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Franchises should spare no expense when paying players

In the first half of a 2013 NCAA Elite Eight game, Louisville battled Duke. Louisville guard Kevin Ware flew through the air in an attempt to close out on a shooter and missed the block. As the shot fell, so…

If refs are going to mess up calls, they can at least do it a little less often

Referees are the worst. It doesn’t matter what you call them: refs, umps, blue, zebras, judge, “Sir,” “Mr. Official,” linesman, whatever. No one can make a game boring quite like a referee can. Flag this, whistle that and suddenly the…

Oxy football to return for 2018 season

The Occidental football team is making a return, according to an email sent to administrators by President Veitch April 23. In the email, Veitch said that the program met the conditions needed to reinstate the team: fundraising and recruiting. The…

For MLB money means more than strategic integrity

It is officially springtime, and with spring comes baseball. As a Philadelphia Phillies fan, I have not been given much reason to watch the 162-game season the last seven or so years, but it’s hard not to get excited when…

Athletes’ opinions should be valued as much as their play

The phrase “stick to sports” has been tossed around many times, with a recent example being when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem. The issue was apparently so important that even the president became involved in…

NFL injuries tarnish season and Super Bowl

As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, Super Bowl LII was better than I could have ever imagined. From the first whistle to the last, I was on the edge of my seat. And, while this game might have been one of…

Taking a knee during the national anthem is a patriotic protest

The use of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at sporting events dates back, on record at least, to the early 1900s. Because the United States had recently entered World War I, it was common for “patriotic” acts to occur during baseball games. This…

No hardware for Reese, Tigers as they bow out of SCIAC tournament

A solid regular season earned the Occidental women’s lacrosse team (11-6) a berth in the four-team SCIAC playoff tournament. In a six-team conference, Occidental bagged the number three seed, which means they hit the road for an away game against…

Men’s 4×100 fastest in the nation

Occidental’s track and field team continues to make national headlines, this time courtesy of the men’s 4×100 meter relay team. A month after Sabrina Degnan (sophomore) threw a nationwide-best 135 feet and 7 inches in javelin, the team comprised of…

Degnan throws best javelin in nation, moves into third all-time

Sabrina Degnan (sophomore) threw a nationwide-best 135 feet and 7 inches in the javelin event at the Redlands Invite March 17. Not only was Degnan’s toss the best in country this year, but she also became the third all-time farthest…

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