Manchester City Sets New Premier League Record Against Watford

Before last weekend, Manchester City had only dropped two points in a controversial tie with Tottenham Hotspurs. With summer signings Rodrigo, Cancelo, and Angeliño, City looked set to take the Premier League by storm once again. Despite these signings, the Sky Blues have struggled lately with a very thin defensive line. Norwich City exposed this...

What’s in Store for Lamar Jackson? Looking Back at the Greatest Dual-Threat QBs in History

Lamar Jackson was the fifth quarterback selected when he was taken 32nd overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Despite winning the 2016 Heisman Trophy and coming in third in 2017, no team would commit to Jackson as their franchise QB until the Ravens traded for the Eagles’ draft pick and took him with the last...

Probing the Origins of Recent College Head Coaching Hires: A Deep Dive from 2010-16

In college athletics, the head coach is the program, for better and for worse. Professional teams not only have owners, general managers, and generally larger support staffs, but they also employ their athletes, making them theoretically easier to motivate. But at the collegiate level, the head coach is the sole in-game and personnel chief and...

Potential Names for the Seattle NHL Team

After years of discussion and consideration, hockey is coming to Seattle. As with any new franchise, the name of the future team has been fiercely debated since the announcement that the city was invited to apply for an expansion franchise in December 2017. The new squad will bring the NHL back to an even number...

DeMarcus Cousins is straight up not having a good time

Before moving to the Pelicans, life was going smoothly for DeMarcus Cousins. He had been steadily improving from his rookie year on the Sacramento Kings, eventually averaging 27.8 points per game in the first half of the 2016-2017 NBA season. Despite having a history of anger issues on the court (notably in the 2012-2013 season...

Is There an End in Sight for Alabama and Clemson’s Duopoly on College Football?

Two titans run college football. They don’t make the rules or steal every headline and haven’t fundamentally changed the way the game is played, but when it comes time to get fitted for rings and eat the McDonald’s President Trump provides on the champions’ visit to the White House, only two teams have been on...

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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…

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…


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