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Birth of a League: The Dawn of the XFL

Audi Field an hour before kick-off of the first XFL game in 19 years. Courtesy of Garrett Farrell By Garrett Farrell This past Saturday, February 8, D.C.’s newest football team, the Defenders, began the inaugural season of the XFL. The 2:00 p.m. kickoff at Audi Field marked the culmination of years of planning, experimenting, and Read More …

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Player Profile: Carlene Idone

Idone at the starting blocks for the 200m at University of Maryland’s Terrapin Invitational. Courtesy of Will Stumme Photos By Regina Vahey Sophomore nursing major Carlene Idone has made strides both on and off the track during her time at Catholic University. Last year, Idone was one of five student athletes recognized on the Landmark Read More …

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Nagy Abdelrazek Resigns As Women’s Volleyball Coach

By Jared Prenda Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Nagy Abdelrazek resigned from his position after 27 years in the role.  It is the end of an era for the Catholic University women’s volleyball team as head coach Nagy Abdelrazek resigned on Wednesday, January 29. Abdelrazek oversaw the women’s team for 27 years after taking the helm Read More …

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Student-Athlete Maggie Moorcones Awarded First-team All Conference

By Katie Van Lew Maggie Moorcones, a junior biomedical major at the Catholic University of America, plays mid-center for the women’s varsity soccer team. From Sterling, VA, Moorcones has been playing soccer since she was three years old. As a child, she began playing soccer on the house league team, the Loudoun Youth Soccer Association. Read More …

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Remembering Greatness: CUA Students Reflect on the Life of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (41) and his daughter Gianna (13) were among the nine victims to perish in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, January 26. Courtesy of insideedition.com By Jared Prenda The world lost greatness personified on the morning of Sunday, January 26th as NBA legend Kobe Bryant was one of nine to perish in Read More …

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Cardinal Athletics Are Back In Action As New Semester Resumes

Senior forward Sydney Poindexter has provided late-game heroics for the Birds as they push for a national ranking. Courtesy of catholicathletics.com By Jared Prenda As the students and faculty return to Brookland to begin the spring semester, the student-athletes on the CUA varsity sports programs return to their schedules. Most of the teams are already Read More …

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Passion Project of Victim of Capital Gazette Shooting Tells the Story of D.C. Basketball

By Jared Prenda Courtesy of Amazon.com John McNamara worked for years on his passion project — a book about the storied history of high school basketball in the DMV. The result was The Capital of Basketball, though McNamara didn’t live to see it completed after he was killed in the 2018 mass shooting at the Read More …

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CU Men’s Ice Hockey Hosts Washington Ice Dogs for Charity Game

Courtesy of CUA Ice Hockey Facebook By Sarah Beretich Catholic U Men’s Ice Hockey hosted the Washington Ice Dogs and York College in CUA’s 2nd annual charity hockey game at the Gardens Ice House in Maryland, where York took the game in overtime 7-6.  The event took place to raise money for the Washington Ice Read More …

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Champs! Men’s Soccer Wins Conference Championship 2-0

Courtesy of Catholicathletics.com By Jared Prenda The #21 Catholic University Men’s Soccer team celebrates on Carlini Field following their conference title. The team went an impressive 18-2-2 on the season.  For the first time in program history, Catholic University’s men’s soccer team went a perfect 9-0 against Landmark opponents as the team secured its fourth Read More …

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Field Hockey Falls to Susquehanna in Conference Semifinals

By Jared Prenda The Catholic University Field Hockey team saw its season come to a conclusion on Wednesday, October 6. The Lady Cardinals fell 2-1 at the Cardinal Athletic Complex to Susquehanna University in the Landmark Conference Semifinals. The home team carried a 12-8 (6-1 Landmark) record entering the contest, and were given the second Read More …

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