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Commentary: The new era of DePaul Athletics is almost here

Commentary: The new era of DePaul Athletics is almost here

Ben Gartland

May 30, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

Four years and two weeks ago, DePaul and the city of Chicago announced plans for what would become the new home for DePaul basketball. I was a senior in high school and hoped to graduate in the new arena, as the original opening season was supposed to be this academic year. Read More »...

The ESPN layoffs and a new era of journalism

The ESPN layoffs and a new era of journalism

Ben Gartland

April 30, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Sports social media was a sad place on Wednesday as the names of ESPN reporters who had been laid off in a massive staff cut slowly trickled out. Read More »...

Recruiting heating up in crucial offseason

Recruiting heating up in crucial offseason

Ben Gartland

April 23, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Sports

These next few weeks of the spring signing period for the NCAA are going to be crucial for DePaul men’s basketball, and there’s a few names reportedly considering DePaul that could immediately improve the roster. Read More »...

The Masters: A sun soaked tradition at Augusta

The Masters: A sun soaked tradition at Augusta

Shane Rene

April 9, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Each year in early April, fanatics from across the United States – and more and more from across the globe – flock to the holy land, hoping to catch a glimpse of history as they soak in the time honored traditions of Augusta, Ga. Read More »...

Puerto Rico playing the U.S. more than a game

Puerto Rico playing the U.S. more than a game

Amber Colón Nuñez

April 2, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Sports

When Javier Báez of the Chicago Cubs signed to play with the Puerto Rico (P.R.) national baseball team during the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC), Puerto Ricans living both in Chicago and on the islands grew a bit more prideful, a bit more hopeful and even a bit more political. Read More »...

Doug Bruno deserves Big East coach of the year

Doug Bruno deserves Big East coach of the year

Ben Gartland

February 27, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Sports

DePaul women’s basketball seemed like their season would take a big hit before the year even began. Read More »...

Commentary: DePaul women’s basketball will find ways to adjust

Commentary: DePaul women’s basketball will find ways to adjust

Ben Gartland

November 13, 2016


Filed under Commentary, News, Sports

The Maggie Dixon Classic showed a couple of things for DePaul women’s basketball. Read More »

A partisan opinion of Cleveland

A partisan opinion of Cleveland

Geoff Stellfox

October 31, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

In .43 seconds, Google has 3,940,000 hits on a search of why Cleveland sucks. “This article is going to be a piece of cake,” I think to myself while a broad grin spreads across my face. I just hope I can fit all these jokes I’m about to write in under 1,000 words. It’s true. I do hate Cleve...

Take me out to the ball game

Take me out to the ball game

Jack Higgins

October 30, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

The first baseball game I ever saw live was a Cubs-Brewers game at six years old. Yet, the first sports team apparel I ever wore was a toddler-sized Indians’ jersey. I have lived in the Chicago suburbs my entire life, and I have taken the city’s teams as my own. However, because I was born to two paren...

Commentary: The MLB playoffs can’t be predicted

Commentary: The MLB playoffs can’t be predicted

Ben Gartland

October 10, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

With 103 wins in the 2016 regular season, the Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball. They stormed into the playoffs, running away with the National League Central Division. The stakes and the hopes are high, especially for a team that hasn't won the World Series in 108 years. Read More &raq...

Commentary: When sports mirror life

Commentary: When sports mirror life

Ben Gartland

October 3, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Sports have an uncanny ability to make people feel connected to people they’ve never met, to teams they’ve never played for and to events that we are only spectators for. Which is why last Sunday I walked around with a pit in my stomach because José Fernández, a 24-year-old baseball player I...

Commentary: Stop treating women like they don’t belong in sports

Commentary: Stop treating women like they don’t belong in sports

Ben Gartland

September 26, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

A new television series called “Pitch,” premiered this past week, which centers around the first woman ever to play in Major League Baseball. In their preview for the show, the New York Times wrote “And how will it cater to the hard-core baseball fan expecting authenticity while still appealing to ...

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