The Gothic Times

Photo of Zaire Jefferson from home-opening game against Farmingdale State. Credit: NJCU Athletic Communications.

Battle of the Boulevard

Charles Villanueva, Contributing Writer December 7, 2021

The wait is finally over: the Gothic Knights have returned. In early November, the men’s basketball team had an exhibition game against Saint Peter’s University (SPU). An exhibition serves as a...

Mens sophomore Julius Libutsi. Photo Courtesy of NJCU Athletic Communications.

Cross Country Season Preview

Tyshon Johnson, Contributing Writer September 17, 2021

Following an outdoor track season that saw numerous athletes hit personal best times and a summer full of training, the Gothic Knights look to return in Fall 2021 better than they have been before. The...

NJCU Womens Softball game. Photo Courtesy of Jocelyn Prescod.

NJCU Softball Season Recap

Tyler Brown Jr. , Contributing Writer June 2, 2021

NJCU’s softball team had a rough spring and ended their season 0-19. Part of what made this a development year for the team was that they had several freshmen playing, and the pandemic meant they...

Theo Bourghelle. Courtesy of Bourghelle.

The French Connection: New Addition to NJCU’s Tennis Team

Angel Madera, Copy Editor May 10, 2021

From the age of five, Theo Bourghelle, a Junior, a transfer student from France, was appreciative of the sport and being able to transfer to NJCU after the COVID-19 pandemic affected the tennis program...

Logo of NJCUs eSports. Photo by njcuesports/Instagram.

eSports Adapts to Adverse Situations in Inaugural Season

Paul Tannucilli, Contributing Writer December 18, 2020

The Athletics department at NJCU announced in June 2020 the addition of its newest club team, eSports, making the university among the seven New Jersey Athletic Conference schools to feature online gaming...

Ley during his training with the NJCU Mens Tennis team.

From Spain To the United States: Alejandro Ley

Tyler Brown Jr. , Contributing Writer November 3, 2020

Alejandro Ley is an international student from Spain who came to the United States and currently attends the university to play for the men’s tennis team. The 15-year-old freshmen skipped two grades...

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

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

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...

Coach Justin Beaumont and the Womens  Volleyball Team last season.

Pandemic Cancels Another Season of Sports

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...

Photo displays stadiums going empty due to virus.
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Where Did Everyone Go?

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,...

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...

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,...

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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...

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