College Football’s Coaching Carousel: Grading the Seven Biggest Hirings

After the final full slate of games in a college football season, a host of head coaches at blueblood universities are handed their walking papers. This same day in the National Football League has been dubbed “Black Monday.” Unfortunately, for many college football coaches, they don’t even last the night after the final game. At...

Is This the Year for Wichita State?

The mere utterance of “Wichita State” is enough to strike fear into the hearts of NCAA Blue Bloods, and not just because of their  petrifying mascot. The once-cute Shockers have transformed into a perennial March Madness contender, using a stifling defense to fluster even the most organized offenses in college basketball. Wichita State’s high-profile tournament...

NFL Week 13 Winners and Losers

The NFL regular season is winding down, and there are many playoff races which remain tight. The AFC West, AFC South, NFC South, and Wild Card spots are all up for grabs. Week 13 presented several intriguing matchups between division leaders and playoff hopefuls. As the playoff picture starts to take shape, here are the...

Way Too Early World Cup Predictions Part 1

On Friday, the field was set for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. As a result of a new configuration for the draw pots (by ranking instead of confederation), groups were supposed to be more “balanced,” and as a result, we have more soft groups than ever before. These games won’t change though, so it’s...

The Possibilities for Giancarlo Stanton

The 2017 National League MVP, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins, has stirred up numerous trade rumors this winter. The Marlins’ new ownership, which features Yankees legend Derek Jeter, is looking to move the slugger, as the franchise undergoes a rebuild process. The only issue is  while Stanton’s 59 home runs and 132 RBIs make...

Mike Mussina Belongs in the Hall of Fame

When Aaron Boone launched the first knuckleball he saw from Tim Wakefield into the left field stands to win Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, he vaulted himself into Yankees lore for eternity. He also apparently put himself into the discussion for Yankees manager, but that’s a subject for a different article. If you ask...

Halftime Sports

Lessons Learned From USA v. Mexico

Lessons Learned From USA v. Mexico

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04/03/2014

The USA met Mexico in Glendale, Arizona on Wednesday night, for a World Cup tune-up which, despite its billing, was anything but friendly. After a few scattered opening minutes, the Americans established control with goals from Michael Bradley and Chris Wondolowski.  However, they could not maintain their hold on the game through the second half,…

The Plight of No October: Yankees on the Decline

The Plight of No October: Yankees on the Decline

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04/03/2014

Did the Yankees just lose? We don’t have the highest payroll? As the era of the Core-Four comes to a close, the Yankees appear to be sinking into mediocrity. This is a shocking sight for those of us born in the ‘90s who enjoyed five World Series championships and a run of constant relevancy. Had…

Qatar 2022 Abuses: Why Are We Surprised?

Qatar 2022 Abuses: Why Are We Surprised?

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04/02/2014

This past Monday, the International Labor Organization condemned Qatar for not improving working conditions for migrant workers involved with the preparations for the 2022 World Cup. New information released by the Indian and Nepalese embassies indicates that over the course of February, 36 Indian and Nepalese workers died, 26 more Indian workers died in March,…

Ultimate Frisbee: It’s Actually a Sport?

Ultimate Frisbee: It’s Actually a Sport?

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04/02/2014

Who ever thought Ultimate Frisbee would enter the big leagues? A few years ago, it was questioned whether it should even be considered a sport. Now you can catch your college competing in the Ultimate Frisbee Championship on ESPN. The sport combines elements of soccer and football, resulting in a showcase of pure athleticism and…

The Five Guys You'll Meet at the Final Four Party

The Five Guys You'll Meet at the Final Four Party

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04/01/2014

The Final Four is here and you should be terrified. Like the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the Stanley Cup playoffs, the closer we get to the crowning of a champion, the more people will have their interests piqued. What does this mean? Well, that the clueless and the apathetic will inevitably mix in…

Might as Well Call it a Year: Mets Opening Day

Might as Well Call it a Year: Mets Opening Day

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03/31/2014

For many, Major League Baseball’s Opening Day holds its significance for a variety of reasons. For devout baseball fans, it marks the end of a five month long hibernation for their favorite sport, which will now proceed unceasingly for the next five months (six if your team’s lucky). For others, it represents the informal beginning…

Cabrera’s Big Deal

Cabrera’s Big Deal

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03/31/2014

With Final Four NCAA Tournament games right around the corner and the madness tangible in nearly every conversation here on campus, it brightened my day to finally see some Major League Baseball news to pop up in the headlines. And then I read what was being announced. Miguel Cabrera had agreed to an eight-year extension…

MLB Cracking Down… Harder

MLB Cracking Down… Harder

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03/30/2014

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig made a decision back in 2004 that he would take a stand against the use of performance-enhancing drugs in a big way by testing players for illegal substances and levying suspensions on those who had been caught. Back then, the penalty for a first-time offender was a ten day suspension, which…

The Big O: A Career of Defiance

The Big O: A Career of Defiance

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03/30/2014

Today’s media would probably describe a player like Oscar Robertson as arrogant, selfish, undiplomatic, and at times an outright dick. In truth, this account of the man we remember today as ‘The Big O” isn’t necessarily wrong. Oscar was brash, abrasive, rude, and downright frightening. Despite his immense talent, he was a nightmare to play…

All the Way: A fresh look at the MLB

All the Way: A fresh look at the MLB

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03/29/2014

This is a column written for the Georgetown Voice. It can be found on their website here. While many of my fellow Georgetowners escaped to tropical paradises in the Caribbean for spring break, dropping serious coin on beachside resorts and fruity alcoholic drinks, I flew out to the aesthetically bland Phoenix, Arizona. Far from any…


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