2013 World Soccer Awards

By Grant Becker Player of the Year This award goes to Cristiano Ronaldo, hands down. Ronaldo is the driving force of both Real Madrid and Portugal. Franck Ribery has been mentioned as a candidate for this award, but his contribution to his team is far less significant than Ronaldo’s. Messi has struggled with injury in the 2013-2014 season, but Ronaldo

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Not Everybody is a Lobo, Especially This Burqueno: A Trial of Fanhood

Have you ever been hated by your entire hometown at one time? No? Well I have, and let me tell you, it was an experience I will never forget. As a native New Mexican, I spent most of my adolescence cheering for the University of New Mexico. Well, the times have changed, to say the least. After deciding to attend

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Breaking Down the New NHL TV Deal

By Wesley Uhler The National Hockey League has come a long way in the past two years. In 2012, a lockout threatened to cancel the season for the second time in less than a decade, which would have been catastrophic to the league’s popularity. Fortunately, the owners and players were able to salvage a 48 game season that culminated in

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Traditional Pocket Passer or Dual Threat QB?

By Dewayne Gage The NFL has evolved in arguably the most important position on the field, and that is the quarterback spot. Traditionally the quarterback position sits in the pocket and delivers the ball, but quarterbacks are becoming more athletic, forming these dual threat QB’s. So what’s a better choice looking towards the future, hang in there and deliver the

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Is Paul George a Superstar?

By Dewayne Gage It’s Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals and the Miami Heat are on a quest for their second NBA title. The Heat are up by three and with 2.2 seconds left on the clock, Indiana Pacers guard Paul George races up and shoots a 3-point field goal to tie the game up, forcing game

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Emerald State of Mind: Why Cano Can Lead Seattle to the World Series

The playoffs are as foreign to Seattle baseball fans as fire was to the first caveman. The last time the Mariners played post season baseball I was in grade school and Wikipedia was in its first year of publication. That was back when Ichiro was a rookie, Felix Hernandez was throwing 90 MPH as a freshman in high school, and

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Stadium Series Preview

By Matt Bui What is the Stadium Series you may ask? The Stadium Series is a series of four regular season NHL games played outside at various stadiums and are scheduled in the winter around the country to mimic the Winter Classic. All of the matchups look to be exciting due to the fact that each matchup is an intense

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How Title IX is Ruining Men’s College Athletics

By Madison Hayden In 1972, Title 9 was enacted with the intent to equalize opportunities in men’s and women’s collegiate athletics. Subject to much praise and attention over the past forty years, Title 9 is hailed as one of the key advances in gender equality, and it should be. The accomplishments of Title 9 are numerous. Women who were previously

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The Year of Firsts

By Jordan Scott This year’s Division 1 Championships for both men and women were nothing short of amazing. Some great soccer was played on both sides, and both programs earned their first National Championship titles. For the men’s side, Notre Dame made history this year on December 15th in Philadelphia, PA. After a decisive win over the New Mexico Lobos in the semifinals,

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Ladies, Let’s Talk Sports

By Jordan Scott The Christmas meal is done, all the dishes are washed and your man is sitting on the couch with a beer discussing the game with the other men, and you ask yourself “What game?” – If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation in years past, let me help you. Now before all you feminists get your

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