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Beyond the Bison: Players unions speak out as U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting draws near

Beyond the Bison: Players unions speak out as U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting draws near

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

President George H. W. Bush signed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) into law on Oct. 28, 1992 that then went into effect on Jan. 1, 1993. The goal of the bill was to stop the spread of sports betting in the United States. It was a response not just to sports gambling, but...

Beyond the Bison: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs first round preview and predictions

Beyond the Bison: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs first round preview and predictions

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

When the NHL season started a long six months ago, each team had hopes of hoisting Lord Stanley’s Mug overhead and drinking champagne out of the top bowl come June. Today, 16 of the 31 teams are left standing with the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs now underway. The 2017-2018 regular season was filled with...

Beyond the Bison: Dodgers’ Chase Utley becomes teammates with a fan from the past

Beyond the Bison: Dodgers’ Chase Utley becomes teammates with a fan from the past

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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When a professional athlete visits a child in need, their impact on that child can last for an exceptionally long time. Many of us have friends that retell stories about how they met a professional athlete when they were a kid, but it’s probably safe to say that their stories are nothing like this...

Beyond the Bison: Tiger Woods’ mighty return to the 2018 Masters

Beyond the Bison: Tiger Woods’ mighty return to the 2018 Masters

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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Before undergoing his fourth back surgery, an interior lumbar interbody infusion, in April 2017, Tiger Woods had to be helped out of bed every day for the better part of six months. He did not know if he’d ever get to play golf again, but he credits his return to motivation from his two kids. His daughter...

Beyond the Bison: What all of us can learn from Alabama football coach Nick Saban

Beyond the Bison: What all of us can learn from Alabama football coach Nick Saban

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


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Nick Saban is a man who needs no introduction. His well-established reputation added another layer this year when the University of Alabama football played the University of Georgia in football for the national championship. Saban’s gutsy call to put freshman backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in...

Recap of the Winter Olympics

Recap of the Winter Olympics

Elise Covert and Brittany Willwerth

March 1, 2018


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Team USA Highlights: Mirai Nagasu becomes the first female American figure skater to land the triple axel in Olympic competition. Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall become the first American team to ever win a gold in Olympic cross-country skiing. John Shuster and the men’s curling team ...

Beyond the Bison: Losing beats winning in the NBA

Beyond the Bison: Losing beats winning in the NBA

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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As the NBA season enters its final quarter, the league’s bottom-dwellers are in the midst of a race to the worst record, looking to increase their team’s odds of having the top draft pick. Eight teams, in a group that has a combined 45-game losing streak according to ESPN, are currently within...

Beyond the Bison: Judgment day may be coming for college basketball

Beyond the Bison: Judgment day may be coming for college basketball

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Multiple reports this week have indicated that the ongoing criminal investigations into NCAA college basketball recruiting practices will likely incriminate some of the most prestigious programs, Hall of Fame coaches, and legendary players from all major conferences in the nation. In September 2017,...

Beyond the Bison: The NHL drops the ball on this year’s Winter Olympics, banning players’ attendance

Beyond the Bison: The NHL drops the ball on this year’s Winter Olympics, banning players’ attendance

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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Four years ago, American professional ice hockey player, T.J. Oshie became a national hero. With Russian President Vladimir Putin’s eyes fixated on the ice and the host nation’s success resting on the dynamite trio of Pavel Datsyuk, Alexander Ovechkin, and Ilya Kovalchuk, Oshie scored on four of...

Beyond the Bison: MLB owners accused of institutional influence over spending in free agent freeze-out

Beyond the Bison: MLB owners accused of institutional influence over spending in free agent freeze-out

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Major League Baseball (MLB) players report to spring training in less than a week, but more than 120 free agents remain unsigned, including notable stars Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, J.D. Martinez, and Eric Hosmer. According to an analysis done by Yahoo Sports, MLB payrolls could drop for the first time...

Beyond the Bison: The case for moving American sports stadiums downtown

Beyond the Bison: The case for moving American sports stadiums downtown

Patrick Dempsey, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


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Famed American musician Jimmy Buffett once said, “We don’t have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks.” American sports stadiums are like cathedrals to the most loyal of fans. A major part of attending a sporting event is receiving the full fan experience;...

Beyond the Bison: North Korea will march with South Korea in Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Beyond the Bison: North Korea will march with South Korea in Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Patrick Dempsey, Contributing Writer

January 25, 2018


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Following a meeting chaired by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Lausanne, Switzerland on Jan. 20, the IOC officially declared that North Korea and South Korea will march together in the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony under the Korean Unification flag. The...

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