Sunday, June 16, 2024
After becoming the first overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft, Caitlin Clark leads her new squad, the Indiana Fever, into a fresh season. However, it has been a shaky start over the first two games, as the Fever opened the season with two consecutive losses. Indiana fell in their season opener on the road Tuesday against a Connecticut Sun...
The first two rounds of the NBA and NHL playoffs are finally in the books. While a bunch of franchises have aspirations to win it all, only one team will call themselves world champions. Teams that fall short often try to diagnose what went wrong. This often leads to the team’s head coach losing their job. This year, teams haven’t...
It’s finally May, which means the NBA and NHL playoffs are well underway. It also means that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is just beginning. Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) have not been shy to make waves in the world of sports. As someone who is 75% Asian and a diehard sports fan, I can’t help...
The UC Riverside softball team defeated California State University Bakersfield (CSUB), 5-1, on the road in Bakersfield on Friday, May 10. Going into this game, the Highlanders lost their past two series and looked to close out their season strong with a series win against a struggling CSU Bakersfield team, who sat at the bottom of the league. UCR...
The 2024 Big West Men’s Golf Championship took place April 28-30, at La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, California. The Highlanders concluded their season, as they did not qualify for the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s Golf Championship.  In the Individual Tournament, senior Mark Gao led the way for the Highlanders, shooting +8 in the three...
On Tuesday, the 12-26 (3-15) University of California, Riverside (UCR) Highlanders hosted the 23-20 (10-14) University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels of the Mountain West Conference. Exactly one week before this game, the two teams played each other in Las Vegas. In that match, the Rebels lit up the scoreboard against the Highlanders until the game was ended...
The first round of the 2024 NFL draft saw six quarterbacks (QBs) come off the board in the first 12 picks, tying a 1983 NFL draft record for the most quarterbacks taken in the first round. The top three picks appeared to match the consensus predictions leading up to the draft: Caleb Williams, followed by Jayden Daniels, then Drake...
Following an underwhelming Round of 16, fans around the globe were preparing themselves for another round of low-scoring fixtures. However, the quarterfinals were anything but lackluster. There were plenty of goals, including a back-and-forth 5-4 thriller between Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid. While the quarterfinals were great, every Champions League enthusiast knows the semifinal round is when the competition...
The brackets for the 2024 playoffs are officially set! Here are the predictions for the drama to come. New York Knicks (2) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7) After finishing the regular season being mentioned in Most Valuable Player (MVP) candidate talks, Jalen Brunson hopes to lead the Knicks to another playoff series victory, this time over Philadelphia. Outside of Julius Randle, the...
This past weekend, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) (6-9) made the trip out west to face rivals Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) (2-13). Following an up-and-down series against Hawaii, the Highlanders looked to steady the ship against the Matadors. On Friday, the two teams played out a doubleheader before the final game of the series on Saturday. In the...