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Dumb Jocks? Not at SLU

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November 1, 2012

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 experience of another student. One of Saint Louis University’s goals...

Cheaters, cheaters, pumpkin-eaters

Cheaters, cheaters, pumpkin-eaters

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October 26, 2012

You don’t care about Lance Armstrong. You didn’t care that he won seven Tour de France titles, raised millions of dollars for cancer, or that he divorced Sheryl Crow. And now, you definitely don’t care that he cheated his way to the top. This past school year, a widespread cheating racket at...

Do yourself a favor and catch some SLU Soccer

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October 25, 2012

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. It sickens me for two major reasons. First, our men’s soccer team is very...

New wild card only helps our wild Cards

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October 11, 2012

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 addition of the teams was collectively bargained last year, but Selig...

The playoffs finally pack some parity

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October 4, 2012

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?) postseason party invited only the elite eight teams from the regular season,...

Inconsistency in NCAA Academic Standards

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September 27, 2012

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 and shopping for your dorm room, you are informed that your scholarship...

Andy Murray finally proves critics wrong

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September 13, 2012

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 deserved recognition for his skills. Critics have not always been nice...

Leave the rankings to sports

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September 13, 2012

Every Sunday afternoon during the college football season, fans and analysts alike clamor about after release of the latest top 25 rankings. Similarly, this past Wednesday, US News & World Report released their annual rankings of colleges and universities, creating an equally chaotic scene among pr...

U.S. News, keep the rankings to sports

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September 12, 2012

Every Sunday afternoon during the college football season, fans and analysts alike clamor about after release of the latest top 25 rankings. Similarly, this past Wednesday, US News & World Report released their annual rankings of colleges and universities, creating an equally chaotic scene among pr...

Putting Sports in the proper perspective

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August 30, 2012

“[T]he finish line is sometimes merely the symbol of victory. All sorts of personal triumphs take place before that point, and the outcome of the race may actually be decided long before the end.” – Laurence Malone  Sports; they are a vibrant and entertaining part of campus life. Sports hav...

Butler set to join the Atlantic 10

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May 2, 2012

The Atlantic 10 Conference was able to avoid the seismic shakeups started by the Southeastern Conference, but has finally succumbed to the realignment wave. Butler University has agreed to defect from the Horizon League and join the Atlantic-10 in all sports for the 2013-14 season. Located in Indianapolis,...

Billikens, meet the Bulldogs

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May 2, 2012

It came as little surprise when yesterday the Atlantic 10 Conference formally accepted Butler University as a full member, starting July 1, 2013. With the addition of BU, there should no longer be a discussion over whether the A-10 is the premiere mid-major men’s basketball conference in America or...

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