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Take a slap shot of European hockey

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

December 23, 2012

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

With the National Hockey League going through a lockout right now, many hockey fans across the nation feel that there won’t be any NHL action for a while. Despite the lockout, there are many ways that hockey fans can still enjoy the sport. It’s a real shame that the NHL is going through this lockout because after this...

The curious case of the Sacramento Kings

Zach Hannigan, Sports Editor

December 22, 2012

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It’s a Wednesday night in December in the outdated “Arco Power Train Pavilion,” close to 12,000 fans are watching their Sacramento Kings take on the Toronto Raptors. Banners of glories past hang in the rafters, a once proud and vibrant franchise has been reduced to one of the NBA’s worst teams. The fans and players...

Lakers: Why pass on the greatest?

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

November 28, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

With one of the best records in NBA history, it’s kind of hard to imagine the Lakers having problems on the court. Firing Mike Brown, the worst coach that the Lakers have ever had, seemed like a good move to get back to the championship record that they once had decades before. When you think of this team and its record...

Results driven attitude is harmful to college sports

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

Sports have never been for me. I’m an uncoordinated kid, physically. My arms are too slow to throw a good pitch, and my legs are too stiff to outrun anyone. I’m a pacifist, so trampling a guy in order to take control of a situation has never been my craving. Most of all, I’ve never been overly competitive or stru...

Officials are hurting sports with their whistles

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

Referees are the police of the sports world. They enforce the rules of the game, make split-second decisions and prevent any team or player from exploiting aspects of the game, all from a neutral standpoint. Their sole purpose is to provide the fairest outcome possible within the parameters of the sport. However, do referees ab...

Community college athletics deserve more attention

Community college athletics deserve more attention

October 2, 2012

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a lockout is the withholding of employment by an employer...

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 4, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

When reports surfaced of San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera’s drug use, the baseball world...

Major League Soccer: Missed markets and poor scheduling is hurting growth

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

August 27, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

The cheers of over 75,000 strong can be heard throughout Manchester, England on any given Saturday. There is a certain passion and electricity in the air. Old Trafford is packed with thousands of Red Devils fans cheering on their beloved Manchester United. Across the pond, on a very similar Saturday night there is only a...

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