The Independent

Dissecting Alex DeBrincat’s slow start

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 28, 2019

Alex DeBrincat put the hockey world on notice last season with his sophomore 41-goal, 76-point campaign. You see, DeBrincat wasn't supposed to light the lamp with the same regularity he enjoyed during his junior career. Sure, his timing is impeccable and his hands soft as butter, but according to the critics, he was just too...

White Sox reportedly agree to deal with Gio Gonzalez

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2019

The White Sox have reportedly agreed to a contract with two-time All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. Gonzalez, a former Sox first-round draft pick who was traded alongside Aaron Rowand in exchange for Jim Thome,  posted a 3.50 ERA and a 1.294 WHIP over 87.1 innings pitched with the...

Team US looks disgruntled after their loss to France | Photo by: Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images

It isn’t the Olympics

September 24, 2019

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China proved to be a disappointment for Team USA, as the team bowed...

White Sox of the future: first base

White Sox of the future: first base

September 24, 2019

The White Sox have an abundance of talent at first base. This season, José Abreu made history at the...

Main Campus March Madness Bars

April 3, 2018

The March Madness Tournament teams were announced on Selection Sunday. The next steps for fans are to ...

She’s a girl: An underestimation of women in sports

Megan County, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

It’s the start of a new track season at Illinois Wesleyan University, and 17-time All-American athlete, Lauren Alpert-Zeunik, physical therapist, doctor of physical therapy, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, walks into the field house of her alma mater to train her athletes. She hears whispers from new, an...

2016: This year in sports

2016: This year in sports

December 6, 2016

Christian Gralak, Brett Starkopf, Spencer Jones...

Revenge of the Benchwarmer

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

September 29, 2016

I've been around sports my entire life, though I wasn't necessarily good at them. In grammar school I only made the boys softball team because they couldn't reject me. It was kind of like the No Child Left Behind act of extracurricular activities. No matter how much I dropped a pop fly, or ran the wrong way on the bases, they...

American sprinters Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman.

History repeats itself with athlete protests, social injustice

September 28, 2016

The relationship that sports and social issues have is natural. The two will always be intertwined beca...

NFL Predictions 2016: NFC South

NFL Predictions 2016: NFC South

June 21, 2016

Carolina Panthers: 15 – 1 The Panthers had a great season in 2015, going 15 – 1, making it all the ...

Lakers and Blazers team players clap hands after the Youth Sports Basketball Championship game at Area 1 gymnasium aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anthony Kirby/Released)

“Life is a Team Sport”: Participation Trophies Are Real Enough

February 2, 2016

Participation trophies are for exactly that, participating. That too, deserves an award - even if som...

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...

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