Celtic fans stand firm in support of Palestine

Celtic Football Club seeks to remain neutral in the Israel-Hamas war. “Free Palestine. Victory to the Resistance!” This was the message written on banners displayed by the Green Brigade — a Celtic FC fan collective — at Celtic Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, one day after 1,500 Palestinians were killed by Israeli airstrikes in retaliation […]

Champions League matchweek one wraps up

Sports writer Ryan Shumaker discusses the first week of UEFA Champions League. The Champions League has, for the first time since 2003, begun without Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. With their absence leaving big shoes to fill in the football world, the first matchday kicked off with long-awaited returns of teams looking to restore former […]

Osasuna: a club of the people on its way to glory

Sports writer Ryan Shumaker discusses the small Spanish soccer club playing in the Copa Del Rey semifinals and their journey to get there. Over the past 20 years, the world’s attraction to European football has been increasingly exploited by capitalist excess and authoritarian governments using clubs as state assets. This has created a world where […]

Real Madrid’s comeback against Liverpool to win 5-2

Sports writer Ryan Shumaker recapitulates the matchup between the two teams during knockout stages. For the neutral, last week’s Champions League round of 16 match between Liverpool and Real Madrid was a spectacular watch. It was a clash between two of Europe’s grandest football institutions and a rematch of last year’s Champions League final that […]

Score predictions for Super Bowl LVII

The Collegian staff and sports writers share their insights on the upcoming Super Bowl. Ryan Shumaker Predicted Score: Eagles 49, Chiefs 42 After evaluating each team’s strengths, along with all relevant data points, I struggle to envision any scenario other than the Philadelphia Eagles winning in the most remarkable fashion possible by a score of […]

The 2022 FIFA World Cup: a sports-washing masterclass

Sports writer Ryan Shumaker speaks on the good and the bad of the World Cup. The 2022 FIFA World Cup saw the might of football’s powerhouse nations clash with a resilient rising tide of smaller nations to produce unforgettable moments of magic and drama. Unfortunately, there is a dark side of this World Cup’s story […]

Tulsa Brushes Aside Cross-Town Rival

Soccer analyst Ryan Shumaker offers a glimpse of TU’s match against ORU On Monday night, Hurricane Stadium was brimming with anticipation for a fiercely competitive clash of 918 rivals. While there was more than enough ferocity to go around, hope of a competitive match proved early on to be forlorn. After an even opening five […]

Tulsa Cruise Past Kansas City in Home Opener

TU Men’s Soccer Wins 4-1 After a mixed bag of performances in Wisconsin last week, the 16th-ranked Golden Hurricane men returned to the fortress and proved themselves thoroughly superior to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in their first competitive home match of the season. While the 4-1 score line ultimately flattered Kansas City, the […]