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A run down of the Ben Simmons situation

2016 brought hope to Philadelphia. It brought a catalyst in a process that was nearing failure. It brought a future for a team that had lost touch with its past. The city had found its missing piece: a 6-foot-9 point guard from Louisiana State University named Ben Simmons. However, as each year passed, the championship [...]

Djokovic misses sweep at U.S. Open, youngsters make strides

Almost two years after the start of the pandemic, the tennis community in New York City finally had an event to cheer for. On Aug. 30, fans returned to Queens for the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of 2021 after last year’s was held in an empty ground. On the men’s side, the main [...]

SoCal trip opens volleyball’s road competition

This past weekend, Emory’s volleyball team traveled to the west coast and competed at the East-West Battle tournament in Thousand Oaks, California. After three matches of fierce competition, the Eagles came out of the tournament with a 1-2 record.  On Sept. 10, the No. 2 Eagles battled Trinity University (Texas), the first-ranked team in the [...]

What’s happening with the Atlanta Dream?

To say it has been quite a year for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream would be an understatement. With changes have come challenges, and it’s difficult to decide if the Dream is simply in transition or free fall. Ownership change Among the offseason hubbub this winter, a huge change happened down South: former co-owner and former [...]

Volleyball serves up a Classic

From Sept. 3 to 4, Emory University’s volleyball team went undefeated in the first tournament of the season. While an impressive feat, winning is the norm for the Emory women’s volleyball team. The volleyball’s winning culture being on full display is no surprise to Head Coach Jenny McDowell. While winning the first tournament sets the [...]

Falcons flock into 2021 with uncertainty

The 2021 NFL season is nearly upon us. At long last, and despite questions swirling around COVID-19 restrictions and vaccination hesitancy, the 2021 season is poised to kickoff Sept. 9 between the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys.  As teams enter their final week of practice before the regular season, [...]

Emory Soccer finishes Labor Day weekend without a loss

Emory’s men’s and women’s soccer teams opened their seasons this past week without a mark in the loss column. Of the three games that each team played, the women’s team picked up two wins while the men’s team brought one home. Men’s season opener at Covenant The Eagles opened up their 2021 campaign at Covenant [...]

Cantlay narrowly defeats Rahm to win 2021 Tour Championship

PGA Tour golfer Patrick Cantlay has had his eyes set on a FedEx Cup victory for months. With the season winding down, Cantlay entered the Tour Championship atop the FedEx Cup standings after winning the second event of the playoffs. The Tour Championship — held this past weekend at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta [...]

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SPORTS

I’m a sophomore soccer player, but it’s my first season

Ever since I was 2 years old and could walk, I have played soccer. I have dedicated practically my entire life to the sport — practicing nearly every day, watching soccer on TV and playing pickup with my friends whenever I could. I studied the game and strived to become the best player I could [...]

From sunrise to sunset: Organisak’s path to professional golf

Matt Organisak (20C) looks to progress his professional golf career and one day hopefully qualify for the PGA Tour. (Courtesy of Emory Athletics) Matt Organisak (20C) stood on the 18th tee of a long par-4 and did the math. He had a couple of strokes to spare to guarantee his qualification for the Korn Ferry [...]

Braves seek to clinch fourth straight playoff berth

With about a dozen games remaining in the MLB’s grueling 162-game season, the Atlanta Braves find themselves in a familiar position. Although it seemed implausible for most of the summer, the Braves sit in first place in the National League East.  The Braves entered the 2021 season having won three consecutive division titles and were [...]

A run down of the Ben Simmons situation

2016 brought hope to Philadelphia. It brought a catalyst in a process that was nearing failure. It brought a future for a team that had lost touch with its past. The city had found its missing piece: a 6-foot-9 point guard from Louisiana State University named Ben Simmons. However, as each year passed, the championship [...]

Djokovic misses sweep at U.S. Open, youngsters make strides

Almost two years after the start of the pandemic, the tennis community in New York City finally had an event to cheer for. On Aug. 30, fans returned to Queens for the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of 2021 after last year’s was held in an empty ground. On the men’s side, the main [...]

SoCal trip opens volleyball’s road competition

This past weekend, Emory’s volleyball team traveled to the west coast and competed at the East-West Battle tournament in Thousand Oaks, California. After three matches of fierce competition, the Eagles came out of the tournament with a 1-2 record.  On Sept. 10, the No. 2 Eagles battled Trinity University (Texas), the first-ranked team in the [...]

What’s happening with the Atlanta Dream?

To say it has been quite a year for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream would be an understatement. With changes have come challenges, and it’s difficult to decide if the Dream is simply in transition or free fall. Ownership change Among the offseason hubbub this winter, a huge change happened down South: former co-owner and former [...]

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