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Pittsburgh Puts The Hurt on Houston Securing a First-Round Bye

In Football by Sue KolinskyLeave a Comment

After a brutal 30-9 home loss against the Jaguars in October, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger questioned his future in football. When asked by reporters after the game if he was doing anything differently under center, Roethlisberger replied, “I don’t think so, but maybe I am. Maybe I don’t have it anymore. I’m not playing well enough.” Cut to a seven-game …

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What Does the Future Hold for the Marlins?

In Baseball by EmmaKate AustinLeave a Comment

The MLB Winter Meetings wrapped up last week and the Miami Marlins are having arguably the most eventful offseason in the league. Back in early October an investment group led by Bruce Sherman and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter purchased the Marlins. Ever since the sale, the ownership group has been raising eyebrows over their decisions.  The Marlins have said …

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Dear Kobe Pt 2: Thanks From Laker Nation

In Basketball by Jo Anne MabikaLeave a Comment

On December 18th, it seemed like the city of Los Angeles, maybe the entire state of California, dropped everything they were doing to muse on the career of one, Kobe Bryant.  Being at the Kobeland celebration a few hours before the jersey ceremony was surreal.  A few days have passed, the purple and gold streamers have been swept off the floor, and …

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My Discontent With The Mets Winter Meetings

In Baseball by Sue Kolinsky

The Winter Meetings in Miami have come and gone and all the Mets acquired was a lot of hot air and Anthony Swarzak, a right-handed journeyman reliever with a 23-30 record and career 4.22 ERA. Of all the bullpen pitchers who were on the market, Brandon Morrow being one, it’s just the latest moronic move by owners Fred Wilpon and …

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NFL Week 15 Recap

In Football by Emily Staker

Some people cope with the reality that their team won’t make the playoffs in rational ways: blaming a bad injury season, poor coaching, trouble in quarterback paradise, or maybe its because mercury is in retrograde. I personally have chosen to subscribe to the same theory of Jeremy Kerley and the ghost of performance-enhancing drugs. I’m not a Jets fan, but …

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Nebraska wins Fifth NCAA Volleyball Championship

In College Sports by Kristen Keller

“Why not us” was the motto for the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the beginning of this season. The team, who was expected to not even win many games this season due to graduating three All-Americans, proved everyone wrong on Saturday night. Over 18,500 volleyball fans from across the country filled the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. to watch two of …

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The Rams Rout the Seahawks 42-7 for Control of NFC West

In Football by Sue Kolinsky

The rudderless Rams’ ship that derailed against Seattle last December returned to CenturyLink Field with a wrecking crew of new coaches and an improved roster of players. After last week’s demoralizing loss to the Eagles, Los Angeles silenced some skeptics by slaying the mighty Seahawks 42-7 to all, but secure a division title and keep the belief of a Super …

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Carolina Panthers Up for Sale

In Off The Field by Ashleigh Binder

This week’s Friday night news dump featured a vague story involving the Panthers conducting an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct regarding team owner Jerry Richardson.  This morning, Sports Illustrated dropped an article just minutes before the Panthers took the field to play the Packers that the NFL would be taking over the investigation. The article details what some employees …

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Dear Kobe: An Open Letter From A Fan Pt 1

In Basketball by Jo Anne Mabika

DEAR KOBE, Thank you for never being comfortable or complacent. Thank you for watching your dad and deciding to not only follow in his footsteps, but to strive to be the best. Thank you for giving Los Angeles every part of you, even when it was hard.  Thank you for giving us your hustle AND your heart.  Thank you for …

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Rangers’ Lundqvist Hits 20,000th Save Mark

In Hockey by Aly Riley

Going into Wednesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist only needed four saves to reach the mark of 20,000 for his illustrious career. Well, early in the first period, dreams became a reality as Lundqvist became just the fifteenth goalie in NHL history to achieve this milestone. Despite that, the Rangers had a tough go …