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2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

Henry Groya, Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

This year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is bound to be more exciting than ever before. Wild upsets will happen, dreams will come true and hearts will be crushed. For the first time ever, programs such as Northwestern and Jacksonville State received bids, and for the 56th time the University...

Five potential Round of 64 upsets:

Five potential Round of 64 upsets:

Luke Lusson, Reporter

March 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

(11)Rhode Island beating (6)Creighton: Coached by defensive-minded Danny Hurley, the Rhode Island Rams enter the tournament fresh off an Atlantic 10 title and have won 10 of their last 12 games. On the other hand, Creighton is without key player Maurice Watson Jr. due to a season ending injury. The ju...

Commercial complication

Lucy Schaefer, Sports Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, December 2, Print Issues (archive), Sports

I’ve never been much of a baseball fan, but when the Cubs made it to game seven of the World Series, I couldn’t not watch. Zipping up my backpack, knowing full well that my homework would not be getting done, I sprawled out on the couch at 7 p.m. and prepared for history to be made. What I did no...

The goat is gone

The goat is gone

Katie Palermo, Photo editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Game 7 of the 2016 World Series began in Cleveland. After coming right off a hot 9-3 win against the Indians Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs prepared for a final game. With Cleveland Indians pitcher, Corey Kluber on the mound, it was game time. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon stuck with the strong batting ros...

Bail on the booze

Lucy Schaefer, Sports editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, oct 27, Print Issues (archive), Sports

LT spirit has been a defining characteristic of our school for decades. Students have always successfully toed the line between rowdy heckling of the opponent and unwavering support for our own team, and we always leave the stands proud, no matter the outcome. LT student sections have been the backbone...

Go Cubs go

Go Cubs go

Adam Janicki, Sports editor

October 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, oct 27, Opinion, Sports

While the iconic 1989 movie “Back to the Future” failed to predict the Cubs as World Series Champions in 2015, this year may prove otherwise. After almost a century of re-building, Chi-town has united to support its Cubbies. Forget the White Sox this year, the Cubs are in the limelight now and every...

Game Over

Adam Janicki, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Print Issues (archive), September 23, Sports

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, oh wait, it’s just Kevin Durant posterizing the entire league off a lob pass from Stephen Curry. Yep, that’s right. The 2015 record-breaking Golden State Warriors now have one of the best players in the NBA, Kevin Durant. With four superb players including Curry, K...

Kaepernick stirs conversation

Kaepernick stirs conversation

Lucy Schaefer, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, September 23, Sports

America prides itself on democracy. With the signing of the Bill of Rights in 1789 came the establishment of freedom, forever engraved in the hearts and minds of our citizens. Over the course of our existence, a plethora of athletes have risen in rebellion of social issues. So why is Colin Kaepernick's silent protest a...

Unbelievably Ultimate

Unbelievably Ultimate

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

Four score and seven years ago, when I joined the LION Newspaper as a loyal but bungling apostle to the infamous Joe Rossetti ‘15, I told myself I would spare readers from having to deal with me writing about ultimate. Well here I am, 13 columns later, and I’ve finally decided the time has come. I...

College Conundrum

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

December 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

On Oct. 30, 20-year-old Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. As a result, head coach Urban Meyer decided to suspend him for one game, a decision that has garnered plenty of criticism and debate over the last month. Personally, I think this decision is absolute...

Female Fanatics

Izy Scott, Art Director

December 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

First off, I am an avid fan of the Hooligans, Weirdos and Lions Den, and oftentimes find myself standing among the crowd of them at sporting events. Belligerent heckling of the opponent and hazing the other team’s usually-barren student section, LT students know how to lightheartedly pummel the opponents...

Concussion Crisis

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports, Uncategorized

For the last half-century, Sundays have been dominated by the NFL. It’s the one day of the week where almost every sports fan gathers around a TV for a day of relaxation, food ingestion and hard-fought American football. For the most part the NFL has remained largely similar during this time span;...

Vexatious Vegas

Charlie Stelnicki, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

In recent months, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) has made a few questionable rulings about punishments for mixed martial artists that have sparked controversy in the hearts of fans across the country. At the pinnacle of these controversies, you will find Nick Diaz, a 32-year-old fighter who is s...

Bragging baseball

Bragging baseball

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

Here’s the deal: When I said the winter athletic season was my favorite season, I might have been lying—but only slightly. The spring and summer extracurricular athletic season will forever hold a special place in my heart, and might just beat out the wrestling season as my favorite. When April...

Short season

Short season

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

On Tuesday, March 17, the Hampton Pirates defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 74-67 in the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Hampton was the only team inducted into the sacred “big dance” that had a sub-500 record, and only received a bid due to their surprising underdog win of the MEAC...

Baseball Blunder

Baseball Blunder

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

March 2, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

This is going to sound un-American. This is going to sound ignorant. So I’ll be blunt: Baseball is no longer what it used to be. It’s a changed game. Short of being played with nine members on each team, a ball and a Louisville Slugger, almost every aspect of the game has changed. The most upsetting...

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