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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

Trade Exemplifies Changing League

While Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby have always garnered the most attention since the 2004-2005 lockout, Martin St. Louis was just as instrumental in the motivation behind reshaping and restructuring the NHL. St. Louis was everything the league wanted out of its modified game: speed, finesse, elusiveness and intelligence. On[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

NFL Benefits From Holdouts

For as long as I can remember, holdouts have been a huge part of the NFL offseason. A player who is unhappy with his contract decides to sit out mandatory offseason workouts; if he doesn’t get a new deal, sometimes he’ll miss games within the NFL season itself. Let’s look[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

NCAA Football Needs Its Own March Madness

Football is highest on the perch when it comes to money and popularity in college athletics. But when it comes to crowning a champion, football has always fallen far below its competitors, namely basketball. March Madness is the perfect blend of youthful optimism and big-time entertainment. It dominates the airwaves[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns