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26 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathon Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
  Who will win the AL East? Munch I’m not an Orioles fan, but I’ll still be following the American League East just as close as my beloved Washington National’s NL East because of how contested this race is going to be all season. Every team in the league (except the Blue Jays, sorry Blue Jays) have a chance to win the pennant, but I think this is the year that the Tampa Bay Rays become far more than a Wild Card team. Let’s just look at this pitching rotation. It is easily in the top five rotations in baseball, and make a case to be in […] Read the full story »

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5 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Who is the Most Valuable Player of the NBA? Matt: You know what I’m sick of right now? Winter. Well, let me add one thing. LeBron “please get off my television” James. That’s right, I’m not a big fan of LeBron James, but let’s look at this objectively. Up until last week, Kevin Durant was the unanimous MVP choice, after putting together a streak of 12 straight games with at least 12 points. No one has ever done that, not LeBron and not Michael Jordan. Durant is simply the most important player for his team in the entire NBA. Without him, the Thunder would have Russell Westbrook […] Read the full story »

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29 Jan 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Tyler: It was a brilliant move by the Ravens to hire Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator for a couple of reasons. The main reason obviously is because of Kubiak’s incredible track record as offensive coordinator in Denver. Before Kubiak coached the Texans, he was offensive coordinator for the Broncos for 11 seasons and helped the team win two Super Bowls. He runs a great offensive system that will allow the Ravens to run play action, which is something they didn’t do last season. Kubiak also has a great history having successful running backs, which bodes well for Ray Rice. The other good reason for the Kubiak hiring […] Read the full story »

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17 Apr 2013 | No Comments | By Kyle Casey, Staff Writer
Who’s to blame for the brawl? Kyle Casey: When Dodgers’ pitcher Zack Greinke hit Padres’ outfielder Carlos Quentin in the arm last week, nothing should have happened other than Quentin walking to first and taking his free base. Quentin showed his immaturity when, in an unjustified bout of anger, he charged the mound, dropping his shoulder into Greinke, and starting a bench-clearing brawl for both teams. What Quentin failed to realize in the heat of the moment was that Greinke had him on a 3-2 count with just a one-run lead in the sixth inning. Why would Greinke intentionally hit Quentin in a game-changing situation like that? […] Read the full story »

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3 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Staff Writer and Jeff McDonough, Contributing Writer
Matt Hamilton, Staff Writer: My mother keeps telling me, “Matthew! Quit sitting around and do something with your life. Why do you need both TVs on at the same time?” Some people just do not understand the significance of March Madness, a month-long celebration of basketball. If only I could pay this much attention to school. Now we’re reaching the home stretch and my bracket is all but shattered. Blame it on the Cinderellas (I’m talking to you, Florida Gulf Coast). It was never my favorite Disney movie anyway. Indiana was my original champion, but apparently Syracuse and its 2-3 zone had other plans. I have a […] Read the full story »

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27 Feb 2013 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Associate Sports Editor and Jonathan Munshaw, News Editor
Jesse Jones, Associate Sports Editor: Quite frankly, I can’t even pick a favorite. It seems that almost every week the top-seeded team in the nation gets upset. Just the other night, Indiana was knocked off on the road at Minnesota. The Hoosiers also lost to Illinois, Wisconsin and Butler. Let me note that Butler is also a dangerous team. Indiana has one of the top players in the nation in Cody Zeller, as well as a great coach in Tom Crean. But with four losses, you can’t say that they’re the flat-out favorite to win it all. Take a look at Miami. Yes, Miami. The Hurricanes have […] Read the full story »

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Looking back at Baltimore’s fairytale season
6 Feb 2013 | No Comments | By Jeff McDonough, Contributing Writer, and Matt Hamilton, Staff Writer
Ravens in review Jeff McDonough, Contributing Writer: The final chapter of the Baltimore Ravens’ 2012 championship season was written Tuesday during a celebratory parade where an estimated 200,000 people lined the streets and packed the stadium to cheer on their team. The joy and enthusiasm of this town has been emphatic and resounding. Now we can begin to reflect on how exactly this journey ended with a Lombardi Trophy. Going into the 2012 campaign, the Ravens were feeling confident. If it had not been for what I have dubbed “the worst missed field goal in NFL history,” the team well could’ve played for a Super Bowl the […] Read the full story »

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Sports writers discuss the NBA
9 May 2012 | 6 Comments | By Jesse Jones, Staff Writer, and Alex Glaze, Staff Writer
Should the Knicks trade Amar’e Stoudemine? Jesse: I’ve been back-and-forth with this one. Amar’e has had times where he has been great in New York, and then he’s had times where he’s been completely out of it (a la punching a fire extinguisher). There have been instances where he can be on the court at the same time as Carmelo, and the Knicks flourish. There have also been times where both look inept and completely out of sync, as both players seem to play better when they are the primary ball handlers. If I were running the Knicks, I’d keep Amar’e. Having two superstars on one team […] Read the full story »

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Sports editors discuss series
25 Apr 2012 | No Comments | By Andrew Constant, Sports Editor and Alena Schwarz, Assistant Sports Editor
Best Player on the Bruins Andrew: This is tough for me, because I don’t think any of the Bruins have been particularly great so far. The top two offensive lines have pretty much been absent from the score sheet, with guys like Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin floating through games without much impact. The defense has been pedestrian at best, with guys like Joe Corvo and Greg Zanon making the top pair of Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg not look so hot. Rich Peverley would be my choice for the Bruins, but only because he looks engaged at all times and has managed to score some points. […] Read the full story »

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7 Mar 2012 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Staff Writer Sam Smith, Associate Sports Editor
Is Jorge Posada a Hall of Famer? Jesse: I was completely stumped at first when I was asked this question. Posada has been around since I started watching baseball and has always been an intricate piece to the success of the Yankees. However, there have been other stars such as Derek Jeter, A-Rod, Hideki Matsui and Mariano Rivera that have taken more of the limelight. He played most of his career at the catcher position, but also saw some time as a first and second basemen. For much of this past season, he was the Yankees’ designated hitter. Yes, he was durable, as he played in more […] Read the full story »