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How athletes and coaches are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic

(04/23/20 7:00am)

 Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on theeaglecoronavirusproject.com, a separate website created by Eagle staff at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020. Articles from that website have been migrated to The Eagle’s main site and backdated with the dates they were originally published in order to allow readers to access them more easily. 

Angle on the Eagles Episode 5: The Eagle's sports staff reflects on reporting during the coronavirus pandemic

(04/26/21 7:00pm)

Staff writer Zeke Cohen chats with writers on The Eagle’s sports staff to discuss the challenges, adjustments and burnout that come with reporting on sports during a pandemic. The staffers also consider what a potential return to in-person reporting might look like and the lessons they’ve learned from the past year.

Analysis: Three takeaways from men’s basketball’s last three contests

(02/27/21 5:53pm)

After a 27-day layoff from any in-game competition, the American University men’s basketball team (2-5) took the floor in Bender Arena Saturday afternoon against Navy (13-2, 10-1), beginning a two-game series against one of the best teams in the Patriot League. That layoff included a 10-day shutdown due to an increase in the department’s positivity rate.

Angle on the Eagles Episode 4: AU wrestler Elijah Murphy discusses leadership, story behind the AU Black Athlete Coalition

(02/25/21 9:33pm)

Eagle staff writer Zeke Cohen talks to redshirt senior wrestler Elijah Murphy, who is currently awaiting the start of his last season as an AU wrestler. Murphy discusses his wrestling roots, his emergence as a leader with The Grassroot Project, and the role he’s played in forming and becoming the first president of the AU Black Athlete Coalition. 

Angle on the Eagles Episode 3: AU volleyball's Helena Elbaek talks tournament aspirations, playing in a pandemic

(02/03/21 8:00pm)

Eagle staff writer Zeke Cohen talks to women's volleyball player Helena Elbaek, who is waiting to start up her final season playing at AU. Elbaek talks about playing under head volleyball coach Barry Goldberg, her experience leading up to playing at AU, and goals for herself and the team this upcoming season. 

AU top 10 sporting moments in the past decade: #10 and #9

(09/18/20 7:16pm)

It could be the adrenaline rush overtaking a fan in the heat of the moment. Butterflies in the pit of an athlete’s stomach sitting in anticipation waiting for the moment to come. The overwhelming excitement and reaction when it arrives. History shows us that American University athletics has no shortage of those types of moments.