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In order to see change, fans must take stand

In order to see change, fans must take stand

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 01/18/2018 It’s kind of funny: The last game that I attended at PNC Park was on Aug. 17, 2017, when the Pirates fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on a showery summer evening, 11-7. Many days after that, I fought the urge — albeit, a small one — to go […]

Haley dismissal following playoff loss may benefit Steelers

Haley dismissal following playoff loss may benefit Steelers

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 01/18/2018 Following a flooring 45-42 defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 14 in the A.F.C. Divisional Round at Heinz Field, mercurial offensive coordinator Todd Haley was informed on Jan. 17 that his expiring contract would not be renewed. Hours later, multiple insiders reported that the Steelers […]

Paying student-athletes remains difficult legal proposition

Paying student-athletes remains difficult legal proposition

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 Arizona Wildcats Assistant Coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson was arrested in Tucson on Sept. 26 on several charges for conspiracy to commit bribery and fraud, reported the Arizona Daily Star. As a law student who claims the University of Arizona (UA) as an alma mater, the FBI investigation into college […]

Astros, Dodgers have given baseball fans a Series to remember

Astros, Dodgers have given baseball fans a Series to remember

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/02/2017 Admittedly, I’m not the Chicago Cubs’ biggest fan, so I was glad that I could watch the World Series in objective peace this year when they were bounced in the N.L.C.S. in Game 5 by the Dodgers. I’m not the world’s biggest baseball fan, either, and I haven’t paid […]

Future of soccer in U.S. uncertain after loss

Future of soccer in U.S. uncertain after loss

Drew White | Staff Writer 10/19/2017 Impossible. Unthinkable. Unbelievable. These are just a few words to depict what’s going on inside of the heads of USA soccer fans following a stunning 2-1 loss at the hands of FIFA’s No. 99-ranked team, Trinidad and Tobago, on Oct. 10. The loss eliminated the United States from World […]

NFL protests are warranted, should continue

NFL protests are warranted, should continue

Bryanna McDermott | Asst. Photo Editor 09/28/17 When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the playing of the national anthem prior to a preseason game on Aug. 14, 2016, he went largely unnoticed by the mainstream media. It took three games for the quarterback’s silent protest for racial equality to garner […]

Try empathizing with Kevin Durant for a change

Try empathizing with Kevin Durant for a change

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Beginning promptly on July 4, 2016, when mega NBA star Kevin Durant announced his decision to leave Oklahoma City for The Town, — err, uh, Golden State? — Durant chose to forfeit his general likability, his worldwide popularity amongst casual fans and his spot alongside superhuman point guard Russell Westbrook […]

Little League teaches MLB players a big lesson

Little League teaches MLB players a big lesson

Bryanna McDermott | Assistant Photo Editor The spectacle is viewed by millions at home annually on ESPN, in-person at the beautiful complex in Williamsport and even inside clubhouses across Major League Baseball. This year, the bright colors and big smiles that have become synonymous with Little League Baseball were adopted by MLB for both the […]

Understanding Duquesne MBB’s weak non-conference slate

Understanding Duquesne MBB’s weak non-conference slate

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Duquesne’s last win versus an AP-ranked team came on Feb. 27, 2014, at No. 10 Saint Louis, yet the Dukes will almost positively not dethrone a Top 25 club during Keith Dambrot’s first year at the helm of the men’s basketball team. That’s not necessarily a knock on the state […]

Pirates’ playoff hopes hinge on pitching staff going forward

Pirates’ playoff hopes hinge on pitching staff going forward

David Borne | Staff Writer  Just a little over a month and a half remain in the MLB’s regular season, and with the playoff race in full swing, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in a familiar position. With a record hovering right below the .500 mark (58-62) and sitting several games out of a playoff […]