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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...

The good, the bad and the unique of the 2020 NHL playoff format

The year 2020 has certainly been an unprecedented one.  Back at the beginning of March, the world as we knew it came to a relatively sudden halt. Over a period of a few short weeks,… Read More...

Results of the designated hitter rule change in the MLB

After many years of discussing the possibility of adding the designated hitter (DH) to the National League for the 60-game 2020 season, Major League Baseball (MLB) added the DH to reduce the possibility of injury… 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...

So what exactly is going on with these MLB playoffs?

So much has happened in the world within this last year, making it very easy to not pay attention to sports. However, within a short time after everything was shut down, people were trying to… 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 Djokovic disqualification and its greater impact on tennis

Dominic Thiem has officially been crowned the winner of the 2020 U.S. Open. For only the fifth time in sixteen years, the champion of the tournament was someone other than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or… 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...

Emma Bartlett ’20 named Brandeis nominee for 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Emma Bartlett ’20, a four-year starting middle blocker on the volleyball team, was named Brandeis’ nominee for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award in early July. She is just the second player in… Read More...
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