Crystal (basket)ball, NBA playoffs edition

Editor-in-Chief Justin Guglielmetti gives his take on what will transpire in this year’s NBA playoffs. Eastern Conference How disappointing. This was supposed to be the first season since LeBron James first took his talents to South Beach eight years ago where a legitimate threat to one of his teams existed in his own conference. There […]

Immortal Dirk watches McGregor fight The Mountain while Brady cries. LeBron stays. Mayfield burns. graphic by Conner Maggio

100 percent, totally accurate summer predictions

Student writers Zane Cawthon and Thomas von Borstel and Editor-in-Chief Justin Guglielmetti dispense with the crystal balls to give their scientifically validated predictions. Mayfield Drafted by Browns, Spontaneously Combusts After a tremendous Heisman-award-winning career at the University of Oklahoma, Baker Mayfield will be taken with the first overall pick of the NFL Draft by arguably […]

The Bleacher Creature

Harden > LeBron, don’t @me Though I was but a wee bab at the time, I’ve read quite a bit about the travesty that was Karl Malone’s winning the MVP award over Michael Jordan in 1997. Apparently, the Mailman got most of his narrative momentum from a “Sports Illustrated” piece, the argument of which went […]

The Bleacher Creature

Possession Arrow Goes to the Jump Ball This may not seem like the timeliest subject in the world now that March Madness is over (SUCK it, Michigan!), but I wanted to weigh in on the possession arrow/jump ball debate after receiving a few dozen fan emails about it. If you’ve read much of my basketball […]

People have a personal stake in whether they allow the newscycle to affect their lives and consume their time. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Point/counterpoint: News needlessly clutters life

Being perfectly informed isn’t feasible, but not following any news should prohibit you from discussions on current events. We all have that one friend, or 20, who proudly abstains from any sort of political discussion because they just can’t muster up the time and energy to actively follow the news. If you are someone who […]

Improve TU #17: Cut the shit: Improve TU’s toilets

While functional, some bathrooms on campus aren’t necessarily places you want to use. A wise sports editor once said, “You can judge an establishment based on the quality of its restrooms.” To be fair, I was commenting on one of my grandparents’ favorite burger joints rather than a university, but I feel that the point […]

Improve TU #20: D1 athletics drains Golden Hurricane

D1 athletics often cost schools more money than they make and don’t serve as a draw for potential or current students. Schools that have D1 athletics absolutely love to point out that they have D1 athletics. They love talking to parents and potential students about D1 athletics, they love having one whole ad (!) air […]

The Bleacher Creature

Justice for Jean! I hate Michigan. Not the state, which I’m told has at least a few decent people. No, I’m talking about the university basketball team, with their pretentious-ass blue and maize uniforms (come on, who uses a color named after corn?), which has done nothing less than suck all the joy and goodness […]

Crystal (base)ball, AL edition

Sports editor Justin Guglielmetti and student writer Zane Cawthon tell you exactly what is going to happen in the American League in 2018. Stay tuned next for our take on the NL. East New York Yankees: You’ve got to love it when your favorite teams are good enough for you to tout them without being […]

Professors’ social media presence can be a great way to connect with friends and colleagues or a way for students to pry into their personal lives. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Point/counterpoint: Professors don’t have special privacy rights

Moderating what professor information students can and cannot look up is an impossible standard to uphold. Let me put my on my old-man cap for a minute and yearn for the way things used to be. If you ask me, we have access to entirely too much information nowadays. You can play a thousand faux-inspirational […]