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OWEN | Owens’ Personality Masks Off-Field Mental Health Issues

OWEN | Owens’ Personality Masks Off-Field Mental Health Issues

According to estimates by the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five adult Americans reported experiencing some form of mental illness in 2015. The injuries, competitive failure and overtraining that define professional sports often lead to immense psychological distress, the primary causal factor in mental illness development. This[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 1 comment Sports, Sports Columns
OWEN | Phelps Destigmatizes Mental Health Issues

OWEN | Phelps Destigmatizes Mental Health Issues

Although athletes today have worldwide fame, fortune and more success than most people dream of, their lives are far from easy. Athletes constantly fight a hidden opponent that’s a far tougher foe than any in their sport: mental health. Mental illness is no joke. According to estimates by the National[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
OWEN: Tar Heels Achieve Redemption

OWEN: Tar Heels Achieve Redemption

In a year full of captivating storylines in college basketball, North Carolina’s victory in the National Championship last Monday against No. 1 seed Gonzaga reigned supreme. While any National Championship win is impressive, the fact that it came a year after heartbreak made the victory sweeter for the Tar Heels.[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN: UNC Seeks Redemption in Finals

OWEN: UNC Seeks Redemption in Finals

Entering Uncharted Waters In a highly contested matchup against No. 7-seeded South Carolina, Mark Few’s No. 1-seeded Gonzaga squad scrapped out a 77-73 win and earned a trip to the program’s first ever NCAA National Title game. After the Bulldogs (38-1, 17-1 WCC) jumped out to a 14-point lead early[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Sports
OWEN: Gonzaga Seeks Historic Season

OWEN: Gonzaga Seeks Historic Season

#ZagUp With its dismantling of the No. 11 seed Xavier 83-59, the No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs earned their trip to its first Final Four in program history. Against an underrated Musketeers (24-14, 9-9 Big East) team that upset three ranked teams, the Bulldogs held an offensive clinic, scoring 83[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN: Xavier Emerges as Big East’s Top Contender

OWEN: Xavier Emerges as Big East’s Top Contender

Badgers Don’t Care In shocking fashion on Saturday, No. 8 seed Wisconsin (27-9, 12-6 Big Ten) upset the overall No. 1 seed, Villanova (32-4, 15-3 Big East), 65-62 in the round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament to end the latter’s hopes of repeating as national champion. Known as a[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN: UCLA Takes Advantage of Gonzaga’s First Loss

OWEN: UCLA Takes Advantage of Gonzaga’s First Loss

Perfect No More On Saturday night, then-No.1-ranked Gonzaga’s (29-1, 17-1 WCC) dreams of an undefeated season, came to an end when BYU (21-10, 12-6 WCC) stunned the Bulldogs at home, 79-71. The unranked Cougars had never beaten a No. 1 team in team history before Saturday night, but have now[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN: Top Teams Build Tournament Resumes

OWEN: Top Teams Build Tournament Resumes

Bulldogs Bulldoze On Saturday, No. 1 Gonzaga (26-0, 14-0 WCC) passed its toughest test of the season against conference rival, then-No. 20 St. Mary’s (22-3, 12-2 WCC), defeating the Gaels 74-64. The Bulldogs remain the only undefeated team in Division I basketball and only the seventh team in Division I[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN: Powerhouses Upset, Drop in Latest Rankings

OWEN: Powerhouses Upset, Drop in Latest Rankings

Big 12 Struggles The Big 12 experienced a stunning Saturday when No. 3 Kansas (20-3 8-2 Big 12), then-No. 2, Baylor (20-3, 7-3 Big 12) and then-No. 7 West Virginia (18-5, 6-4 Big 12) all lost on their home courts. Each of these teams also lost to unranked opponents —[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN: Seminoles, Irish Drop in Latest Rankings

OWEN: Seminoles, Irish Drop in Latest Rankings

Jackson and Jayhawks Bounce Back Just four days after losing to then-No. 18 West Virginia (17-4, 5-3 Big 12), No. 3 Kansas (19-2, 7-1 Big 12) bounced back in a big way by beating then-No. 4 Kentucky (17-4, 7-1 SEC) on its own court 79-73. Thanks to the efforts of[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top