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NBA Season First Quarter Reactions: Bucks and Lakers Leading the Way

Giants

T Brewer, Maroon-News Staff

December 12, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers lead their perspective conferences with 21-3 records as of December 10. Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing like the MVP he was last year, averaging 31 points, 13 rebounds and five and a half assists with incredible efficiency.However, the early season MVP cand...

2019 AFC Playoff Picture: Conference Outlook Through Week 11

Jackson

Jack Garvey, Maroon-News Staff

November 21, 2019

With only six weeks left in the regular season, there is still some uncertainty as to which AFC teams will be contending for a championship come January. Some teams are already virtual locks to win their divisions *cough cough Patriots & Ravens*, while other teams scrap to clinch wild card berths.1...

Opinion: Myles Garrett Shows Dark Side of Game

Sports Opinion

Teddy Campbell, Maroon-News Staff

November 21, 2019

​Watching football requires a suspension of disbelief much like watching a TV show or a movie. Rather than tricking yourself into believing what is happening is real, you have to trick yourself into ignoring thebrutal, inherent violence of the game.You have to suspend thoughts about retired players who have commit...

Around the Hill: What is one thing to look forward to and one thing to worry about Carlos Beltran rejoining the New York Mets as their new manager?

Ben Polikoff, Maroon-News Staff

November 21, 2019

I’m sure I was not alone in immediately thinking about the infamous at-bat against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS after General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced the Carlos Beltran hire. So, initially, I was not on board. Then, I realized what he can bring to the Mets’ dugout, which is becoming more and more animated as the team continues to take steps in the right direction. Primarily, Beltran will add to the locker room and fortify a player-first culture.The Mets cannot find success with a top-down approach. It is working for the Islanders, but the Mets would require a change in ownership for something similar to play out as well. The locker room needs to be strong; if Beltran, at age 42, can bring a sense of comfort to the players with his bilingual fluency (an invaluable skill), then I think that will be his biggest contribution.The 162-game season can be a grind if you do not like the people you are traveling across the country with. It helps to have a relatable and reliable leader who can communicate.The obvious worry, at least coming off watching two years of Mickey Callaway managing, is going to be Beltran’s ability to make the right baseball decisions—especially late in games. I want to see the Mets play smart ball, steal bases (a stretch, I know) and find a way to sustain the spark that defined the promise flashed at times last season.

Assessing the NBA’s Top Rookie Performers

Cam Cobey, Maroon-News Staff

November 21, 2019

This 2019 rookie class has made a splash in the NBA thus far in the 2019-20 campaign. In what was a class surrounded by the buzz of Zion Williamson, the future NBA superstar, it has been the rest of the class that has been contributing to their teams in a positive manner each night. Williamson has not ...

Weekend Recaps: Volleyball Extends Streak, Football Takes Senior Day

Men's Hockey Vs. Yale

Eric Fishbin, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

It was an eventful weekend for the Colgate athletic teams. The men’s hockey team kicked off ECAC action over Silver Puck Weekend, the football team won at home on Senior Day and the volleyball team extended its win streak.Friday, November 8Volleyball, Game OneCotterell Court hosted the volleyball tea...

Men’s Soccer Knocked Out of Patriot League Tournament in Quarters

Men's Soccer Out of PL Tournament

Eric Fishbin, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

The Colgate men’s soccer team rattled off a three-game win streak to sneak into the playoffs by defeating American 1-0 on October 26, Navy 2-1 in overtime on November 2 and Holy Cross 2-1 on November 6.Finishing in sixth place in the Patriot League, the Raiders’ victory against Holy Cross earned the...

Women’s Basketball Moves to 2-0 After 22-Point Win Against UMass

Women's Basketball at UMass

Olivia Fitzgerald, Maroon-News Staff

November 18, 2019

Colgate Women’s Basketball had a solid performance in their second game of the season at home against UMass-Lowell on Sunday, November 10. The team defeated the UMass River Hawks 73-51 in a fast-paced and competitive game.In the first quarter, both teams had periods of substantial scoring streaks....

Assessing the NBA’s Latest Load Management Dilemma

NBA

Aaron Notis, Maroon-News Staff

November 12, 2019

When fans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) buy tickets to see a game, they want to see their favorite players dressed and ready to perform every night.They walk through the turnstiles to see the superstars, the big names like LeBron James, Stephen Curry or Kawhi Leonard. But if these player...

Evaluating NHL Trends a Quarter of the Way Through the Season

Evaluating NHL Trends a Quarter of the Way Through the Season

Jack Breitowich, Maroon-News Staff

November 12, 2019

With a quarter of the NHL season behind us, we look at the stat leaders so far.The Edmonton Oilers’ stars are lighting it up again this year. Connor McDavid, the Oilers’ 22-year-old captain, recently recorded his 400th career NHL point. However, it is his linemate, Leon Draisaitl, who leads the ...

Washington Wins First World Series in Franchise History

Washington Wins First World Series in Franchise History

Aaron Notis, Maroon-News Staff

November 7, 2019

In February (just a few months removed from his last game as a member of the Washington Nationals), outfielder Bryce Harper held a press conference with his new team, the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper, when talking about the future of the Phillies, misspoke Freudian-style and said “We want to bring a ...

2020 NFL Prospects to Keep an Eye On in College Football

2020 NFL Prospects to Keep an Eye On in College Football

Matt Frankel, Maroon-News Staff

November 7, 2019

At the middle of the NFL season, most teams are in a position to make a playoff push, but some general managers are not positioned to compete this season.Fans of teams near the bottom of the standings, like their general managers, already have their eyes set on the 2020 NFL Draft class, which is loaded...

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