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Indirect Kick: Who has emerged as a winner in January transfer window

Indirect Kick: Who has emerged as a winner in January transfer window

The January transfer window is always one of the most exciting and anticipated months for fans of Europe’s top soccer clubs. It is a chance for teams to get stronger to make a push for a league title, or try to save the season from ending up in relegation. As is the case in every transfer window, there is usually […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists
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The Blue Line: Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur just recorded his 690th career victory on Monday, extending his NHL record for wins by a goaltender. Unlike all his other wins, however, this win was not for the New Jersey Devils. Instead, he helped the St. Louis Blues best the Florida Panthers on Monday by a score of 4-2, recording 32 saves in the victory. Brian Elliott, […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
A Fan’s Perspective: Forced to stay?

A Fan’s Perspective: Forced to stay?

The NCAA enjoys a renowned tradition of helping college athletes develop and improve in order to make the next jump into professional play. Numerous athletes get their start in the NCAA, displaying their talents in showcases such as March Madness, the Frozen Four and the College Football Playoff — some of the most watched sporting events of the year. However, […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Light The Lamp: The debate – Eichel or McDavid?

Light The Lamp: The debate – Eichel or McDavid?

The story of the 2015 NHL Draft is not what team will end up with the top picks. That’s a given. The Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes are throwing their hats into the ring like they do in most years. No, the more interesting storyline is who will end up at the top, […]

By Jake Reiser· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
A Fan’s Perspective: Could MLS be as popular as European soccer?

A Fan’s Perspective: Could MLS be as popular as European soccer?

With the 19th Major League Soccer Cup set to kick off Sunday, MLS has turned into one of the top professional soccer leagues in the world. Although the competitive factor may not be as high as European leagues, interest is starting to reach comparable levels. MLS match ratings increased from last season, averaging 240,000 viewers per game on ESPN and […]

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

The former Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff starting this winter. The change, announced in the summer of 2012, is unquestionably the sport’s most innovative transition in decades. The new format pits the nation’s top-ranked team against the fourth-ranked school in either the Rose Bowl or the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day, while the […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Light The Lamp: Bruins need to make a move

Light The Lamp: Bruins need to make a move

The Boston Bruins sit in third in the Atlantic Division, at 11-8-0, with 22 points. They’re lucky the team is even at .500. Claude Julien’s team has been marred by injuries to key players in the first quarter of the season. Captain Zdeno Chára tore his PCL during a game in October against the New York Islanders, a hit to […]

By Jake Reiser· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
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The Blue Line: An Ode to the 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers may lose 76 games this season. They’ve been close before, but this year, I like their chances. They currently sit at 0-10, and have only come close to victory three times. The 2009-10 New Jersey Nets broke the NBA record for consecutive losses to start a season when they started their campaign 0-18. That same Nets team […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
A Fan’s Perspective: Can the Cavs fulfill preseason expectations?

A Fan’s Perspective: Can the Cavs fulfill preseason expectations?

With LeBron James making his long-awaited return for the 2014-15 NBA season, the expectations for the Cleveland Cavaliers were set extremely high, especially with the fact that James’ new teammates include 2012 Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving and former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love – giving Cleveland the new premier “Big 3” in the league. Multiple preseason NBA power […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
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REYNOLDS: Is the Digital Age Good for Our Health?

We are living in a digital age where it’s important to use the Internet to connect with the general public about health. While it is necessary to evolve and change with the world, it is possible to rely too heavily on social media and digital media to make necessary, sustainable, public health changes. New media has brought great improvements to […]

By Rebecca Reynolds· · 0 comments · Columnists, Opinion