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Shooting the crystal ball: NBA awards predictions

Shooting the crystal ball: NBA awards predictions

Tom Mueller, features writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

From game-winning shots in double overtime to freakish displays of athleticism, the NBA’s best players routinely captivate crowds with their dazzling displays of basketball ability. This season is different from previous ones, as there is a refreshing feeling of diversity among the candidates competing ...

Sexual misconduct in sports

Sexual misconduct in sports

Hayden Davidson and Tom Mueller

March 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

*Logos courtesy of sportslogos.net   Larry Nassar, Jerry Sandusky and Ray Rice. The legacies of these men will forever be tainted by their reckless actions toward innocent people. Sexual misconduct and domestic violence damage various sports, age ranges and athletic skill levels. It is ac...

NBA season preview

NBA season preview

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NBA 2018-19 season started Oct. 16 and you should be hyped. Last year, the Warriors and Rockets were the main story of the relatively incompetent NBA. Due to the wild offseason, this year’s standings will definitely look different.     Teams to Watch in the West   ...

Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play

Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

“He's heating up! He’s on fire! Boomshakalaka!” In an NBA All-Star Game with 374 points, no defense and practically no excitement, I wish I would’ve spent that wasted time playing NBA Jam, throwing down massive dunks with bobblehead Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. I bet I would’ve had more...

Looking to the legends: 300 word features: Ian Haley

Looking to the legends: 300 word features: Ian Haley

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under In Depth

Outside, sub-freezing temperatures ravage Des Peres. Inside, Ian, 15, ravages the court at the Lodge. Caught in a love affair with the game of basketball, Ian takes the form of Laker greats from Shaq to Kobe, Kareem to Magic. The post-up slam and the jab step into a jumper. The Skyhook and the no-look pas...

Money Talks: Disparities of the American sports dollar

Money Talks: Disparities of the American sports dollar

Dom Palombo, sports writer

March 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Center

The revenue flowing into each sport depends upon the popularity of each sport: how many games are played, how many people can actually attend games (hockey/basketball: 20,000/less, football: 50,000 plus, and baseball: 40,000), TV contracts, merchandise, etc. The NFL owns Sundays and baseball owns...

NBA All-Star weekend recap

NBA All-Star weekend recap

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

March 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Friday, Feb. 12: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew: After last year’s incredible performance, Kevin Hart won his fourth Celebrity Game MVP and announced his retirement from the game. In 2016, he came back with fire in his heart as the head coach for Team America. His enemy f...

2015-16 NBA: who’s hot

2015-16 NBA: who’s hot

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

November 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

The 2015-16 NBA regular season kicked off Oct. 27, and has been full of surprises. Here's a compiled list of the best performing players at each position as of Nov. 23.   Guard Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors PG Although Curry was named the league MVP and led his team to the nation...

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