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Why We’re Not Running

A couple of opinion pieces have been published in The Hoya questioning why there are not more candidates in the executive race for the Georgetown University Student Association. Potential candidates take a long time contemplating a run for the executive. They question what they bring to the race, what policy[Read More…]

by February 16, 2016 7 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

SAC, A Resource and Student Ally

What is it like to be a member of the Student Activities Commission? In one word: frustrating. Too often, SAC is seen as an impediment — an extension of university bureaucracy — to student organizations. At its very core, however, SAC is first and foremost an ally and a resource[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Big East Needs a Big Year

The Big East Needs a Big Year

The 2013-2014 basketball season kicked off a new era for the Big East Conference. Fresh off the exodus that saw traditional Big East powerhouses Syracuse and Pittsburgh head for the ACC, the Big East took the court for the first time with its new membership: the retained “Catholic 7” and[Read More…]

by November 19, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Baseball’s Kid Problem

Looking across the last several decades, baseball is undeniably in a “golden age.” Average game attendance in Major League Baseball has steadily risen over the last 60 years from around 12,000 fans per game to just over 30,000 fans per game. MLB surpassed $8 billion in revenue following the 2013[Read More…]

by November 3, 2014 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A New Dawn for Women in Sports

Aug. 5, 2014, marked a new dawn in professional sports. That Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association announced that they had hired Becky Hammon as their newest assistant coach. Hammon is the first woman to serve as a full-time assistant coach in any of the four professional[Read More…]

by October 20, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Throw Out the (Preseason) Rankings

Preseason rankings create buzz. In the two weeks leading up to the start of college football season, preseason rankings have given television pundits material to feed on. Who is overrated? Who was disrespected? These rankings make college football relevant weeks before games kick off. For that reason, they serve a[Read More…]

by October 6, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

NFL Franchises Deserve The Blame for Discipline Drama

Roger Goodell must go. Chances are you’ve seen this sentence in recent days. It is an understatement to say Goodell has received his fair share of criticism following the Ray Rice incident. Leading national sportswriters have called for Goodell’s ouster, not to mention the National Organization for Women (NOW). It’s[Read More…]

by September 22, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MLB Finally Gets It Right

MLB Finally Gets It Right

After much controversy and debate, instant replay has fully made its way into Major League Baseball. In recent years, MLB has come under fire for lagging behind its peers in the adoption of instant replay. The NFL, NHL and NBA all incorporated replay into their respective leagues years ago. The[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The New NCAA Era: CAPA Is Here to Stay

The New NCAA Era: CAPA Is Here to Stay

In late January, the National College Players Association, now known as the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), filed a petition to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on behalf of members of the Northwestern University football team seeking collective bargaining rights. Long story short, the players felt that they should[Read More…]

by April 3, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Mastering March Madness: Seeds Tell the Tale

Mastering March Madness: Seeds Tell the Tale

It’s that time of year again. March — the month of buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and Cinderella stories. Tens of millions of people fill out brackets each year, whether for organized pools or simple personal enjoyment. And nearly everyone has a “method” to predicting the madness: calculating the ferocity of the mascots,[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top