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Notes on growth, change

I came to Brandeis thinking I would do two things: go to school and play basketball. I had other desires to explore a part of the country I had never been to before, enjoy time… Read More...

Track and field returns to action against SNHU, Allan awarded UAA Athlete of the Week honors

For the first time since 2019, Brandeis’ outdoor track and field teams were back to running, jumping and throwing. The Judges headed down to nearby Weston High School to compete against the Penmen of Southern… Read More...

Arizona’s historic season comes to an end, falling short to Stanford in National Championship

At its core, basketball is a game of runs and mistakes. For the entirety of the first half of the National Collegiate Basketball Association (NCAA) Women’s Championship, the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona Wildcats proved just… Read More...

Inside the NCAA: Blatant sexism on the surface

“Thank you for using the three biggest weeks of your organization’s year to expose exactly how you feel about women’s basketball—an afterthought,” said Nell Fortner, Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach, in an open letter… Read More...

Coping with COVID-19 cancellations: student-athletes still sidelined

Despite remaining hopeful that competition would return for the 2021 spring semester, student-athletes at Brandeis University have continued to face disappointments regarding their timeline for returning to play. In July 2020, Brandeis Athletics announced a… Read More...

Miami Heat center uses anti-Semitic slur during videogame livestream

Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard has been placed on indefinite leave after using an anti-Semitic slur during a video game livestream this past week. The professional basketball player was playing Call of Duty: Warzone while… Read More...

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...
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