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MLB wildcard system creates issues

MLB wildcard system creates issues

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Meredith Rathburn With the summer coming to a close, sports fans will soon see the end of the Major League Baseball season and the start of the always-exciting playoffs. Wit...

Unexpected upsets from the World Cup

Unexpected upsets from the World Cup

August 30, 2018

Emma Pinezich This summer’s FIFA World Cup had a little something for every fan tuning in from around the world. The tournament ha...

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

August 29, 2018

Valentina Czochanski Many players try to go from pitching to hitting because of injuries, but never...

Underdogs bring the madness in NCAA tournament

Underdogs bring the madness in NCAA tournament

April 3, 2018

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is the home of the unpredictable — they don’t call the tour...

New format improves NBA All-Star Game

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Filed under Columns

In the middle of the NBA season, with injuries and fatigue affecting many players, the All-Star weekend provided a break from day-to-day basketball activities. The league’s brightest stars came together in one city to put on a show for the basketball world in a newly structured NBA All-Star game. The game was played...

Korean unity headlines the Pyeongchang Olympics

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

The Baron Pierre de Coubertin designed the Olympic rings to represent the "united by Olympism," according to a Feb. 11, 2014 The Week article. Perhaps the biggest show of unity in Olympic history is happening right now, with two bordering nations still technically at war coming together in cooperation and union. At the...

Super Bowl LII: A tale of two quarterbacks

Super Bowl LII: A tale of two quarterbacks

Will Santacroce, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

The Super Bowl is less than one week away, and it is poised to be an excellent game. The two top...

Celtics disturb the peace in the NBA

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

As the midway point in the NBA season approaches, I seem to be watching a story of two conferences. The Golden State Warriors have taken care of business out on the west coast. With a 37-10 record, they are looking like the familiar high-flying team of the last few years. The star-studded Houston Rockets and San Anton...

New eSports league kicks off

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

As spectators took their seats in anticipation, the athletes they had come to watch took their positions as well. They were also sitting in chairs. The fans in Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California, saw the beginning of a new eSports league Jan. 10. eSports is a form of organized competitive online gaming that is ofte...

U.S. soccer still has work to do

U.S. soccer still has work to do

November 11, 2017

Soccer has yet a long way to go in the U.S., and the men’s national team failing to qualify for the...

Astros take World Series

Nickie Morris, Sports Columnist

November 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

In late June 2014, Sports Illustrated published a cover of George Springer in the newly minted orange Houston Astros throwback uniform. The magazine predicted the then-last-place team would be the 2017 World Series Champions and were widely ridiculed by most baseball fans despite the quiet support of many statisticians....

Athletes have the right to kneel for national anthem

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

Week three of the NFL season is usually the time of year where we see what teams are made of. We notice who might be championship material. We get to see what teams are outshining expectations and what teams are rebuilding for the future. But, this past weekend, we saw a lot more go on around the NFL. Last summer, for...

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