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The Joy of Playoff Hockey

The Joy of Playoff Hockey

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

May 1, 2019

Although I am a major fan of hockey and it is my favorite sport, before a month ago, I had never been to an NHL game. This was for a couple of reasons. One, I didn’t get into hockey until a couple of years ago, thanks to watching Uconn Hockey, and two, I follow the Pittsburg Penguins. I know that sounds...

Football’s Flaws

Football’s Flaws

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

February 4, 2019

From an evolutionary perspective, humankind's obsession with violence is natural. Anthropologists have long suspected that a primal sense of aggression endures in humans, butting its unpleasant head in honor killings and nonstop warfare, because it increases humankind’s ability to reproduce in niche...

Uconn Basketball: Hurleymania Starting Strong

Uconn Basketball: Hurleymania Starting Strong

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

December 5, 2018

November 15th, 2018, This was the day that I started to believe in Hurleymania. Uconn Basketball had beaten Syracuse who at the time was ranked 15 in the country. I couldn’t believe what I was watching. The team was looking so much better compared to the last two years. That made me excited to see wha...

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 29, 2018

  While the successful soccer team made headlines this year, another team was also doing well behind the scenes this fall, the sailing team. They recently finished 5th out of 28 at the Great Oaks Regatta in New Orleans, a national sailing championship sponsored by the All-State Sugar Bowl.   ...

Xavier Cross Country had another break-out season. Why does nobody seem to care?

Xavier Cross Country had another break-out season.  Why does nobody seem to care?

By Aidan Higgins, Assistant Reporter

November 9, 2018

The term "the Big 4" refers to America's 4 most popular sports: baseball, basketball, football, and hockey, all of which dominate the media and have thousands of dedicated youth programs, a plentiful supply of diehard fans, and millions of TV viewers.  American society worships spectator sports li...

Uconn Football: Why? Just Why?

Uconn Football: Why? Just Why?

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

October 11, 2018

For anyone who didn’t know, I wrote an article last year about Randy Edsall’s return to UConn football and my excitement for the next couple of years. Oh, how the times have changed. I tried. I tried to be optimistic, but I just can’t do it anymore. UConn football has been so disappointing over...

Your Top Candidates for the Heisman Trophy?

By Revanth Yalamanchi, Assistant reporter

October 19, 2017

Every year the National Collegiate Athletic Association awards the year's top college football player with the Heisman trophy, the most prestigious award they can attain. Since 1935, players have received this award created by the downtown athletic club directed by John Heisman. This year the top...

The Decline of NFL TV Ratings

The Decline of NFL TV Ratings

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

October 17, 2017

The decline of TV ratings for the NFL is continuing this year. Last week’s ratings are down eight percent from the 2016 season and eighteen percent from 2015. According to ESPN, the number of viewers is at 15.156 million viewers in 2017 down from 18.438 million in 2015. This continuing trend is starting...

Uconn Football: The Return of Randy Edsall

Uconn Football: The Return of Randy Edsall

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

October 3, 2017

As an avid Uconn fan, I was excited for the football season to start up. This has been my second year of following the team and going to a good amount of their games along with my father and grandfather. While not my favorite Uconn sport, (I have season tickets for Hockey instead), I still enjoy going...

What Sports Are Actually Good For?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter

February 14, 2017

Coming  up  in  only  a  few  days  is  one  of  the  biggest  sports  days  on  the  American  calendar,  which  millions  of  people  throughout  the  country  will  celebrate  with  cook-offs,  parties,  and,  of  course  watching  the  Superbowl  on  TV.  Now,  since  I...

The First Ever Pink Basketball Game

By Alexander Pralea and Laurenz Mosquito

February 14, 2017

Basketball is the latest Xavier sport to be used in raising awareness for breast cancer.

Successors of Sean Marinan: Coach Andy Guyon

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter

January 10, 2017

Andy Guyon is the new head coach of the football team for Xavier High School.

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