The Huntington News

Club sports adapt to virtual practices for fall semester

The Northeastern club cheerleading team poses in a pyramid at Cabot Center last year, but currently have to practice over Zoom like many other club sports teams.

Mihiro Shimano, news staff

September 24, 2020

With state and university restrictions on large gatherings, club sport teams at Northeastern are unable to practice in person for the fall semester. Many teams are adjusting to online meetings and working to motivate each other despite the lack of in-person practices. For this semester, club sports...

Jayden Struble speaks up about racism and diversity in hockey

Sophomore defenseman Jayden Struble, speaks up about the BLM movement with the support of his team.

Marta Hill, news correspondent

August 26, 2020

Appalled at the ignorance and hatred against the Black community, sophomore hockey player Jayden Struble felt he couldn’t hold back when protests and riots were rocking the nation, tweeting: “Being silent doesn’t ignite change.”  “It just really got me mad because I don't really know how you could look at a lot of this stuff as a human being and not have empathy,” Strub...

How senior athletes handled the unexpected end to their final season

Senior guard Shannon Todd is the 22nd player in program history to reach 1000 points at Northeastern. Along with many other senior athletes, she had her final playoff season cut short due to COVID-19.

Valeria Vazquez, sports editor

August 24, 2020

As the coaches sat the crew team down in the boathouse mid-March to talk about the sudden end of their season, senior men’s rower Louis Pratt was confused and shocked, even though he suspected it was only a matter of time.  “It wasn't really something that I even saw in the realm of possibility un...

NU expects 2020-21 hockey season to go on

Seniors Codie Cross, Matti Hartman and Paige Capistran hold their third straight Hockey East Championship trophy.

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

July 31, 2020

Hockey East announced on Wednesday that it plans to play its 2020-21 season, prioritizing league competition and the completion of a regular season. On Friday, Northeastern athletics spokesperson Scott MacDonald told The News he is “really confident” that NU’s men’s and women’s hockey teams w...

Northeastern to suspend athletic activities on Election Day

Sophomore guard Mossi Staples surveys the court as she nears the 3-point line in a game against Drexel last season.

Leah Cussen, deputy sports editor

July 26, 2020

Northeastern Athletics plans to suspend all athletic activities on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, according to a statement released Thursday.  The decision, made in collaboration with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Northeastern University Black Athletic Caucus, reflects an effort by...

Northeastern postpones fall varsity athletics season

The Northeastern women's soccer team line up before a match in October 2019.

Valeria Vazquez, Jordan Baron, and Charlie Wolfson

July 17, 2020

Northeastern announced Friday in a press release that fall varsity sports are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “With the health and safety of Northeastern student-athletes and the campus community as top priorities, and in light of the decisions made by CAA member institutions and other re...

Column: It is time for baseball to step up to the plate once again

Starting July 1 MLB teams will report to training camp with the intent of Opening Days falling on July 23 and 24.

Max Willner-Giwerc, news contributor

June 30, 2020

COVID-19 brought sports to a standstill, including the delay of MLB’s 2020 season. After contentious negotiations, owners and players have agreed to hold a shortened season. Amid the pandemic, the 2020 baseball season will be much more than entertainment — it will bring hope to a troubled nation...

Northeastern elevates esports to the varsity level

Northeastern already has robust esports facilities thanks to their multiple club teams.

Jordan Baron, news staff

May 1, 2020

Last month, Northeastern University became the first Division I institution in the New England area to elevate its esports program to the varsity level.  Four teams will begin competing in four different games at the D1 level, those being Overwatch, Rocket League, League of Legends and Hearthston...

Beanpot hero Jordan Harris looks beyond individual success, appreciates supporters

Jordan Harris handles the puck with his eye on the net during the Beanpot final.

Alex Sumas, news correspondent

April 12, 2020

Northeastern sophomore and starting defender on the men’s hockey team, Jordan Harris has had quite the year. The Montreal Canadiens prospect played for Team USA over winter break, and scored the winning goal in the Beanpot final on Feb. 10. Despite his success, he’s quick to redirect focus from himself to those who support him. Ask him about th...

Tyler Madden to leave Northeastern to sign with NHL’s Kings

Tyler Madden tracks the puck traveling through the neutral zone in this year's first Beanpot game against Harvard.

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

March 30, 2020

The Hockey East First-Team All Star will leave a big hole on NU's top line as he pursues his professional career.

The loss of a possible national title, two iconic NU leaders

Seniors Codie Cross, Matti Hartman and Paige Capistran hold their third straight Hockey East Championship trophy.

George Barker, sports editor

March 23, 2020

Today should have been special. In fact, every single day of the past two weeks should have been life changing for the Northeastern women’s hockey team. In the end it was, but for the wrong reason. Today could have been a day of celebration for a recently crowned national champion. Instead, the...

Column: A tragic end to a historic Husky year

Alina Mueller, Skylar Fontaine and Dave Flint celebrate together, before Flint was doused with water.

George Barker, sports editor

March 14, 2020

It had to be done, but that doesn’t make it any less crushing.  Sports is often our escape from reality when reality is particularly stressful, scary or frustrating. For perhaps the first time of our lifetimes, that escape is completely shutdown. The NBA was the first domino to fall, after Utah ...