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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 1 comment 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
SEWALL | Premier League Gambling Double Standard Must End

SEWALL | Premier League Gambling Double Standard Must End

It is virtually impossible to watch a Premier League match and avoid seeing the gambling advertisements that are so visibly featured on the front of nearly half of Premier League kits and plastered on advertising boards surrounding the pitch.The environment created by the presence of these advertisements, however, has contradicted[Read More…]

by January 18, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Referees Must Be Held Accountable for Unfair Officiating

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Referees Must Be Held Accountable for Unfair Officiating

Finding order in chaos is difficult in any part of life, but it is particularly daunting to serve as the beacon of order in a sea of chaos, which describes the everyday life of a professional referee. Refereeing professional sports requires immense knowledge, focus and acute decision-making abilities. Yet given[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
MCCOY | Drummond’s Resurgence Makes Pistons Relevant Again

MCCOY | Drummond’s Resurgence Makes Pistons Relevant Again

Just past the quarter-season mark, the NBA has proven to be full of surprises. From the three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers sluggishly starting 5-7 to the perennially maligned Orlando Magic storming out of the gates with a record of 6-2, some early trends have already begun to revert[Read More…]

by December 6, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns