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    QC Knights Men’s Basketball: Creating the right culture

    For the second straight season, the Queens College men’s basketball team had a chance to get into the playoffs on the last night of their regular season, but like last season, things didn’t go the Knights’ way. A 75-62 loss to the University of the District Colombia (UDC) Firebirds on March 2 ended a season where the team went 7-11 in conference play, the same as last season. While the team seemed to have stayed stagnant from a year ago, the 7-11 record was a strong finish to a season where the team went 0-10 in non-conference play. “A lot of teams in that situation would’ve began blaming each other…

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    Respect, Passion, and Interminable Drive: Jason Posser’s Basketball Journey

    “An education of the game of basketball on the court and of the game of life off the court.” That is what Jason Posser hopes to provide every student-athlete who crosses his path.   After nearly three seasons as assistant coach of the Queens College men’s basketball team, Posser has already made quite an impact. His positive, yet aggressive coaching style helped the 2016-17 Knights end a five-year East Coast Conference (ECC) playoff drought. The coach also assisted in the growth of former QC stars Tyrone Hall, Diego Maldonado, and Tyree White, all of whom received conference honors under his tutelage. In fact, Posser’s motivation and ability to develop athletes…

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    Patriots Survive Game of Attrition Against Rams, Capture Record Tying Sixth Super Bowl Title

    In the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, the Patriots proved that when it mattered the most, they made the big plays needed to win, hoisting their sixth Lombardi Trophy after beating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Superbowl LIII. With the game tied at 3-3 in the middle of the fourth quarter, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady connected with tight end Rob Gronkowski on a 29-yard throw during a 69-yard drive to set up running back Sony Michel’s touchdown which gave the Pats a 10-3 lead. In the season where offensive records were broken and the Patriots’ (14-5) defense looked to be its weakest, it was ultimately crucial in helping them win…

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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.…