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Previewing the 2017 NBA Playoffs

Previewing the 2017 NBA Playoffs

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

For fourteen NBA teams, basketball season will end on April 14th. Some will hear Maui calling their names; others may feel the sting of mediocrity more and will use their pain as fuel for intensive offseason training and self-reflection. Regardless, their only involvement in NBA basketball for the foreseeable...

Filling out a March Madness Bracket – A Delicate Science or Just Dumb Luck?

Filling out a March Madness Bracket – A Delicate Science or Just Dumb Luck?

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer
March 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

Before beginning, I feel you deserve to know one thing – I am in the 28th percentile among all ESPN registered March Madness brackets. Feel free to assess that as you may, but I believe it to be my obligation as a sports writer to admit my failures, however rare I may think them to be, to my audienc...

A Pasty and a Rolie-Polie Goalie

A Pasty and a Rolie-Polie Goalie

Mary-Kathryn Healy, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Pasties? A 322 pound goalie? A complex gambling syndicate scheme? These three odd things eclipsed during Sutton United’s match against Arsenal during a Football Ass. Cup match on Monday. Wayne Shaw, better known as the “Rolie Polie Goalie” was the back-up goalie for Sutton United. He is a fan...

The Parameters of a Sports Dynasty

The Parameters of a Sports Dynasty

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

It was a play that will live forever in the history books. Three minutes and fifty-eight seconds into the first overtime period in Super Bowl history, New England Patriots running back James White took an outside handoff and plunged across the goal line, capping off one of the greatest comebacks in sports...

Federer Fights Back to the Top

Federer Fights Back to the Top

Mary-Kathryn Healy
February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

A 20 year career. Over 1300 matches. 69 grand slam appearances. And now, after a grueling five set match against long-time rival Rafael Nadal, 18 grand slam titles. Roger Federer has broken many records during his time in the professional circuit. However, this Australian Open win stands out from the...

A Viewer’s Guide to Super Bowl LI

A Viewer’s Guide to Super Bowl LI

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

If you’re someone who needs rich, intriguing storylines to get emotionally invested, then this year’s Super Bowl was tailor-made for you. On one side, you’ve got the upstart, underdog Atlanta Falcons, a team that entered this season with 100-1 odds of reaching the Super Bowl as anticipated by...

The Remarkable Story of Eric Berry

The Remarkable Story of Eric Berry

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs currently sit atop their conference as one of the best teams the National Football League has to offer. Led by an aggressive, swarming defense, the Chiefs have grinded their way to a pristine 10-3 overall record. The Chiefs’ defense is stacked with talent at every level. From...

A Look At Oxford Athletics With Coach Stubbs

A Look At Oxford Athletics With Coach Stubbs

Mary Kathryn Healy
December 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

This Fall has seen a lot of changes and successes for the Oxford athletic programs. Coach Roderick Stubbs, the Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Oxford College, gave his thoughts on the semester and Oxford athletics as a whole. Oxford added two varsity sports, men’s and women’s...

Oxford vs. Pasco-Hernando State College Basketball Game

Oxford vs. Pasco-Hernando State College Basketball Game

December 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Oxford men’s basketball team is just getting into their season with ten games down and many more to come after this much needed Christmas break. Their statistics do not reflect what this team can do when they put their minds to it. Last night's game is a perfect example. The student section was...

Impact of the Presidential Election On the Sports World

Impact of the Presidential Election On the Sports World

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer
November 20, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Historically speaking, athletes don’t like to associate with politics. With so many fans, reporters, and various media outlets dissecting their every word and their every action, they can’t afford to publicize their opinions without accepting some inevitable consequences. In the media age that we...

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