Topic: Sports Column

Schapiro ’19: Keep your eye on the ball — literally

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Schapiro ’19: Keep your eye on the ball — literally

October 21, 2018 0 comments

As of late Saturday night, it’s that time of year again: the World Series is upon us. The Boston Red Sox, possessors of an MLB-best 108 regular-season wins, will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, back-to-back National League champions with a star-studded lineup and a Hollywood shine.

Klein ’20: There’s hope yet for some of the NFL’s floundering franchises

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Klein ’20: There’s hope yet for some of the NFL’s floundering franchises

October 19, 2018 0 comments

We’re steadily nearing the halfway point of the NFL regular season, and the first part of the year has featured some surprisingly successful teams.

Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

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Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

September 16, 2018 0 comments

Back in March, I called Shohei Ohtani “the most exciting baseball story of the year, or even the decade.”

Nugent ’21: The AFC North is finally interesting

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Nugent ’21: The AFC North is finally interesting

September 16, 2018 0 comments

These days, seeing that your team’s NFL schedule features Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh doesn’t inspire the fear it used to.

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Nugent ’21: MLB’s playoff system needs to be fixed

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Baseball loves to laud itself for meritocratic policies, from a grueling 162 game season that exposes any weakness and only rewards true quality, to the extensive minor league system that provides easy replacement for any player not making the grade.

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Klein ’20: Who will win the NBA tank race?

April 6, 2018 0 comments

The NBA playoffs are fast approaching, with anticipation growing accordingly. Sports fans cannot wait to find out if Stephen Curry can return healthy, if the Rockets can take down the Warriors and if LeBron James can make yet another NBA Finals appearance.

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Schapiro ’19: MLB’s baserunner rule is ineffective and inorganic

April 6, 2018 0 comments

Besides an email from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America member angry at my criticisms of Hall of Fame voting procedures in December 2016, my columns don’t usually generate many responses.

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Klein ’20: How to fix college basketball

March 5, 2018 0 comments

The sports world erupted last weekend when FBI documents revealed deep corruption in college basketball. Several storied programs — including those at Duke University, University of North Carolina and the University of Kentucky — gave cash benefits to recruits to entice talented players.

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Brownsword ’18: On and off the court, NCAA plagued by scandals and mediocre performances

March 2, 2018 0 comments

The 2017-18 college basketball season has been really, really bad.

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Klein ’20: Why the Yankees should be considered World Series favorites

February 25, 2018 0 comments

The Houston Astros won a thrilling, seven-game World Series last October.