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Commentary: United States can continue to exceed expectations

Commentary: United States can continue to exceed expectations

Ben Gartland, soccer, World Cup, and commentary

July 1, 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...

DePaul basketball: Cleveland Melvin’s departure means the time for change is now

David Webber

February 17, 2014


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

Enough is enough. This is agonizing. This is comical. This is embarrassing. Rip it up, tear it down, and start over from the beginning. There's no other way. Cleveland Melvin's mysterious and untimely departure from DePaul University is the last straw in a long list of mistakes concerning the athletic...

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