Pressure affects each person differently. We’ve all encountered it at some point or another in our lives. Many people panic and do things they’ll regret, but a select few are able to keep calm and move forward with aplomb. Pressure affects each person differently. We’ve all encountered it at some point or another…Read More
by Madison Neuner In overtime at the 2019 Beanpot semifinal against Boston University, freshman forward Tyler Madden received the puck on a breakaway and made scoring look easy as he masterfully sent it to the back of the net. But he wasn’t done yet. Madden proceeded to slide on his back and make…Read More
by Matt Levin When men’s ice hockey players graduate from Northeastern, the best go pro, either to the NHL or to foreign leagues. But what happens to all the amazing women’s hockey players who went to Northeastern? Well, many do the same. helsey Goldberg was a forward on Northeastern’s women’s team…Read More
by Lauren Feeney Ever seen a group of girls and thought they looked basic? Ever seen 20 girls walk out of an Argentinian market wearing patterned scarves around their necks and ponytails? Well, when they are 12 pesos, it’s a VSCO girl’s dream.Read More
by Brian Shim When Samantha Shupe leaves the volleyball court, she doesn’t just walk off as an athlete. On the court, she’s a star, known by her teammates and her spectators as a top player. Beyond that, though, she’s just another student like the rest of us, anonymous among the herds that crowd outside Rebecca’s Cafe and the silent territorial battles inside Snell Library. It’s been long known that collegiate athletes perform under some of the most rigorous and demanding schedules of all college students. While they dedicate their lives and bodies to their crafts – working day in and day out to perform at the highest physical level – they must simultaneously maintain a full academic schedule. While typical students can be heard miles away complaining about their struggles with balancing extracurriculars, scholarship, and social lives within their weeks…Read More
by Matt Levin Mikenna McManus, a junior defenseman on Northeastern’s women’s soccer team, has a unique talent that few other soccer players have. She is two-footed, meaning her feet are ambidextrous. Being two-footed gives McManus a huge advantage athletically. Opposing defenders do not know which way she will go when she is dribbling the ball, as her talent allows her to be able to cut both left and right. McManus’ talent also makes her a set piece specialist. On free kicks and corner kicks, kickers will often try to generate an inswing or an outswing. An outswing is when the ball is kicked in a way where it bends away from the goal. An inswing is when the ball bends towards the goal. An inswing is when the ball bends towards the goal. If a player is kicking a corner kick or free kick from the right side of the field, kicking the ball…Read More
by Adam Doucette When you’re 6’9” it’s not always easy to stay lowkey on a college campus. Whether you like it or not, people notice you. This is the case for Greg Eboigbodin, a third-year communications student at Northeastern University. His last name might not be the easiest to remember, but his height and infectious…Read More
One of the difficult realities of college sports is that any one team can never be built to last. With student-athletes graduating after four years, and some going pro even before that, roster turnover is never easy for any team, let alone one that just saw the graduation of its winningest class in program history. …Read More
by Huy Nguyen Food Instagram is an art form. When it comes to cooking, nothing is more inspirational than a top view of a home-cooked dish; and when it comes to eating, nothing evokes hunger more than the colorful components of a delicious looking plate. Some Northeastern student athletes…Read More
by Mia Thomas There are moments when it feels like everything is closing in. The ones when all the pain, fear, and failure fight so hard to creep under your skin. There I was, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, catching glimpses of land peeping over the 5-foot swells every chance I got. The…Read More
by Justin Chen After finishing her fourth and final prolific ice hockey season amassing 101 points and leading the Huskies to back-to-back Hockey East championships, senior forward Kasidy Anderson did not decide to call her collegiate career quits. Instead, the Shaker Heights, Ohio native joined the field hockey team. Having lost her hockey eligibility, Anderson…Read More
by Madison Neuner Cross country alumna Kerri Ruffo is currently an assistant coach with her former, team while also doing some pretty crazy training of her own. She holds the Northeastern all-time record for the 10,000 meter run on the outdoor track, and spent her time after graduation training for the Chicago marathon, which she ran in 2:43 to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials. The Red & Black’s Madison Neuner, who is also a member of the cross country team, sat down with KR before her big race. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
The Red & Black: What has your training process been like for the Chicago Marathon?
KR Ruffo: I started at 80 to 85 miles a week and worked my way up to 95, which is something I’ve never done before. My max in college was 75. So it’s been a lot more…