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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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The NBA playoffs: Can the newcomers bring new energy to the party?

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2022

The NBA seems to be in a period of transition with stars like Lebron James and Kevin Durant making way for a new generation of stars like Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokić and Giannis Antetokounmpo. In addition,...

The 2018 Winter Olympics will begin in PyeongChang, South Korea on Feb. 9. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Sidelines: Five Things to Watch for at the Winter Olympics That Have Nothing to Do with Sports

Rachel Robertson February 9, 2018

The Olympics have always been about more than who can score the most points or win the most gold medals. Though we want to know who can make the most dazzling saves, grab the biggest air or shoot the most...

Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton leads MLB in home runs, pulling away from Yankees OF Aaron Judge in the second half (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The home-run binge: How improved managing strategies are making their mark on the MLB

Henry Schweber September 22, 2017

This season, Major League Baseball set a new record for most cumulative home runs hit by all players in one season: 5,694. One would think that this record was set a couple of decades ago, probably during...

What qualifies as a superstar: Are fans accurately evaluating athletes?

Henry Schweber September 15, 2017

How do we determine who is classified as a superstar? In the NFL, it seems as though the loudest, most brash and eccentric people are lumped into this category. When we differentiate a star from someone...

A love letter to the Cubs: From a fan who hates them

A love letter to the Cubs: From a fan who hates them

Rachel Robertson November 4, 2016

This year’s world series was certainly an interesting one. Any other year, a Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians matchup would be a test of Major League Baseball mediocrity and an intense case of good-natured...

Odell Beckham, Jr. and Josh Norman battle in 2015. (Courtesy of vimeo.com)

Growing Pains: Let Odell Beckham, Jr. learn from his mistakes

Henry Schweber October 7, 2016

Giants superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. is not having a great start to the season, not only by his standards, but as an NFL receiver in general. Through four games Beckham is averaging a...

When sports gets political: Why the Colin Kaepernicks of the world matter

When sports gets political: Why the Colin Kaepernicks of the world matter

Rachel Robertson September 23, 2016

I want to talk about Colin Kaepernick, except… I don’t. I’m not adding to the war of words that is being waged regarding his choice to take a stand by not standing. What I actually want to talk about...

Opening Week in the NFL: Why it may matter more than you think

Opening Week in the NFL: Why it may matter more than you think

Michael Keating September 16, 2016

What some may consider to be the best time of the year, the National Football League opened its 2016 regular season this past Thursday with the Denver Broncos facing off against the Carolina Panthers in...

Revival of The Fittest: Examining the “Dead” Running Back Position

Henry Schweber September 9, 2016

If you were to ask an avid football fan what makes the current era of football different from previous ones, they would most likely mention the shift in play style around the league from a ground heavy...

Finishing strong: How cultures surrounding sports differ and determine how we crown our champs

Finishing strong: How cultures surrounding sports differ and determine how we crown our champs

Michael Morgan May 6, 2016

There have been several motifs in my “Sidelines” articles in my time writing for The Lafayette, but I particularly enjoy writing about things that stand out about the way we regard sports in America....

Underdogs across the pond: A small club has a chance to become first small club in decades to become champs

Michael Morgan April 29, 2016

Leicester: Pronuncation: \ˈles-tər\ or Part of speech: Noun Definition: An English soccer team you’ve probably never heard of that happens to be on the verge of winning the Barclays Premier League. If...

Watch the throne: In defense of the NBA’s most polarizing superstar

Henry Schweber April 23, 2016

As the NBA Playoffs begin, all the hype is surrounding the main Western Conference teams. The Steph Curry freight train keeps rolling and talk of the Spurs possibly challenging the Warriors dominate every...

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