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Pre-game rituals of the world’s best player

Pre-game rituals of the world’s best player

Isabelle Hinckley, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Rafael Nadal just won his third U.S. Open title, claiming the 16th Grand Slam of his career. With a straight sets win over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Sept. 8, Nadal’s success at the Open officially labeled him as one of the most accomplished tennis players of all time. Aside from Nadal’s...

Beyond the Bison: Rivalry between Red Sox and Yankees heightens with cheating accusation

Beyond the Bison: Rivalry between Red Sox and Yankees heightens with cheating accusation

Isabelle Hinckley, Senior Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

The age-old rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has just become a lot more heated. In a report posted by the New York Times on Sept. 5, investigators for Major League Baseball (MLB) revealed that the Red Sox were illegally stealing hand signals from their opponents’...

Beyond the Bison: JJ Watt launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Beyond the Bison: JJ Watt launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Isabelle Hinckley, Senior Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Houston Texans player J.J. Watt has raised millions of dollars for those impacted by the disastrous effects of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas. Tropical storm Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on August 25, has battered the Houston region for over six days, leaving thousands...

Beyond the Bison: Former New England Patriot found dead in prison cell

Beyond the Bison: Former New England Patriot found dead in prison cell

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on April 19. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. The 113th overall 2010 draft pick was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd....

Beyond the Bison: Arizona teen makes women’s sports history

Beyond the Bison: Arizona teen makes women’s sports history

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Female athletes everywhere in the United States have long been championing for gender equality in sports. In 1900, the first women competed at the Olympic Games, but it wasn’t until 2012 that every Olympic sport included female athletes. In 2002, Katie Hnida became the first woman to play and sc...

NHL will not go to Pyeongchang 2018

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

For the first time since 1998, the National Hockey League (NHL) will not take a break during the 2017-18 season to allow players to compete in the 2018 Pyeongchang, South Korea Winter Olympics. The decision created a slew of reactions from players and fans, but as of now, the Board of Governors firmly...

Beyond the Bison: Boa Esporte: A club for killers

Beyond the Bison: Boa Esporte: A club for killers

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor

April 6, 2017


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In 2010, Brazilian soccer player Bruno Fernandes de Souza had his 25-year-old mistress kidnapped, strangled, dismembered, and fed to dogs. After serving under seven years in prison, he will once again return to the field. Eliza Samudio claimed the popular goalkeeper, who was married at the time of...

Beyond the Bison: United States wins first-ever World Baseball Classic title

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

March 30, 2017


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“We’re trying to make America great again,” Team USA Manager Jim Leyland said in a pregame press conference for the World Baseball Classic final. After facing criticism throughout the tournament that the U.S. players weren’t as spirited or having as much fun as other teams, Leyland’s quip set...

Beyond the Bison: Welcome to the League, Las Vegas

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor

March 9, 2017


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Joining the NHL in its landmark 100th season, the Las Vegas Golden Knights will be the first major professional sports team to represent Las Vegas. Beginning in the 2017-2018 season, the team will join the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the first league expansion since 1997. Speculation of a L...

Beyond the Bison: Can NASCAR and “going green” ever go together?

Beyond the Bison: Can NASCAR and “going green” ever go together?

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

It was a record-breaking weekend at the Daytona 500. Kurt Busch streaked across the finish line to win after not leading for a single lap the entire race. His victory marked him as the first NASCAR driver in history to win the Daytona 500 while leading just the final lap. Despite the wild finish, fans...

Beyond the Bison: Six Patriots players refuse to attend White House congratulatory dinner

Beyond the Bison: Six Patriots players refuse to attend White House congratulatory dinner

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Since the New England Patriots’ overtime comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, six of the Patriots’ players have publicly announced that they will not be accompanying the team on the congratulatory visit to the White House later in the year. More are expected to fol...

Beyond the Bison: Qatar’s historic World Cup…and budget

Beyond the Bison: Qatar’s historic World Cup…and budget

February 16, 2017


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Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor Despite Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup approaching next summer, preparations for the tournament’s 2022 round have already stolen the spotlight. Qatar is set to make history as the first Arab League member and smallest nation to host the event. Bidding for hosting...

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