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UAA cancels spring sports competition in light of the coronavirus pandemic

In Jan. 2021, the University Athletic Association (UAA) announced the cancellation of conference play for spring sports during the 2020-2021 season. With this news, the UAA will have not held any competition for the academic… Read More...

NCAA college basketball returns despite raging pandemic

Since the conclusion of the National Basketball Association (NBA) bubble in October, fans have been craving more of the sport amidst the stay-at-home orders, advisory warnings and quarantines that have become so normalized in recent… Read More...

To the start and end of my senior season

When I played organized basketball for the first time at the young age of six, I never pictured myself still surrounded by the game some 15 years later. I do, however, remember the way that… Read More...

Athletes speak out on World Mental Health Day

Each year on Oct. 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Mental Health Day, an annual campaign designed to acknowledge mental health issues across the globe, as well as to uplift those combating stigma… Read More...

Two members of Brandeis Athletics participate in UAA series on race and racism

The University Athletic Association (UAA) has released a series titled, “Conversations on Race and Racism”—highlighting current and former coaches, players and administration and their individual experiences with race and racism—and two members of Brandeis athletics… Read More...

Transparency, disclosure and the path toward healing: Kevin Love’s mental health journey

“It was like I was trying to achieve my way out of depression,” Kevin Love wrote in his latest contribution to the Player’s Tribune, a piece he titled: “To Anybody Going Through It.” This quote… Read More...

The Hidden Opponent: student-athletes and stigma surrounding mental health

When someone sprains an ankle or breaks their wrist, it is visible to the naked eye, with players and trainers working towards rehabilitation in an effort to return that athlete to the field as soon… Read More...

Professional sports organizations boycott in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

As Representative John Lewis once reminded us, we must “never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” That is exactly what professional athletes across various sports have been… Read More...

Student-athletes react to fall sports seasons cancellations

As the coronavirus continues to affect millions of people across the globe, many collegiate athletes in the United States have had to cope with the fact that there will be an extremely limited, if any,… Read More...

Student-athletes react to season cancellations

As college students around the country are continuing to adjust to being at home and continuing their learning online, thousands of student athletes across the country are also coping with another reality: the cancellation of… Read More...
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