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2020 Summer Olympics postponed

2020 Summer Olympics postponed

Phoebe Adams

March 24, 2020

In a world of sports put on hold by COVID-19, the latest victim of this pause will be the 2020 Summer Olympics. With the Games originally scheduled to begin in Tokyo, Japan on July 24, the Olympic Flame landed in Japan on Friday, March 20. This is the first time in over 56 years that the flame has c...

When sports stood still

When sports stood still

JD Conte

March 19, 2020

It’s March tenth. The Bruins lead the NHL in points. The Celtics are third in the eastern conference. You can see March Madness on the horizon, and you can almost hear opening day at Fenway Park. Tom Brady is still a Patriot. The Suffolk Rams are already racking up their first wins of the spring season. It's...

Suffolk security officer reflects on son’s national title at LSU, possible NFL future

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JD Conte

February 12, 2020

If you walked past Bakary Traore on his Sunday shift at the Smith Residence Hall, you would never know that you're looking at the father of an NFL prospect and a national champion football player. The security guard’s son, Badara Traore recently became a national champion as a right tackle for Louisiana...

Patriots column: Patriots drop to 10-3, critics start ban

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JD Conte

December 11, 2019

As the playoff race approaches, the Patriots are in their usual race for the No. 1 seed in the American Football Conference (AFC). Currently sitting at 10-3, the Pats currently hold the No. 2 seed behind the Baltimore Ravens, led by the MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson. Despite the Patriots nearly perfec...

Ford Hall Forum shines light on an athletes’ influence

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Hannah Arroyo and JD Conte

October 23, 2019

Being an athlete brings the pressure of giving your best performance in every game or match, but what is expected of athletes off the field? On Tuesday night, Suffolk University’s Ford Hall Forum, “Championing a Cause: The Voice of Today’s Athletes” discussed topics just like this, with ren...

Sox commentary: team parts with Dombrowski

JD Conte

October 9, 2019

As the Fenway faithful greeted their beloved David Ortiz on the field on Sept. 9, the roar of the crowd did little to overcome the looming news that had broken earlier. Less than a year after leading the franchise to their 9th World series title, Jen McCaffrey of the Athletic tweeted “Red Sox have ...

Suffolk student scores job with Bruins Foundation

Sean Cushing

September 25, 2019

For Suffolk University senior Don Porcaro, Boston sports are everything. This is why Porcaro decided to get involved with the Boston Bruins Foundation (BBF) back in 2017. The BBF is a nonprofit group that works with young children and families. The foundation’s objective is to help these children and...

Bruins beat Toronto, move closer to Stanley Cup Final showing

Hannah Arroyo / Sports Editor

Hannah Arroyo

April 24, 2019

History always finds a way to repeat itself, and this has been the case for the Boston Bruins in the first round of their playoff stretch. With their 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in game seven, the Bruins will take the ice with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. ...

Marathon Monday brings out the best in Boston

Morgan Hume / Arts Editor

Hannah Arroyo and Sean Cushing

April 17, 2019

The 123rd Boston Marathon was about more than just a race. Runners from all over the world cast light on different stories of how they had stepped foot onto the blue and gold starting line, but all had one ultimate goal: to finish the 26.2 miles. With a rainy and cold marathon in 2018 many runners f...

Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

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Morgan Hume

April 17, 2019

Thousands of women ran in the Boston Marathon this year, but back in 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer was the only woman on the course. Her decision to participate in the marathon that morning sparked a social revolution that has given women across the world the motivation to run for over 50 years...

Suffolk students hopeful for Bruins as team looks to battle in playoffs

Ryan Arel / Opinion Editor

Joe Rice

April 3, 2019

For the third consecutive year, the Boston Bruins will be competing to take home the National Hockey League’s most prestigious award: the Stanley Cup. The Bruins are looking to improve on two consecutive unsuccessful runs, losing in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs back in 2017 to the Ot...

Suffolk alumna lands dream job with Patriots

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Hannah Arroyo

February 20, 2019

As a Suffolk University women’s soccer player, alumna Lauren Spencer went to the playoffs with her team for four consecutive years. Today, as the Social Media Coordinator for the New England Patriots, Spencer has experienced a whole new postseason. Now in her second full year with the Patriots, Sp...

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