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WashU alum Ryan Loutos debuts for the St. Louis Cardinals

In 2021, WashU’s pitching ace turned down a software engineering job to play minor league baseball. Three years later, he’s beginning to reap the rewards of the decision to chase his dream.  

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Vampire Weekend makes its triumphant return on ‘Only God Was Above Us’

There’s always been a nostalgic quality to Vampire Weekend’s music. The indie-pop act, formed nearly 20 years ago by four Columbia University students in New York City, has never ceased to find a way to craft songs that make you feel as if you’ve already heard them before.  Yet, with “Only God Was Above Us” […]

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Bear Breakdown: WashU nearly goes undefeated throughout weekend as Bears prepare for postseason

Baseball secured an emphatic sweep of Brandeis University, keeping their conference title hopes alive. Softball outmatched Carnegie Mellon University, while women’s tennis only dropped a single set in two matchups. Finally, golf and track and field took first-place finishes at competitions against regional opponents.

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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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