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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
MCCOY | Recapping the Memorable NBA Trade Deadline

MCCOY | Recapping the Memorable NBA Trade Deadline

In the first edition of the GM’s Corner podcast, host Ryan McCoy is joined by Chris Mills to discuss the most interesting trades made before the NBA Trade Deadline. They start with the active Cleveland Cavaliers, who performed a major overhaul of their roster by sending out six players and[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Podcasts, Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
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 2 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SWANSON | Did Nick Foles Win Himself a Starting Job in 2018?

SWANSON | Did Nick Foles Win Himself a Starting Job in 2018?

Foles was downright sensational, as he threw for 373 yards, three touchdowns and even a receiving touchdown. His Super Bowl performance came just two weeks after he shredded the Minnesota Vikings’ defense, which was the best in the NFL this year. No one can understate the monumental nature of Foles’[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
CHRISTOVICH | Who Should Giants Fans Root for in the Super Bowl?

CHRISTOVICH | Who Should Giants Fans Root for in the Super Bowl?

NFL fans: It is time to choose a side. Hopping on the Super Bowl team bandwagon is a bittersweet process. NFL fans of all the teams who inevitably did not make the Super Bowl must carefully choose which of the two Super Bowl teams’ bandwagons to join. Sometimes, the choice[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 2 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SEWALL | Östersunds FK Putting Swedish Soccer on Map

SEWALL | Östersunds FK Putting Swedish Soccer on Map

Before 2017, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone outside of Sweden who had even heard of the Swedish soccer club Östersunds FK. Nevertheless, what the team has accomplished — largely thanks to its chairman Daniel Kindberg and manager Graham Potter — is nothing short of magical. Established in 1996[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments 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
SWANSON | Irving Trade Spurs Cavalier’s Slump

SWANSON | Irving Trade Spurs Cavalier’s Slump

Amid a stretch of horrendous losses, the Cleveland Cavaliers reached a new low last Monday after a heated team meeting. During the meeting,  much of the frustration was directed toward forward Kevin Love. Players questioned the severity of his “undisclosed illness,” which caused him to leave the Quicken Loans Arena[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns