Residential Life closes South 40 basketball and volleyball courts to public 

Washington University’s Residential Life posted signs on the South 40 basketball and volleyball courts officially closing them to everyone except University students, staff, and faculty. 

, and | Editor-In-Chief and Staff Writers

The US is still the global basketball powerhouse, but the rest of the world is catching up

Over the past few weeks, Team USA competed in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, placing fourth after losing their final two matches. The disappointing finish marks the second tournament in a row where the United States has failed to reach the title game. With their recent struggles at the international level, it begs the question as to where American basketball stands on the world stage?

| Contributing Reporter

Four takeaways from the NBA playoffs so far

May is the best time of year for an NBA fan, with the playoffs entering full swing. It seems as if nearly every night, a number of the game’s biggest stars are decking it out on the National stage. Here are four takeaways from all of the NBA.

| Sports Editor

I thought LeBron was lame for going bald until it happened to me

What makes LeBron the greatest basketball player of all time is what he has done off the court and—to some extent—on the court: He’s going bald.

| Senior Sports Editor

Despite challenges, a renewed sense of promise accompanies the return to practices

The return of athletic activities comes amidst continued uncertainty over what intercollegiate competition will look like in the coming year, as Wash. U. teams are unlikely to play games until at least January.

Josh Shapiro | Senior Sports Editor

Unpacking the true meaning of ‘white basketball’

It’s hard to ward off the feeling that “white basketball” is the manifestation of the same racial categorizations that kept black players from playing quarterback in the NFL. 

| Senior Sports Editor

A heartfelt farewell to these Rockets

For me, it was never about the Rockets winning it all.

Josh Shapiro | Senior Sports Editor

Men’s basketball seeks to overcome previous playoff struggles in opening rounds of March Madness

This weekend, Wash. U. men’s basketball will get another chance at playoff success.

| Senior Sports Editor

Athlete of the week: DeVaughn Rucker has saved his best for last

In DeVaughn Rucker’s senior season, the forward has averaged more than 12 points per game while shooting a career-best 52% from the field.

Josh Shapiro | Contributing Reporter

Men’s basketball misses out on conference title and automatic tourney bid after dropping regular season finale

With the loss to University of Chicago on Saturday, the Bears gave up sole possession of first place in the UAA.

Miguel Campos | Staff Reporter

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