Emmy Buck

Buck Wild: The luck of the Irish


The recent celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the onslaught of midterms has everyone searching Healy Lawn for four leaf clovers. Students have started to knock on wood, sleep facing south, and hoping a ladybug lands on them. The widespread hope for good luck has permeated all aspects of campus life. In fact, I’m sure…

Promance: Star athletes that make it work


The fatal day of chocolate kisses and giant red hearts is upon us—Valentine’s Day, the day when our thoughts turn to the love and relationships in our lives. But as my thoughts stray, I cannot help but think of those men and women who stand at the forefront of their athletic fields. These notable men…

Buckwild: The Dopiest Armstrong


I bought into the idea of Lance Armstrong. I bought into the idea sold by the bright yellow bracelets with an embossed “Livestrong” embedded in the rubber. I watched every Tour de France with bated breath. I chose to disregard the onslaught of doping accusations. I erased any possible doubts by reading his biography. Then,…

Buck Wild: Cheer-leading the charge for minimum wage


Professional cheerleading squads have become an integral part of sports entertainment. These women wave pom poms around, kick the air with spirit and deliver ostentatious smiles to the crowd. Professional cheerleaders have been disregarded as “eye-candy,” and sideline entertainment. But even if these women only are “eye-candy,” don’t they deserve to be properly paid for…

BuckWild: Feeding america’s hunger for competition


Competitive eating has become a delicious part of our nation’s sporting history. What started as pie eating contests at county fairs has turned into major sport. Many Americans only go big and refuse to go home. With that mindset, it’s no surprise that even competitive eating has reached the professional level. There are multiple organizations…

Buck Wild: Hot heads and hot rods


The world of NASCAR was shocked when Tony Stewart killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward, Jr. on Aug. 9, 2014 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York. Millions of viewers watched Ward’s car spin into the wall after being bumped by Stewart. As Stewart’s car circled back from another lap, millions of viewers watched as Ward angrily…

Buck Wild: Fútbol, not football


“Gooooooooaaaaaaallllll!” blares over the speakers, echoing throughout the airport terminal. Everybody freezes for a single moment to listen to the announcement and then erupts in a wild flurry of overzealous curses or cries of happiness. This is the world of “fútbol.” All throughout Europe and Latin America, fans go crazy for their team, with vendors…

Ultimate Frisbee: It’s Actually a Sport?

Ultimate Frisbee: It’s Actually a Sport?


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…

Inside the Mind of Marcus Smart

Inside the Mind of Marcus Smart


Once again, basketball lives on as a sport of unpredictable and explosive emotions. During OSU’s game against Texas Tech last Saturday, Marcus Smart seemed to channel the aggression of Ron Artest, when he shoved a Texas Tech fan with 6.2 seconds left in the game. The Oklahoma State player claims to have reacted as a…

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