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Tokyo Bound: Emory Alum Andrew Wilson Secures Spot at Olympics

Andrew Wilson swims during his senior year at Emory University. Wilson will represent Team U.S.A. at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. (Emory Wheel) Andrew Wilson (17C), former Emory University swimmer, is headed to Tokyo, Japan, for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Wilson will represent Team USA in the 100 Breaststroke after earning a spot with [...]

Emory Athletics Excited to Welcome Back UAA Competition in Fall

Then-freshman midfielder Alejandro Gomez faces off against Birmingham-Southern College's goalie in their Sept. 8, 2019 match. Gomez and his teammates will return to the field this fall after the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19. (Noyonika Parulekar/Contributing) Over the last few months, Emory sports teams have gradually taken steps to return to normal practice [...]

The Super League: Soccer’s Biggest Controversy

Soccer’s global popularity is credited to being a sport that is available to everyone around the world — all you need is a ball and your feet. Historically, teams across continents compete and have the chance to become the very best, no matter the club’s past success or financial status. However, the creation of the [...]

Inside the Ring at Triller Fight Club

Sports fanatics, celebrity “stans”’ and entertainment consumers alike turned their eyes to the first-ever Triller Fight Club event this past weekend. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, was transformed into a festival-like venue with a boxing ring in the center and a concert stage beside it.   [...]

Annika Urban’s Uphill Run to the Record Books

Three members on the Emory University track and field teams were named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week on April 12. Among them was sophomore distance runner Annika Urban who set a school record in the 5000m race on April 9 at the Flames Invitational, placing fifth in the event with a time [...]

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SPORTS

Emory alum ties for sixth in men’s 100 Breaststroke final

Just over four years after graduating from Emory University, Andrew Wilson (17C), the first NCAA Division III swimmer to qualify for the Olympics, tied for sixth place in the finals of the 100 breaststroke. Wilson, whose story has been well documented, also secured a spot to compete in the 200 breaststroke at the Tokyo Games, [...]

How Italy defied all odds in the UEFA Euro 2020

Soccer fans around the world held their breaths as England and Italy headed into a penalty shootout following a nail biting regular period plus overtime that left the two teams in a 1-1 draw. The shootout would determine who would be crowned victors of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship on Sunday, July 11. Nineteen-year-old midfielder [...]

Bucks eliminate Hawks from NBA Playoffs following Game 6 defeat

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on July 3, which was held in Atlanta. The Bucks advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974 where they will face the Phoenix Suns.  Game 6 was a must-win for the Hawks as the Bucks held [...]

Tokyo Bound: Emory Alum Andrew Wilson Secures Spot at Olympics

Andrew Wilson swims during his senior year at Emory University. Wilson will represent Team U.S.A. at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. (Emory Wheel) Andrew Wilson (17C), former Emory University swimmer, is headed to Tokyo, Japan, for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Wilson will represent Team USA in the 100 Breaststroke after earning a spot with [...]

Emory Athletics Excited to Welcome Back UAA Competition in Fall

Then-freshman midfielder Alejandro Gomez faces off against Birmingham-Southern College's goalie in their Sept. 8, 2019 match. Gomez and his teammates will return to the field this fall after the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19. (Noyonika Parulekar/Contributing) Over the last few months, Emory sports teams have gradually taken steps to return to normal practice [...]

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