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Fish and Chipps: The n-word does not belong

One hundred and fifty years ago, there was only one way to interpret the meaning of the n-word. It was hateful. Spiteful. Awful. Disgusting. But as time has moved forward its meaning, usage and cultural significance have changed like no other word in the English language. Today it seems the word means many things to […]

Foul Shots: Specialization

Quarterback Jameis Winston is the best college football player in the nation, according to Heisman Trophy voters. After he plays the required amount of college seasons at Florida State University (in his case, three), he will be a top-5 pick in the NFL draft. And, if he works hard and is as talented as he […]

The Blue Line: March Madness

February is over now, and sports fans across the globe will miss the month home to the Super Bowl and Olympic Games. But now enters March, host of one of the most exciting sporting events of the year: the NCAA basketball tournament. The tournament, filled with elation and heartbreak, makes dreams and nightmares come true […]

Fish and Chipps: Is Wichita State legitimate?

If you are shocked that the Wichita State University is the only undefeated team left in college basketball this season, don’t be. At this time last season, the Shockers were virtually unknown to everyone north of the Mason-Dixon line. But a little madness in March forever changed the “Wichita State of mind.” Behind the leadership […]

Foul Shots: An unseen drama

Baseball is America’s pastime. It’s the sport of Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr., Derek Jeter and hundreds of other superstars. For much of the 20th century, baseball was king. It made the most money, attracted the most news coverage and created the heroes that fathers tell their sons about. Professional baseball […]