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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
OWEN | Malarchuk Uses Personal Struggles to Inspire Others

OWEN | Malarchuk Uses Personal Struggles to Inspire Others

This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus. Former NHL All-Star and 12-year veteran goalie Clint Malarchuk is known for suffering one of the worst injuries in professional sports history: An accidental collision with another player’s skate during a 1989[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SEWALL | President Seeks New Path for US Soccer Federation

SEWALL | President Seeks New Path for US Soccer Federation

On Feb. 10, much to the dismay of many U.S. soccer supporters, Carlos Cordeiro was elected as the new president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, the official governing body of soccer in the United States. Yet the negativity around the appointment not only is unwarranted, but it also has been[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
CHRISTOVICH | MLB’s Frozen Free Agency Not Owners’ Fault

CHRISTOVICH | MLB’s Frozen Free Agency Not Owners’ Fault

The Northeast wasn’t the only thing to freeze over this winter. Pitchers and catchers officially reported for spring training this Wednesday amid a free agency scandal, fierce accusations of collusion and the most frigid offseason market in MLB history. While the rest of the sports world was enveloped in the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns