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    QC players force head coach removal

    Darryl Jacobs joined Queens College’s men’s basketball team as head coach in 2013 and is no longer leading the program as of Feb. 25. It was the players on the team that led for his ouster as they vowed to boycott the season’s final two games against Roberts Wesleyan and Daemen. Players even refused to practice. Many players, preferring to remain anonymous, said Jacobs crossed the line several times. The National Collegiate Athletic Association, the non-profit association in charging of all collegiate athletes program, provides rules for coaches to follow. One rule is that players cannot practice more than 20 hours per week. But Jacobs violated this rule, said the…

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    Knights continue to run toward success

    Queens College men’s track and field team look to build momentum heading into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Indoor National Championship. On Feb. 12, seniors Angel Alers-Rosario and Liam O’Conner came in second and fifth, respectively, in the men’s weight throw. Two days at the CTC Indoor Championship, freshman John Martinez won the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.67 seconds. Alers-Rosario continued his strong season coming in first place with a toss of 15.50 meters. Senior runner Michael Camacho placed in fifth in the 60-meter and third in the 200-meter events, while junior runner Skandal Delince placed in fourth at the 400 meter. The Knights combined for…

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    Men’s basketball team anticipates upcoming season

    Basketball season is almost here and the Knights are ready to make it a special one. A mix of youth and experience is key for the team as they build on last year’s accomplishments. Despite setbacks last season, the team is determined to place its best foot forward for the upcoming season. The team is an experienced group of players and led by the trio of Paul Little, Kyhiem Chaplin and Diego Maldonado, who are all juniors. They are confident about success during the season. “We have big expectations this year. We plan on being a much better team than how we were last year. The expectations are to have…

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    Men’s tennis reflects college’s vast diversity of students

    Queens College is known for its diverse culture on campus along with students from different nationalities and ethnicities. In fact, according to data analyst Randy Olson, Queens County, where QC is located in, is the third most diverse county in the U.S. and the most diverse if Alaska and Hawaii are not counted. Thus, it should come as no surprise the college’s sports teams reflect this diversity as they include a mix of individuals coming from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The men’s tennis team is one example of this with a diverse set of players. Four players on team hail from different places around the globe. Sophomores Federico Toscano…

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    Victory and breaking records on minds of swimmers

    The season for both the men’s and women’s swimming season is rapidly approaching and expectations for success are high. Specifically, winning the conference and breaking records are the goals of both teams this season. While these expectations may be a bit lofty, the teams believe they could accomplish such feats. Moreover, the teams plan on building off last year’s season where they won several events. The men’s swimming team placed second at the Ranger Invitational on Dec. 8 and captured an astounding eight first place finishes at SUNY maritime earlier this year. Not only did they have great team success but they also gathered individual success as well. For example,…