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McALEER: Winning Locally Remains Key for Men’s Basketball To Return to National Stage

With the NBA draft less than two weeks away, many believe that the number one overall pick will be sophomore guard Markelle Fultz, who played one season with the University of Washington after graduating from Maryland basketball powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School. NBA executives and fans alike have gushed about[Read More…]

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

ROSSON|Celtics Boast Bright Future Despite Loss in Playoffs

I was going to avoid talking about the Golden State Warriors. The relentless coverage of the NBA’s best team is exhausting, especially amid its third straight NBA finals matchup against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. I had a vision for an NBA column that analyzes the offseasons of the[Read More…]

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

SANTAMARIA: The NHL and NBA Stand at Crossroads

Fewer than 4,500 people have successfully climbed the 29,029 feet to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Even those who have scaled the peak multiple times face challenges, tribulations and misfortunes. It is undeniably one of the hardest tasks in the world. Winning a professional sports championship might be even[Read More…]

by June 14, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
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
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
CRAIGE: Low Level Clubs Surprise in EPL this Year

CRAIGE: Low Level Clubs Surprise in EPL this Year

As the semester winds down and we approach winter break, I cannot help but marvel at what a soccer season it has been so far. Granted, the usual suspects like F.C. Barcelona and Bayern Munich have continued to dominate their respective leagues without much fanfare, although Real Madrid has been[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
LANZILLA: Target Weak Defenses in Fantasy

LANZILLA: Target Weak Defenses in Fantasy

As Week 13 of the NFL season dawns upon us, most fantasy football leagues are entering the last week of their regular seasons. It is a fretful time for most: You have either locked up your spot in the playoffs and are praying to avoid the epidemic of injuries that[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Duncan Highlights Generation

IPPOLITO: Duncan Highlights Generation

For nearly two decades, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been known as a competitor, an agitator and a winner. But now, with the end of his career looming, fans are seeing something else. Bryant is now decrepit and nowhere near close to the dominant player he once was. On Sunday,[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA: Intramurals Provide Stress Relief

SANTAMARIA: Intramurals Provide Stress Relief

In the midst of midterm season, the hardwood courts at Yates echo with the bouncing of basketballs and the chirping of fans. In the frozen tundra of post-winter break blues, Cooper Field at 9 p.m. on any given Wednesday night comes alive with the ripple of the soccer net. It[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
RAMLOW: Miami Poised for Strong Season

RAMLOW: Miami Poised for Strong Season

After an impressive win over No. 22 Butler on Sunday night, the Miami Hurricanes earned the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament championship. They also cemented their status as the most surprising team to start the season. Coach Jim Larrañaga’s squad is now 5-0 on the season, with wins over Coach Ben Howland’s Mississippi[Read More…]

by November 24, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns