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IPPOLITO: New Playoff System Will Improve NCAA Scheduling

How much would I, another person or a university have to pay you to be humiliated and dragged around a football field for three hours? Be honest; everyone has a price. The Bowl Championship Series was a system that used a computer to rank college football teams. Using these rankings,[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns


It’s no secret that Major League Soccer is one of the least-watched leagues in professional sports. It had an extremely low attendance of about 6 million people in 2012, which stands out when compared to the next lowest in attendance, the NFL, which had about 17 million people. However, the[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

LITKE: Caps’ Ovechkin on Thin Ice

Alexander Ovechkin’s goal-scoring prowess has made the Russian forward the definitive face of the Washington Capitals franchise. Often lauded as the National Hockey League’s best pure goalscorer, Ovechkin has amassed 422 goals in 678 career games. Last season, his 51 goals were good enough to win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

MAJD: Manchester United Losing Prestige

When it comes to professional club soccer, the English Premier League is at the pinnacle of depth and competitiveness, with top-flight clubs on par with any other team in the world, and mid-table teams that would rival the best clubs in Europe’s other major leagues. And yet despite this parity[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

IPPOLITO: Last-Minute Fantasy Draft Tips

It is finally the time of year for football fans to rejoice, as the upcoming season promises to wipe away the defeats and fantasy mistakes of yesteryear. With the 2014-2015 season fast approaching, many fantasy football enthusiasts are readying their plans for their league drafts. To become a champion in[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

I Liked Baseball Before It Was Cool

My father always said that one of his proudest accomplishments is that all three of his daughters know how to score a baseball game. I don’t know where it actually ranks among the monumental moments in his life, but it’s true — my two sisters and I do know how[Read More…]


A Word of Caution Before the Trade Deadline

The New York Yankees lackluster offense was on full display Tuesday night when they failed to score for 12 innings against Texas Rangers rookie pitcher Nick Martinez. Luckily, earlier that day, the Yankees acquired San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley to provide some more offense. Low and behold, Headley[Read More…]


The All-Star Game: A Game for the Fans

This past offseason, Robinson Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, the third largest contract in Major League Baseball history and the largest among all second basemen. The deal, although impressive, broke up the Yankees’ famed All-Star infield duo of Cano and Derek Jeter. But on[Read More…]


A Midseason Review of Baseball’s Instant Replay System

In the top of the eighth inning last Saturday between the Blue Jays and the Athletics, Blue Jay outfielder Melky Cabrera tried to score from first base on Jose Bautista’s double down the left field line, but he was gunned down on the relay throw by shortstop Jed Lowrie. Cabrera,[Read More…]

The Die-Hard Fan’s Blind Ode to Derek Jeter

The Die-Hard Fan’s Blind Ode to Derek Jeter

Throughout his career, Derek Jeter has achieved some of the most coveted awards in Major League Baseball. He has won five World Series, five Gold Gloves and five Silver Slugger Awards on top of being Rookie of the Year in 1996 and the 2000 World Series MVP. He is currently[Read More…]

by June 27, 2014 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns