Covering the Washington University men’s and women’s tennis teams is a lot like being a weatherman in San Diego, California; it’s sunny all the time and nothing really changes. For 16 consecutive seasons, the men’s team has reached the NCAA tournament, including nine straight Quarterfinals appearances, while the women’s team has made the tournament 15 out of the last 16 seasons.
With the largest crowd of the season expected, Washington University will name the Field House basketball court after men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards and women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey in honor of their 35th and 30th years of coaching, respectively.
The No. 3 Washington University men’s tennis team beat Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference favorite Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 8-1 in its first action of 2016 on Saturday at Kings Point Racquet Club in Belleville, Illinois.
Typically a stingy defense is the key ingredient to earning a victory, but Friday evening happened to be an exception as the No. 9 Washington University women’s basketball team lost to No. 13 University of Rochester 56-51 in Rochester, New York.
Through nearly 34 minutes of play, sophomore center David Schmelter had hit all eight of his free throws to help the Bears keep pace with a streaking Emory University. Yet it was his ninth and 10th of the afternoon, both misses, that helped seal the Washington University men’s basketball team’s 74-73 loss to the host Eagles.
Struggling to focus on the game? Here’s a fun scavenger hunt. Rack up “points” each time you encounter these glorious experiences throughout the game itself and the accompanying commercials (or the commercials and accompanying game). Turn it into a game of Bingo or something more “fun,” whatever.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is currently in Santa Clara, California, preparing for the 2016 Super Bowl, but many did not envision that he would make it to this stage.
Peyton Manning turns to his left, yelling the play to his left tackle. He spins around, directing his running back to line up at his side. Manning sees the opposing linebacker twitch; he understands that a blitz is coming. He shouts a command, calling for an audible. He waves his arms feverishly, ordering his tight end to be in motion.
The Student Life Sports staff has very little faith in the Broncos and predicts the Panthers to triumph in a 6-1-1 split. But what do we know. Will the old guard triumph one more time? Or will Cam Newton and the stacked Panthers usher in a new era of the NFL? Tune in Sunday at 5:30 p.m. to find out.
The Washington University women’s indoor track and field team cruised to a first-place finish at the Engineer Invitational while the men’s squad placed second as both teams improved upon last year’s finishes on Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana.