Boston is anything but a sports backwater. Since 2000, the city has had more playoff wins than any other city or region in North America. As far as championship wins go, Boston boasts 12 in 20 years between the Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins. These franchises have produced legendary dynasties, cementing Boston’s position at […]
Kennedy Providence, who is on the cheerleading team for the University of Toronto, recalls a time where she was reprimanded for her natural hair. “When I first began cheerleading in 2013, I had an afro. The team manager for my high school team had told us that the hairstyle would be a high ponytail with […]
How Can Social Media Companies Prevent Racist Abuse Directed At Players? After his team labored to a 0-0 draw against Arsenal in the final week of January, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford went on Twitter to announce that he had been racially abused online. “Humanity and social media at its worst. Yes I’m a Black […]
In the basketball world, much of the attention in recent months has been on the NBA, which is gearing up for another season after successfully restarting the previous one in July. The league registered zero positive cases over the span of three months by placing all players and staff in a bubble in Orlando, FL. […]
At the 35th push-up, Dante Smith started to fatigue. Normally his teammates would be clustered around him, urging Smith to complete his set, which usually would reach 50 push-ups. Instead, he was alone, completing the workout in the driveway at his house in Charleston, South Carolina. If he was at the gym, he would have […]
It is a brisk Friday night in December at New York University. Despite the low temperature outside, students are buzzing around campus. Some are headed to Bobst Library to begin preparing for their finals. Others are walking to Weinstein dining hall to grab a quick bite for dinner. But very few students are making the […]
At a university that tends to hold the arts in a higher standing than sports, student-athletes deal with low interest and travel challenges. Through it all, though, those who compete for the Violets take pride in decades of history and accolades.
The third attempt at starting a National Women’s Soccer League in the United States began in 2013. Unlike the previous efforts, the NWSL successfully progressed into its fourth year, a feat that had never been accomplished before. This time around, there are sponsors, television coverage, and most importantly, fans. Sky Blue Football Club, the only […]