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North Korean sports feel the effects of rising tensions within the country

North Korean sports feel the effects of rising tensions within the country

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

On July 25, 2012, days before the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, the North Korean women’s soccer team was scheduled to play Colombia. Even before the game started, problems began to arise. A North Korean player's name was announced when all of a sudden, a loud uproar rang out through t...

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...

Don’t take stock in it

Don’t take stock in it

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The month of April is a nerve-wracking month for high school students and collegiate athletes alike. It’s a time of scrutinous judgment where they are frequently told, “sorry, but you’re just not up to our standards.” Now what is it that elite collegiate athletes and nervous high school students...

From all to no stars

From all to no stars

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

March 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Every team has had them. The Niners had Montana. The Dolphins had Marino. Even the Lions, who never won a Super Bowl, had Sanders. Effective and impact all-stars that stayed with their teams in good times, and in bad. Money wasn’t the first thing on their mind; it was the thought of commitment and...

The Viking tries roller disco

The Viking tries roller disco

Pippa Raffel and Audrey DeBruine

February 22, 2013


Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Viking Tries

As flu season rolls around, Paly students have been falling ill left and right. Recently, five members of The Viking caught a different bug: Saturday Night Fever. There was only one possible cure: hit the roller disco. Our staff, clad in bell bottoms and fur, piled into a time machine and took a trip...

Real Talk

Real Talk

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

February 22, 2013


Filed under Columns, Last Word

As a Bills fan, I have one, overwhelming fear about the 2013 season. No it’s not that Bills may lose every single game they play. Nor is it that the Bills may perform so poorly that they may move out of Buffalo. My crippling fear about the Bills’ year in 2013 is that they may draft Manti Te’o.You may ...

On to the next one

On to the next one

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

February 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Pro Sports

It's been a strict Niners rule since the inception of the franchise; if you make it to the Big Game, you win it. No exceptions. On Sunday, this heralded tradition was broken as the Niners lost their first Super Bowl in six appearances. However they, and football fans everywhere, didn't go out quietly....

A tasty lucky charm

A tasty lucky charm

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Let's admit it: when it comes to sports, we are all a little superstitious. But, when it comes to our beloved San Francisco 49ers, we are far and beyond a little superstitious. We all do what we can when it comes to helping the Niners secure their win, whether it's wearing that special Willis jersey...

Not living so strong now

Not living so strong now

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer

January 21, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

If you were one of the world's most renowned athletes, would you be willing to destroy the lives of the people who accused you of committing the very acts that you publicly opposed in order to protect your own lies, ego and legitimacy? If you read my previous column regarding Armstrong, you’ll understand...

NHL Lockout lets out; is it worth it?

NHL Lockout lets out; is it worth it?

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

January 16, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Similar to the 2004-2005 NHL season, where a player lockout cancelled every regular season game, the NHL led by Commissioner Gary Bettman, declared yet another Lockout against the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) once more for 2012-2013. This year however, the league cutout 625 regular ...

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