Nicholas Riccio

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When winning doesn’t matter: column

Vince Lombardi has a famous quote: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” On December 3rd, 2023, the College Football Playoff committee decided to disagree with the coach, whose name... Read more

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How corporate greed damages baseball cards by trading trust for dollars

There’s an indescribable feeling that only comes with opening a new pack of baseball cards and the treasure that could be inside. Fingers trembling with excitement, the crinkle of the... Read more

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Work, wisdom and community: The ethos of the Hill Boys

It was October of 2020, and the world was still eerily quiet: a silent summer broken only by the two-minute serenade of pots and pans for the frontline workers at... Read more

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The Ewing theory, relitigated

There’s nothing worse in sports than being called a loser. Once you’re flagged as someone who can’t win, it follows you like a pungent smell. The stench of purported failure... Read more

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Voice Sportz’ NBA Predictions

With the start of the 2022-23 NBA season right around the corner, there’s no better time for the release of the Voice Sportz roundtable playoff predictions. In the Eastern Conference... Read more

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Aaron Judge’s home run chase restores the mythology of records

There is a unique mythology surrounding records in baseball, a canon of stories behind the numbers that demonstrate the Herculean exploits of individual players. And no record has greater mythology—and... Read more

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Voice Sportz’ NFL 2022-23 season predictions

One of the most cherished traditions of Voice Sports is our annual Super Bowl prediction roundtable. This year, we’re taking things a step further and giving playoff predictions from some... Read more

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Class is in Session: A No-Hitter from the Best Collegiate Summer Baseball League in America

The Mid-Cape Highway is the main road on Cape Cod. The long four-lane freeway, turning sharply and often on the map, runs from the Sagamore Bridge to Provincetown—over sandy beaches... Read more

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More to Give: The Untimely Death of Dwayne Haskins

I remember exactly where I was when I found out Kobe Bryant died. I was in the basement of the Gap store on 400 Fulton Street in Manhattan, New York,... Read more


Five more months of hope: The story of the 2007 Georgetown basketball team

Patrick Ewing, Jr. is not here anymore, and maybe that’s for the best. Sometimes, stepping out of the comfort zone is the best way to move forward, even if it... Read more