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Historic Barcelona Sees Beginning of Its Decline

It’s hard to place the beginning of Barcelona’s decline from its perch as the unmatched dynasty of professional soccer. After all, when you are in the midst of a historically memorable run of success anything short of a championship is a step in the wrong direction. Some will argue that[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Taking a Shot at NHL Awards

With the playoffs starting in just over a week, the NHL season is on its way to a close. While these last few games will highlight teams vying for postseason berth and jockeying for a higher seed, now is the time to turn the focus to regular season player awards[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Excitement Abounds In the Sporting World

When those who follow sports refer to the “sports world,” they are generally referring to the athletes, players, coaches and insiders who make one of the globe’s most compelling industries tick. While covering those who directly affect the outcomes of games makes sense, the sports world could not function like[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Revisiting Mike Trout And His Record Contract

Monday was Opening Day, and it didn’t take long for Mike Trout to reaffirm the trajectory of his meteoric rise from touted rookie to best player in the game of baseball. Although it is rare for even the top sluggers in the game to hit a homerun on their first[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

NHL Point System Needs Fixing

In the NHL, a team is awarded two points for a regulation, overtime or shootout win. Meanwhile, a team receives zero points for a loss in regulation, but receives one point — the “loser point” — if they lose in overtime or a shootout. Many hockey fans take issue with[Read More…]

by April 3, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

Frozen Four Packs a Punch

After March Madness is over, NCAA fans will go into single-elimination tournament withdrawal. Thankfully, the Frozen Four will take place a few days after the conclusion of the 2014 men’s basketball championship. On April 10, ESPN2 will air some of the most exciting competition collegiate sports has to offer when[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

Qatar Preparations Flout Human Rights

We wish we could write about this year’s unprecedented Final Four lineup, compare the contracts of Max Scherzer and Miguel Cabrera, analyze the sudden dominance of the Boston Bruins or comment on the unionization of Northwestern’s football team. In fact, we wish we could write about any of this week’s[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

NFL Is Following A Risky, Greedy Path

Late last week, billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made an apocalyptic prediction on the future of the NFL. “I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion,” Cuban said. “I’m just telling you, when you’ve got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always,[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

Student-Athletes Deserve Income

Wednesday, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players qualify as employees and, therefore, have a right to unionize. This decision reignites the debate in regard to whether student-athletes should be paid. Although I fully support student-athletes being paid, I understand most of the[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

NFL Owners Discuss Changes

The annual NFL owners’ meeting will take place in Orlando, Fla., this week, and a number of hot-topic issues and rule changes are slated for debate. Most notably, the league will be discussing expanding the playoff field from its current 12-team format to 14, adding two games in the process.[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns