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Experiencing Fenway Park: The centerfield bleachers

Experiencing Fenway Park: The centerfield bleachers

October 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

By Jacob Horowitz, sports columnist New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka winds up, loading energy onto his back leg before rocketing forward, his whole body working in unison as he slings the ball towards Boston’s Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts swings; contact. The ball takes off toward the ce...

Column: How Nike’s Kaepernick Campaign Just Did It

Column: How Nike’s Kaepernick Campaign Just Did It

October 3, 2018


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By Marisa Goolgasian, news correspondent Weeks after the fact, people are still buzzing about Nike’s hugely controversial ad campaign featuring former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The latest ‘Just Do It’ initiative sparked record engagement on social media and is driving sales, ch...

Column: Revamped Wolves have taken English soccer by storm

Column: Revamped Wolves have taken English soccer by storm

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

By Jacob Horowitz, news correspondent The city was covered in old gold, the signature color of the storied soccer franchise. On May 7, 2017, the entire city of Wolverhampton celebrated. Fans clamored for a glimpse of their heroes as they paraded through. Sidewalks became seas of jerseys and scarves as ...

Column: Americans are taking over the Bundesliga (And they shouldn’t stop there)”

Column: Americans are taking over the Bundesliga (And they shouldn’t stop there)”

September 26, 2018


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By Seamus McAvoy, news correspondent Based on match results alone, it would be fair to call the condition of the United States Men’s National Team, or USMNT, less than ideal. The rehiring of former national team manager Bruce Arena proved regressive in a devastating failure to qualify for the 2018 Wor...

Column: How narratives shape March Madness

Column: How narratives shape March Madness

April 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

By Thomas Herron, news staff The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has turned into something no one could have predicted. It’s a national spectacle of sport, and there is good and bad that comes with so much attention. It’s continued to evolve beyond expectations because of the way analy...

Column: Should student-athletes get paid?

Column: Should student-athletes get paid?

March 29, 2018


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By Thomas Herron, sports columnist For almost every school with an athletic program, whether it is a top-tier organization that is competitive in every sport or a small school that only offers a couple of sports, athletics bring in substantial sums of money. The interest in college sports is obvi...

Column: 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the underdog

Column: 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the underdog

February 28, 2018


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By Thomas Herron, sports columnist  It’s natural for sports trends to be broken, and every now and then we see an underdog defy all odds and win on a stage that they were never supposed to be on in the first place. So far, 2018 has had a complete disregard for common trends established thr...

Column: Why it’s time to bring Northeastern football back

Column: Why it’s time to bring Northeastern football back

February 17, 2018


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By Thomas Herron, news correspondent When Northeastern’s administration cut the university’s football program in 2009, it was the right thing to do. Athletic Director Peter Roby, who was instrumental in cutting the program, has done an outstanding job in bettering our athletic programs an...

Column: Impressions from Super Bowl Sunday

Column: Impressions from Super Bowl Sunday

February 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

By Susanna Joseph, guest columnist It’s five past 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 and the New England Patriots are losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, 9-3. It’s not what I was expecting, but at least I’m not the only one. From my research, I thought I had a pretty good grasp on how this night would ...

Column: Your time is up, Larry Nassar

Column: Your time is up, Larry Nassar

February 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

By Soule Coram, guest columnist TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains material which may be upsetting or harmful to survivors of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Without thinking twice, we have all walked into appointments with doctors, orthodontists, physical therapists or specialize...

Column: The sports gifts we want this holiday season

Charlie Wolfson

December 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

This is the last sports column for The News before the holidays, and in the holiday spirit,  we humbly present our sports holiday wishlist. This list is presented without bias toward any team; these are things we feel the sporting world as a whole would be enriched by, regardless of whose colors you ...

Column: Celtics are the real deal

Column: Celtics are the real deal

November 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

By Kyle Taylor, sports columnist “Oh my goodness, [Gordon] Hayward came down so hard…Hay–…Hayward has broken his leg! Hayward has broken his leg,” said ABC announcer Mike Breen, stunned. He repeats “oh my gosh” a few times in utter disbelief before continuing with the perfect summation: ...

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