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June 29, 2016

LeBron’s legacy saved by teammates


Sunday night’s thrilling conclusion to the NBA Finals cemented it: LeBron James is one of the best players to ever grace a basketball court. His only competition is Michael Jordan, and some could argue that LeBron is actually better than MJ. After his superhuman performance in the 2016 series, LeBron earned the honor of Finals MVP, well deserved in a series where he averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.3 blocks and 2.3 steals per game.

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Small ball reigns in NBA playoffs


At the conclusion of every postseason in the NBA, Adam Silver, Marv Albert and a group of ESPN executives meet in a remote location off the coast of Montenegro to determine what will happen the next season. Every victory, every loss, every Draymond Green nut shot is written in scripts by a couple ex-Crimson writers in a small, dark room (Don’t believe me? Just google “NBA conspiracy theories.” It’s all true!).

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Huskies fall short in CAA tournament


The Northeastern University (NU) baseball team was knocked out of contention in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament by the College of William and Mary, and the Huskies saw their season end despite notching two wins in the tourney.

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Seniors headline Huskies showing at NCAAs


Five Northeastern University (NU) track and field student athletes wrapped up their outdoor seasons in the NCAA East Preliminaries at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27. The five athletes helped the NU track and field program achieve great success over their careers, and will leave their names scattered throughout the record books.

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Women’s rowing season comes to an end


In a very dramatic few days at Lake Natoma, Calif., the Northeastern University (NU) women’s varsity crew finished fifth in the C final, defeating Duke University and the United States Naval Academy. The second varsity eight finished fifth and third varsity four finished sixth.

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Baylor’s issues run deeper than coaching


At the end of last month, Baylor University found itself the latest school mired in a sexual assault scandal. Baylor had employed the law firm Pepper Hamilton to independently investigate the university’s alleged failings to implement Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Both laws were written to help create a safe, non-discriminatory environment for women on college campuses, but Pepper Hamilton found that Baylor had failed to implement them.

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Men’s rowing closes season with a bang


The Northeastern University (NU) men’s rowing team finished its year in spectacular fashion, winning the varsity eight petite final on the final day of the season at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) finals. The victory propelled the team to seventh overall in national rankings.

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Support is vital to student athletes


As the game­ clock stood still with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third period of the Hockey East Championship game at TD Garden, the Northeastern Huskies and University of Massachusetts-­Lowell River Hawks lined up for the game’s final face­off in front of Northeastern goalie Ryan Ruck.

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Men’s rowing heads to nationals


For the 49th time in program history, the Northeastern University (NU) men’s rowing team will compete at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship starting on June 3.

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Husky baseball closes regular season


Wrapping up its season by winning two out of three games against Towson University, the Northeastern University (NU) baseball team clinched its fourth-straight berth into the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament.

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