Sports Archives November 2020

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Last October, men’s basketball’s Joe Quintana went down with an ACL injury. He had torn the ligament, a devastating blow that would sideline him for the entirety of the 2019-2020 season. A couple weeks later, another key member of the Lions’ squad, Dameane Douglas, would also suffer a season…

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Laura Vaida’s journey to LMU began as a shy fourteen-year-old from Bucharest, Romania, with few real friends and lingering growing pains in her legs. Standing at 6’3’’, she was a self-proclaimed "lonely giant" roaming the halls of Gheorghe Șincai National College, and it was by pure coincide…

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The 2020-2021 college basketball season is set to get underway on November 25. In light of that, the Loyolan sports staff has teamed up to give predictions for what the WCC standings will look like by the end of the season. Each member of the staff ranked each WCC team. A first-place vote wa…

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The LMU men’s and women’s basketball teams are both set to begin their slightly shortened seasons tomorrow. To get you ready for the season, the Loyolan sports staff is highlighting three important games for each team that you should pay extra attention to on the schedule.

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In a year that has been full of many challenges and uncertainties, one thing fans can get excited about is the kickoff of the LMU men's basketball season. With a new coach in place, as well as key players returning from injury, the program has all the pieces necessary to make an unforgettable run.

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To the right, several NBA rookie-class packs lie uniform, each priced at an eye-popping $15,000. To the left, the latest NFL draft box allures avid football fans, perhaps holding unknown treasures within. And directly ahead, relentlessly tempting in their pristine quality, are mint condition…

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Wednesday Nov. 11 marked National Signing Day for college basketball, as programs across the country received commitments from a fresh round of high school recruits. This year’s signing day saw LMU basketball bring in a total of five officially committed athletes – two for the women's team a…

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This election season, a number of LMU athletes participated in a "get out the vote" initiative to encourage their teammates and all members of the LMU community to vote. The movement was led by the University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The Loyolan sports staff talked to sev…

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After a nearly eight month-long drought, Veronika Miroshnichenko of the women’s tennis team returned to the court this past Thursday for her first match since play was suspended last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Moscow native traveled to Orlando, Fla., where she competed at the IT…

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The first nine weeks of the 2020 NFL season have presented fans with some of the best individual quarterback play since the AFL-NFL merger in 1960, and Russell Wilson is currently the MVP frontrunner, having thrown for a league-high 28 touchdowns in eight games. Meanwhile in Tampa, Tom Brady…

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As college basketball season approaches, the projections that go along with it have begun. For the Lions, this set of preseason predictions includes one notable addition – senior Eli Scott making the All-West Coast Conference (WCC) preseason team. After a breakout junior season, the consensu…

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