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

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

Amber Colón

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 ...

NFL needs to approach concussions head on

NFL needs to approach concussions head on

Ben Gartland

September 18, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

The National Football League came out with a newer protocol prior to the 2016 season for observing and preventing concussions. Read More »...

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 »...

Who DePaul’s first opponent at its new arena should be

Who DePaul’s first opponent at its new arena should be

Ben Gartland, Matthew Paras, and Ben Savage

May 30, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaulia's basketball experts weigh in on who should be the first opponent when the new arena opens. Read More »...

DePaul is getting better, but so is the Big East

DePaul is getting better, but so is the Big East

Ben Gartland

May 6, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Sports

DePaul men’s basketball is going through a transformation. Head coach Dave Leitao will enter his second season back at DePaul with six new players, as well as a redshirt sophomore who will not be eligible this season. Read More »...

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