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MAHTANI | Conor McGregor Should Pay for, Not Profit From, UFC Antics

MAHTANI | Conor McGregor Should Pay for, Not Profit From, UFC Antics

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s defeat of Conor McGregor at the Ultimate Fighter Championship at T-Mobile Arena in Nevada on Oct. 6 did not mark the end of the night’s action. The excitement continued following the fight, when an altercation occurred between McGregor’s and Nurmagomedov’s teams.  Although McGregor lost the fight and instigated[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SWANSON: Chiefs Burning Through AFC Competition, But Plenty of Season Remains

SWANSON: Chiefs Burning Through AFC Competition, But Plenty of Season Remains

So far this season, the Kansas City Chiefs have played nearly perfect football, which has culminated in a 4-0 start to their season. Led by their sensational second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ offense has been electric. Currently, the Chiefs share elite company with the Los Angeles Rams; they are[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
HAMPERS | Fans Should Respect Players’ Retirement From National Teams

HAMPERS | Fans Should Respect Players’ Retirement From National Teams

When France faced Croatia in the World Cup final this July, an estimated 1 billion people — over 13 percent of the world’s population — tuned into the event. This viewership figure dwarfs that of the all-time most-watched American sporting event, Super Bowl XLIX, by a factor of 10 to one.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SWANSON | Bold Predictions for the 2018 MLB Season

SWANSON | Bold Predictions for the 2018 MLB Season

As the calendar turns to April, baseball is back. Fans were treated to a superb Opening Day last Thursday, which featured games from 26 MLB teams. After the inaugural weekend, it is time for some bold predictions about the future of the upcoming season. 1. The Washington Nationals will have[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
CHRISTOVICH | In MLB Spring Training, Evaluate Players, Not Teams

CHRISTOVICH | In MLB Spring Training, Evaluate Players, Not Teams

Quick! What was the spring training record of the 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros? Who had the best spring training record last season? If these two questions have adequately stumped you, whether you are a casual or rabid baseball fan, you are not alone. Evaluating spring training performance certainly[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SEWALL | FIFA Should Not Implement Video Review in 2018 World Cup

SEWALL | FIFA Should Not Implement Video Review in 2018 World Cup

It’s official. On March 17, FIFA — soccer’s international governing body — confirmed that Video Assistant Refereeing, a system for reviewing decisions by the head referee with video footage, will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The announcement has been met with mixed reactions from the soccer[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
MCCOY | Ranking NBA Franchises by Future Outlook

MCCOY | Ranking NBA Franchises by Future Outlook

On Episode 3 of GM’s Corner, Ryan McCoy and guests Chris Mills and Robert Danco evaluate all 30 NBA franchises’ outlooks moving forward. Each team is placed in one of five tiers, from the perennial cellar-dwellers to teams ready to contend now and moving forward. They engage in wide-ranging, fun[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Podcasts, Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
OWEN | NBA Stars Shedding Light on Mental Health Issues in League

OWEN | NBA Stars Shedding Light on Mental Health Issues in League

Despite its reputation as the most progressive professional sports league, the NBA has long hesitated to formally acknowledge the importance of mental health for professional athletes. However, as a result of the efforts of three players — DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Love and Kelly Oubre Jr. — in the last month[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
CHRISTOVICH | NFL Should Simplify Catch Rule

CHRISTOVICH | NFL Should Simplify Catch Rule

The winds of change are coming to the NFL — and just about everyone is standing ready in the breeze with outstretched arms, ready to receive them. On Tuesday afternoon, NFL.com reporter Judy Battista reported that, in an effort to potentially amend the confusing, failing catch rule, the Competition Committee[Read More…]

by March 2, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
MCCOY | Previewing the 2018 NBA Draft

MCCOY | Previewing the 2018 NBA Draft

In the second episode of the GM’s Corner podcast, host Ryan McCoy takes a look at some of the more intriguing players from a loaded 2018 draft class in the NBA. From elite players who have seemingly been destined for the top of the draft, to talented freshmen who have[Read More…]

by February 27, 2018 0 comments Podcasts, Sports, Sports Columns