More needs to be done about homophobia in college sports

The Occidental men’s soccer team beat Whittier College by a score of 2–0 Sept. 8. And while the result on paper was a positive one, the game’s outcome was tainted by allegations of homophobic comments made towards a gay Whittier…

Root, root, root for the underdog!

Growing up a Boston sports fan, I spent nine summers with everyone around me knowing the Red Sox would never win a game, let alone the World Series — that they could never beat the Curse of the Bambino set in 1920 by…

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…

No place for Lavar Ball in sports world

Television viewers today have so many options for entertainment, be it from Netflix, Hulu or another service. Amidst all these choices, my recommendation for where to get a good laugh may strike others as odd: watch infamous basketball dad, LaVar Ball,…

Rams grab L.A. by the horns with new coach

The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) have shot out to an 8–3 start and look as though they will be contenders when the playoffs arrive. Having had a disappointing season last year, finishing with a 4–12…

College athletics will always be important, regardless of the division

In light of the fact that hardly any Occidental sports fill the stands with fans, and the series of events that surrounded the football team this fall, students might wonder why we even have sports teams. They may question why…

U.S. men’s national team fails to qualify for World Cup as fan viewership for the sport declines

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will not be heading to Russia for the World Cup this summer, following a crushing 2–1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago Oct. 10, officially eliminating them from qualification. The loss ends a tumultuous qualifying…

If he can play, she can play

I’ve been thinking a lot more about feminism and sports ever since I first read Shai Goodman’s column about the role that sexism played in her little league experience. It’s a topic we’ve been writing about frequently here at The…

McGregor-Mayweather would be the real fight of the century

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced March 11 that he would come out of retirement to fight one man and one man only — Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. While the details of the fight — the date, money…

Get back out there, San Diego. The Raiders are asking about you.

Hey there, San Diego. You just had a messy break-up. I feel for you, I’d give you a hug if you weren’t 372.4 square miles large. I loved the Chargers almost as much as you did, no matter how many…

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