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Prediction goes from pure fantasy to startling reality

Prediction goes from pure fantasy to startling reality

By Connor Woodsmall, Staff writer

January 10, 2018

Who says there are such things as bad omens. For years, the Sports Illustrated cover has been regarded by some as one of the biggest “curses” in sports. Multiple teams and players have seemingly been jinxed after being featured on the magazine’s cover. The Houston Astros turned the idea com...

Ending with a different kind of win

Ending with a different kind of win

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

April 11, 2017

The realm of sports is flooded with a competitive spirit, as in the end only one team can truly call itself victorious. For the AMSA varsity basketball teams, the title of Division IV champions was just out of reach when they made it to their respective playoffs and lost. While they may have...

Arena leads U.S. men’s soccer resurgence

Arena leads U.S. men’s soccer resurgence

By Joe Hall, Staff writer

April 11, 2017

Two competitive games into his second tenure as coach of the U.S. national men’s soccer team, Bruce Arena has officially hit the ground running. After a rocky start in its World Cup qualifying campaign, the squad is back on track, winning 6-0 at home against Honduras on March 24 and drawing 1-1 awa...

It’s now or never for U.S. men’s soccer

It’s now or never for U.S. men’s soccer

By Joe Hall, Staff writer

March 24, 2017

With the FIFA World Cup less than two years away, this is when national teams really dig deep and focus on qualifying. The United States had hoped its final qualifying games would be a mere formality at this point, but the team--after 20 years of international success--is in real danger of missing the p...

Brady has cemented his status as the ‘G.O.A.T.’

Brady has cemented his status as the ‘G.O.A.T.’

By Marianne Mouawad, Sports editor

February 28, 2017

Seventeen years ago, he was such an unknown that it would have been unthinkable to refer to him as “QB2” for the University of Michigan. Three weeks ago, the man now known far and wide as QB12 led the Patriots to a fifth Super Bowl championship, earning his fourth game MVP award in the process. ...

The five best Super Bowls ever

The five best Super Bowls ever

By Andrew Fehribach, Opinion editor

February 8, 2017

After 51 Super Bowls, there are, of course, certainly at least a few that stand out as great games, worthy of being remembered for a long time. Not every championship game, in any sport, will live up to expectations and be worth watching. The Super Bowl, for the first 30 or so years of its existenc...

Patriots hope to get by without big No. 87

Patriots hope to get by without big No. 87

By Marianne Mouawad, Sports editor

January 13, 2017

The third time’s a charm, right? Not for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on having the third back surgery of his career. In 2009 and 2013 Gronkowski had surgeries to repair herniated disks in his back and he had another procedure on Dec. 2. This surgery leaves Gronkowski out for the remainder of the Patriots’ season—a huge setback as the team, the top seed in the AFC, he...

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