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Bear Breakdown: WashU athletics return from Spring Break

 Swim and dive competed at NCAA DIII nationals, both track and field teams won a home meet, and baseball and softball competed in key home series as they geared up for conference play. Here’s everything you need to know about WashU athletics from the past week, March 18-24.

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“You won’t want to miss it”: Men’s basketball to host NCAA first and second rounds

The Bears not only earned a spot in the tournament field, but obtained hosting privileges in the first and second rounds, one of just 16 teams to do so.

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Women’s Basketball drops tough losses to Emory & Rochester

Entering the weekend hot off of a strong performance in their league opener at the University of Chicago and looking to extend their five-game winning streak, the No. 25 Bears faced off against No. 6 Emory and Rochester on Jan. 12 and 14. Unfortunately, the ball did not bounce the right way for the Bears.

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The NBA’s defense problem is too big to ignore. How can it be fixed?

NBA teams are scoring more than ever, and this scoring has begun to take its toll on the quality of games. While past influxes of scoring have made games more exciting to watch, there’s a point where the scoring becomes too much.

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Women’s soccer clinches UAA title with a draw against Chicago, sets up a home playoff matchup

It may have taken 90 tense minutes and a little bit of help from division rivals, but after a stalemate in the regular season finale, the No. 2 Washington University women’s soccer team clinched the 2023 University Athletic Association (UAA) women’s soccer conference title with a 0-0 draw against conference rival University of Chicago. The Bears have now won eight of the last nine UAA titles.

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New faces, same aspirations: Men’s basketball’s young core is ready to compete for UAA and national glory

“One thing is I really want to win the UAA this year. Both years that I’ve been here we finished second,” he said. “The conference has been really, really good [and] is gonna be really good again this year. So, if we win the conference, we’ll be in a really good spot nationally.” 

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What happened to the Cardinals?

Picture this: it’s the year 1990. “Ice Ice Baby” tops the Billboard charts, and the Soviet Union remains intact. The LA Rams have yet to even move to St. Louis, where they would go on stay for 21 years before returning to Hollywood. Barry Bonds is about to win his first of seven MVPs, and all but one member of the Cardinals lineup haven’t been born yet. Current skipper Oliver Marmol has yet to start Kindergarten.

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#3 women’s soccer preserves clean-sheet streak, defeats #25 Emory 2-0

There are 1,893 NCAA men’s and women’s soccer teams. All but one of them have conceded a goal over the last two months. Eight games into its season, the Washington University women’s soccer team is the sole exception: college soccer’s only clean sheet. 

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Gephardt Institute holds “Longest Table” event to foster civic engagement

The Longest Table, a two-hour event where participants were given the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics, share their past experiences, and present visions for the future, was held by the Gephardt Institute for Civic Engagement on Mudd Field this past Wednesday. The event was the brainchild of Civic Cafe graduate assistant Eric Jones […]

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Vivek the Fake: Local event highlights Ramaswamy’s troubling hypocrisy

Last week’s event speaks to a greater theme in Vivek’s campaign: campaigning on one thing while displaying the exact opposite.

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