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Going For Two: March Madness and Cinderella runs

Going For Two: March Madness and Cinderella runs

Ah, March, a wonderful month. Spring is knocking on the door, St. Patrick’s Day looms like a giant pot of gold in the middle of the month and college basketball will grace us with the greatest tournament in all of sports: March Madness. Every year, 68 teams are granted access to the NCAA’s premier basketball tournament and always seem to […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: NCAA, you have problems

Fish and Chipps: NCAA, you have problems

When the clock strikes noon on Thursday, another year of March Madness will officially commence. There will be upsets, buzzer beaters, diaper dandies, David, Goliath, rounds of hooky, bracketology and money — lots and lots of money. Let’s be honest. You’ve definitely bet way too much money on Kentucky over the last five years (one-and-done teams like Kentucky are way […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Bandwagon fans, please stop

Indirect Kick: Bandwagon fans, please stop

Sports. They’re the one thing that draws us all together on Planet Earth. Whether in triumph or defeat, sports fans remain loyal to their teams. This loyalty stems from a general feeling of community that allows everyone to be so comfortable. But alas, there always seems to be that one faction in a particular community that makes life difficult for […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Draymond Green is critical piece of the Golden State Warriors puzzle. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Sports Comedy Corner: Academy Awards for Sports 

The Academy Awards are an entertainment spectacle. With the biggest celebrities in film, a host bashing said celebrities and live tweets from people who have never seen a film, the show’s always a must-watch. And this year was no different, as Chris Rock rocked the establishment and the red carpet was in true form. In honor of the Oscars, I’ve […]

By Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Andrew Ladd joined with the Chicago Blackhawks, making them a Stanley Cup favorite. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

The Blue Line: Who won the NHL trade deadline?

This past Monday, teams across the NHL simultaneously counted down to the 3 p.m. trade deadline. According to USA TODAY, 19 trades involving 37 players were made Monday, a strict departure from last year’s relatively quiet period. Despite the high volume of trades, there was a genuine lack of excitement surrounding this year’s trade deadline. Tampa Bay Lightning general manager […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Who deserves a sports “Oscar?”

Going For Two: Who deserves a sports “Oscar?”

Sunday’s Academy Awards were highlighted by Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-awaited Oscar win for his performance in “The Revenant.” DiCaprio’s recognition has been a long time coming, and the sports world has numerous greats who also never truly got the recognition they deserve. Whether it’s an inability to capture a championship or a league’s failure to recognize one’s accomplishments, the following are […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
RENNER: Instagram CEO’s meeting with Pope Francis unwarranted

RENNER: Instagram CEO’s meeting with Pope Francis unwarranted

Pope Francis had an unlikely visitor to the Vatican on Friday. Kevin Systrom, American entrepreneur and Instagram CEO, graced the presence of the holy leader to “discuss the power of images,” TIME reported. And that’s a discussion they did spark. TIME referred to the meeting as “the latest move by Instagram to assert itself as the dominant platform for visual […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columnists, Opinion
Indirect Kick: Copa America Centenario an opportunity for U.S. soccer

Indirect Kick: Copa America Centenario an opportunity for U.S. soccer

With the Copa America Centenario being played in the United States this upcoming summer, there is an opportunity for the United States men’s national team to show its prowess on a grand stage. At the draw last week, the United States was placed into Group A, and then anxiously awaited its opponents. What the USMNT did not expect was getting […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: How to ball at FitRec

Sports Comedy Corner: How to ball at FitRec

Pickup basketball is not something you jump right into. You need to have the proper attire, attitude and endurance. You need to feel comfortable calling passive-aggressive fouls. And you need to be ready to drop the gloves and fight. FitRec basketball culture is truly a sight to behold. It may look like a bunch of dudes chucking up bad shots, […]

By Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: College hockey’s rising NHL presence

The Blue Line: College hockey’s rising NHL presence

Led by Canadian sensation Connor McDavid, this year’s NHL rookie class is loaded with talent. McDavid is considered by many to be the best prospect since Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby. Despite suffering an injury early that sidelined him for most of his rookie campaign, he has still managed to score 24 points in his first 20 big-league games — the same […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports