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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 15, 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

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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