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Oregon State wins College World Series

Washington pitcher Jordan Jones works against Cal State Fullerton in the third inning Saturday, June 9, at Goodwin Field in Fullerton, Calif. Cal State Fullerton won, 5-2, to even the best-of-three Super Regional and force a deciding game for a berth in the College World Series. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

July 11, 2018

Billy Buckner is a name that lives in infamy throughout the baseball world. Remembered for letting a ground ball pass right between his legs during the 1986 World Series, he cost the Boston Red Sox what would have been their first World Series Championship in 68 years. Instead, the New York Mets took...

Hear me out: The sexiest mascots in college sports

Michigan State mascot Sparty high fives fans as they wait for the players to come onto the court for practice for the Final Four at Ford Field in Detroit in 2009. (Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

March 21, 2018

During the first media time-out of No. 2 seed Duke against No. 15 Iona in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last week, the mascots from both teams hit the court for a dance-off. As I looked on in boredom, waiting for the game to resume again, my mind wandered, and I got to some serious thin...

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