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My time with Majerus, a coach and friend

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November 29, 2012

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I always thought this day might come, but I had never hoped to type these words: Rick Majerus is now the former head coach of the Saint Louis University men’s basketball team. My relationship with Majerus began my sophomore...

Roll Tide vs Fighting Catholics

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November 29, 2012

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After three months of defending home turf, grueling road wars and cycling through four different number one teams, college football has finally come down to this month of waiting. Notre Dame retains the title of Bowl Championship...

Bloomberg’s moment of clarity sends a message

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November 16, 2012

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In an instant, nothing else mattered. Nothing else should have mattered at least. Hurricane Sandy swept through the Northeast, flooding subway tunnels, cancelling thousands of flights and affecting millions of lives. Just a...

College basketball, an early Christmas gift

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November 7, 2012

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My favorite time of year is here again; the day I have been praying for since the start of the college football season. College basketball is back, and it is an exciting time both at Saint Louis University and around the nation. This...

Dumb Jocks? Not at SLU

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November 2, 2012

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The derogatory utterances can be heard at least once on an average walk down West Pine Boulevard. “Well he’s an athlete,” “that’s just a blow-off major anyway,” or any flippant stereotypes used to diminish the college...

Do yourself a favor and catch some SLU Soccer

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October 25, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Men's Soccer, Sports

Here’s a few numbers to consider: 432, 487 and 432. These are the attendance figures for the recent men’s home soccer games, and two of those games were against nationally-ranked teams. All I know is that this sickens me....

New wild card only helps our wild Cards

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October 11, 2012

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Shortly before the beginning of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, fans were treated to another little Turkish delight from the often witch-like mind of commissioner Bud Selig: an additional Wild Card team from each league....

The playoffs finally pack some parity

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October 4, 2012

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The Major League Baseball playoff table has been set, and after enduring a fall marred by replacement referees and a looming National Hockey League lockout, sports fans are ready to feast. Though the typical  (previous? Former?)...

Inconsistency in NCAA Academic Standards

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September 27, 2012

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Think back to when you were in high school. Think about how hard you worked to get that scholarship, athletic or academic, to the school of your choice. Now, imagine it’s the first week of August, and amid packing your clothes...

Andy Murray finally proves critics wrong

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September 13, 2012

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Andy Murray, a British national, won a grand slam singles final in the US Open. A feat that took Great Britain 76 years to accomplish again. He has been playing tennis since he was a teenager, but only now is he receiving much...

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