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The USWNT’s salary struggle

The USWNT's salary struggle

Michael Caruso, Senior Sports Writer

March 5, 2020

Over the past few years, the difference in pay between the U.S. men’s national soccer team (USMNT) and the women’s national team (USWNT) has gained public attention. With two consecutive World Cup titles, the women’s team has gained extensive success and notoriety, which further highlights why...

Remembering Kobe

Remembering Kobe

Michael Caruso, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

In late January, former Los Angeles Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant died tragically and suddenly in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., along with seven other individuals. Since then, the sports world has been grieving the losses, and on Monday, Feb....

The WNBA’s progress

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 21, 2020

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has come an unbelievably long way since its start in 1996. For instance, the organization recently struck an eight-year collective bargaining deal that will increase the average player’s salary to $130,000, as well as guaranteed full-pay maternity...

Football’s new off-season

Football's new off-season

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

With the NFL season officially over after the exciting 2020 Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, football fans may be asking themselves, “Well, now what?” Football generates a large following throughout the NFL season, and I am sure fans are not eager to wait almo...

Uncertainty with the 2020 Olympics

Uncertainty with the 2020 Olympics

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 7, 2020

The Olympics are one of the most anticipated events in the global sports community; the 2020 games in Tokyo are fast approaching, and countries have been diligently continuing their preparations to ensure a successful outing. Yet one country which could prove anomalous this year is China. Unfortunately,...

The future of women’s tennis

The future of women’s tennis

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

January 30, 2020

When discussing young talent across various international sports, stars such as the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Dončić or Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé are often brought up as the future of their respective sports. However, the international sports community is currently seeing young dominance...

The changing viewing dynamic of the NBA

The changing viewing dynamic of the NBA

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

January 23, 2020

In recent years, the NBA has stretched its reach throughout the globe thanks to social media, new and improved streaming platforms, and the increase of younger international stars joining the league. However, while there is an array of talent and constant action, the NBA is actually seeing a sharp decline...

Rugby World Cup win met with mixed reactions in South Africa

Rugby World Cup win met with mixed reactions in South Africa

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

On Nov. 2, the Springboks of South Africa pulled off a stunning 32-12 upset over England in the Rugby World Cup final. It was the team’s third tournament victory, and their first since 2007. The Springboks were dominant, winning by a final margin of 20 points, and the win came just over a year after...

A brief history of Thanksgiving Day football

A brief history of Thanksgiving Day football

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

For many Americans, it is hard to imagine Thanksgiving without football. The very first Thanksgiving Day game was played in Philadelphia in 1869. The landmark contest came six years after former President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a fixed national holiday, and only two weeks after the Rutgers-Princeton...

Beyond the Bison: NBA load management

Beyond the Bison: NBA load management

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

November 14, 2019

The 82-game NBA regular season takes a physical toll on players’ bodies. In response, teams and coaches are choosing to sporadically bench their high-profile players in what has become known as “load management.” While the league grapples with deciding whether this procedure falls within the bounds...

Journalism website instructs writers to “stick to sports”

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

November 13, 2019

On Oct. 28, journalists at Deadspin, a sports-centered journalism website, were instructed by site’s upper management to “stick to sports.” On Tuesday, the interim editor-in-chief was fired for refusing to obey the instruction. And on Wednesday, at least 10 journalists resigned their positions.   Deadspin,...

Beyond the Bison: Construction crisis in Qatar

Beyond the Bison: Construction crisis in Qatar

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

October 31, 2019

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in the country of Qatar, the first Arab nation to host the international tournament. The pressure is on to positively represent a region that has historically been widely misunderstood, but that also possesses a strong passion for soccer. Eight stadium venues will...

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