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Villanova upsets North Carolina 77-74

March Madness, a race that started with a frenzy of 64 teams, came to a close on Sunday, April 3, as Villanova took down North Carolina, 77-74, on a 3-point buzzer beater to capture the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball championships. The team’s win gave Villanova its second title in the program’s history and was the…

Baruch ends losing streak, sweeps York College
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Baruch ends losing streak, sweeps York College

After a 10-game losing streak, the Baruch College women’s softball team won its first game of the season last Tuesday night against Yeshiva University’s Maccabees. Finishing the final inning with a total of 17 runs to the Maccabees’ six, the lady Bearcats are aiming toward turning things around in their upcoming games. The Bearcats have…

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Times investigation reports alarming increase in concussions

For the last few years, the NFL has begun to acknowledge the growing concern of concussions in professional football. This is especially true considering its admission last week that there is a link between concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated brain trauma. On March 24, The New York…

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Teams prepare for final four showdown

The four teams that will be competing in the Final Four in Houston, Texas, have been revealed. Before we get into the Final Four, let’s recap on what happened during the Sweet 16 and Elite 8. Although there was not as much drama in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 as there was in the…

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New York legalizes MMA

After 19 years of shuffling the matter in and out of Albany, the New York State Assembly is one step closer to legalizing mixed martial arts  in New York. It is about time, as New York is the only state to still have the ban on MMA. On March 22, the New York Assembly voted…

Bearcats begin quest to the CUNYAC finals, win three straight
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Bearcats begin quest to the CUNYAC finals, win three straight

As the cold weather begins to settle down, early signs of spring signal the return of tennis season for the Baruch College men’s team. While the Bearcats’ season-opener against Yeshiva University ended in a crushing 1-8 loss, the team responded to the slow start by racking up three consecutive victories, including two against their conference…

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Mets, Yankees hopeful in spring training

If you are a baseball fan, this time of the year provides a sense of hope. After the long, punishing winter months, the scene of baseballs being thrown and swung down in Florida is a sight for sore eyes. Down in Florida, however, the storylines from each camp are markedly different. The New York Yankees,…

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Sharapova scrutinized for doping, tests positive for meldonium

On Sunday, March 6, when Maria Sharapova’s agent said that Sharapova would hold a press conference the next day to make a major announcement, most people speculated that she would announce her retirement. This was a likely assumption given her numerous career injuries, recent lack of success on the court and age. But she shocked…

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College basketball gears up as March Madness gets underway

March Madness is upon us. No, it is not an illness caused by midterms. It is the moniker given to the NCAA Division I basketball tournament where 68 teams engage in a battle royal for the championship. In the ongoing struggle against the tyranny of commercial breaks, a two-hour broadcast that trickled through the names…

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