Sports Column

Column: The legacy of the 1999 championship team lives on

Column: The legacy of the 1999 championship team lives on

Khalid El-Amin’s iconic celebration after UConn beat Duke in the 1999 national championship game was completely spontaneous, but given how poetic it was, one could have easily been fooled. UConn had never once made it to the Final Four and lost in the NIT just two years prior.  

Column: LeBron versus?

Column: LeBron versus?

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker. While he has brought his basketball talents to the Staples Center, he has brought his media entity, SpringHill Entertainment, to Hollywood as well. One of the projects they are purportedly going to take on at some point is the reincarnation, or sequel, to the Michael Jordan-Looney Tunes crossover “Space Jam.”

Column: That time of year again

Column: That time of year again

Well, we’re a week into October and a good portion into the 2018 college football season, so you all know what that means. It’s time for all the American teams who were overlooked and/or disrespected prior to the season to start popping up in the Top 25 and get their due, despite it being too late in the season for people to overcome the initial anchoring effect of their omission.

Column: Twitter trolls and the UConn women’s basketball standard for greatness

Even if the proof is there that the competition gap in women’s basketball is closing, Twitter trolls care not. They get pure enjoyment of having the opportunity to ridicule Auriemma and his Huskies for two consecutive Final Four losses, suggesting the American Athletic Conference or weak competition in women’s basketball are to blame for failure at the biggest stage.

Column: Gronkowski retirement would make sense

Column: Gronkowski retirement would make sense

Football takes a toll on the body and Gronk has taken more than his fair share of injuries. Since entering the league, Tom Brady’s favorite target has suffered a fractured forearm, a fractured back, a high ankle sprain and multiple concussions, including one just three weeks ago when he played against the Jacksonville Jaguars.