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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

4 Years Later, Ruling Is Still Wrong

On Thursday, the NHL released a statement saying that it was changing the penalty that was assessed to the New Jersey Devils regarding a free agent signing that they made almost four years ago. They are not removing the penalty, which involves the signing of a player who has since[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

NFL Needs to Change PAT

In a sport filled with strategic and necessary stalls, the Point After Touchdown is a colossal waste of time. Kickers converted 99.6 percent of their PATs this past season, inviting the question as to why the NFL even bothers to keep the ordeal in place. After all, it’s just another[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Expansion’s Real Meaning

Recently, Toronto Maple Leafs CEO Tim Leiweke spoke about the NHL’s expansion plans, saying that two teams could be added in the near future. Like many, I’m skeptical of Las Vegas and Kansas City, Mo., two of the most likely destinations. Las Vegas is a warm weather city, where the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Chiefs: Undefeated for Now

Halfway through the NFL regular season, it is hard to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs are the only team with an undefeated record. In the AFC West, everyone focused on the high-powered Broncos offense, and analysts gave little thought that another team could challenge them for the division lead.[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Stadiums Not Worth the Cost

When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was recently asked if he would prefer a franchise in Los Angeles or London, he replied, “I want both.” A byproduct of NFL expansion is the renewed focus on stadium construction. Cities hoping to attract a franchise are building stadiums, while cities with struggling franchises[Read More…]

by November 5, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Blowouts Are a Reality of Sports, Not Bullying

Ninety-one to zero. That was the final score of a Texas high school football game last week between undefeated Aledo and winless Western Hills. The game was essentially over in the first quarter, and the score was already 56-0 at halftime. A week after the game, a parent from Western[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Dominican Republic Stands in Way at WBC

Devoid of its own World Cup and denied inclusion in the most recent Summer Olympics, baseball lacked a consistent and legitimate world showcase until the creation of the World Baseball Classic in 2006. The tournament will occur for the third time in 2013, running from March 2 to March 19[Read More…]

by February 26, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

CURRAN | GU Must Watch for Road Traps

Georgetown is riding pretty high right about now. The Hoyas have made a triumphant return to the national rankings, clocking in at No. 20. They’ve won six of seven games. Otto Porter Jr. is a Big East player of the year favorite, and some now consider his team a dark-horse pick to win[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Baltimore Fulfills Super Fate

‘Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary …” Though Super Bowl XLVII finished close to midnight due to a 30-minute power outage in theSuperdome, these famous words from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven” (after which the Baltimore Ravens were named) did not at all reflect the champions’[Read More…]

by February 4, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns