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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

Taking a Shot at NHL Awards

With the playoffs starting in just over a week, the NHL season is on its way to a close. While these last few games will highlight teams vying for postseason berth and jockeying for a higher seed, now is the time to turn the focus to regular season player awards[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Sports, 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

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

NFL Is Ready For an Openly Gay Player

Have you heard of Michael Sam? Neither had I. But over the coming weeks Sam could become one of the biggest names in professional sports, even with the hype surrounding the Winter Olympics. This season was filled with story after story about homophobia in football. First, the famous Richie Incognito[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

Offensive Success in the NFL Relies on Passing

The read-option offense in the NFL was supposed to revolutionize how the quarterback position was played. The way it works is as follows: An athletic quarterback lines up in a shotgun formation with a flanked running back. He receives the snap, and the running back sweeps across him. From there,[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Hockey Paradox: Fighting Makes the Game Safer

The issue of safety in sports has recently come to the forefront in the media, and rightfully so. As injuries seem to be occurring more frequently and we learn more about long-term concussion effects, it is reasonable to question what our priorities are not only as fans but also as[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Sports

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
Climbing Takes Hold in Turkey

Climbing Takes Hold in Turkey

In a country known for its love of soccer, another sport has climbed into Turkey’s heart: rock climbing. I am currently studying abroad in a town called Alanya on the south coast of Turkey. This past weekend a friend and I packed backpacks and travelled west for four hours to an area called Olympos, which[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Sports

NCAA Should Pay Athletes

I was recently watching “Suits,” a legal drama on USA, and one character repeated advice she received from her father. The advice was, “Don’t sign anything unless you can get something in return.” After the episode, I flipped to ESPN to catch Texas A&M play at Mississippi. A frequent topic[Read More…]

by October 21, 2013 0 comments Sports