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Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Commentary: DePaul men’s basketball should pursue Ben Howland

Ben Gartland

March 20, 2015


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

When Oliver Purnell was hired as head coach of DePaul men’s basketball, his notoriety was as a program rebuilder. He was never able to get the job done at DePaul, but the line of thinking in his hiring was correct: Find a coach who has history of proven success. There is a coach without a job at this point that not only has a h...

Commentary: It’s time for DePaul to move on from head coach Oliver Purnell

Matthew Paras

March 12, 2015


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

NEW YORK — DePaul guard Billy Garrett Jr. started talking, muttered the word disappointing and paused when asked about his first two years at DePaul following Wednesday’s 78-63 loss to Creighton. Surely, Garrett never imagined that his second season would end on a worse note than his first. Garrett didn’t imagine ending the season by losing 11 of their last 12 games, includin...

Commentary: DePaul suffers another close loss as Seton Hall takes first place in Big East

Commentary: DePaul suffers another close loss as Seton Hall takes first place in Big East

Matthew Paras

February 15, 2015


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

A furious Doug Bruno used Friday’s post-game press conference to vent about his team’s lack of execution after DePaul lost another close game. The Blue Demons head coach’s hands were flailing and his voice got louder the longer he talked. Read More »...

Commentary: Growing up with ESPN Broadcaster Stuart Scott

Commentary: Growing up with ESPN Broadcaster Stuart Scott

Colin Sallee

January 18, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

“Guys are much less likely to go to the doctor,”  ESPN Broadcaster Stuart Scott said as he spoke on cancer awareness during a SportsCenter “Man Up” segment in 2013. Read More »...

To cheer or not to cheer: The national anthem

To cheer or not to cheer: The national anthem

Stefani Szenda

October 5, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

When the announcement comes for all hats to be removed for the singing of the national anthem, the expected silence that follows as “The Star Spangled Banner” begins isn’t what you get when you rise to your feet at the United Center for a Blackhawks game. Instead, the first notes from the org...

Accountability needed from NFL

Accountability needed from NFL

Christian Jones

September 28, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

The recent controversies that the NFL has been involved with have made the league seem far behind the times socially. With each controversy, the NFL and its players are conducting business like the 1960s. The negativity started Feb. 10 when former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out as bein...

A dent in the shield: NFL commissioner Goodell masks real issue of victims

A dent in the shield: NFL commissioner Goodell masks real issue of victims

Parker Asmann

September 28, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Amidst the controversy surrounding domestic violence issues involving the NFL, it’s not hard to come to think that, through the various press conferences and interviews that have been conducted, that the league and their players, along with their sponsors, are the sole parties being affected. ...

Bear down: High expectations for Chicago Bears not being met early

Bear down: High expectations for Chicago Bears not being met early

Colin Sallee

September 14, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

When you work, live, or attend school in a place like Chicago, standards and expectations are naturally high. A city like ours isn’t home to citizens with mediocre expectations. We work hard, and we tend to play hard too. It’s a hell of a lot more fun to play when the Bears are NFC Conten...

Commentary: United States can continue to exceed expectations

Commentary: United States can continue to exceed expectations

Ben Gartland, soccer, World Cup, and commentary

June 30, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

It’s been a strange World Cup for the United States so far. They won against Ghana 2-1, lost to Portugal 2-2 and won against Germany 0-1. At least, that’s what it felt like. First was the opener against Ghana, the team who had knocked them out of the past two World Cups. Clint Dempsey scored less than a minute...

Gone with Tommy John: An alarming trend

Gone with Tommy John: An alarming trend

Colin Sallee

June 2, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

From cavemen hurling sharp weapons in the direction of mastodons to athletes practicing their pitching for a game, the throwing motion has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Though these players have come a long way from their caveman roots, the throwing motion remains the same; however,...

The draw of doom

The draw of doom

Ben Gartland

June 2, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

After flying through the qualifying stages, the United States Men’s National Team had fans going into the World Cup with high hopes. Then, the draw happened. Read More »...

The fight for ownership: NBA team owner speculation

The fight for ownership: NBA team owner speculation

Colin Sallee

May 19, 2014


Filed under Commentary, Sports

634,000,000. A gaudy number — one that evokes judgment from sports fans and citizens alike. This number, however, is incredibly significant to any avid NBA fan — seeing that it is the average worth of a franchise in 2014. This amount may not have intrigued a common citizen, not until 3 weeks...

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