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The Blue Line: Detroit Red Wings remain playoff contenders thanks to storied players

The Blue Line: Detroit Red Wings remain playoff contenders thanks to storied players

Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk has announced his plan to leave the NHL after this season. According to the Detroit Free Press, Datsyuk has been yearning to go home to Russia since he played there during the 2012 NHL lockout. The “Magic Man” is currently 37 and has played each of his 14 seasons in the league with Detroit. […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Jordan Spieth’s Masters miss rare, unexpected

Going For Two: Jordan Spieth’s Masters miss rare, unexpected

Jordan Spieth entered the Masters Tournament last Thursday in a bit of a funk. The defending champion had been jetting off all over the world in the months preluding the crown jewel of golf’s major championships, and many pundits thought it would not fare the 22 year old well. However, the Dallas native returned to his 2015 form and rattled […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
PALLENIK: NBA riddled with parity we can’t see

PALLENIK: NBA riddled with parity we can’t see

72-9. How sweet it sounds. The Golden State Warriors will have the chance to break the NBA record for wins in a season Wednesday when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at the vaunted Oracle Arena in San Francisco. Regardless of your allegiances or biases, this feat, if achieved, would be nearly unprecedented among the United States’ major professional sports […]

By Justin Pallenik· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Soccer should have four substitutes

Indirect Kick: Soccer should have four substitutes

Soccer players are some of the most well-conditioned athletes in all of sports. Running almost nonstop for 90 minutes, footballers can cover upward of 9 1/2 miles each time they take to the field. That is ridiculous. Even some of the fastest athletes, such as wide receivers and cornerbacks in American football, barely cover 1 1/2 miles across four quarters, according to […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: How to fix Opening Day

Sports Comedy Corner: How to fix Opening Day

Opening Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year. It’s supposed to mark the start of spring, warm weather, barbecues and a clean slate for your baseball team. But this year’s opening week was a mess. You had night games Sunday, multiple rainouts Monday and controversial game-ending calls Tuesday. Opening Day should be simple. All teams play […]

By Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: U.S. women’s national team lawsuit logical, fair

The Blue Line: U.S. women’s national team lawsuit logical, fair

A handful of U.S. women’s national soccer team members, including superstars Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, recently filed a wage discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the United States Soccer Federation, coining the slogan “Equal Play. Equal Pay.” According to the 2015 USSF financial report cited in the lawsuit, the women’s national team amassed about $20 million […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: End college basketball’s “one-and-done” approach

Going For Two: End college basketball’s “one-and-done” approach

The college basketball world was stunned Monday night as Villanova University’s Kris Jenkins hit a championship-winning 3-pointer as time expired to propel the Wildcats to their first national title since their miraculous 1985 victory over the Georgetown University. The moment was great one for collegiate athletics, but earlier in the day, a different kind of moment exemplified a giant issue […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The 2016 college lacrosse season has gone down a strange and unexpected path this season. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

INGEMI: College lacrosse season riddled with parity and surprises

At one point this season, the Georgetown University men’s lacrosse team was ranked. Fast forward to the beginning of April, and the Hoyas have a 1-9 record. Those two sentences might sum up the 2016 men’s collegiate lacrosse season more than anything else. The oddities of this year in the NCAA are nearly unmatched, and the parity has led to […]

By Marisa Ingemi· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: NCAA Hockey Tournament needs more reform, improvements

Indirect Kick: NCAA Hockey Tournament needs more reform, improvements

The NCAA’s 2016 Division I Men’s Hockey Championship is down to its final four teams, and with the excitement building as to who this year’s national champion will be, some schools feel hard done by the selection committee omitting them from contention. Robert Morris University topped the standings in Atlantic Hockey from start to finish this season, but it failed […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Duke lacrosse's scandal had new light shed on it after ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Sports Comedy Corner: “Fantastic Lies” documentary reveals truth about Duke lacrosse scandal

You remember the Duke University lacrosse scandal, right? In 2006, Duke canceled its lacrosse season after three players were accused of sexually assaulting an African-American stripper at an off-campus party. The allegations led to the resignation of beloved Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler and the indictment of three white, wealthy lacrosse players. But do you remember the result of the case? […]

By Zach Halperin· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports