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NCAA should suspend Baylor

John Suozzo, Staff Writer

March 12

Filed under Columns, March Madness, Sports

The NCAA should punish Baylor University’s football program by suspending the team for multiple seasons. Baylor’s football team has been under a prolonged investigation over Title IX violations, where numerous members of the t...

Major League Soccer kicks off an exciting new season

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9

Filed under Columns, Sports

As Major League Soccer begins its 22nd season of operation, the dawn of a new era looms. The 2017 season sees the ever-growing league add another two teams, Minnesota United and Atlanta United. Atlanta immediately made it known that...

Trade deadline fails to deliver

John Suozzo, Staff Writer

February 28

Filed under Columns, Sports

The NBA’s trade deadline provided much intrigue about possible transactions in the league. However, most of the buzz around the deadline turned out to be nothing more than wild speculation. The biggest deal of the trade deadline...

NBA Slam Dunk Contest has lost its importance

John Suozzo, Staff Writer

February 26

Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s time to officially abandon the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The Slam Dunk Contest has often been seen as the marquee event of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, where recently four NBA players will appear on center stage to show ...

NCAA playoff schedule affects ratings negatively

January 21

Filed under Columns, Sports

The NCAA needs to adjust their playoff schedule if they want to receive media coverage and television ratings comparable to those of the National Football League. The new College Football Playoff, used to determine the NCAA nati...

European soccer leagues provide intrigue

December 4

Filed under Columns, Sports

Barring Leicester City’s shocking Premier League title win, last season saw all the top contenders win their respective major leagues. Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all won their domestic leagues...

Fantasy football: what to watch

December 3

Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Drew Brees (NO) – Brees continues to dominate as a standout fantasy starting quarterback, not just because of his ability to throw well, but because he is able to throw the ball to any target. He connected with...

Giving thanks to year in sports

November 24

Filed under Columns, Sports

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems necessary to give thanks to the past year in sports, with 2016 consisting of many highs for sports fans around the country. *** On behalf of the city of Cleveland, I give thanks to...

NFL predictions: Week 10

November 12

Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Blake Bortles (JAX) – After struggling to get it going against the Chiefs, Bortles will look to rebound against the 5-3 Texans. Houston leads the AFC South right now, but an Osweiler-led offense is anything ...

Role players end Cubs’ drought

November 10

Filed under Columns, Sports

No more waiting until next year. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in a winner-take-all game seven in the 2016 World Series, ending a 108-year championship drought for the Cubs. The Cubs were down th...

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