MIT Men’s Tennis takes the victory
The MIT Men’s Tennis team played in the NEWMAC tournament last weekend, hosting Wheaton, Coast Guard, and Babson. The top-seeded Engineers swept both their semifinal and final matches en route to their 13th straight conference title.
The MIT Gymnastics teams competed at the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC) championships last weekend in Richmond, Va. The women’s team took first place overall in the team competition. The men’s team did not have enough entrants to enter the team competition but still performed well.
Men’s Basketball wins NEWMACs
The MIT Men’s Basketball team competed in the NEWMAC tournament held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute over the weekend. The Engineers, seeded second in the field of four teams, defeated Springfield College in the semifinals on Saturday, 77-68, before upsetting hosts and top-seeded WPI on Sunday, 63-52.
Hoops teams fall to Mt. Holyoke, Coast Guard
Both the MIT Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams lost last weekend, as the men were upset by Coast Guard and the women could not hold on against Mount Holyoke.
Engineers make NEWMAC all-conference teams this fall
Several MIT athletes received NEWMAC postseason honors this week.
Engineers miss the goal in NEWMAC soccer playoffs
On Saturday, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams played in their conference semifinals. Neither team, however, could pull out a victory and advance to the NEWMAC finals.
Babson defeats MIT in field hockey final
The MIT field hockey played in the NEWMAC semifinals and finals this past weekend at Babson College in an attempt to defend its conference title. They defeated Wheaton 6-1 in the semifinals, but fell to Babson by the same score in the conference final.
Women’s soccer beats Wellesley on PK shootout MIT wins 3-1 on penalties after 110 scoreless minutes, will play Babson Saturday
The MIT women’s soccer team faced the Wellesley Blue in the first round of NEWMAC playoffs Tuesday afternoon in Steinbrenner Stadium. After playing to a 0-0 tie after regulation and two overtimes, the third-seeded Engineers won the penalty shootout 3-1 to earn their 13th win and a trip to the conference semifinals.
MIT is 4th in NCSA Power Rankings
MIT’s athletic program was recently ranked number four overall in the nation — its highest ever ranking — by the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA). The NCSA Power Rankings, a system first implemented by the NCAA in 2004, report on both the academic and athletic performance of each college’s athletic program.
Senior spotlight: Exceptional student-athletes
In the spirit of today’s commencement, the sports section has chosen to spotlight a smattering of MIT’s graduating student-athletes. It is a testament to the strength of the Institute’s athletic program that we do not have space to feature all of the seniors, though we tip our caps to every student who balanced the time commitment that a varsity sport requires with some of the nation’s most rigorous academics.
Maybe the Red Sox will win the wild card? As much as we may despise them, Yankees are still the team to beat in the A.L. East
Baseball season is here again, the time of year when my productivity drops significantly and my most visited page in Firefox is my fantasy league’s page. (A coincidence?) Here are my picks for the MLB teams that will make it to the postseason…
An Olympics to remember
For the past two weeks, the world’s best athletes gathered in Vancouver, Canada to compete in the XXI Winter Olympics (and, apparently, to distract me from my psets). After seventeen days of procrastinating in front of the TV (and enduring countless bad Geico commercials), there’s my list of the ten most memorable things from north of the border.
Pro sports: year in review
<i>Editor’s Note: This piece was supposed to be in the last issue, but was left out. So... here’s your 2009 Pro Sports Year in Review!</i>
Saints beat Colts 37-17 for their first Super Bowl title
The New Orleans Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami on Sunday night. Although the game wasn’t exactly the high-scoring shootout between two of the best offenses in the NFL everyone had anticipated, it was nonetheless filled with back-and-forth action, gutsy calls, and clutch plays.
Men’s Basketball Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Women’s Fencing Field Hockey Women’s Soccer Men’s Tennis Men’s Swimming and Diving Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Women’s Rugby
MIT Athletics had an outstanding year in 2009. Several teams ended their years nationally ranked, and many others earned NEWMAC Championships and went on to compete for national championships. Here’s a look at some of the notable results of MIT’s teams from the past year. (For a complete list of varsity results, see the Year in Review Scoreboard on the right.)<b></b>
The Blazers, Boston’s Lacrosse Team, Lose Season Opener Sat.
The Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) fell to the Toronto Rock in their 2010 season opener at TD Garden on Saturday, 17-7.
Women’s Soccer Clinches NEWMAC Championship with Pair of 1-0 Wins
The MIT Women’s Soccer Team won its first-ever NEWMAC Championship — and its first conference title since 1989 — this weekend, defeating Wheaton College in the semifinal and defending champions Springfield College in the final. The Engineers won both games with a score of 1-0.
Field Hockey Beats Springfield, Will Advance to NCAA Tourney
The MIT Field Hockey Team captured the NEWMAC Championship this weekend, shutting out Mount Holyoke 2-0 in the semifinals and defeating Springfield 4-2 in the final. With the wins, the Engineers improved their season record to 17-4 — a program record — and earned the second conference title in program history.
It’s Time for the MLB Playoffs. Here’s What Fans Should Expect.
It’s October once again, the time of year for the MLB playoffs.
You Ready for Some Football? The Tech’s NFL Preseason Picks
Football season is upon us once again. After months of waiting, we can finally restart our fantasy leagues and spend Sundays wishing we were in front of the TV instead of finishing up pset… Anyways, here are <i>The Tech</i>’s preseason picks for the playoffs.
Magic Win Game Three Behind Record Shooting
On Tuesday night, the Orlando Magic defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 108-104 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals to cut the Lakers’ series lead from two games to one. The Magic, playing in front of their home fans, withstood a hot start by Kobe Bryant and a late Lakers rally to earn their first Finals win in franchise history.
MLB’s April Surprises: Mariners, Marlins Still Hold Division Leads
Two weeks ago, I made some comments and predictions about the young baseball season. Now, as teams wrap up their first month of play and we enter May, here’s the follow-up to that previous column, as promised…
The Long Offseason Is Over; It’s Time for Baseball to Resume
The 2009 MLB season is finally under way, and while the anticipated has given way to excitement, this also means that baseball fans start to lose half of their time awake following scores and tracking their fantasy baseball team. Anyway, here are some random thoughts, and predictions for the season.
Michigan St., Connecticut, Villanova, North Carolina Make Up NCAA Final Four
After a week and a half of March Madness, the regional champions have been decided. The 2009 NCAA Final Four consists of Michigan State, Connecticut, Villanova, and North Carolina – here’s a summary of how they got here.
Japan Defeats S. Korea to Win Second World Baseball Classic
Last Monday night, Japan beat Korea 5-3 in extra innings in the final of this year’s World Baseball Classic, defending its WBC title and bringing a fitting end to what sounds like such a great idea: bring teams from sixteen countries around the world together and have them go head-to-head in a grand tournament of America’s pastime, promoting national pride and giving the sport more exposure domestically and abroad…
Yankees’ Rodriguez Earns New Nickname For Himself: A-Roid
First, there was A-Rod, the scrappy kid playing in Seattle who seemed destined for greatness. Next came Pay-Rod, the star shortstop who ditched his team in search of a bigger contract. Not long ago, Joe Torre gave us A-Fraud, the narcissistic, demanding Yankee superstar. Now, the revelations of this past weekend provide another addition to the repertoire of variations on the guy’s nickname: A-Roid.
Steelers Top Cardinals in Super Bowl, Win Sixth Championship
Last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII, held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, to win their sixth title in franchise history. Although the result was anything but unexpected — with Pittsburgh being the heavy favorites to win — the final score does not reveal the suspense, dramatic turns, and big plays throughout the three hour, thirty-eight minute masterpiece.
The Year in National Sports
The sports world has certainly provided its share of memorable moments in the past year. From the Super Bowl last February, to the Olympics in August, to, well, the Super Bowl again last weekend, here are some of the biggest headlines from 2008. In no particular (somewhat chronological) order:
Cardinals Have Shot At Breaching ‘Steel Curtain’ on Sunday
It’s that time of year again. The time when retailers use every possible euphemism to connect their products with “the big game,” when thirty seconds on TV costs more than the GDP of a small third-world country, when the per capita consumption of hot dogs, chips, and other artery-clogging goodness increases I-don’t-even-know-how-many-fold, when a man is once again judged by the size of his … television? Yeah, Super Bowl Sunday.
Free Agency: MLB’s Offseason Spectacle Commences for ’09
The 2008 MLB Season has come to a close: the championship has been decided, the Philadelphia Phillies had their long-awaited parade down Broad Street, their fans satisfied their need to celebrate with random acts of vandalism, and any day now we’ll be seeing commercials on TV of Cole Hamels and company saying that they’re going to Disneyland.
Dodgers, Phillies, Red Sox, and Rays in League Championships
The first round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs has concluded. Of the eight teams who entered the postseason last Wednesday, four are still standing. The Division Series did not offer nearly as much drama as the close of the regular season, with the matchups appearing lopsided and the winners advancing easily. The four teams who will move on to the next round are:
Chancellor Clay’s E-Mail to Community Warns About Irresponsible Hacks, Piracy
In an e-mail sent to the student body on Sept. 25, Chancellor Phillip L. Clay PhD ’75 reminded students to hack responsibly and to stop downloading copyrighted works. An almost identical e-mail was sent last October.
Phillies Top Rays, Win Second World Series In Franchise History
Well, the 2008 Major League Season has finally come to a close. Last week, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in perhaps one of the most controversial and strange Fall Classics in recent memory, featuring artificial turf and catwalks, umpiring gaffes, a rain delay, and the first suspended game in World Series history.
Well, the Season Is Finally Over. What’s in Store for Next Year?
The 2008 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season has finally drawn to a close. This season, which began 162 games (163 for some) ago in Japan, has certainly been an unforgettable one, filled with history, records, and milestones.
Phillies, Rays Win, Advance To World Series
After 163 games and two rounds of playoffs, the participants in this year’s World Series have finally been determined. The Tampa Bay Rays, the winners of the American League (AL) pennant, will host the National League (NL) champion Philadelphia Phillies when the 2008 Fall Classic begins on October 21st.