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Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

College & Professional Sports

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WNBA Expansion: The Big and Needed Change

Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | June 9, 2023

The WNBA played a preseason game in Toronto earlier in the season; the Minnesota Lynx met the Chicago Sky at Scotiabank Arena, and the question comes up even more precisely. Will Canada's most populous city, home of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, get a WNBA...

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Who’s Winning the World Cup?

Ella Dennis, Staff Editor | December 7, 2022

The world cup has practically taken over the world. There’s an estimated total of 5 billion viewers added up throughout the games. 64 matches will be played within 29 days, that's 227 million views a day. This is the first World cup occurring in winter,...

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The Winter Wonderland Of Basketball And Football

Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | December 2, 2022

The NBA on Christmas Day has been an ongoing tradition for 75 years. There are many highlighted matchups, including Celtics vs. Bucks, Grizzlies vs. Warriors, and Suns vs. Nuggets.    The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers battle it out...

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NBA Finals: A Season That No One Expected

Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | May 25, 2022

A lot of teams didn’t perform well, one of those “amazing” teams that everyone thought was gonna go back to the finals this year was the Phoenix Suns but they had a classic choke show. “not mentioning the teams that dealt with injuries.” Those...

NFL Draft Stage 2022

NFL Draft 2022: What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas (Draft Winners & Losers)

Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | May 5, 2022

Winners   The Detroit Lions held the number 2 pick which was their fourth straight year having their first pick in the top 10. This year the Lions took the “best player available” by selecting Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE rusher, from the University...

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Can the Washington Wizards Make the NBA Playoffs?

Artin Saadat, Staff Writer | April 16, 2021

The Washington Wizards had high expectations going into the 2020-2021 NBA season, with their offseason acquisition of former MVP Russell Westbrook. However, after their 5 and 15 start and Westbrook’s poor performance, many were calling for the Wizards...

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2021 NBA All-Star Selections

Artin Saadat, Staff Writer | March 9, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has had far and wide-reaching effects, especially in the professional sports community. The virus’ recent interference with the 2021 NBA All-Star Game has caused many to question the NBA’s decision to hold the game amidst the...

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The NBA-WNBA wage gap

Artin Saadat, Staff Writer | January 14, 2021

The wage gap between men’s and women’s sports has been a topic of long-standing debate and division, especially in regard to professional basketball. Some argue that WNBA players are severely underpaid, while others insist that the wage gap is equitable...

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How women’s sports are negatively impacted by sexism

Alicia Ernst, Staff Writer | January 14, 2021

Altheticism is unisex. Although most sports tend to be segregated by gender (take the NBA versus WNBA, for example), the rules and difficulty of said sport remain constant. Every individual athlete’s professional opportunities, interest in media, and...

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The Miami Heat’s historic playoff run

Artin Saadat, Staff Writer | October 7, 2020

Entering the NBA playoffs, the Miami Heat had a mere 5% chance of making the finals— now, they're here. How did they do it? The Miami Heat went into the 2020 NBA playoffs as the 5th seeded team in the Eastern Conference, with a lackluster 44-29 record;...

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Best Games of the NFL Season so far and to come

Nathan Henriques, Staff Writer | October 7, 2020

The NFL is Back and Better than Ever The NFL season has been exciting and lots of games have come to the last play of the game and there are more great games to come. All 3 games for the Tennessee Titans have come down to field goals. Two of the Seattle...

NFL Draft First Round Winners

NFL Draft First Round Winners

Will Locklin, Staff Writer | April 24, 2020

The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone without many surprises.  There were no trades in the top ten and most prospects went within the range they were projected to go in.  As with any draft, there are always teams that seem to have...

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