Trade Deadline Moves Set the Lakers up for Success

Last Thursday, the trade deadline sent the NBA into a frenzy. Most notably, the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a near-complete roster overhaul that hasn’t been seen in recent memory, especially for a team competing for a championship. In an effort to secure LeBron James’ fourth ring, the Cavs unloaded Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Dwyane...

Cleveland Cavaliers Receive Much Needed Upgrades

The Cleveland Cavaliers have completely exploded. When Kyrie Irving requested a trade last summer, the balancing act that LeBron and the Cavaliers’ front office have been playing for years finally came to the brink of its death. The team lost one of their big three, and ended up trading him for the package of Isaiah...

New Lions, Who This?: Three Keys to Success

The Detroit Lions made several moves this off season to improve their coaching staff, hopefully putting them in contention for a title. The Lions recently parted ways with Head Coach Jim Caldwell to make way for new leadership within the organization. Lions general manager Bob Quinn praised Caldwell during his season-ending news conference, but said...

Battle of the Blue Bloods: New-look Duke takes on UNC

For the first time in 2018, the Tobacco Road Rivalry takes the stage. On Thursday at 8 p.m., No. 9 Duke takes on No. 21 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. As always, there is far more at stake at the Dean E. Smith Center than another victory in the win column. The two schools are...

NHL Halftime Report

It’s hard to imagine, but Tampa is a hockey town, as last week’s NHL All Star Game proved. While All Star Games across major sports are essentially a game for the athletes to pal around with no sense of competition, the introduction of the 3 on 3 format has given rise to the best play...

Well done, Indians. Now change the name.

On Monday, Major League Baseball announced that, in 2019, the Cleveland Indians will remove the controversial Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms. The move, in the works for several decades, was finally pushed through after commissioner Rob Manfred urged Indians’ chief executive Paul Dolan to take action. In a statement, Manfred expressed relief after pushing...

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Analysis: Michael Sam’s Talent, Not His Preference

Analysis: Michael Sam’s Talent, Not His Preference

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04/05/2014

In May of 2013, something revolutionary happened. Jason Collins, a fairly well known NBA center at the time, publicly “came out” and became the first openly homosexual professional athlete. Collins was strongly praised for his bravery and became an instant icon. While he was met with some criticism, the widespread acceptance and admiration that was…

Scintillating Spurs Silence Silly Naysayers

Scintillating Spurs Silence Silly Naysayers

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04/04/2014

Despite fan enthusiasm for the Okahoma City Thunder, the Indiana Pacers, and any residual belief in the Miami Heat, the best team in the NBA is, once again, the San Antonio Spurs. For whatever reason, basketball’s intelligentsia decided to underrate San Antonio following their heartbreaking loss in the 2013 NBA Finals. The rationale was that…

Tiger Looks to the Future

Tiger Looks to the Future

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04/04/2014

For the first time in almost two decades, when Augusta National opens its gates to the top golfers in the world, the best golfer in the world will be absent. Imagining the Masters without Tiger Woods is like imagining a round of golf without a nice cold Arnold Palmer, or with clubs that are wooden….

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…


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