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Supreme Court OK’s Sports Betting

Supreme Court OK’s Sports Betting

Chris DiGeronimo, Sports Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under National Sports, Sports

The decades old argument of whether or not sports betting messes with the integrity of the game has finally become obsolete. On Monday May 14, the Supreme Court struck down the 26-year-old Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that barred state authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. ...

MLB partners with Facebook to broadcast games

MLB partners with Facebook to broadcast games

Chris DiGeronimo, Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under National Sports, Sports

     Earlier this year Major League Baseball announced that it was partnering with Facebook to exclusively broadcast 25 games on the social network throughout the season. The deal is said to be worth between $30 million to $35 million. This is the first time that a major U.S. league has agreed ...

Former Chargers Ink Professional Women’s Soccer Contracts

Former Chargers Ink Professional Women’s Soccer Contracts

Chris DiGeronimo, Sports Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Charger Athletics, National Sports, Sports

 For the second time this academic year former University of New Haven athletes have decided to take their talents overseas to play professionally. For starters, back in December, it was announced that 2017 graduate Shazzon Mumphrey of the football team signed a contract to play professionally...

Octagon visits Sport Management Department

Octagon visits Sport Management Department

Kenny Sorrentino, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under National Sports, Sports

Members of Octagon, the largest sport marketing agency in the world, visited campus this past Wednesday (Feb. 28). The day's discussions were led by Lisa Murray, the company's Chief Marketing Officer, and the Sport Management Department's Executive-In-Residence for this academic year. She and her team...

United States Women Hockey is Bold in Gold

United States Women Hockey is Bold in Gold

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under National Sports, Sports

Nearly 20 years to the day after the United States Women’s National Hockey Team (USWNHT) won gold at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, they were golden once more, defeating neighboring rival Canada in a thrilling and close match. The gold medal returns to the United States, following four straight Olympic...

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


Filed under National Sports, Sports

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


Filed under National Sports, Sports

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


Filed under National Sports, Sports

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...

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