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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 ...

Sports and politics do mix, as they should

Ben Gartland

September 11, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew strong reactions when he sat down during the playing of the national anthem on Aug. 26. Fans posted videos of themselves burning Kaepernick jerseys and he received backlash in the media. Read More »...

Blue Demons continue to frustrate

Blue Demons continue to frustrate

Ben Gartland

February 21, 2016


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

DePaul men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao's favorite recurring phrase this season has been, "Rome wasn't built in a day." It's a reminder for patience when rebuilding the program that has been the cellar of the Big East since Leitao left in 2005.  Read More »...

DePaul basketball needs to fill city’s power vacuum

DePaul basketball needs to fill city’s power vacuum

Ben Gartland

October 25, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

There’s a void in the Chicago college basketball right now. Five men’s basketball coaches from Chicago schools – DePaul, Chicago State, Northwestern, Illinois-Chicago and Loyola Chicago – spoke at the annual Chicago College Basketball Luncheon Friday and, despite the city’s reputation for basketball, none of the t...

We did this to Lamar Odom

We did this to Lamar Odom

Eric Traphagen

October 25, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

This week has illuminated a terrible truth about our country: we almost killed Lamar Odom.  It’s no secret that America has become a consumer culture, but what’s not talked about is that in addition to needing a smartphone, an organic salad and a smart car, we now need to consume people to make us feel better. Read More »...

Larry Brown continues coaching after multiple infractions

Larry Brown continues coaching after multiple infractions

Ben Gartland

October 4, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

Southern Methodist University hasn’t led much of anything since their football program was handed down the suspension, or “death penalty,” back in 1987. However, they did just take first place in one list: the list of NCAA infractions. Head men’s basketball coach Larry Brown was suspended ...

Commentary: Kane allegations bring divided response

Stefani Szenda

September 27, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

At the end of the hockey season last year, the Chicago Blackhawks were once again hoisting the Stanley Cup. The celebrations lasted a few months, but then it was back to thinking about the next season. Read More »...

Commentary: Stanley Cup win brings dynasty, hope

Commentary: Stanley Cup win brings dynasty, hope

Brenden Moore

June 18, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Sports

As I celebrate the Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks along with the rest of the city, I am harping on one of my favorite songs from the Beatles’ legendary album Rubber Soul, John Lennon’s “In My Life." I have often found that the Fab Four have a song for every moment in life, whether it be happy, sad, bitte...

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 »...

Winners and losers: Weighing the need for film awards

Mike Horky

October 5, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Some have argued in recent years that award shows, like the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Emmys do not honor the best work of the year, while others believe that the shows are meant to entertain; they’re less about the films, more about the spectacle. While there’s nothing wrong with en...

Tackling the issue: time to clear the animosity and ignorance

Tackling the issue: time to clear the animosity and ignorance

Zoe Krey

September 29, 2014


Filed under Opinions

We know the statistics, we know the rumors, we know the rhetoric, but do we recognize the misconceptions? Read More »...

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. ...

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