Category: Sports

SPORTS

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 [...]

Atlanta United’s Troubled Season Comes to an End

After losing 2-1 to the Columbus Crew on Nov. 8, Atlanta United’s hopes of making it to the playoffs for a third consecutive season have been dashed. The team would have needed to win against Columbus and either the Montreal Impact or Chicago Fire needed to lose if Atlanta was to advance to the playoffs. [...]

The Promising Progeny of Superstar Athletes

Thousands of young athletes look to take their games to the next level after high school, eager to be noticed by college recruiters. While an impressive shot or unbelievable statistics can take some of these athletes far, their relatives can also put them on the radar of many next-level programs. Whether their father is LeBron [...]

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 [...]

Large-Market Teams Dominate MLB, Preclude Parity and Fairness

In the prelude to Game 4 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Fox Sports analyst and former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz drew a clever parallel between the Dodgers and Amazon, the company that dominates e-commerce in the U.S. and is led by Jeff Bezos, [...]

In Open Letter, Athletes and Coaches Censure Athletic Dept. for Miscommunication, Arbitrary Decisions

On Oct. 27, the Emory Athletics Department announced the upcoming winter sports season would be canceled, prolonging disruption of Emory sports and eliciting a flurry of emotions from students and coaches alike.  The department, which is searching for an athletic director after former head Mike Vienna retired in August, has received criticism from student athletes [...]

Women in Sports Chip Away at Glass Ceiling

“This is a man’s world.”  When James Brown sang these famous lyrics in the song “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” he may have been realizing that he would be nothing without a woman, but it is no less pertinent to the domination of males in the sports’ world.  While fans rally around their favorite [...]

‘Salt in the Wound’: Emory Athletes Mourn Another Lost UAA Season

After months of uncertainty regarding the status of winter sports, the University Athletic Association (UAA) announced on Oct. 27 that the formal winter sports season would be canceled. Similar to the cancellation of the fall season, individual schools are allowed to make decisions about which games, if any, to retain for their programs.  With no [...]

Has the King Surpassed Jordan?

After being led by none other than the king himself, LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA championship on Oct. 11 against the Miami Heat. In 2012 and 2013, however, it was the Heat who benefited off of the superstar’s greatness. At this point, almost every NBA fan acknowledges that James is [...]

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SPORTS

Inside the 2020 NBA Draft: What to Look for Next

After much anticipation, a plethora of trade rumors and extreme uncertainty, the 2020 NBA Draft is finally in the books. The draft, which typically occurs in an NBA stadium in mid-June, took place on Nov. 18 at ESPN’s facilities in Bristol, Connecticut, via videoconferencing. This draft comes on the heels of an exciting end to [...]

Pros and Cons of the NBA Restart

After an unpredictable season in an incredibly unpredictable year, the NBA 2019-20 season came to a close, and the Los Angeles Lakers claimed victory over the Miami Heat in an exciting finals series. Just like that, another NBA season had come to an end. But NBA fans won’t have to wait that much longer for [...]

From Emory to the World Series: McGuiness’ Journey to the Top

As the confetti fell from the sky, Connor McGuiness (12C) finally came face to face with his childhood dream: the Commissioner's Trophy.  One year ago, McGuiness was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an assistant pitching coach and, in the course of this crazy year, helped the team overcome many of the challenges that [...]

Keiko Price, New Athletic Director, to Bring ‘Competitive Drive’ to Emory

After four months without an athletic director, Emory Athletics announced on Nov. 9 that Keiko Price, currently the sports administrator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will become assistant vice president of Campus Life and director of athletics. Price will officially begin as Emory’s athletic director on Dec. 10.  In the announcement, Vice President [...]

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 [...]

Atlanta United’s Troubled Season Comes to an End

After losing 2-1 to the Columbus Crew on Nov. 8, Atlanta United’s hopes of making it to the playoffs for a third consecutive season have been dashed. The team would have needed to win against Columbus and either the Montreal Impact or Chicago Fire needed to lose if Atlanta was to advance to the playoffs. [...]

The Promising Progeny of Superstar Athletes

Thousands of young athletes look to take their games to the next level after high school, eager to be noticed by college recruiters. While an impressive shot or unbelievable statistics can take some of these athletes far, their relatives can also put them on the radar of many next-level programs. Whether their father is LeBron [...]

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 [...]

Large-Market Teams Dominate MLB, Preclude Parity and Fairness

In the prelude to Game 4 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Fox Sports analyst and former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz drew a clever parallel between the Dodgers and Amazon, the company that dominates e-commerce in the U.S. and is led by Jeff Bezos, [...]

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