Category: Sports

SPORTS

One Year Ago in Emory Sports: What Could’ve Been for Emory Athletes

It’s hard to envision a world before the pandemic where people wandered without masks, ate meals together in large groups and played sports. Eventually, and hopefully, sports will be in full force again, but for now we can reminisce on one year ago today in Emory sports history.  The women’s golf team came in fourth [...]

Emory Sports Teams Resume Practice With Restrictions, Few Athletes Able to Attend

After President Gregory L. Fenves announced on Oct. 15 that the spring semester would remain virtual, the possibility of Emory athletes losing yet another season to the COVID-19 pandemic became all the more likely. However, on Dec. 21, Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success and Compliance Audrey Hester notified athletes of plans to hold official [...]

Negatives Outweigh Positives in Holding 2021 NBA All-Star Game

On Feb. 4, the NBA announced its plans to hold the All-Star Game and Skills Challenge in Atlanta on March 7. Since then, however, there has been much debate among players, coaches and fans as to whether the festivities should be held. The decision to hold one is irresponsible, and the NBA should not have [...]

Will EA Sports’ NCAA Football Change the College Football Landscape?

On Feb. 2, EA Sports announced plans to revive its coveted college football video game series. The announcement comes after an eight-year hiatus at a time when the demand for its return was reaching an apex.  "As we look for the momentum that we're building on in sports, it all starts with the passion of [...]

Women in the UFC and the Fight for Respect

When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was asked in a 2011 interview by TMZ if there would ever be female fighters in the UFC, he adamantly responded, “Never, never.” Less than two years later, Ronda Rousey would headline her own UFC main event and go on to become one of the biggest draws [...]

Chiefs’ Eric Bieniemy Being Passed Over Underscores Racism Within the NFL

As the weekend approached, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy undoubtedly had his mind set on defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. If he were to pull it off, he would have been one of only eight coaching staffs to win back-to-back Super Bowls in NFL history. But despite potential historic [...]

How the U.S. Pushed Its Women Soccer Players Away

While the U.S. has never been strongly associated with the world’s most popular sport, the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) has been the most dominant team in the world for some time now, winning four World Cup titles since the start of the Women’s World Cups in 1991.  Most of the USWNT players are members [...]

The Inevitable Olympic Crisis

The Olympics have remained relatively unchanged since the first torch was lit in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The Earth’s most talented athletes travel to one city in representation of their country, hoping to bring home medals and garner national pride. At its best, the Olympics are an exhibit of athletic excellence, international camaraderie and elite [...]

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SPORTS

Nguyen Counts Wins in Pandemic | Coach’s Conversation in COVID

After an almost year-long hiatus, Emory spring sports teams resumed practices as early as Feb. 9. Now that coaches and athletes can pick up where they left off last spring, cross country and track and field head coach Linh Nguyen is eager for the upcoming season despite the uncertainties about competition.  Nguyen was appointed head [...]

Atlanta All-Star Game Incomplete Without Hometown Hero Trae Young

On March 7, the 2021 NBA All-Star Game will controversially tip off at State Farm Arena here in Atlanta. While the game will be played without fans, Trae Young, the face of the Atlanta Hawks, also won’t be participating in the festivities after he was left off of the NBA’s Eastern Conference All-Star team.  Young [...]

Tim Tebow’s Divisive Athletic Career

After five years in minor league baseball, Tim Tebow has retired from the sport. On paper, the former Heisman Trophy winner’s baseball career is unimpressive, as Tebow was one of the worst hitters in the minor leagues in his last season. Despite this, his short-lived career surpassed many analysts’ expectations and drew record attendance numbers [...]

Emory Athletes Utilize Meditation, Yoga to Improve Game

The measure of an athlete’s success is often determined by their performance on the field or court. Yet the level of athletes’ competition and focus may also be the product of something other than physical training or exercise: mental control.  To stay locked in, athletes started prioritizing their mental health. Emory athletes, along with those [...]

One Year Ago in Emory Sports: What Could’ve Been for Emory Athletes

It’s hard to envision a world before the pandemic where people wandered without masks, ate meals together in large groups and played sports. Eventually, and hopefully, sports will be in full force again, but for now we can reminisce on one year ago today in Emory sports history.  The women’s golf team came in fourth [...]

Emory Sports Teams Resume Practice With Restrictions, Few Athletes Able to Attend

After President Gregory L. Fenves announced on Oct. 15 that the spring semester would remain virtual, the possibility of Emory athletes losing yet another season to the COVID-19 pandemic became all the more likely. However, on Dec. 21, Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success and Compliance Audrey Hester notified athletes of plans to hold official [...]

Negatives Outweigh Positives in Holding 2021 NBA All-Star Game

On Feb. 4, the NBA announced its plans to hold the All-Star Game and Skills Challenge in Atlanta on March 7. Since then, however, there has been much debate among players, coaches and fans as to whether the festivities should be held. The decision to hold one is irresponsible, and the NBA should not have [...]

Will EA Sports’ NCAA Football Change the College Football Landscape?

On Feb. 2, EA Sports announced plans to revive its coveted college football video game series. The announcement comes after an eight-year hiatus at a time when the demand for its return was reaching an apex.  "As we look for the momentum that we're building on in sports, it all starts with the passion of [...]

Women in the UFC and the Fight for Respect

When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was asked in a 2011 interview by TMZ if there would ever be female fighters in the UFC, he adamantly responded, “Never, never.” Less than two years later, Ronda Rousey would headline her own UFC main event and go on to become one of the biggest draws [...]

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