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Fans avoid costly games

By | Sep 21, 2011

We live in a culture where sports can lift the fortunes of a downtrodden city or set off riots depending on whether a team wins or loses. But many modern sports fans will never get to see their favorite teams play in person simply because of cost. Sports economist Rodney  Fort, a professor in the…

Extra teams dilute playoff

By | Sep 15, 2011

Playoff expansion has been a constant in baseball for the past 52 years. The playoffs expanded for the first time in Major League history in 1969 when four teams from the National and American Leagues qualified for the post season and each split its teams into two divisions.

Teams return to gridiron

By | Sep 7, 2011

It’s been 214 days since the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, and tonight the professional football season finally gets under way as the Packers take on the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field in a matchup of the latest two Super Bowl winners.

Coordinator brings energy to defense

By | Sep 1, 2011

Adjusting to new schemes, plays and formations makes coaching changes in football hard to adapt to. Luckily for new Defensive Coordinator Mark McDonough ’02, he’s already familiar with his surroundings.

Source of Inspiration

By | Sep 1, 2011

Whenever senior cornerback Mike Conti is on the football field in a moment of intense stress, he closes his eyes and thinks of his father.

From fantasy comes reality

By | Sep 1, 2011

Saturday night in an NFL preseason game between the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers, reigning rushing champion Arian Foster injured his left hamstring. It’s the second time during this preseason Foster injured the same hamstring, setting off panic attacks among owners of fantasy football teams who had drafted the player with their top picks.

Bomber coach garners 900th victory

By | May 4, 2011

The history of the baseball program is one with a rich winning tradition. Since its inception in 1931, only four managers have sat in the third base dugout at Freeman Field.

Freshmen trio steps into larger roles

By | Apr 28, 2011

Adjustment is a key part of freshman year for any college athlete. Many come in expecting to observe and learn from the upperclassmen.

Sophomore pitchers dominate mound

By | Apr 20, 2011

Upperclassmen pitching was thought to be one of the strengths for the baseball team coming into the season. With seniors Dan Lynch, Aaron Sapp and Andrew Wall returning, the starting rotation seemed set.

Blue and Gold focus on consistent play

By | Apr 13, 2011

With nearly half the season over and sitting at .500, the baseball team is disappointed with where it stands, but knows there is enough time left to reach its preseason goal of qualifying for the NCAA tournament.

Senior pitchers lead with experience

By | Apr 6, 2011

When people talk about how important experience is in terms of athletics, there are few positions where it proves as valuable as it does for pitchers.

Bombers adjust approach at plate with new bats

By | Mar 30, 2011

The notorious “ping” that had accompanied college baseball is no longer a part of the game.