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Athletes supporting athletes

Athletes supporting athletes

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

April 25, 2019


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Sports are an extremely powerful force that brings people around the world together, regardless of their ethnic, social, or economic backgrounds. A similar topic, not nearly as prevalent, is just how much athletes actually support other athletes, both at the collegiate and professional level. But with...

Tiger Woods continues to revolutionize the sport of golf

Tiger Woods continues to revolutionize the sport of golf

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

April 18, 2019


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Tiger Woods has gone through more ups and downs than the majority of athletes around the world. His U.S. Open victory with a torn ACL in 2008 was followed by an image-altering marital cheating scandal in 2009 and four consecutive back surgeries in a three-year span. Woods made the comeback of the ages...

The heated national controversy over player-coach interactions

The heated national controversy over player-coach interactions

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

April 11, 2019


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Legendary NCAA basketball coach Bob Knight is only one example of the many sports coaches who have a reputation of yelling and getting physical with their players in order to hold them accountable and help them grow as individuals and teammates. Decades ago, this coaching style was deemed normal; it...

Regaining joy in women’s gymnastics

Regaining joy in women’s gymnastics

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

April 4, 2019


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In the past few decades, the UCLA women gymnasts have experienced more emotional and physical trauma than most NCAA athletes, stemming from recent sexual abuse from USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and the extremely demanding schedule from their club teams with the ultimate expectation...

The unknown future of NCAA revenue in college hoops

The unknown future of NCAA revenue in college hoops

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

March 29, 2019


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Every year as March approaches, basketball fans wait in anticipation for the NCAA Tournament. Fans fill out brackets in quixotic hopes of making a perfect entry, school rivalries and comraderies surface, and scouts look at the talent for future NBA players as they play in the most significant games o...

BTB: New Nike ad: A compelling cry for respect of female athletes

BTB: New Nike ad: A compelling cry for respect of female athletes

Elise Covert, Print Managing Co-Editor

February 28, 2019


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Nike released a new ad titled “Dream Crazier,” narrated by Serena Williams, on Feb. 24 during the Oscars. The video has accumulated over 6.5 million views on YouTube in only three days. Many high profile female athletes have shared the ad on their social media platforms in a renewed collective call fo...

The HEADstrong Foundation: The power of sports

The HEADstrong Foundation: The power of sports

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


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Individuals across the globe are undeniably connected through sports. Now, a campaign against cancer started by a 19-year-old college lacrosse player in 2005 is becoming one of the biggest sports trends across the country, bringing athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels together.   An...

The intriguing concept of America’s off-season football

The intriguing concept of America’s off-season football

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


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Every year when the NFL season comes to an end, football fans dread the fact that they have to wait over 200 days to watch another game. Thankfully, this year is different. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) may prove to be a football fan’s off-season dream. A total of 416 players on eight teams...

NHL expands their ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ campaign, celebrating Black History Month for first time

NHL expands their ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ campaign, celebrating Black History Month for first time

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 7, 2019


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February is Black History Month, a time to reflect upon and celebrate the African American individuals, culture, and events that have shaped our nation while simultaneously furthering our understanding of racial inequality. Almost all professional sports organizations partake in this month-long event...

Beyond the Bison: Witnessing NBA History

Beyond the Bison: Witnessing NBA History

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

January 31, 2019


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In the National Basketball Association (NBA), the label of “super team” has been assigned to various franchises to emphasize the dominance of a particular team. For instance, LeBron James joined the Miami Heat in 2010, accompanying future Hall of Famers Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Heat went...

Beyond the Bison: The changing culture in the NFL

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

January 24, 2019


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If you asked football fans during the 2016 season what they thought of the NFL culture, most (if not all) would bring up the controversies over player activism, such as kneeling during the national anthem, league suspensions with performance-enhancing drugs, and brain trauma. In a way, the future ...

Beyond the Bison– Pulling your weight: Disordered eating in athletics

Beyond the Bison– Pulling your weight: Disordered eating in athletics

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

November 30, 2018


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Athletes are considered some of the most determined people in society. They are driven to top the competition, which is often what pushes so many to be the best: an attitude that is encouraged in many settings. But what happens when this need to outdo competitors or to improve takes priority over an...

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