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The Sporting News Archives | Hank Greenberg faced numerous challenges both on and off the field due to his Jewish identity but surmounted them to become a baseball legend.

BLUMENFELD | An Ode to ‘Hankus Pankus’

By Eli Blumenfeld, Hoya Sports Columnist April 28, 2024

This semester, I decided to take “History of Baseball” with Professor Chandra Manning. I knew I would like the class as soon as I registered, but I didn’t know how it would quickly become my favorite...

Flickr | The lack of diversity in US youth soccer, perpetuated by longtime racial and wealth inequalities, must be addressed immediately by the countrys soccer governing bodies.

LONERGAN | The Problem With Youth Soccer in the US

By Jack Lonergan, Hoya Sports Columnist April 27, 2024

One ball — that is all you need. You can play indoors, outdoors, on dirt, grass, astroturf — even concrete. The game will go on in the sun, rain or snow with as many as 22 and as few as two people. Soccer,...

Flickr | John Sterling, the longtime radio announcer for the storied New York Yankees, had recently announced his retirement.

HERMAN | It is High, It is Far, It is Gone!

By Eilat Herman, Hoya Sports Columnist April 27, 2024

Growing up, my bedtime was 7 p.m. In theory, this would have been acceptable to me, except for the fact that the New York Yankees’ games often started at 7:05. As a result, there were multiple nights...

Flickr | Brazilian superstar Neymar is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation.

REID | Who is the Third Best Player of Our Generation?

By Owen Reid, Hoya Sports Columnist March 15, 2024

Undoubtedly, the two best players of our generation are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (in that order). They have by far the most goal contributions, and the strongest accolades and have demonstrated...

Baseball Hall of Fame | The disgraced 2017 Houston Astros do not deserve to come anywhere close to the gilded halls of Cooperstown.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: My Hall of Shame Ballot

By Eilat Herman, Hoya Sports Columnist February 23, 2024

The second the New York Yankees — embarrassingly — were mathematically eliminated from the 2023 playoffs, I circled March 28 on my calendar. That would be the next time I could forget about my to-do...

Wikimedia Commons | Bars, Brits and bullseyes — darts has swept the United Kingdom.

BEATING THE PRESS | My Opinion of Darts Takes a 180 Degree Turn

By Jack Lonergan, Hoya Sports Columnist February 23, 2024

Portly men in garish shirts take turns throwing small missiles at a mosaicked wooden board. Then, another man (preferably bald with a raspy voice) shouts some numbers after doing simple addition. Prior...

Wikimedia Commons | Baseball United is set to begin in the fall of 2024.

ROUNDING THE DIAMOND | Can Baseball Win Over Cricket Fanatics?

By Eli Blumenfeld, Hoya Sports Columnist February 22, 2024

We often think of baseball as America’s game, and rightfully so, but as we have seen in some more recent issues of Rounding the Diamond, baseball is global. From Japan to Cuba, it seems like all parts...

Wikimedia Commons | Episode six of Netflixs Break Point followed U.S. tennis star Ben Sheltons breakout success at the 2023 U.S. Open.

WERDIGER | Grading ‘Break Point’ Season 2: Part 2

By Robbie Werdiger February 15, 2024

Season 2 of “Break Point,” the Netflix docudrama series that follows the lives of several top players on the professional tennis tour, was released Jan. 10. Here are my grades for the final three episodes. For...

HERMAN | Do You Believe in Magic?

HERMAN | Do You Believe in Magic?

By Eilat Herman February 6, 2024

There is a certain magic that envelops the game of baseball.  My dad will read this — hi! — and tell me I’m too young to know that. He will claim that baseball has not been truly magical since...

REID | What Makes Jude Bellingham So Good? Football’s Unquantifiable Nature

REID | What Makes Jude Bellingham So Good? Football’s Unquantifiable Nature

By Owen Reid February 5, 2024

My two favorite sports are undeniably European football and baseball.  I appreciate baseball for how easy it is to explain why good players are good players: The best baseball players will always have...

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LONERGAN | Soccer Hooligan Soldiers, the Russo-Ukrainian War’s Strangest Battalions

By Jack Lonergan January 30, 2024

Foot-ball hoo-li-gan      noun, BRITISH A violent troublemaker whose behavior is associated with or motivated by their support of a soccer team. The groups of young men —...

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CAUSING A RACQUET | Grading ‘Break Point’ Season 2: Part 1

By Robbie Werdiger January 26, 2024

Season 2 of “Break Point,” the Netflix docudrama series that follows the lives of several top players on the professional tennis tour, was released on Jan. 10. Here are my grades for the first three...

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