NCAA deserves heat, but it’s not alone

Now that Texas A&M University quarterback Johnny Manziel and Oklahoma State University have joined the party, the guest list for figures and schools debunking the Division I amateurism myth continues to expand. Hopefully, everyone outside the NCAA is no longer under the illusion of laborers for multi-billion dollar enterprises being something other than employees. A […]

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The 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Bracket

March Madness is upon us, and we at the Student Life Sports section are as excited as Tim Tebow joining the New York Jets. That means we are excited enough to put a little bit on the line. We want to see if anybody at Washington University can beat us in a bracket challenge.

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Volleyball bows out to Elmhurst in NCAA tournament regional finals

For the second consecutive season, the No. 3 Washington University women’s volleyball team had its hope for an 11th national title end a weekend premature. Last year, a loss in the regional final to Carthage College, which the Red and Green had defeated earlier in the year, ended Wash. U.’s championship aspirations.

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Volleyball sets, extends NCAA record with tournament sweep

Between setting an NCAA record streak, nearly losing it and then rallying in dramatic fashion to continue the streak, Saturday was an eventful day for the Washington University volleyball team. The Bears began Saturday by winning their 58th straight set, breaking a Division III record established in 2007 by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Bears face tough competition at Show-Me Showdown

The Washington University swimming and diving teams squared off against some of the best talent in the state this past weekend. In the annual Show-Me Showdown on Oct. 8, hosted by the University of Missouri on Oct. 8, the Bears faced six other in-state teams. “It is a very competitive meet,” head coach Brad Shively said.

Returning talent could mean big season for volleyball

Every team in college sports wants to win a national championship. But the Washington University women’s volleyball team is one of the few that would actually consider anything else a disappointment. Coming off of a heartbreaking national semifinal loss to Emory University last year at the Wash. U.

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Women’s soccer: Veteran lineup poised to strike in 2011

For the Washington University women’s soccer team, 2010 and 2011 could not be any different. Last season, the Bears fielded just six returning starters en route to an 11-8-2 record, a fourth-place conference finish and a second-round NCAA tournament exit. The fourth-place conference finish broke the Bears’ streak of four consecutive conference titles.

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Bears dispose of Grinnell in 8-1 rout

Coming off a 6-0 loss to No. 2 Emory University in the University Athletic Association finals on April 17, the Washington University men’s tennis team bounced back with a convincing 8-1 victory over Grinnell College on Saturday. The No. 6 Bears started off the day with a 3-0 sweep in doubles for the seventh time this season.

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Men’s track and field earns best finish program history

Senior Ben Harmon and juniors Dan Davis and Tyler Jackson each garnered All-America Honors at the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Indoor Championships, leading the Washington University men’s team to an eighth-place finish, besting a previous top finish of 15 in 2000. Wash. U. picked up 18 points in total at the March 12 meet in Columbus, Ohio, the most in team history.

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Chao, Pham highlight swimmers’ successes at UAA Championships

The Washington University swimming teams came home from the University Athletic Association Championships in Rochester, N.Y., with four wins and some potential NCAA-qualifying times.

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