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The rise, fall and resurrection of Derrick Rose

The rise, fall and resurrection of Derrick Rose

April 14, 2020

It may be difficult to believe now, but when the Chicago Bulls drafted Derrick Rose with the first overall...

Black Athlete Spotlight: Kobe Bryant

February 11, 2020

On a foggy Sunday morning,  the professional sporting world was staggered by the loss of a basketball...

LeBron vs. Jordan: Settling the debate

LeBron vs. Jordan: Settling the debate

February 2, 2020

From the moment he was drafted first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, it was apparent that LeBron James ...

Way-too-early NBA Award predictions

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

Most Valuable Player (MVP): Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers Last season, Kawhi Leonard put the NBA on notice. A tumultuous offseason saw the the soft-spoken Leonard go from hero to villain after severing ties with the NBA’s model franchise, the San Antonio Spurs. Critics lambasted Leonard for forcing his way out of a fran...

White Sox of the Future: Third Base

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

Yoan Moncada Well, this is a nice surprise. Last year, former no.1 overall prospect (per MLB Pipeline) Yoan Moncada was being denounced as a bust. Over parts of three seasons between Boston and Chicago, Moncada hit for a paltry .206 batting average (BA) with a downright ugly 33.3 strikeout percentage. Aside from lead...

Race For The Hardware – MLB Awards 2019

Jose Moreno, Writer

October 8, 2019

Now that the MLB regular season is over, it is time to coronate the players and managers that have made a significant impact for their teams and made themselves indispensable throughout the season. With award season underway, let’s take a look at the frontrunners for the MLB’s most prestigious individual prizes.  American ...

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