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Risk it for the Biscuit

Ben Cleasby and Lauren Koyama

February 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

In 1921, eight Chicago White Sox major league baseball players were banned for life after the accusation of fixing the 1919 World series. In 2007, referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in jail for betting on National Basketball Association (NBA) games, which he officiated. In 2015, the National...

And we’re off: College football kick-off

And we’re off: College football kick-off

Zach Rizk, Columnist

September 8, 2013


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Top Stories

There really aren’t many things that I love as much as college football. Questionably better than my prized Chick-Fil-A, it's easy for me to acknowledge the month of September, of college football, as the most wonderful time of year. This year, it didn't take long for the action to get rolling. Wi...

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Zach Rizk, Columnist

August 26, 2013


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Johnny Manziel. Johnny 'Football'. Johnny Heisman. We’ve all heard the nicknames for last year's Heisman trophy winner. But when was the last time you heard someone acknowledge the young phenomenon simply as a college student? It’s hard to acknowledge Manziel as a college student; something that t...

College players not living up to their commitments

College players not living up to their commitments

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

September 10, 2012


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football

As college football's publicity rises, the number of student athletes banned, suspended or arrested increases as well. Last year, ESPN was flooded with tabloid stories concerning players who got in trouble. Public intoxication, possession and usage of drugs and resisting arrest are just some of the headlines...

Managing the madness

Managing the madness

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

March 14, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, College Sports, Columns, Top Stories, Winter Sports

With February coming to an end and winter not quite over, the Paly campus is engulfed in its annual stupor. School is back in full swing following grueling first semester finals, and the perennial third quarter slump has come out in full force. With a demanding six straight weeks of school, people...

The Pac-Anticlimactic

The Pac-Anticlimactic

Peter Dennis, Columnist

February 2, 2012


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

Sometimes I get ashamed for living in California. Mind you, that’s not very often, what with our low 60’s weather in the winter (and we complain for every degree of it), lack of obnoxious accents, sweet catch phrase “West Coast/Best Coast,” and just general awesomeness, but still, with our premier...

Column: In the Shadow of the Super Conference

Column: In the Shadow of the Super Conference

Jonny Glazier and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

October 10, 2011


Filed under Columns

Picture yourself 50 years into the future. As you drive your grandson to soccer practice in your hover car, he quizzically asks, “Pappy, what was the Big 12?” Despite your fading memory, aching back, and late nights of bingo, you fondly reminisce about the good ol’ days of college football, where...

Column: recruiting violations in college football

Column: recruiting violations in college football

Michael Strong, Staff Writer

September 8, 2011


Filed under College Sports, Columns

It’s that time of year again football fans. Time to put away your summer clothes and baseball gear, break out your game time snacks and favorite team jerseys, and prepare for another exciting college football season. Last year’s season was an all-time high for the sport, with Heisman trophy winner...

Column: a big loss for the Big 12

Column: a big loss for the Big 12

John Dickerson, Features Editor

September 8, 2011


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Colorado did it, Nebraska did it, and now Texas A&M is trying to follow suit.  After watching former conference members exit the Big 12 Conference to join the now Pacific 12 and Big 10 conferences, Texas A&M has made up its mind to leave as well. The proposed move is just another step in...

Column: Nader says “nair” to college athletic scholarships

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 25, 2011


Filed under Blogs, College Sports, Columns

In dramatic fashion this Thursday, Ralph Nader proposed a "de-professionalization" of college sports by means of eliminating all athletic scholarships.  Nader's statement was clearly a well-calculated political move, dropped in the midst of college admissions decisions and March Madness.  It was also ...

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