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Author: Emma Halper

The Crucial Storyline Overshadowed by the Tragedy of March Sadness

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis year saw one of the greatest and most exciting regular seasons of NCAA basketball in years. With no stable top seed, upsets becoming the new norm, and North Carolina potentially missing the tournament, fans were itching for March to see how this season would end. However, in true Shakespearean fashion, COVID-19 swept the world, and the sports world, leaving the 2020 NCAA tournament as a collection of “what-ifs.” Will Duke get it together? Will the Big East continue on their year of conference dominance? Will Cinderella stories San Diego State and Dayton finish what UNLV...

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Why We Still Listen to Sports Media’s Biggest Talking Heads

Reading Time: 2 minutesLove them or hate them, it cannot be denied that the talking heads of sports have reached new heights of public attention within the past decade. Guys like Stephen A. Smith, Shannon Sharpe, Skip Bayless, Max Kellerman, Colin Cowherd and so forth give their controversial, often blasphemous takes every morning. Their responses are met with anger and backlash, some of them receiving horrendous messages online for their opinion on a professional sports team; however, people continue to tune in, day in and day out.. and these guys are well aware of that fact. For example, Shannon Sharpe...

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Get off the Bench: A Caution to Kawhi

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt is no secret that NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard has struggled with injuries for a large part of his career. However, this season, coming off of his second NBA championship, and as the new face of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kawhi has decided to sit some games out, in what the Clippers have named “load management,” which to me, is nonsense. When we examine the legends of basketball, hustle and longevity are characteristics often brought up. MJ’s “flu game” and his persistence to play is what many point out as one of his most defining “GOAT”...

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