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2018 Winter Olympics Underway

2018 Winter Olympics Underway

Kenny Sorrentino, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under National Sports, Sports

    With the 2018 Winter Olympics under way in PyeongChang, South Korea, there's been quite a few headlines:  At the time of writing, the United States has the fifth most medals of any country, with nine total, behind Netherlands (13), Canada (15), Germany (17), and Norway (22). Four years ago, Am...

Philadelphia Eagles Fly to Victory

Philadelphia Eagles Fly to Victory

Kenny Sorrentino, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under National Sports, Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII Sunday (Feb. 4) evening, 41-33. On a frigid night in Minneapolis, Minn., the AFC's Patriots and NFC's Eagles faced off in the NFL Championship at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. The game beg...

The battle on Native American mascots continues

The battle on Native American mascots continues

Chris DiGeronimo, Sports Editor

February 5, 2018


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Earlier this week it was announced the Cleveland Indians controversial “Chief Wahoo” logo will be retired following 2018 MLB season. The logo will be removed from all aspects of the uniform and will be replaced with the Indians primary block C logo. The team had been pressured by MLB to remove the ...

Are Conference Tournaments Weighted Too Heavily?

Are Conference Tournaments Weighted Too Heavily?

Erik Nybro, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Charger Athletics, National Sports, Sports

For some small schools, whether it is Division II or Division I, the conference tournaments are way more important than the regular season. For all schools in NCAA basketball every team’s goal is to make the NCAA tournament, and for a select few, it is to win the tournament. The goal of the...

Connecticut Unveils Whalers License Plates

Connecticut Unveils Whalers License Plates

Chris DiGeronimo, Sports Editor

January 28, 2018


Filed under National Sports, Sports

The Hartford Whalers may have left Connecticut 20 years ago, but that didn’t stop the state from honoring their beloved team 20 years later. On Tuesday (Jan. 23) the Department of Motor Vehicles unveiled a new commemorative license plate that conveys the former professional hockey teams iconic...

Team Relocation Benefits Owners, not Fans

Team Relocation Benefits Owners, not Fans

Kenny Sorrentino, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under National Sports, Sports

The San Diego Chargers have lost again—wait a minute... they're the Los Angeles Chargers now. It's never an easy decision to relocate a franchise rooted into a community, or even to expand to one that hasn't had one before, but how necessary is it? It's not strictly a profit-driven decision, de...

This Year’s Lineup for Thanksgiving Football

This Year’s Lineup for Thanksgiving Football

Nelson Vandenburgh, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


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The Minnesota Vikings take on the Detroit Lions, and the San Diego Chargers face the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, 2017. Although this is not a surprise, football on Thanksgiving has been a tradition for many Americans for over 100 years. Many know that the Cowboys and Lions play every day on Turkey Da...

Knicks, Celtics, Nets all early East contenders

Knicks, Celtics, Nets all early East contenders

Chris DiGeronimo, Sports Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under National Sports, Sports

The NBA has gotten off to a quick start, and fan expectations have been flipped upside down. Teams that fans believed were tanking are suddenly good, and teams that were supposed to go all the way have hit a road bump. It is still early in the season, but right now anything can happen. Local teams suc...

The Athletic seeks to “make business extremely difficult” for newspapers

The Athletic seeks to “make business extremely difficult” for newspapers

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under National Sports, Sports

Alex Mather, the co-founder of the online sports journalism start-up The Athletic has one goal: to completely eliminate the traditional newspaper sports section, in favor of his subscription-based website. Co-founder Alex Mather had a rather controversial statement in the New York Times on Oct 23. When asked...

Fantasy Football Sweeps The Nation

Fantasy Football Sweeps The Nation

Chris DiGeronimo, Sports Editor

September 6, 2017


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Over the past ten years the definition of “football season” has changed dramatically. Traditionally, “football season” means fans pick one team to root for and you went on the emotional rollercoaster with them throughout the season. Patriots and Giants fans enjoyed success, while Jets fa...

Mayweather takes on McGregor in Fight for the Ages

Mayweather takes on McGregor in Fight for the Ages

Chris DiGeronimo, Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


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On May 2, 2015 boxing fans everywhere payed $100 to witness what was billed as “Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao: The Fight of the Century.” This fight featured two of the greatest fighters of the generation, and the hype was phenomenal. The media could not get enough, boxing experts analyzed every si...

New York Mets Underachieving on All Levels

New York Mets Underachieving on All Levels

Chris DiGeronimo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under National Sports, Sports

It seems that New York sports fans cannot catch a break when it comes to getting disappointed by their teams. The latest team to give its fans agita is the New York Mets. The Mets came into the season with high expectations and some dangerous weapons, but it hasn’t turned out the way it looked on paper....

NFL Draft Preview

NFL Draft Preview

Quentin Walker, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under National Sports, Sports

The NFL draft is finally upon us, and draft experts have continuously updated and altered their mock drafts. Some have changed drastically and others haven’t budged on their viewpoints on where each prospect is going to go in this year’s draft. There has only been one unanimous pick throughout the path to th...

Teams Eye Larry O’Brien Trophy with Playoffs Underway

Teams Eye Larry O’Brien Trophy with Playoffs Underway

Billy Sakmann, Sports Editor

April 25, 2017


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The first round of the NBA playoffs are underway, and though there are some favorites, the race for a championship is much more open and exciting than in recent years. Four teams have a great chance to win the NBA Finals, and there a couple dark horses that could make some noise and advance under th...

Should Tom Brady Retire?

Quentin Walker, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


Filed under National Sports, Sports

One thing that’s been a topic of discussion this entire offseason has been the longevity of Tom Brady’s career. The Super Bowl LI MVP has been quoted saying he feels like he can play another five to seven years at the level he is playing now, but many fans think that he should just quit while he’s...

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