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Max Katz-Balmes

Max Katz-Balmes has 6 articles published.


Cavs dominate the NBA trade deadline

The 2018 NBA trade deadline came and went this past week, and despite being dominated by one team, the deadline certainly lived up to the hype. When the dust settled at the 3 p.m. deadline on Feb. 8, the three-time reigning Eastern Conference champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, had completely restructured their roster, although little else… Keep Reading


Analyzing the World Cup draw

On Dec. 1st, soccer fans from all corners of the globe gathered around their televisions to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw, held at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. For many, the World Cup is more than just a soccer tournament. Because it is the most watched sporting event in the world,… Keep Reading


Analyzing the first month of the NBA season

As the 2017-2018 NBA season nears the conclusion of its first month, several unexpected and exciting storylines are emerging. In the Eastern Conference, only three of last year’s NBA Playoffs participants would make the postseason if the season ended today (Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, and Toronto Raptors). In fact, the three-time reigning Eastern Conference champions,… Keep Reading


PGA Tour begins yet another grueling season

The new golf season is already upon us. Only two weeks following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season-ending Tour Championship, won by 23-year-old Xander Schauffele, the PGA Tour kicked off its 2017-18 season this past week at the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif. The “wraparound season,” as the Tour calls it, was established in 2013… Keep Reading


Men’s Club Soccer Profile

While the Swarthmore varsity soccer teams are set to begin their conference campaigns, another competitive soccer team at Swarthmore has begun its season in earnest. Four matches into its 10 game season, the Men’s Club Soccer Team has posted a 2-2 record to date. Despite the team’s .500 record, which equals its mark from all… Keep Reading

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