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SPORTS

A Guide to the 2020 NFL Season: Who Will Prevail?

While sports leagues and conferences nationwide have had their calendars completely thrown off by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL has yet to be impacted significantly. Slated to kick off on Sept. 10 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will open their season against the Houston Texans.  Fans [...]

Rebuilt and Rebranded: 76ers Seek New Coach, Horizons

After seven seasons of high highs and low lows, Brett Brown’s career as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers has come to an end. Brown’s dismissal from the team occurred shortly after the 76ers were swept in the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics on Aug. 23. While his [...]

Emory Athletic Teams Face Novel Challenges Without Fall Season

The Emory men's club ultimate frisbee team, "Juice," huddles during a tournament in 2015. The team now hopes to gain new members despite barriers set by the pandemic./ James Crissman (15C) While the fall semester is markedly different from an academic standpoint, athletics, perhaps, have felt even greater the wrath of this pandemic. Although some [...]

Players Decide Time Is Up | Callahan’s Corner

  In an unprecedented move, the Milwaukee Bucks, the best team in the NBA and led by reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, boycotted Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Orlando Magic in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 23. The shooting — in which Blake, [...]

FC Barcelona: Mess de Un Club

FC Barcelona celebrates a victory against Santos FC in 2011. Now, star player Lionel Messi plans to leave Barcelona after 20 years with the club./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons On Aug. 14, FC Barcelona made history in their match against Bayern Munich, but for all the wrong reasons. For the first time since 1951, Barcelona lost [...]

Bubble Madness: NBA Playoffs Unlike Ever Before

In the 2019 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors took on the Toronto Raptors in a nail-biting series. The playoffs and Finals this year, though, will take place without fans, and NBA teams will remain in a "bubble" to prevent coronavirus outbreaks./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons After a four and a half month hiatus, the NBA [...]

Braves’ Young Core Opens 2020 Season with a Bang

The Atlanta Braves discuss gameplay in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 18, 2018. This year, the Braves are partaking in the MLB's shortened season due to coronavirus./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons With very few professional sports continuing during the coronavirus pandemic, the fate of the 2020 Major League Baseball (MLB) season was [...]

Fall Sports Canceled Until January, Senior Athletes Heartbroken

Fall 2020 will be an eerily quiet time at Emory. Not only will there be a lack of students, but no Emory athlete will compete during the semester. In a statement released on July 17, the University announced there will be “no competition for Division III Athletics” until at least January.  The decision directly affects [...]

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SPORTS

Atlanta United Lacks Responsibility in Zone Defense, Coaching

Atlanta United FC traveled to Tennessee on Sept. 12 to take on Nashville SC in hopes of ending a four-game winless streak. After an exciting first half that started with Nashville’s forward Dominique Badji scoring within the first minute of the game, Nashville held on to beat Atlanta 4-2. Interim head coach Stephen Glass made [...]

Professional Tennis Needs More Players Like Naomi Osaka

In this year’s U.S. Open, held in New York City from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, the quality of tennis was unmatched despite extensive public health restrictions. Defending champions Bianca Andreescu and Rafael Nadal opted not to play in this year’s tournament, citing concerns about the ongoing pandemic. Without Andreescu and Nadal, top-seeded Novak Djokovic [...]

Rap and Athletics: An Entanglement for the Stars

Over the last several years, the music industry has seen a dramatic rise in rap music. Not only has rap surpassed rock as the most consumed music genre in the U.S., but rappers have also played an increasingly important role in politics. Most notably, though, rap has become ingrained in professional sports.  Many teams across [...]

Admit One: Courtside Seat in the NBA Bubble

I was lucky enough to be selected to be a virtual fan for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets on Sept. 8. While it would’ve been ideal to witness the game in person, being a virtual fan was an unreal experience.  In the two arenas that [...]

A Guide to the 2020 NFL Season: Who Will Prevail?

While sports leagues and conferences nationwide have had their calendars completely thrown off by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL has yet to be impacted significantly. Slated to kick off on Sept. 10 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will open their season against the Houston Texans.  Fans [...]

Rebuilt and Rebranded: 76ers Seek New Coach, Horizons

After seven seasons of high highs and low lows, Brett Brown’s career as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers has come to an end. Brown’s dismissal from the team occurred shortly after the 76ers were swept in the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics on Aug. 23. While his [...]

Emory Athletic Teams Face Novel Challenges Without Fall Season

The Emory men's club ultimate frisbee team, "Juice," huddles during a tournament in 2015. The team now hopes to gain new members despite barriers set by the pandemic./ James Crissman (15C) While the fall semester is markedly different from an academic standpoint, athletics, perhaps, have felt even greater the wrath of this pandemic. Although some [...]

Players Decide Time Is Up | Callahan’s Corner

  In an unprecedented move, the Milwaukee Bucks, the best team in the NBA and led by reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, boycotted Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Orlando Magic in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 23. The shooting — in which Blake, [...]

FC Barcelona: Mess de Un Club

FC Barcelona celebrates a victory against Santos FC in 2011. Now, star player Lionel Messi plans to leave Barcelona after 20 years with the club./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons On Aug. 14, FC Barcelona made history in their match against Bayern Munich, but for all the wrong reasons. For the first time since 1951, Barcelona lost [...]

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