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Topic: Sports Column

Klein ’20: NFL Draft Preview

Columns, Opinions

Klein ’20: NFL Draft Preview

April 22, 2020 0 comments

The 2020 NFL Draft will take place Thursday night to Saturday afternoon, and it is sure to capture even more attention than usual due to the current absence of live sporting events in the United States. For the first time ever, the draft will be conducted virtually.

Klein ’20: How the Houston Rockets improved by getting smaller

Columns, Opinions

Klein ’20: How the Houston Rockets improved by getting smaller

March 6, 2020 0 comments

Four weeks ago, the Houston Rockets decided to alter their roster dramatically after underperforming for most of this NBA season. They traded starting center Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a four-team trade, ultimately receiving forward Robert Covington in exchange.

Schapiro ’19: In the baseball’s hall: heroes or history?

Sports

Schapiro ’19: In the baseball’s hall: heroes or history?

January 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America released its Hall of Fame balloting results earlier this week, and the vote did the institution proud. Four players were inducted, all of whom were deserving; it was, in essence, a nice, happy Hall of Fame class. But beneath the bubbly exterior, there are […]

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

Sports

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

October 21, 2018 1 comment

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

Sports

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

October 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

September 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

Sports

Nugent ’21: The AFC North is finally interesting

September 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

Sports

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

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

Sports

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

April 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

Sports

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

April 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.