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MCLAUGHLIN: Spieth Falls in Historic Fashion

MCLAUGHLIN: Spieth Falls in Historic Fashion

Despite the scenic backdrop of deep green pines and blushing azaleas, people could not help but divert their eyes from the golf course during last Sunday’s final round at the Masters golf tournament. As Jordan Spieth staggered up the final hill of the 18th green, visibly crippled by enough embarrassment[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: College Lax Impresses in 2016

MCLAUGHLIN: College Lax Impresses in 2016

Hidden behind the hysteria of the NCAA basketball tournament lies a different kind of March Madness that most Americans have never seen or heard of. Tucked secretively into midday broadcasts on channels like ESPNU and ESPN3, one of the most impressive showcases of competitive collegiate athletics is on display every[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Uncategorized
MCLAUGHLIN: Selection Committee Falls Short

MCLAUGHLIN: Selection Committee Falls Short

How is it that in just two years of having its own playoff selection committee, college football has already shown that it is incredibly more adept at ranking its teams at year-end than the NCAA basketball selection committee? College basketball has been picking teams for its March Madness tournament since[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: Image of Toughness Prevents Proper Concussion Care

MCLAUGHLIN: Image of Toughness Prevents Proper Concussion Care

In the last few years, there has been a considerable amount of research done on the seriousness of concussions in sports, particularly in football. The discovery of a disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, found in many football players, has helped doctors develop a safer protocol for diagnosing and treating[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MCLAUGHLIN: Sports Figures Overrepresented On Campuses

MCLAUGHLIN: Sports Figures Overrepresented On Campuses

Take a look at the top of the payroll of each school in the Power 5 conference, and you are bound to find a glaring surprise. Often, the president of the university — who many consider the most powerful person on campus — is paid significantly less than two other[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MCLAUGHLIN: After an Illustrious Career, Manning Should Retire

MCLAUGHLIN: After an Illustrious Career, Manning Should Retire

In his nearly two decades of play, Peyton Manning has captivated an entire generation of football fans who normally would never tune in to a single Sunday showdown. Thanks to countless commercials, hysterical guest appearances — Manning’s “United Way” spoof is easily the best skit on Saturday Night Live —[Read More…]

by November 2, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MCLAUGHLIN: Pitino Illustrates Lack of Control Among Coaches

MCLAUGHLIN: Pitino Illustrates Lack of Control Among Coaches

Control. It’s the one thing that coaches at top collegiate programs demand. For an NCAA-mandated 20 hours a week, they control their players from practice to the weight room, film room and beyond. During this allotted time, collegiate coaches dictate their players’ every movement. It’s once they leave the field[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
MCLAUGHLIN: Selfie Incident Shows Shrinking Attention Span

MCLAUGHLIN: Selfie Incident Shows Shrinking Attention Span

For those of you who follow a sports news outlet on social media, it was nearly impossible to miss the viral video of a group of Arizona State University sorority girls at an Arizona Diamondbacks game shamelessly caught on camera snapping dozens of selfies. Aside from the sheer quantity of[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

MCLAUGHLIN: Belichick Displays Superior Media Strategy

As much as I enjoy seeing the entire New England Patriots organization dragged through the mud as the focus of this year’s annual NFL debacle, I’d like to take a moment to throw some praise in the direction of Bill Belichick. For years, Belichick has been a model pro coach[Read More…]

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