CNU Basketball is back

Recapping the Men’s and Women’s return to competition  ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ A lot like countless other timeless institutions over the course of the past year, Christopher Newport University (CNU) Men’s and Women’s Basketball had an unfamiliar look as their seasons began last week. No fans were in attendance due to COVID-19 protocols, and the…

Move over Madden

EA announces the return of their college football video game series ~Felix Phommachanh, CNUTV Managing Editor~ In a tweet from the official Electronic Arts (EA) Sports account on Feb. 2, the company announced they are bringing back one of their most popular video game series from a near decade-long hiatus. It is the NCAA (National…

The NBA’s normal two-woman referee crew

Two women officiating men’s sports is a big deal—to an extent ~Anna Thomas, Staff Writer~ “The National Basketball Association (NBA) will be making history on Monday night as it will mark the first time that two female referees will officiate the same game,” read a CBS Sports article that was published just before referees Natalie…

CNU Men’s Lacrosse ranked no. 18 in the country

How they earned the ranking and the team’s future outlook ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ From the get-go, Christopher Newport University’s (CNU) Men’s Lacrosse team has an expectation to perform. Of course, that assigned expectation is not unfounded. Based on the team’s play from the previous shortened season, the Captains have been ranked the eighteenth best…

The Death of Kobe Bryant

1 Year Later ~Elijah Williams, Staff Writer~ Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. A date which will live in basketball infamy. It is one of those dates that people remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they first heard the devastating news. For many, it felt like another Sunday. The world was waiting…

Super Bowl LV Predictions

Two CNU students tell you exactly who’ll win the big game ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ ~Steven Baxley, Staff Writer~ Nearly three months ago, we each made predictions on who would be standing on stage accepting the Lombardi Trophy after the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl LV. Steven forecasted the Seattle Seahawks, a unit led…

The (almost) returned NBA’s new look

An incredibly too small recap of the league’s jam-packed offseason ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ You know, it really feels like just five months ago the National Basketball Association (NBA) was returning from a brief medically-enforced hiatus brought on by the growing pandemic. 22 of the NBA’s 30 teams ventured down to Orlando to resume the…

“Turkey day” gone affray

Virginia Wesleyan University punishes 13 student athletes over breaking  COVID-19 protocol ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ Now that the Christopher Newport University (CNU) community has wrapped up the Thanksgiving break and returned for the final two weeks of classes, the restful and earned time off should not go forgotten. Yes, we all “recharged our batteries” so…

“Flea Flicking” Foretellers

Two CNU students debate who will win Super Bowl LV ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ ~Steven Baxley, Staff Writer~ We are only a mere three months away from the National Football League’s (NFL) pinnacle of pigskin performance, Super Bowl LV. On Feb. 7, 2021, Tampa, FL’s Raymond James Stadium will be more quiet than normal, on…

New life for the “Tribe 7”

William & Mary reinstates all seven of their discontinued varsity sports…for now ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ As The Captain’s Log has covered at length this tumultuous semester, the College of William & Mary (W&M) recently cancelled seven out of their 23 that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division I on Sep. third….