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1/4 NBA Season Review

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The 2019-2020 NBA season is officially more than a quarter of the way done. As all NBA people know the quarter mark is a big enough sample size to judge players and teams. So what teams and players have surprised fans this year and what teams have been disappointments.  Biggest surprise: Sun...

Brandon Taubman, The Astros, and Sports’ Domestic Violence Problem

Brandon Taubman, The Astros, and Sports’ Domestic Violence Problem

Max Dolinh, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Astros firing of Brandon Taubman may seem like a win for baseball, but it is just another prime example of a lack of accountability for domestic abuse within the sports industry. Taubman, the former assistant general manager of the Astros, was put under fire after a Sports Illustrated article wr...

How to Understand What’s Happening in the World Series as a Non-sports Fan

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

For those who aren’t sports fanatics, you might have heard that the World Series is going on right now. I, for one, have heard a lot about the world series despite having never watched baseball in my life. You might have also heard how our own Nationals are in the World Series this year. I have tried ...

Why the NBA Needs to Change the Playoffs

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

It’s a cool evening in mid-May. NBA playoff basketball is back and you want to watch a game. However, the only game on is a Pistons vs. Bucks game. You do what any person should and turn off the tv. The NBA playoffs have become boring, and there is a simple fix for this problem. The NBA needs t...

2019 U.S. Open: Champions Who Lost Their Titles

Sara Boddie, Writer

September 16, 2019

     The U.S. Open began as an exclusive men’s singles and doubles tournament, held in Newport, Rhode Island. Now, over 700,000 fans enter the gates at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to enjoy a two-week sports and entertainment extravaganza, held in Flushing, New York. The tour...

NFL’s Centennial Season Kicks Off

Max Dolinh, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

   Football is back! This past week, the NFL finally kicked off its 100th season after one of the most eventful offseasons in recent memory. The week had everything a football fan could ask for: breakout performances, surprising upsets, and amazing comebacks. While the first week of games is not a gr...

The Nationals Amazing Season

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

May 24th seemed like just another day for the Washington Nationals - the struggling ball club looked like they would fall short of expectations once again. Nationals history is filled with many choke jobs in the playoffs and regular season. After Bryce Harper’s decision to leave the team, the Nat...

Why are the Red Sox struggling? History

May 10, 2019

As we go deeper in the MLB season, another trend has found itself manifesting over the course of the year. The reigning World Series winner has been underperforming. The Boston Red Sox, coming off of a dominant 2018 where they went 108-54 and steamrolled through the playoffs on their way to a 4-1...

Why KD is the Best Player in the NBA

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Kevin Durant has always been second best his whole career. He was the second ranked player in high school. He was the second player picked in the NBA draft, and he has been considered second best to LeBron James his whole career. Now that LeBron and the Lakers have missed the playoffs the title of b...

NFL Draft 2019

Sara Boddie, Writer

April 26, 2019

As summer is nearing, NFL coaches are beginning to draft their first players. The first round of the draft took place Thursday, April 25th, at 8 PM, and the second round the next day at 7 PM. Available on ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network, football drafts are streamed by fans all across the country. It...

NBA Playoffs Preview

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

  This year’s NBA playoffs are just around the corner so it’s time to breakdown the most exciting matchups for this year. Every year there are great series that everyone knows going in is going to be great, and there are sleeper series that surprise everyone like the Bucks Celtics serie...

Is Duke Overrated?

Is Duke Overrated?

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

In 2018, the Duke college basketball team picked up 3 of the top 5 high school prospects. With this loaded lineup coming onto the team, many assumed a national championship was in the bag for the team when November rolled around. Who wouldn’t think that when most of the starting lineup is an All A...

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