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Gap year: NBA should let high school players jump to pros

Gap year: NBA should let high school players jump to pros

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

April 16, 2015

Duke already has a lot of haters, and as the shakiest No. 1 seed, they also had a lot of doubters. All year, Duke was the Jekyll-and-Hyde team of the NCAA, but they were dominant when it counted — the NCAA Tournament. Now, Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has the arduous task of keeping ...

Beer of utmost importance to the gameday experience

Beer of utmost importance to the gameday experience

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

In America, we like sports. Sports are fun. Sports are gripping. Sports are heartbreaking. Most importantly, sports are the ultimate excuse to drink beer. But some beers are more fitted for watching sports than others. Here’s your guide to drinking beer like a sports-loving American.As a general stateme...

Keep an eye on Tiger in this weekend’s Masters

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

The slow torture begins in February — 10-second clips of the lushest green grass you’ll ever see, accompanied by the soothing sounds of chirping birds and soft running water as a yellow flag waves in the wind.Now, the anticipation is over. The Masters is here.Golf’s most visually appealing tourna...

Destroyed bracket falls to intriguing Final Four

Destroyed bracket falls to intriguing Final Four

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

And then there were four.Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke and Michigan State have advanced to the Final Four in what has been one of the most exciting NCAA tournaments in recent memory.Looking back on the last few weeks, we’ve seen upsets, heat checks, tight finishes, walk-ons dancing, coaches falling off of s...

Wignot to pursue hip-hop career

Wignot to pursue hip-hop career

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

March 31, 2015

Editor's note: This story is satirical. After a successful five-year athletic career in two collegiate sports, what’s a woman to do? The answer is obvious: Start a rap career.Monica Wignot announced that she will pursue a career as a hip-hop recording artist as the encore to her athletic career. T...

An open letter to Urban Meyer: Stop complaining

An open letter to Urban Meyer: Stop complaining

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

March 25, 2015

There’s an old adage in sports that having depth is a “good problem.” If that’s true, then Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer has more than just a problem on his hands.Dear Mr. Meyer, You have a good crisis: too many talented quarterbacks.Just for fun, we’ll have this exc...

Pitt’s disappointing end to season has team looking to future

Pitt’s disappointing end to season has team looking to future

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

After trailing in a two-possession game versus the University of Miami on March 4 for several minutes, sophomore forward Sheldon Jeter knocked down a shot from behind the arc to pull Pitt within three with less than 30 seconds left. Head coach Jamie Dixon called a timeout, and the Panthers lined up in ...

Fans cannot defend NBA’s lack of defense

Fans cannot defend NBA’s lack of defense

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

I do not like the NBA — at all.I’d rather watch paint dry or grass grow or any other clichéd, boring thing you can think of than watch professional basketball. Basketball’s competitive nature makes it one of the most popular sports, as it highlights individual performance and one-on-one dominance.Ho...

Kansas State’s court storm raises issues

Kansas State’s court storm raises issues

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

Storming the court is obnoxious. Storming the court is harmless. Storming the court is dangerous. Storming the court is fun. Storming the court is unsportsmanlike. Storming the court is exciting.Pick an opinion, any opinion.After unranked Kansas State University’s home win over No. 8 University of Kansas ...

Gibbs learned his lesson in face of two-game suspension

Gibbs learned his lesson in face of two-game suspension

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

Everybody knows how it feels to be frustrated. We all handle that frustration in different ways, and it often doesn’t represent who we actually are. Some curse. Some give up.Seton Hall junior guard Sterling Gibbs, younger brother of former Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs, handled it with violence.With less ...

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