Michael Sam: NFL’s First Openly Gay Player

February 21, 2014 5:00 pm7,649 comments
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  Michael Sam, a senior at the University of Missouri, has declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.  As a 6’2″, 256 lb., All-American defensive end, Sam also received a Co-Defensive Player of the Year award in the SEC which is by far the best conference in college football.  However, this […]

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A Swimmer’s Perspective

February 19, 2014 10:00 am266 comments
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By: Sierra Altland Samantha Heeren defines herself, above most things, as a swimmer. She has been swimming since she was 11 years old in All-Catholic leagues and continued throughout high school at Nazareth Academy.  During her early swimming career she swam freestyle and butterfly strokes as a way to develop […]

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The Super Bowl, Spectacle or Sport?

February 15, 2014 12:00 pm308 comments
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A television record 111.5 million people watched the Seattle Seahawks stomp the Broncos in Super Bowl 48, 43-8. It was tied for the third largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history, yet still more than one-third of the US population sat down and watched this game. Now why is this? […]

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The Olympics – What It Means and How We Feel

February 12, 2014 5:00 pm69 comments
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The Olympic Games consist of some of the fiercest competition amongst athletes around the world and has been held in high regard for years. Originally an ancient Greek tradition, several countries now participate in the Olympics. Even through today’s heavy commercialization, the Games’ meanings remain the same. This year, 88 […]

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Should College Athletes be Paid to Play?

October 7, 2013 4:19 am1,455 comments

The argument on whether or not students should be paid to play college athletics has been ongoing for years. It has especially become a topic of interest amongst several people recently following the controversy surrounding Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel this past summer. For those unaware of the issue, Manziel […]

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MLB Post-Season Preview

September 27, 2013 11:53 am44 comments

For those of us born and raised in Philadelphia (particularly those of us who root, root, root for the home team), it may seem as though the baseball season never even started. But, believe me, it did. It started, and now it’s nearly over. That’s right. It’s almost post-season time […]

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