Putin dopes the world cup; Steph Curry and the Warriors lose the Finals; Tampa Bay wins Stanley Cup. graphic by Emma Palmer

Crystal ball: summer 2019 edition

The Collegian sports staff gives their brilliant, ridiculous and sometimes conspicuous predictions for upcoming sports news around the world. 1. Warriors lose, sign Kawhi Leonard: I know this one may be a hot take, but the numbers are all there. Golden State is running out of souls to trade for NBA success, and the devil […]

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane squares up against their rival, the Houston Cougars. graphic by Emma Palmer

Houston should be our school rival

Former TU football player Thomas von Borstel explains why the Cougars would make a good pick as a rival to the Golden Hurricane. We are perpetually the small school. The closest-sized FBS university in NCAA Division I is Rice University with an undergraduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students. With that, we maintain underdog status, a […]

Gronkowski will retire after nine seasons with the Patriots. courtesy ESPN

The Gronkowski is out-ski

Professional football journalist Lindsey Prather covers the departure of the NFL’s top tight end and what it means for the Patriots. The NFL offseason is always littered with announcements and retirements. Although the element of surprise was absent, Rob Gronkowski, the long-time tight end of the New England Patriots, announced his retirement via Instagram on […]

Philly and D.C. duke it out. graphic by Emma Palmer

A-Rod sparks Philly vs. D.C. debate

Baseball journalist Lindsey Prather weighs in on Alex Rodriguez’s inflammatory comments toward Washington D.C. as a sports city. Potential baseball Hall-of-Famer Alex Rodriguez drew the ire of sports fans in Washington D.C. following derogatory comments prompted by the departure of Bryce Harper from the Washington Nationals to join the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper signed a 13-year, […]

The National League teams ranked by division. graphic by Conner Maggio

Professional baseball preview: NL edition

Editor-in-Chief Justin Guglielmetti delivers a comprehensive breakdown of what he thinks will happen in the National League’s regular season. NL East Philadelphia Phillies: If I had my way, the city of Philadelphia would never field a competitive sports team again. Alas, the Phillies’ ownership group broke out the big bucks over the offseason, revamping their […]

The percentages of NCAA athletes and the substances they consume. courtesy NCAA Research

Does cannabis enhance performance?

Sports journalist Thomas von Borstel delivers the science and history concerning marijuana products in athletic performance. Marijuana as an athletic performance-enhancing substance has been the subject of much debate, largely due to its widespread ban in the NCAA. Now, it’s rarely tested for; most universities test increasingly rarely for recreational drugs, especially now that the […]

LeBron loses 14-year playoff streak

NBA journalist Chris Lierly discusses the factors leading to the Lakers missing the playoffs despite having the league’s best player. LeBron James will miss the NBA postseason for the first time in 14 years. As usual, the Western Conference of the NBA has a small gap between its potential third and eighth seeds for the […]

American League rankings by division. graphic by Conner Maggio

MLB regular season preview: AL edition

Editor-in-Chief Justin Guglielmetti offers a comprehensive team-by-team preview for the upcoming regular season of American League baseball. AL East New York Yankees: The Bronx Bombers shocked the sports world by choosing not to pursue Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, but part of the reason might be that they already boast a stacked lineup and one […]