A Crumby ‘Thank You’ to Our Workers

I am completely biased in saying this as the Crumb Cafe’s co-head director, but the café has truly become one of my favorite spaces on campus. Sure, our wait times can be inconsistent, but what was once a financially floundering café operating

The Re-alliance of American Football

Denard Robinson, Christian Hackenberg, Zach Mettenberger, Aaron Murray, and Trent Richardson were names that once struck fear in the hearts of their opponents on college football fields. The star quarterbacks produced two NCAA national championships, perennial conference championships, numerous FBS season records,

Should Swarthmore Join NCAA Division I Athletics?

Perhaps not so coincidentally correlated with President Val Smith’s arrival at Swarthmore, see my 2016 article online, “President Val Smith and the Importance of Swat Athletics”, Swarthmore has matched its academic rigor with unprecedented recent athletic success. The women’s soccer as well

The Match that Never Was

Much of sports’ hallowed nostalgia derives from the great “mano y mano” showdowns between rivals. Muhammad Ali and George Foreman’s Rumble in the Jungle; the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS; Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor’s

The Winning Mentality of a (C)loser

Hall of Fame Yankees’ catcher Yogi Berra famously once said, “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” These words have never rung more true than with baseball pitchers’ changing roles, where they now pitch innings that they historically would

A Low Blow: The NFL’s Controversial New Sack Rule

After a 4-1 start to the 2017-2018 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers found themselves in the middle of a heated race for their division, the NFC North. However, in a critical week six matchup against their division rival Minnesota Vikings, they

Toxic Masculinity Killed Jordan McNair

On May 29th, 2018 at approximately 6 PM, a 911 call went out about a dying, young African-American male. Another promising talent, dedicated son, accomplished student, and valuable life were all quickly wasted. His name was Jordan McNair, and he died from

Looking back at the freak injuries of freak athletes

From the first Greek Olympics to modern times with all of today’s technological advancement, athletes have always represented the pinnacle of human physical prowess, modeling their physique and majesty through their unique set of skills. To that end, athletes prepare their minds

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