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On the Ice: Western Conference Playoff Preview

On the Ice: Western Conference Playoff Preview

Jordan Ball

April 16, 2015

The teams are set and here are the finalized Western Conference playoff matchups: **P: Pacific, C: Central, WC: Wildcard** (P1) Anaheim Ducks vs. (WC2) Winnipeg Jets (Regular season series: Ducks 3-0-0) The Ducks clinched the Western Conference regular season crown, as the best team, and ar...

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp to leave post at the end of season

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp to leave post at the end of season

Vincent Nguyen

April 16, 2015

There's always a particular athlete or coach in the world of sports that brings the game to life. Whether it's basketball, football, or baseball, there's always that specific individual that one absolutely can't hate. For soccer, it's Jurgen Klopp. Klopp announced Wednesday morning that he will...

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez gets life in prison

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez gets life in prison

Vincent Nguyen

April 15, 2015

Ex-New England Patriots tight-end Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder for the death of Odin Lloyd. Here are reactions from the Internet on the verdict. [View the story "Aaron Hernandez receives life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder" on Storify]...

The Jonathan Taylor conundrum

The Jonathan Taylor conundrum

Alicia Zerai

April 15, 2015

Innocent until proven guilty—a principle commonly known in our justice system, yet selectively used among athletes in our society. Jonathan Taylor was a recently admitted students into the University of Alabama at the beginning of this year, following his dismissal from the University of Georgia...

On the Ice: Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

On the Ice: Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

Jordan Ball

April 15, 2015

The teams are set and here are the Eastern Conference first round playoff matchups: M: Metropolitan, A: Atlantic, WC: Wildcard (M1) New York Rangers vs. (WC2) Pittsburgh Penguins (Regular season series: Rangers 3-0-1) The New York Rangers, Presidents’ Trophy winners, host the Pittsburgh Penguin...

Even in death, Lauren Hill brought life to everything she was a part of

Dena White

April 14, 2015

Mount St. Joseph’s University freshman Lauren Hill lived her life with two goals in mind: to play as many games as possible on her college women’s basketball team and to bring national awareness and increased funding for cancer research. On Friday, April 10, Hill died having accomplished both...

Champions League quarterfinals bring juicy match ups

Champions League quarterfinals bring juicy match ups

Vincent Nguyen

April 13, 2015

After an eventful round of 16 recently closed out with the usual faces advancing to the quarterfinals, the Champions League is coming down to the wire and heating up with only eight teams left in the competition. Here's a breakdown on what teams are looking to advance to the semifinals of the prestigious...

Masters 2015: Jordan Spieth wins Masters in record fashion

Masters 2015: Jordan Spieth wins Masters in record fashion

Jordan Ball

April 13, 2015

In the 79th Masters Tournament, at 21 years-old, Jordan Spieth becomes the second youngest champion in Masters history (-18) behind a captivating performance. Spieth dominated Augusta National from Thursday’s opening round until Sunday’s closing round, becoming the first wire-to-wire Mas...

The 2015 Masters: Spieth leads Opening Round, nearly breaks Masters record

The 2015 Masters: Spieth leads Opening Round, nearly breaks Masters record

Jordan Ball

April 9, 2015

In just his second Masters appearance, the 21-year-old Jordan Spieth became the youngest player in Masters history to lead after the first round. Every year, we are treated to stellar performances and defining moments at the Augusta National golf course, this year is not different. From last year’s...

The Steve Kerr Effect

The Steve Kerr Effect

Lauren Holmes

April 9, 2015

After laying the foundation during his two-season tenure from 2012-14, Golden State Warriors’ previous head coach Mark Jackson was one season away from being in his shoes. Jackson led the Warriors to their first back-to-back playoff appearance after being absent since 2007 – a big jump from four...

The impact of Tiger Woods

The impact of Tiger Woods

Contributor

April 9, 2015

For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods has been ranked outside of the PGA Tour’s top 100 players. Out of nearly 250 full membership players, Woods is now ranked at 111. Watching Woods’s decline from the highest ranked player on the PGA Tour to a humbling position at 111 is, tenuously, like...

Coach K: The wizard of his era

Coach K: The wizard of his era

Thomas Gallegos

April 8, 2015

Once the 2015 NCAA men’s Final Four was set in stone basketball fans collectively cringed at the prospect of yet another Duke title run. After beating Michigan State, setting up the matchup versus Kentucky's perfect season spoiler Wisconsin, that possibility seemed almost inevitable. Now, following...

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