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    World Series Preview: Boston vs. LA, the rivalry comes to Baseball

    With their game 7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71) clinched their second consecutive World Series appearance— this time they’ll be taking on the league’s best team, the Boston Red Sox (108-54). The Dodgers became the first National League (NL) team to make the World Series in back-to-back years since the Philadelphia Phillies did so in 2008-2009. Meanwhile, the Red Sox are coming off of handling the New York Yankees 3 games to 1 before dispatching last year’s World Series champion Houston Astros in five games in the American league Championship Series (ALCS). The Boston vs. Los Angeles sports rivalry is well known by basketball fans…

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    “Queens College Day” at Citi Field with New York Mets

    Queens College President, Félix Matos Rodríguez, volunteered and enjoyed the honor of being able to catch the ceremonial first pitch thrown by QC alumnus Michael Weisman to cap off Queens College Day at Citi Field held this past summer. The ceremony held prior to the Mets game against the Nationals on July 12th, 2018, was a day of celebration. The college was honored at Citi Field for its 80th year of existence. The 2017-2018 school year marked the 80-year anniversary of Queens College opening its doors for the first time. Of all the special events this past year, Queens College day at Citi Field seemed to be the most special.…

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    QC Knights Men’s Basketball Recap: Building a Program that Wants to Win

    The Queens College men’s basketball team’s season finished up on Feb. 24 after a blowout loss to the East Coast Conference regular season leaders Bridgeport with a final score of 114-85. That night the Molloy College Lions defeated Mercy College, winning a tiebreaker against the Knights to qualify for the ECC Men’s Basketball Championship tournament. While the final night of the regular season brought disappointment, the Knights can walk away from this season with their heads held high with the hope and belief that they have the ability to come back as a better team next season. The Knights started the season 1-5 before getting a big road victory against…

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    USA Men’s Curling Team transforms from the “Team of Rejects” to Olympic Gold Medalists

    The USA men’s curling team, once known as the “team of rejects,” won their first gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Perhaps one of the least-understood Olympic sports, the main goal of curling is to get each team’s curling stones into the bullseye at the end of the ice sheet. To do so, athletes lunge and rotate the stone before releasing it on the ice. The sport is called curling because the stone curls once it is released and moves down the ice sheet. John Shuster, who led the curling team to Olympic victory, initially developed a negative reputation after placing ninth at the 2014…

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    Women’s Fencing Team Conquers at Home Invitational Meet

    On Sunday, February 11, the women’s fencing team were ready to fight their opponents at the Fitz Gymnasium. The QC team faced off against Long Island University Post, City College of New York, and Yeshiva University. The team had been working hard at practice for this meet and it paid off on Sunday, with the team finishing 3-0. Although, the opponents put up a great fight, the Knights gave it all they had to capture the victory. The team’s next meet is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 in New Jersey. Foil fencer Sabrina Decopain had a perfect game at the home meet, scoring 9-0 wins for the Knights. When asked…