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Cardinals, Clemens and $6 cotton candy

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September 26, 2013

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“Cold beer! Eight dollars! Get your cold beer right here!” The sounds and smells of “America” filled the crisp fall air; hot dogs, $8 Budweiser, and the sharp crack of a bat. I went to my first Major League Baseball...

The things we don’t talk about

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September 19, 2013

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This is not another commentary about the NCAA. This is a commentary about the institutions that perpetuate the stranglehold of power that the NCAA has on America’s “amateur” athletes and college sports. Another piece of...

More than just a game

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April 25, 2013

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Sports have always been an integral part of my life. As a kid, I was the player that hated to lose more than anything. This fiery competitive attitude has been with me ever since those days, and it has molded me into the die-hard...

Is Carp ready to hang it up?

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February 14, 2013

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Near the end of the 2011 film “Moneyball,” Bill Beane wonders, “How do you not get romantic about baseball?” Baseball, in all its fun and excitement, in all its myth and magic, is indeed a romantic sport, but it can be...

Can SLU grab their dancing shoes?

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February 7, 2013

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After the magical run that saw the Billikens upset the No. 8 seeded Memphis Tigers and nearly upset the No. 1 seeded Michigan State Spartans in the third round of the NCAA tournament last year, Billiken fans are understandably...

An ode to ‘The Perfect Knight’

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January 24, 2013

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There are a few moments in your life that you’ll look back on with sad fondness. The passing of Stan Musial is one of those moments for me. I have been a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals since I understood what the game of...

Breaking down the BCS battles

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December 6, 2012

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Orange Bowl: No. 15 Northern Illinois vs. No. 12 Florida State, Jan. 1 Fret not, BCS bashers--a Cinderella candidate has arrived to the ball. The Northern Illinois Huskies snuck into the Orange Bowl, finishing in the top 16 of...

Stern’s kingdom sinking in the sand

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December 6, 2012

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Under Commissioner David Stern, the NBA has evolved into America’s third most popular professional sports league, behind the NFL and MLB. The NBA has greatly expanded their reach into foreign countries, most aggressively in...

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