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SPORTS

Braves look to repeat in 2022

On Nov. 2, 2021, the Atlanta Braves became World Series champions for the first time since 1995. Atlanta sports fans rejoiced knowing the Braves had just ended a difficult spell for Atlanta sports. After the heartbreak of the Falcons 28-3 Super Bowl choke, the Bulldogs’ multiple losses to Alabama and the Braves choking a 3-1 [...]

The casual cruelty of the phrase ‘throw like a girl’

Even elite female athletes struggle to shake the stigma of 'playing like a girl.' (Athletes pictured, from left: Sarah Fuller, Allyson Felix and Mo'ne Davis) (Ha-tien Nguyen/Photo Editor) This is the final piece of a series of articles for Women’s History Month spotlighting female empowerment through sports.  “You throw like a girl!” When I was [...]

Female athletes reach incredible heights: imagine if we invested in them

WNBA center Brittney Griner looks to score against defenders while playing for the Russian professional team UMMC Ekaterinburg. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/УГМК) This is the third of a series of articles for Women's History Month spotlighting female empowerment through sports. LeBron James is arguably the best basketball player of all time. James makes $41,180,544 a [...]

NASCAR works to rectify checkered past

A pit crew prepares to refuel and repair a car coming in from the track during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. (Courtesy of Andy Harris/The Maroon Tiger) It was a perfect day for racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Fans spread out in the grandstands under clear skies and in the [...]

Running on empty: Female runners pressured to slim down to speed up

Female runners often experience body image issues and insecurities that are perpetuated by societal expectations. (Courtesy of Jenna Daly) This is the second article of a series of articles for Women's History Month, spotlighting female empowerment through sports. This article contains discussion of eating disorders and suicide. Until my freshman year of high school, I [...]

Men’s and women’s golf crowned UAA champions

The Emory University men’s and women’s golf teams won the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship on March 12 to 13. The men defeated New York University (NYU) 3-2 to bring home their fifth consecutive title, while the women beat No. 1 Carnegie Mellon University (Penn.) 3-2 and earned the program’s first ever championship trophy. The [...]

Buzzer beaters in the Big Easy: March Madness 2022

The NCAA Men’s Division I College Basketball Tournament began March 15, kicking off another unpredictable and entertaining March Madness. As always, the 2022 tournament promises its fair share of Cinderella stories, historic playoff runs and outstanding individual performances. The Longwood University (Va.) Lancers earned their first tournament berth in program history after smoking Winthrop University [...]

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SPORTS

Taking five: fifth year athletes reflect on extra year of eligibility

Fifth year athletes Liam Fost (left), Romin Williams (top right) and Natalie Costero compete for Emory athletics during their fifth year of NCAA eligibility. (Natalie Sandlow/Staff) When Emory University men’s track and field sprinter Liam Fost received the news in March 2020 that the NCAA was shutting down winter sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]

Softball season saved by Emory athletes: Basketball and volleyball Eagles join the softball team on the field

In their first full season since 2019, the Emory University softball team compiled a 18-20 record. They have made appearances in five NCAA softball championships, most recently finishing as runner-ups in 2019. The Eagles have also brought home 12 championship titles out of their 16 appearances in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. However, the [...]

Braves look to repeat in 2022

On Nov. 2, 2021, the Atlanta Braves became World Series champions for the first time since 1995. Atlanta sports fans rejoiced knowing the Braves had just ended a difficult spell for Atlanta sports. After the heartbreak of the Falcons 28-3 Super Bowl choke, the Bulldogs’ multiple losses to Alabama and the Braves choking a 3-1 [...]

The casual cruelty of the phrase ‘throw like a girl’

Even elite female athletes struggle to shake the stigma of 'playing like a girl.' (Athletes pictured, from left: Sarah Fuller, Allyson Felix and Mo'ne Davis) (Ha-tien Nguyen/Photo Editor) This is the final piece of a series of articles for Women’s History Month spotlighting female empowerment through sports.  “You throw like a girl!” When I was [...]

Female athletes reach incredible heights: imagine if we invested in them

WNBA center Brittney Griner looks to score against defenders while playing for the Russian professional team UMMC Ekaterinburg. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/УГМК) This is the third of a series of articles for Women's History Month spotlighting female empowerment through sports. LeBron James is arguably the best basketball player of all time. James makes $41,180,544 a [...]

NASCAR works to rectify checkered past

A pit crew prepares to refuel and repair a car coming in from the track during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. (Courtesy of Andy Harris/The Maroon Tiger) It was a perfect day for racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Fans spread out in the grandstands under clear skies and in the [...]

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