College basketball’s only permanent kosher food stand thrives at Xfinity Center
By Elie Kern
In any college basketball stadium, traditional food stands sell food such as hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. At the Xfinity Center, one stand sells all of these items and more, with one noteworthy distinction: an entirely kosher menu.
Testudo’s Kosher Korner was founded by Rabbi Eli Backman, this ...
Jew You Should Know: David Stein
By Yakira Cohen
The energy is contagious.
Fans are cheering, players are sweating, and the Xfinity Center is bursting with energy as the bright yellow numbers tick down.
This is no ordinary Maryland basketball game. It’s not even a university-sanctioned event.
It’s the National ...
Former players ready to return, compete at NHBT in April
By Spencer Dobkin
Students and players have already begun preparing for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, coming back to this university in April 2019.
Since its founding in 2010 by Rachel Epstein, a former student at this university, NHBT has grown from a small event to the largest Jewish ...
NHBT semifinal games provide blowouts, thrilling comebacks
By Daniel Oyefusi
The remaining 16 teams in four different brackets faced off Sunday morning in the Xfinity Center for the semifinal matchups of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament.
In the women’s bracket, Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University routed the University of Maryland 27-7 while ...
NHBT teams feel bracket pressure as Sunday’s semi-finals loom large
By Savannah Williams
Jewish basketball players from around the country were feeling the heat as the competition dialed up for bracket games in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament.
The matches, which ran from 9 p.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, spread through an otherwise quiet corner of campus, taking over ...
Basketball tournament participants look to shine in individual skills competition
By Benjamin Gonzalez
Several NHBT participants showed up to the Xfinity Center to try their skills in individual contests: the 3-point contest, the dunk contest, and the skills challenge Saturday afternoon.
The first competition of the day was the 3-point contest. Participants arrived early to get some shots in ...
Notable Jewish athlete was UMD walk-on basketball player
By Jackie Budko
Alvin Lann is a high school track star who grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from McKinley High School in 1945.
His successful high school athletic career began when he placed second in the long jump at the D.C. Inter-High Track Championship as a freshman. His sophomore and junior year, he ...
The fall of Israeli-American coach David Blatt
By Roman Fuentes
For the Mitzpeh
It was June 16, 2015. Confetti rained over the Golden State Warriors as players celebrated their NBA Finals victory. Led by up-and-coming star Stephen Curry, the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers four games to two in the best-of-seven series. Lost in the celebration, the Cleveland Cavaliers ...