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 […]

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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 […]

Crystal (base)ball, NL edition

What do you mean the season has already started? Student writers Zane Cawthon and Joe Edmunds lay out the 100 percent accurate National League standings for 2018. NL East 1. New York Mets I’m probably stretching with this pick, too, but at the very least, the Mets will be a far better team than the […]

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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 […]

The puck drops on the NHL playoffs

Lord Stanley’s Cup is once again up for grabs as another NHL regular season draws to a close. Will the two-time defending champion Penguins achieve an elusive three-peat? Or will a newcomer rise up and take the throne? WEST Nashville vs. Colorado Just like last year, the Nashville Predators ripped through the competition this season […]

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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 […]

Curran Scott hits a leaner against Temple. Photo by Dalton Stewart

Heartbreak for the Hurricane in AAC Tourney

The Golden Hurricane finished the regular season strong, but lost in the American conference quarterfinals to a Memphis buzzer beater. With the fourth seed and a first-round bye already secured for the conference tournament, the University of Tulsa men’s basketball game didn’t need to win on Sunday against Temple. But on the last home game […]

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Spread the Love It can be easy to forget that professional athletes are actual human beings. They are larger-than-life figures (literally) who perform such incredible feats with their bodies that we tend to mythologize them. To many observers, they might as well be characters in a play acting out their lives in an alternate reality, […]