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Indirect Kick: Major League Soccer, minor league refs

Indirect Kick: Major League Soccer, minor league refs

The MLS playoffs are upon us and with the conference semifinals underway, American soccer has taken the global stage. A much-improved league, the MLS is starting to gain global prominence. A multitude of new faces in the league have allowed the MLS to become more popular. However, there is still the issue of the MLS being taken seriously. And the […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: Analyzing the College Football Playoff teams

The Blue Line: Analyzing the College Football Playoff teams

The College Football Playoff  selection committee made its first rankings earlier this week. The results were a bit surprising, but have little room for scrutiny. Clemson University comes in atop the first ranking, and is followed by Louisiana State University, Ohio State University and the University of Alabama. The two schools on the bubble are the University of Notre Dame […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: And now they’re Royals (Royals)

Going For Two: And now they’re Royals (Royals)

On Sunday, the Kansas City Royals pushed past the New York Mets in 12 innings to win their first World Series crown since 1985. After rallying in the ninth inning, down 2-0, the Royals reeled off seven unanswered runs before finishing off their counterparts from Queens. Having come within one run of tying Game 7 in last year’s Fall Classic, […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Two-Minute Drill: New NHL overtime a glaring success

Two-Minute Drill: New NHL overtime a glaring success

Goalies look helpless and certain marquee players can’t stand it, but the new 3-on-3 overtime format is doing exactly what it was supposed to do, and more. In the first overtime game of the season on Oct. 8, the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning opened our eyes to the best the NHL has to offer. In 137 seconds, the […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: A proper farewell to Grantland

Fish And Chipps: A proper farewell to Grantland

In 2015, 98 percent of the words published on the World Wide Web are straight garbage. There’s no creativity, no foresight and no thought whatsoever. Just garbage. Plain and simple. In today’s non-stop world, time is of the essence. If we only have 24 hours in a day, then we must sift through that garbage on the Internet to find the […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: For Celtics, banner No. 18 closer than some may think

Indirect Kick: For Celtics, banner No. 18 closer than some may think

The Boston Celtics have slumped into a period of recession since the end of the Big Three era. Kevin Garnett is back in Minnesota, Paul Pierce is with the Los Angeles Clippers and Ray Allen is still a traitor. Rajon Rondo left town for Dallas then Sacramento. Jeff Green was drafted, left, came back and then left again. Kendrick Perkins […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: The NCAA’s money problem

Going For Two: The NCAA’s money problem

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has recently come under scrutiny as the NCAA conducts a full-scale investigation over allegations that prostitutes were used to help woo potential recruits. Head coach Rick Pitino is being rightfully dragged through the mud as the sports world questions if the 15-year mainstay was aware of the alleged crime. This black mark on […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Two-Minute Drill: Stuck in the middle with the Celtics

Two-Minute Drill: Stuck in the middle with the Celtics

The Boston Celtics are getting good too soon. The Celtics are on an accelerated track through rebuilding and thus have most likely missed the window on drafting a superstar. In the NBA, you win with superstars or you don’t win at all. One of these ten players — Steph Curry, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce, […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: Ignorance is no defense for Rick Pitino, college athletics

Fish And Chipps: Ignorance is no defense for Rick Pitino, college athletics

I’m just a 21-year-old college kid, so what do I really know right? Believe it or not, I’ve made some mistakes in my life and each time I’ve had to try to defend myself. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my mistakes, it’s that claiming ignorance is a terrible defense. In almost every case, it just makes you look […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Two-Minute Drill: We love bad officiating

Two-Minute Drill: We love bad officiating

Complaining about officiating across all professional sports will never go away even with the emergence of advanced replay systems. The leagues of all four major sports have implemented challenge or review systems, but still there is no way to diminish the constant judgment calls. Our sports subconscious clings to the unexpected drama that can be debated and argued for years. […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports