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The NFL Season Is Back: So What Can We Expect?

Miami Dolphins playing against the New York Giants. Photo courtesy of Aska Tucker/Flickr

Tyler Brown Jr., Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

The wait is finally over as the NFL is back, but there will be changes from years past. Many professional sports teams have returned and opted for no fans or spectators of any kind but that will not be true for the NFL opener.       The Kansas City Chiefs announced that it would allow a limited number...

Pandemic Cancels Another Season of Sports

Coach Justin Beaumont and the Women's  Volleyball Team last season.

Haresh Oudhnarine and Maryam Pervaiz

September 15, 2020

Sports across the world have been postponed due to COVID-19. In late July, all sports competitions for Fall 2020 were canceled according to a statement on the NJCU Athletics website.  In return, five programs were affected: men’s and women’s cross country, women’s volleyball, golf, soccer, and ten...

Where Did Everyone Go?

Photo displays stadiums going empty due to virus.
Photo courtesy of Wgbieber/Pixabay

Zoe Viant, Managing Editor

April 17, 2020

The COVID- 19 has left people with nowhere to go and for those die-hard sports fans, nothing to do at home either. Being that everyone is quarantined, now would have been a good time to sit back, relax, and watch some good ol’ ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network). However, any sport...

Track and Field: Record Breakers

Track and Field: Record Breakers

Zoe Viant, Managing Editor

March 21, 2020

NJCU’s Track and Field team has come a long way and made outstanding progress since their debut season in December 2018. Shania Robinson, a junior in Fine Arts and Crafts, broke the university’s record in the 300-meter dash with a time of 44.01 in a meet earlier in December. She began her athletic career at Henry Snyder High...

Kobe Bryant: A Legend Gone Too Soon

Kobe Bryant: A Legend Gone Too Soon

Tyler Brown Jr. , Contributing Writer

February 10, 2020

When I heard the news in late January about Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven other victims, I thought to myself, “There is no way Kobe is gone, this must be fake news.”  I was speechless, I didn’t know how to feel and didn’t know what to say. I felt like I lost someone very close t...


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Nelson R. Monterrosa

November 26, 2019

  Men’s and Women’s wrestling has arrived at NJCU. This exciting news is important because NJCU will be the first university in New Jersey to offer wrestling as a varsity sport for women. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has also announced Women’s Wrestling as an emer...

U.S. Olympian is women’s wrestling coach

Elena Pirozhkova (l.) NJCUs new Women’s Wrestling Team Head Coach.

Sally Deering, Contributing Writer

November 26, 2019

Elena Pirozhkova grew up with eight brothers and sisters who enjoyed wrestling each other for the fun of it. Today, Pirozhkova’s wrestling career is legendary – a World Champion and former U.S. Olympian on Team USA – and she was just recruited by NJCU to be the university’s first Women...

NJCU Soccer Player Makes ESPN Play of Day

NJCU Athletics

Zoe Viant, Managing Editor

October 29, 2019

It was the middle of September and Edric DePaula (National Security), of NJCU soccer teams’ main strikers, had spent most of the game sidelined with a sprained knee. With only a few minutes left in overtime and NJCU tied with College of Mount St. Vincent, DePaula’s head coach, Joe Cullen, suddenly...

Picks of the Week April 15th – April 21st

Picks of the Week April 15th - April 21st

Crystal Simon, Events Editor

April 15, 2019

Check out the activities taking place this week! Wild Weekend Six Flags (Friday, 04/19: 10-9:00PM. Jackson NJ, Transportation Provided) Don’t miss out on SGA’s Wild Weekend this Friday; Tickets to Six Flags are only $5, you can register HERE. Sports Intramural Volleyball (Tuesdays until...

#NJCUBB improve to 12-8 after defeating FDU

Kristen Hazzard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

The Gothic Knights picked up a win during their recent home game, downing Fairleigh Dickinson 4-1 on April 9. The 3:30 p.m. game was moved to 3 p.m. due to rain in the forecast. Despite the rain, the game went on for nine innings before started it.   NJCU, 12-8 overall and 2-4 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference...

#NJCUSB swept by RIT & Knox, Now 1-10

#NJCUSB swept by RIT & Knox, Now 1-10

Kristen Hazzard, Sports Editor

March 15, 2019

NJCUSB challenged Knox College and RIT on March 15 for the final day in the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic.  GAME 1: NJCU VS KNOX College Bases were loaded in the top of the first. Amber Hunter managed to keep Knox from driving in a run. Both team remained scoreless in the first inning.    At the top ...

#NJCUSB Lose to Curry & Nazareth, Set to Play RIT & Knox Next

#NJCUSB Lose to Curry & Nazareth, Set to Play RIT & Knox Next

Kristen Hazzard, Sports Editor

March 15, 2019

NJCU Softball team faced Curry College and Nazareth College on March 14 for the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic. Both games were fast moving and filled with a lot of energy from the beginning to the end. GAME 1: NJCU VS Curry College At the top of the first, the Gothic Knights collected only one hit. Th...

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