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Reflections from the road: Lessons from Hinkle

Reflections from the road: Lessons from Hinkle

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February 27, 2013

There are few places in collegiate basketball like Hinkle Fieldhouse. Built in 1928, the now 10,000-seat venue was once the largest basketball arena in the United States. In 2006, ESPN named it “Indiana’s Basketball Cathedral.” Being inside Hinkle is like stepping back in time. The court that the B...

Is Carp ready to hang it up?

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February 14, 2013

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 a dramatic, sad and devastating one at the same time.   Fans all...

Can SLU grab their dancing shoes?

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February 7, 2013

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 excited for the this years tournament to start. A quick look at the most recent...

Rotnei Clarke: Butler guard relies on God, family for support

Rotnei Clarke: Butler guard relies on God, family for support

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February 7, 2013

It’s unusual and extraordinary for me to use my column space to rave about an opponent. After all, is not the whole philosophy behind competitive sports to destroy, dismantle and embarrass your opponent? Respect their athleticism, sure, but prove to them that you are superior, despite what the statistics...

An ode to ‘The Perfect Knight’

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January 24, 2013

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 baseball was all about. There’s a passion and a romance for baseball around...

Breaking down the BCS battles

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December 6, 2012

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 the final BCS standings behind a 12-1 record. Florida State lands here...

Stern’s kingdom sinking in the sand

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December 6, 2012

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 China, and the league has added 10 new teams since Stern took over. More recently,...

My time with Majerus, a coach and friend

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November 29, 2012

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 year when I became the basketball beat writer for The University News. I...

Roll Tide vs Fighting Catholics

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November 29, 2012

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 Series (BCS) No. 1 after a beat down of Wake Forest for their first shutout...

Bloomberg’s moment of clarity sends a message

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November 16, 2012

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 few days later, though, the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, announced...

Billikens to be tested by USC Upstate in season opener

Billikens to be tested by USC Upstate in season opener

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November 7, 2012

The Billiken men’s basketball team will tip off their season on Nov. 9 against South Carolina Upstate, an opponent who, despite its lack of name recognition, is still one to watch. Spartan coach, Eddie Payne, won the Hugh Durham Award as the nation’s top mid-major coach after he led the Spartans to a 21-1...

College basketball, an early Christmas gift

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November 7, 2012

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 college basketball season will provide a lot of excitement for SLU....

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