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Superbowl LI: New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons

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Samuel De Leon

January 25, 2017

FC playoffs, most NFL fans are left with a sense of defeat. Maybe your team didn’t make it, or perhaps they missed it by a 50 yard field goal made with three seconds left. Or maybe your team lost by 18 points after only trailing by four points at the half. On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Atlanta Falcons wo...

NBA MVP race heats up as season nears the halfway point

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Wylie Kuykendall

January 25, 2017

Since the 1985-86 NBA season there have been 24 40-point triple-doubles. A quarter of those have come this season with three apiece by James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who not so surprisingly are leading the race for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2017. Houston Rockets standout point guard J...

Looking back on 2016 in sports; the year’s biggest moments

Josh Zollicofer

January 12, 2017

Ah, 2016. What a wild and unpredictable year it was. Captivated by political meltdowns, racial hostility and other crazy events that resulted in a simple sigh and a proclamation usually along the lines of acknowledging the “suckiness” of 2016. Of course, historical moments were acknowledged by ev...

Dak takes wheel for America’s team

Samantha Ceballos

November 30, 2016

On Nov. 15, Cowboys officially made the announcement fans have been waiting for. Tony Romo will no longer be the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. A significant amount of time has passed since Romo was injured at the beginning of the 2016 season, and fans are now rooting for the new she...

Climbers take on nature’s greatest competition

YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Oxford climbers spend a day bouldering in Castle Hill, New Zealand. Bouldering is a type of climbing without ropes or harnesses. The distance is usually short enough that a crash pad can be used to cushion the fall. Photo courtesy of David Matalon

Anthony Suniga

November 10, 2016

Rock climbing invites people into nature’s greatest competition. Climbers can gaze upon the rock face and think long and carefully about how to conquer the rock. The physical and mental nature of climbing gives the climber an opportunity to move past their ordinary life and tackle something greater th...

Remembering the I-10 rivalry: Spurs vs. Lakers

Patrick Martinez

November 2, 2016

Come playoffs or even a regular season game, nothing gets the fans more pumped than a good ol’ fashioned rivalry. Throughout the decades of sports play, one of the most thrilling things to spectate is the intensity of sports rivalries.  In the NFL, you have the Cowboys and the Redskins (among many ot...

Unusual sports popularize in other countries

Unusual sports popularize in other countries

Amanda Marmurek

October 19, 2016

Everyone has heard of the basic sports: football, soccer, basketball and baseball. There are other sports–such as ping-pong or ultimate frisbee–that, while not as popular, are still well-known. But what about the really weird sports? There are hundreds of sports out there that the average person...

Sports Commentary: Phelps’, Bolt’s performances during Olympics invite debate

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Josh Zollicofer

September 14, 2016

For the past 12 years, the world has witnessed two of the greatest athletes perform on the biggest stage in sports. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt have accumulated a staggering amount of accolades and records on national and world stages, topping all other athletes in t...

Sports Commentary: Sports leagues should stop punishing players for substance abuse

Brady T. Phelps

September 6, 2016

Drug use among athletes is a widely debated issue, but there are distinctions between the use of performance-enhancing drugs and recreational substances. As such, there should be a difference in the way these issues are approached by professional sports leagues and the dialogue in which fans engage....