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First and 10: Fine by me

First and 10: Fine by me

Austin Poore, Features Editor
December 15, 2012
Filed under Columns, First and 10

At the rate professional athletes are being fined these days, it’s a good thing they make a lot of money. Some of it is understandable; the NFL wants to protect players, for instance, and penalizes defenders for helmet-to-helmet hits. On the other end of the spectrum, however, are some truly bizarre...

Rocket Man: Linsanity takes flight in Houston

Rocket Man: Linsanity takes flight in Houston

Chris Smith, Staff Writer
December 15, 2012
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports

During last year’s NBA season and even after, many expected that Linsanity would find a permanent home in New York, but that was not the case as the Knicks shockingly decided not to re-sign worldwide sensation Jeremy Lin (‘06). As a result, Lin signed a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets worth...

They aren’t going anywhere

They aren’t going anywhere

Jonny Glazier, Columnist
December 6, 2012
Filed under College Sports, Columns

They said they couldn’t do it without Gerhart. They said they couldn’t do it without Harbaugh. They said they couldn’t do it without Luck. Now in the absence of these Stanford legends, the Cardinal have achieved something that they couldn’t in the era of Luck, Gerhart and Harbaugh; win a Pa...

Torture?

Torture?

Jonny Glazier, Columnist
October 29, 2012
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

I’ll be perfectly honest; I am by no means a Giants fan. In fact, I routinely find myself siding against the orange and black due to the obnoxious flow of Giants-related statuses that flood every social media outlet. While bandwagon fan statuses agitate me as much as the next guy, what truly grinds...

Viking tries: Archery

Spencer Drazovich, Austin Poore, News Editor, Features Editor
October 12, 2012
Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

What happens when Robin Hood faces off with Katniss Everdeen and Legolas’s illegitimate child? Pure bow and arrow epicness.The Viking Tries crew took to the range to learn the age old skill of archery. The bows were big, the arrows were sharp and the targets... well they just kept getting smaller and ...

First and 10: Patriot games

First and 10: Patriot games

Austin Poore, Features Editor
October 12, 2012
Filed under Columns, First and 10

When the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup in 2011, the team received the traditional honor of an invitation to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. While the majority of the players on the team, of which only two are American, took advantage of the potentially...

#OrangeOctober

#OrangeOctober

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
October 10, 2012
Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Pro Sports

October is a month full of many great things: Halloween, Paly Spirit Week, homecoming and college football. But greatest of all, October means the MLB (Major League Baseball) postseason. For the San Francisco Giants and their fans, this means one thing: #OrangeOctober. “Together We’re Giant”...

Does $$$ really talk?

Does $$$ really talk?

Chris Smith, Staff Writer
October 10, 2012
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

The Oakland A’s have been a joke to many baseball fans in recent years. Some struggle to identify even one player on the team, which is part of the reason why the A’s are currently second to last in MLB attendance. However, this year the A’s have been playing the Cinderella role, with young, up a...

Summer cut short

Summer cut short

Annemarie Drez, Staff writer
October 10, 2012
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Would anyone rather spend seven hours in a classroom than enjoy the late summer weather? Probably not.  A shortened 2012 summer meant less time for students to relax, hang out with friends or get their tans on. However, there is another side to the abridged summer. Aside from the loss of time to r...

Fresh out of Luck

Fresh out of Luck

Josh Stern, Staff Writer
October 10, 2012
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Top Stories

Before Stanford played USC, I was ready to write a long column on all the ways the Cardinal needed to step up in order to repeat the success of previous seasons. After its first two games, Stanford seemed like it wouldn't be able to win against a decent team. But as I stormed the field with the re...

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