered upon Times Square to mark the beginning of 2021, such traditional New Year festivities belied the absence of a large and exuberant crowd.  Prior to the emergence of COVID-19, such a scene in New York City would have seemed impossible. Nonetheless, a pandemic that has claimed the [...]

Emory Sports Teams to Hold Official Practices in Spring

The heart strings of many student athletes had been pulled throughout 2020 as last year’s spring season, this past fall season and the upcoming winter season were partially or fully canceled. With no athletic director for the entirety of this academic year, many athletes were unsure what the future would hold. But on Dec. 21, [...]

8 Teams to Watch in the Historic 2020-21 NFL Playoffs

Defying doubts and questions as to whether they would have a viable season throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL successfully managed to complete their regular season on Jan. 3.  The 2020 NFL playoffs would’ve been special even without COVID-19 because of the new collective bargaining agreement agreed upon by NFL owners and the NFL Players [...]

It’s Time to Pay College Athletes | Callahan’s Corner

The persistent tumult of 2020 will not be missed as we declare our resolutions for 2021. Last year was as historic as it was devastating, presenting us with the challenge — nay, the duty — to enact serious systemic change across racial, gender, social and economic lines to correct our harmful pasts and presents. Aside [...]

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