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Leave the rankings to sports

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September 13, 2012

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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 prospective undergraduates and their parents. Only they’re not trying to decide who will participate in a silly BCS Champion...

U.S. News, keep the rankings to sports

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September 12, 2012

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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 prospective undergraduates and their parents. Only they’re not trying to decide who will participate in a silly Bowl Champion...

Putting Sports in the proper perspective

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August 30, 2012

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“[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 have the power to make us cheer, curse, cry and celebrate. It can be very entertaining and can sometimes be wrongly placed on a pede...

Butler set to join the Atlantic 10

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May 2, 2012

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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, Ind., the Bulldogs have been a target for the Saint Louis University men’s basketball schedule over the past few...

Billikens, meet the Bulldogs

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May 2, 2012

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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 whether Saint Louis University belongs in the Missouri Valley Conference. First, let me give you Butler’s biography: A...

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