The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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Premier League managers Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta and Jürgen Klopp are all looking to lead their teams to victory. (Photo courtesy of

Sidelines: Premier League reaches the final stretch

By Martin Familetti, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

The 2023-2024 Premier League season has been anything but boring. There have been betting scandals, points deductions, a club’s official social media calling out a ref for being a fan of a rival team...

The Celtics lead the East as the one-seed in the NBA Playoffs. (Photo courtesy of

Sidelines: NBA Playoff Preview

By Benjamin White, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

After a chaotic conclusion to the 2023-2024 NBA season, including multiple playoff seeds coming down to the last day of regular season play, the NBA playoffs are nearly set with dramatic storylines. The...

The best players in golf will descend on Augusta National Golf Club for the Masters next week. (Photo courtesy of

Sidelines: Masters preview

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2024

It’s (almost) time to take a trip down Magnolia Lane. With Masters’ week just around the corner, these are my takes on the favorites to win the first major of 2024. The 2022 Masters Champion and...

Pitcher Shohei Ohtanis trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers was one of the biggest trades of the off-season. (Photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports)

Sidelines: MLB Preview

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor March 22, 2024

The five months since the Texas Rangers raised the commissioner's trophy have been busy ones, with over $2 billion spent on free agents. But spring has sprung, and with it comes the serenity of another...

Caitlin Clark became the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of ESPN)

Sidelines: It’s time to invest in women’s sports

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2024

On the heels of Caitlin Clark becoming the all-time leading scorer in NCAA basketball history this week, I would like to take the time to reflect on the value of women’s performances in both collegiate...

The 1973 edition of this column shows how Lafayette would beat USC in the national championship. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Digital Repository)

A tradition revived

By Jim Simos January 26, 2024

Editor's note: Before there was The Scoffayette, there was a satirical newspaper published during the first week of the spring semester. A feature of the 1970s version was a column that pitted Lafayette...

Alabama QB Bryce Young is the projected top pick in the draft. (Photo by Alika Jenner for Getty Images)

Sidelines: NFL Draft preview

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor April 21, 2023

After three months of lead-up and constant conversation involving who was going to be the first pick, which QBs deserve more or less attention and whether someone who possibly could be involved as an accessory...

This years MVP race, which involves Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic, is highly contested.

Sidelines: Wrapping up the NBA season

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor April 14, 2023

The NBA playoffs start tomorrow and as another regular season of NBA basketball has wrapped up, it is time to reflect on the year that was and the storylines that were. This possibly was one of the...

Tampa Bays fall to Dallas has led to speculation about Tom Bradys future in football. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Sidelines: NFL Playoffs

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor January 27, 2023

We truly saw the highest highs and the lowest lows on the gridiron this year. There were incredible comebacks and sensational catches. But there was also the horrifying near-death experience for Bills...

Sidelines: World Cup 2022

Sidelines: World Cup 2022

By Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor December 2, 2022

It is once again that time in the United States when everyone, for three weeks, pays attention religiously to a sport they could not be paid to watch 99 percent of the time, until the point when America...

The documentary traces Manti Teos Notre Dame career and how it was impacted by Naiah Tuiasosopo. (Photo courtesy of @mteo50 on Instagram)

Movie Review: Netflix’s Manti Te’o documentary provides insightful, entertaining look at one of sports’ biggest stories

By Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor October 28, 2022

The Manti Te'o fiasco of early 2013 was, in a sense, the most American story of the last 20 years. It is a tale about one of the most transcendent college football programs, its best player and how that...

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Op-Ed: 2022 NFL Season Preview

By Nicky Nathanson, Staff Writer September 2, 2022

With the NFL season underway in the next few weeks, all 32 teams will begin their journey vying for immortality, the chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. The 2022 season features monumental changes...

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