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The Raptors fire head coach Casey in a move that proves that the NBA has no job security

(05/15/18 10:00am)

Early Friday morning, the NBA world received the startling news that Toronto Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey, winner of a franchise-record 59 games and recently named “Coach of the Year” by his peers, had been fired. Casey had given the Raptors unprecedented success in the regular season, coaching the team to all three 50-win seasons in franchise history, but that all changed when the playoffs came around. Each of the last three seasons ended with the Cleveland Cavaliers reveling in the confetti while Casey’s Raptors were mired in defeat. 

Teams conclude best season in decades

(05/15/18 10:00am)

Except for the men’s doubles duo of David Aizenberg ’20 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21, the season has come to an end for the the men’s and women’s tennis teams. The dynamic duo was selected to travel to Claremont, California in two weeks to compete in the NCAA national tennis tournament against students from all across the nation. For everyone else, now is the time to reflect on one of the most successful tennis seasons in decades, in which both teams spent much of the campaign in the national rankings. Here are how the last few weeks of the season went down for the tennis team.

Softball: Judges go 3-5 in busy eight-game week

(04/24/18 10:04am)

The Brandeis Judges continued their busy schedule by falling 7-5 to the NYU Violets on Saturday, finishing their eight-game week with a 3-5 record in those games. After taking game one in a doubleheader against the Violets on Friday, the Judges lost the second one. They did, however, take two games from Wellesley on Wednesday after losing two games to Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday. 

Baseball: Brandeis loses 3 of 4 against NYU

(04/24/18 10:03am)

The Brandeis baseball team continues to push forward despite the challenges they face trying to improve upon the season that they have been having thus far. Their efforts prevailed, as the team managed to break their 14 game losing streak with a victory over University Athletic Association rival, the New York University Violets during their second game on Saturday. The Judges record for the season changed to 3-21 and 1-11 in the UAA.

Outdoor season brings more success for team

(04/24/18 10:02am)

The Brandeis men’s and women’s track teams have had a strong start to their outdoor season. Due to the shorter nature of the outdoor season’s schedule, the Judges are about to begin championship meets. The four non-playoff meets that the Judges have participated in thus far have all resulted in strong individual performances as well as triumphant group wins. Here’s how the season has looked so far for the Judges. 

Men’s tennis has won eight of their last nine

(04/24/18 10:01am)

Instead of vacationing in the Carribean or spending quality time at home, the Brandeis men’s tennis team spent their break taking on multiple nationally ranked opponents and dispensing all but one wtih absolute ease. The Judges faced all of these challenges head on and had an incredibly successful stretch, winning eight of their last nine matches since the break. Their only loss came at the hands of Bowdoin College, the number-two Division III men’s team in the nation. 

A historically promising Quarterback class should make this year’s draft one for the history books

(04/24/18 10:00am)

With the release of the official schedule and summer training camps on the horizon, excitement for the 2018 National Football League season has definitely begun. We have four months and change until the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles take on the Atlanta Falcons in the season-opening battle of the birds. Before then, teams have the summer to put together the finishing touches on their rosters, and the most important event between now and the opening game is just days away. For months, top collegiate athletes have been touring the country to prove their worth and fulfill their dreams of turning pro. On Thursday, the first round of the draft will occur. All 32 teams will have one selection. This is usually the day where all the top prospects leave the board. Last-minute draft day trades and developments will always happen, but for the most part, scouts have already decided what constitutes first-round talent. Here are some of our predictions for how this years draft should go down on the offensive side of the ball.