Post Tagged with: "more than a game"

BARTON: Internet Intrudes on Athletes

BARTON: Internet Intrudes on Athletes

The social media world has blown up over the past week after separate news stories broke regarding the love lives of two NBA players. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving’s name began trending online when the musician PartyNextDoor posted a photo on Instagram showing himself holding hands in bed with[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
BARTON: How Social Media Impacts All-Star Roster

BARTON: How Social Media Impacts All-Star Roster

In a world dominated by Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, the NBA became the latest organization to hop on the trend. The All-Star game is played to honor the players whose performances are deemed the best in the league. In a new social media initiative, the NBA now allows fans[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
BARTON: Hall of Fame Voters Should Focus on Stats Over PEDs

BARTON: Hall of Fame Voters Should Focus on Stats Over PEDs

A little more than a year before his 756th homerun, I watched Barry Bonds play a game in Philadelphia. The fans booed and jeered, throwing syringes at him as he took his place in left field. All that changed when Bonds ripped his 713th career homer over the outfield. The[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
BARTON: Club Soccer Expansion Gives More Players an Opportunity

BARTON: Club Soccer Expansion Gives More Players an Opportunity

Late Wednesday night, the newly created men’s club soccer second team practiced for the last time of the semester. As my teammates and I took the field, it was clear how much we enjoyed playing soccer. A year ago, many of these students would not have had the opportunity to[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
BARTON: Grantland’s Termination Upsets Fans

BARTON: Grantland’s Termination Upsets Fans

ESPN announced Friday that Grantland would be suspended, effective immediately. The website originated as a forum for writers to publish unorthodox journalism pieces, and Grantland became an intersection of sports, pop culture, opinion and analytics. Despite its short life, Grantland’s impact on sports fans is undeniable. In 2011, ESPN gave[Read More…]

by November 2, 2015 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
BARTON: Stop Directing Vitriol Toward College Athletes

BARTON: Stop Directing Vitriol Toward College Athletes

With only a few seconds remaining in the game, fifth-year senior Michigan punter Blake O’Neill stood on a football field in Ann Arbor, Mich., surrounded by thousands of people donning the maize and blue. When O’Neill jogged on to the field, Michigan appeared to have already won the game. New[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
BARTON: Spieth Developing Into Golf’s Next Icon

BARTON: Spieth Developing Into Golf’s Next Icon

A couple weekends ago, Jordan Spieth capped a remarkable season by capturing the FedEx Cup. That win served as the final push to help Spieth win the title of Player of the Year on Friday. Spieth’s play this year exceeded expectations and grabbed the attention of many golf enthusiasts and[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
BARTON: A-Rod’s Legacy Tainted by Steroids

BARTON: A-Rod’s Legacy Tainted by Steroids

Barring a cataclysmic collapse, the New York Yankees will advance to the postseason for the first time since 2012. Embattled slugger Alex Rodriguez has been a major contributor to the Yankees’ success. While A-Rod’s batting average is sub-par, his 32 home runs rank 10th best in the American League in[Read More…]

by September 21, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
BARTON: Female Sports Dominate Summer Headlines

BARTON: Female Sports Dominate Summer Headlines

Over the past few months, many sporting events captivated the attention of the American public. A classic NBA Finals as well as Deflategate made many headlines throughout the summer, but women’s sports stole the front pages of many newspapers. Ronda Rousey, the United States women’s national soccer team and Serena[Read More…]

by September 8, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

Spieth Impresses as Masters Debutant

Bubba Watson won his second Masters Tournament in the last three years after an impressive showing Sunday, finishing the day three under par and the tournament at eight under par. But in many regards, the 20 year-old Jordan Spieth stole the show and gave a peek into what the future[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns