Published on April 19, 2012 by Caleb Rudnicki in Sports
Each spring, the top eight teams from both the East and West Conferences of the National Hockey League compete to win the Stanley Cup. Using statistics and head-to-head player comparisons, here is how I see the battle for the Stanley Cup unfolding.
Published on April 19, 2012 by Andrew Cowan in Sports
Six foot four inch, 200 lb Austin Rivers by no means dominates the court with size. Rather, a combination of speed, grit, and a killer jump shot propels this freshmen star to near the top of the list of best shooting guards for the upcoming NBA draft. With his father, Doc Rivers, the former NBA great and current head coach of the Boston Celtics, Rivers enrolled at Duke University this year with big shoes to fill.
Published on April 19, 2012 by Will Doran in Sports
Ultimate frisbee has finally found our Island. Picture this: Satchel MacClintic ‘12 hovering a meter in the air, arms sprawled in anticipation, temporarily leaving the earth to mortals in a scene of gladiatorial glory. Or, perhaps this: Peter Falsey ‘12 in an all-out sprint, leaping up just in time to retrieve a Lusardi huck from the end-zone air.
Published on April 19, 2012 by Siobhan Reid in Sports
Over Easter weekend, I watched a lot of baseball, probably the most I will watch all year, and I was amazed by the blatant pageantry present in the sport. My extended family supports the Boston Red Sox, though we have one misguided New York Yankees fan, and my male cousins play “America’s pastime.” The Sox were in Michigan, playing the Tigers at Comerica Park, a massive stadium in downtown Detroit. Believe it or not, the park features statues of Tigers’ players whose numbers have been retired, a fountain behind center field, a carousel, and a colossal scoreboard. There are several venues where one can purchase snacks and souvenirs.