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Whitaker competes at NCAA Track and Field Championships

Daniel Kanovich
(03/16/15 9:54pm)

Kelsey Whitaker ’16 finished 17th in the mile run at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, held at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.Whitaker’s last-place finish in the second heat was a bit of a disappointment, as she came into the event ranked ninth out of the 17 competitors and managed to finish 13th in last year’s one-mile run championship event. Whitaker’s time of five minutes, 36.86 seconds was more than 20 seconds off the pace of the next-slowest time in the event and a substantial drop-off from Whitaker’s own season-best time of 5:00.90, which she ran less than a month ago at the New England Division III Championships. That time netted her an impressive fourth-place finish in the event.

Cain selected to represent Judges at regional All-Star game

Noah Hessdorf
(03/23/15 9:34pm)

Guard Hannah Cain ’15 of the women’s basketball team was selected to participate in the 2015 New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Game last Tuesday night. The captain and only senior on the team was also named to the All-University Athletic Association second team this past regular season. The award was the second of her collegiate career, after she previously earned the achievement in her sophomore season.Cain was the all-around leader for the Judges this season.

Former Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash retires from professional basketball basketball

Elan Kane
(03/23/15 11:17pm)

Steve Nash ended his 19-year NBA playing career Saturday, announcing his retirement in a letter published by The Players’ Tribune website. “I heard someone once say there comes a day when they tell us all that we can’t play anymore,” Nash, 41, wrote in his letter.

Edmonton Oilers win National Hockey League’s draft lottery to claim first overall pick in draft

Dan Rozel
(04/20/15 6:26pm)

The National Hockey League draft lottery took place Saturday night, and every non-playoff team had a chance to win the right to draft first overall on June 26. The Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes actively spent this NHL season tanking to increase their chances of drafting consensus generational talent Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters. They came into the draft with lottery odds of 20 percent and 13.5 percent, respectively.  As models of rebuilding franchises, these teams have been taking steps to surround whichever of McDavid or other generational talent—Boston University’s star center Jack Eichel—they had the privilege to draft. Instead, the third-worst team in the NHL will now have the chance to draft McDavid. The Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery at 11 percent odds, and they will be selecting number one overall for the fourth time in the last six seasons. With those other three first overall picks, the Oilers selected Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, all skilled offensive players, and failed to focus on their defense through the draft at the number one position. All of their selections since 2010 have been in the top 10, but the only defenseman drafted of those picks was Darnell Nurse, the nephew of NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, at number seven overall.

Minnesota Wild pull off the series upset against St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League playoffs

Dan Rozel
(04/27/15 7:46pm)

The first round of the National Hockey League playoffs has almost come to an end. Only two series have not been decided as of Sunday, with the Washington Capitals hosting the New York Islanders in the Verizon Center in a deciding Game 7 and the Detroit Red Wings heading back to Joe Louis Arena to attempt to upset the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games.