The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The Lafayette dance team performed at the home football game last Saturday in front of a few hundred fans. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Keeping spirits high: How Lafayette’s spirit teams have weathered the pandemic

By Caroline McParland March 19, 2021

College spirit teams have suffered from the lack of the crowds on game day just like the other athletes. But with fans now being allowed into sports games in limited numbers, the role of spirit teams in...

Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick won their sixth championship in Super Bowl LIII. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Sidelines: Super Bowl LIII is an acquired taste

By AJ Traub February 8, 2019

No, you won’t be able to watch the halftime show a few more times and suddenly enjoy it. The actual football, though, may get better with time.  People are quick to dismiss the game as boring, and...

The NCAA rule changes: What is really going on?

By Henry Schweber August 31, 2018

The term “student-athlete” exists for a reason. The NCAA would like you to believe that academics and being a student comes first over secondary activities like athletics. However, the organization's...

Lebron James has been the face of Cleveland athletics since he returned to the Cavaliers in 2014. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The problem with the Cavs: how to keep LeBron in Cleveland

By Henry Schweber January 26, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers are at a crossroads. After being thrust back into relevance with the return of hometown hero LeBron James, they have made the NBA Finals for the last 3 seasons in a row. With a...

The New York Giants are ranked fourth in the NFC East conference. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Bold predictions: unexpected outcomes for the NFL season

By Henry Schweber December 8, 2017

With the NFL season in its final stretch, sports writers AJ Traub, Hannah Greaves, and Henry Schweber make their fearless forecasts. AJ Traub: Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4) and Los Angeles Chargers (6-6)...

How Alabama Almost Pulled Off the Greatest Win in NCAA History

By Henry Schweber December 1, 2017

The 14th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers topped the 25th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide 89-84 on Nov. 25, marking Alabama and coach Avery Johnson’s first loss of the young NCAA basketball season. Normally,...

NFL tight end Martellus Bennett spoke out against angry fantasy football fans (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The fantasy football debate: A closer look into the polarizing game

By Henry Schweber October 20, 2017

Approximately 59 million people play fantasy football with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, according to their website. It is a dominating force in today’s society and shapes people’s interest...

The MLB wild card question: Five years later, did the MLB make the right decision?

The MLB wild card question: Five years later, did the MLB make the right decision?

By Henry Schweber October 6, 2017

Winning the pennant is now much more important than it was before, because if you come in first in the division, you are guaranteed a full series of games in the divisional championship series. If you...

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What LeBron James’ potential free agency departure means for the Cavaliers

By Henry Schweber September 1, 2017

There was perhaps no more valuable change to the dynamic of sports than LeBron James’ “I’m coming home” letter. He would rejoin the Cavaliers in free agency after four years playing for the Miami...

We’re talking about layoffs: Why ESPN’s recent decision making may be its undoing

By Henry Schweber May 5, 2017

Just this past week, ESPN laid off over 100 total writers, broadcasters, and radio show hosts in a massive reduction in its workforce. It’s an unfortunate part of the working world in which we live....

Bryce Harper is one of the few recognizable stars in the MLB (Courtesy of Wiki Commons).

The future of baseball: Why the sport’s youth movement may not be enough to save itself

By Henry Schweber April 28, 2017

Baseball is known as "America’s Pastime." Be it the atmosphere of a ballpark on a warm spring day, the scent of hot dogs protruding the air, or the sounds of the vendors trying to get you to buy overpriced...

Lebron James is looking to go to the NBA FInals for the seventh year in a row. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Dismantle the system: Playoffs should not be based on conferences

By Henry Schweber April 21, 2017

With the first few sets of games from the 2017 NBA playoffs already in the books, it’s easy to overreact. The eighth seeded Chicago Bulls, a team many thought wouldn’t be able to sneak into the playoff...

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