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Bearcats edge Birmingham-Southern in heated home-opener
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Bearcats edge Birmingham-Southern in heated home-opener

Season openers relieve months of pent-up anticipation and spark excitement for the future. When it comes to drawing enthusiasm from its fans, Baruch College’s men’s basketball team is second to none. It kicked off its 2016-17 campaign against Birmingham-Southern College, a private liberal arts college with just over 1,300 enrolled undergraduates. Its team, the Panthers,…

Warriors off to shaky start despite historic Durant acquisition
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Warriors off to shaky start despite historic Durant acquisition

With the 2016-17 NBA season only a few weeks old, lack of chemistry has become an issue for numerous teams across the league. Take none other than the Association’s newest villains, the Golden State Warriors. Last year, Golden State began the season by winning 24 consecutive games before losing their first game on Dec. 12….

Bearcats roll past John Jay, fall short in CUNYAC Championship
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Bearcats roll past John Jay, fall short in CUNYAC Championship

Outside hitter Sophia Shahipour narrowly connected for a corner kill, co-captain Akilah “Kiki” Meulens frustrated the Bloodhounds with dizzying serves and middle hitter Yijia Cai knocked down two of her eight kills in that dominant stretch. After a long serve by Cai gave the Bloodhounds possession, Bridgette Sarco kickstarted a comeback with back-to-back aces. Stephanie…

Bearcats make surprising playoff appearance, fall in semifinal
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Bearcats make surprising playoff appearance, fall in semifinal

As the Men’s Soccer CUNYAC playoffs inched closer, many were weary that a 1-3-2 conference record would not be enough for the Bearcats to advance. The team miffed on many opportunities to win games throughout the season and now it is feeling the squeeze. Heading into their final regular season CUNYAC match, the Bearcats needed…

Bearcats win second straight championship, advance to NCAA
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Bearcats win second straight championship, advance to NCAA

Bolstered by a well-balanced roster of lower and upperclassmen, Baruch dominated all competition. Junior Hayley Bester and senior captain Allie Jackson-Hing paced the team with eight wins in singles matches. They demolished the John Jay Bloodhounds 5-0 in the CUNYAC semifinals before facing the Lightning three days later. On the other side, Lehman marched into…

Bearcats man the hardwood against St. Johns in kick-off exhibition
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Bearcats man the hardwood against St. Johns in kick-off exhibition

As a handful of Baruch’s athletic teams have their seasons draw to a close, others spring up to take their place. Basketball is one of the most celebrated sports at Baruch, as both the men’s and women’s squads are eagerly anticipating a return to the hardwood. Head coach John Alesi routinely schedules exhibition matches versus…

Giants travel to London for International Series against Rams
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Giants travel to London for International Series against Rams

This past weekend the New York Giants boarded a plane  to London as part of the NFL’s International Series initiative. Across the pond, Big Blue was pitted against a tough Los Angeles Rams team. Despite a rough patch that the team encountered midway through the first half of the season, the Giants were back on…

Seniors dominate in final home game with sights set on playoffs
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Seniors dominate in final home game with sights set on playoffs

After they posed for a group photo, the Bearcats turned their focus onto the City College of New York Beavers, losers of four straight entering the match. Baruch dominated from the start as they swept City College in straight sets, 25-11, 25-16, 25-16. The Bearcats, with a .550 hitting percentage, had one of their cleanest…

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