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The Great Debate: What makes a good coach?

The Great Debate: What makes a good coach?

Sheila Subramanian and Paige Anderson
February 11, 2015
Filed under Great Debate

    Would you really want a coach that doesn’t push his or her athletes to reach their goals during practice and games? The answer is no. Read on to find out exactly why a strict sports coach encourages competition and helps develop a supportive team. Motivation. Perseverance. Sportsma...

The Great Debate: Pay for play

Zach Levitan and Gillian Chryst
December 12, 2014
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Great Debate

For the love of the game We have seen our fair share of Johnny Manziels, Jameis Winstons and AJ Macaroons thrust themselves into the fast-track spotlight of fame on Saturdays. Their excessive touchdown celebrations, incoherent trash talking and “money making” talents make quite the story. In addition,...

The Great Debate: Washington Redskins

Gillian Chryst and Alex Murray
December 2, 2013
Filed under Columns, Great Debate, Top Stories

Time for a change The recent controversy over the Washington Redskins name has created a media frenzy. It’s time to end the disprution and change the name once and for all.  What happens when the sheer joy of sports and the political correctness of society collide? Turn on ESPN, CNN, Fox Sports ...

The great debate: Mike Rice

The great debate: Mike Rice

Jonny Glazier and Rohit Ramkumar
April 26, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Columns, Great Debate, Top Stories

Did the sports community and the entire nation overreact to the Mike Rice incident or did they react the right way? Rohit: I think that people are overreacting to this whole incident. Keep in mind, I am in no way condoning Mike Rice’s actions. Rather, I believe that the outside world is looking...

The great debate: Should NFL teams play their starters in the preseason?

The great debate: Should NFL teams play their starters in the preseason?

Jonny Glazier, Austin Poore, Columnist, Features Editor
September 3, 2012
Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Great Debate, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Throughout the NFL preseason, teams are faced with the difficult decision regarding how much they should play their stars, if at all, in the meaningless warm-up games. The issue has spawned heated debate among analysts, fans and even Viking staffers whose strong opinions differ regarding this complex ...

The Great Debate: Luck or No Luck?

The Great Debate: Luck or No Luck?

Jonny Glazier and Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writers
March 7, 2012
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Great Debate

Rohit: NFL analyst Adam Schefter said that the no.1 overall pick would be worth up to three first round picks and a couple more second round picks. In my opinion, the value of three to four first round picks and a couple second round picks is much greater than the value of a once-in- a-lifetime player...

The Great Debate: Are Athletes Born or Made

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
December 19, 2009
Filed under Columns, Great Debate

Sam M: Born or Made? Sam G: Listen close my man, when it comes down to it, you know as well as I do that a striker, quarterback, point-guard, ballerina or what have you, all need to put in the hours to make it to the top. Figure this, you could be born a skinny 6'5" fool with the lanky arms and natural...

The Great Debate: Is Nascar a Sport?

The Great Debate: Is Nascar a Sport?

Charlie Avis and Matt Tracy
March 18, 2008
Filed under Columns, Great Debate

Charlie Avis: Why not? Matt Tracy: There are many reasons: the essence of NASCAR driving is taking a car, where everyone has the same type of car, and manipulating that machine to the best of its ability. Is it testing your physical strength, endurance, or physical aptitude at anything? No. Char...

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