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Act like a lady, play ball like a man

Act like a lady, play ball like a man

March 14, 2017

The women of the WNBA have inspired some of the greatest moments in my life. As a woman who is not-so-...

NBA All-Star Game: Who missed the mark?

NBA All-Star Game: Who missed the mark?

February 8, 2017

The NBA All-Star Game will be held on Feb. 19 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The starters fo...

Selling Out: NBA Adds Ads

Selling Out: NBA Adds Ads

May 24, 2016

The Philadelphia 76ers have been tagged as the first NBA team to sell ad space on their jersey’s. Starting...

Lower Rims, Lower Expectations

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

April 26, 2016

Filed under Sports

It seems that there is always scrutiny pointed at women’s sports. This time the issue of lowering the rims in women’s basketball takes center court. Chicago Sky forward and the 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne has personally decided to make this her top priority going into the league’s 20th season. The ultimate goal ...

WNBA Draft Preview

Ashurina Chilmon

March 1, 2016

Filed under Sports

March Madness is right around the corner for women’s college basketball fans. Millions of viewers tune in to see their favorite teams square off for the championship, while WNBA general managers and coaches will also be scouting for new talent. The WNBA Draft 2016 will take place on April 14 in Uncasville, Connecticut at Mohegan...

Jimmy Butler Selected for 2nd All-Star Game

Jimmy Butler Selected for 2nd All-Star Game

February 2, 2016

Jimmy Butler, the NBA’s reigning Most Improved Player, was selected to his second consecutive All-S...

Bulls Inconsistency

Bulls Inconsistency

February 2, 2016

There is a term in basketball, “a trap game,” which alludes to a game in which a team mentally p...

Major College Sports Continue to Drop the Ball on Rape Allegations

Hailey G. Boyle, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Filed under NCAA, Sports

Rasheed Sulaimon of Duke University has become the latest college athlete to be accused of sexual assault. He was dismissed from the team earlier this year, but if history shows us anything, he will walk away uncharged. Sulaimon was dismissed from the team in January, but an article published on March 2 in The Duke Chronicle,...