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2018 World Cup will be great, albeit different

2018 World Cup will be great, albeit different

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN When the world shift its attention to Russia next summer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it will behold the grandest of sporting spectacles. As always, some of the best athletes on the planet will be on display as the different cultures of the world come clashing together on the largest possible […]

College football playoff rankings take shape

College football playoff rankings take shape

By ARMANDO HARMON With the college football season coming to a close, it is still a little too early to tell which teams are going to make the top four to compete in the playoffs. In college football, you have those favorites like Southeastern Conference powerhouse University of Alabama, which has been in the playoffs […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: East vs. West, the power struggle

ATHLETIC VOICE: East vs. West, the power struggle

By RENE ESCOBAR As 16 former All-Star players have moved organizations, an imbalance of power is in flux within the NBA in the new season. The Eastern conference of the NBA possessed promising intrigue at the start of the season, but that potential train has derailed. On opening night, the Boston Celtics were at the […]

Home is everything

Home is everything

By KYLE MCDANIEL To certain people, money isn’t everything. As you peer into the world of sports, though, you see that money has become king. Players seem to care less about the fans and the city they play in and more about what team pays the most money. This isn’t just problem with sports in […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Madness launches March 14

ATHLETIC VOICE: Madness launches March 14

By CASEY MUSE JR. Ah, March. This the month in which the weather warms, the plants grow and the nation’s most intense single-elimination sports tournament occurs. The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament will take place March 14-April 3, with games occurring in venues all across the country. The tournament is an opportunity for 68 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Trump: 'yuge' sports guy

ATHLETIC VOICE: Trump: ‘yuge’ sports guy

  By CASEY MUSE JR.  Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20. As split as society may be, we must try to make the best of the situation and educate ourselves about our new commander in chief. Sports have a knack for making anyone […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Ruling robs Aztecs

ATHLETIC VOICE: Ruling robs Aztecs

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA After 1,980 minutes of game action in which the men’s soccer team outscored opponents 71-23, three minutes of disruptive postgame behavior by a defeated opponent crumbled Pima’s postseason hopes. When the clock struck zero for the 2016 Division I, Region I Championship game on Oct. 29, Pima players joyfully ran onto the […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Thank you, Vin Scully

ATHLETIC VOICE: Thank you, Vin Scully

BY BRYAN OROZCO “It’s time for Dodger baseball!” One man uttered that phrase in his dulcet voice for more than 60 years. He moved with the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958, and called some of the most iconic sports moments in history. The man, of course, is Vin Scully and this year marked […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Sitting down translates as taking a stand

ATHLETIC VOICE: Sitting down translates as taking a stand

By CASEY MUSE JR Singing the national anthem during a pregame ceremony represents a long-standing tradition in American sports. Why? It sets the tone for competition and reminds participants of how lucky they are to have the opportunity to play sports professionally in this country. The anthem, along with the flag, stands for everything that […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: America's true sports pastime returns

ATHLETIC VOICE: America’s true sports pastime returns

By CASEY MUSE JR This country loves football. Not soccer but good old American football. The NFL returned Sept. 8 and continued with a full slate of Sunday games on the 11th. The league anxiously hopes to hear that it topped ratings records that were set just one season ago. Last year, the NFL saw […]

Athletic Voice: My greatest of all time: Kobe Bryant

Athletic Voice: My greatest of all time: Kobe Bryant

By BRYAN OROZCO When Kobe Bryant announced his retirement last year, a spectrum of emotions and thoughts flooded my mind. Bryant is often referred to only by his first name. His father decided to name him Kobe after seeing the Japanese beef on a menu. Throughout my life, Kobe bested both my beloved New York […]

Athletic Voice: Griffey Jr. makes case for the Hall

Athletic Voice: Griffey Jr. makes case for the Hall

by STEVEN FOWLER Major League Baseball plans to announce the players who will be elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y, on January 6, 2016. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) is conducting research on who should be elected to the Hall of Fame. Suspected steroid user and Home Run King Barry […]

Athletic Voice: Baseball summer bummer

Athletic Voice: Baseball summer bummer

by BRYAN OROZCO The World Series was great for fans of the Kansas City Royals, the New York Mets and the casual baseball watcher, but to those with strong allegiances to other teams, there are mixed feelings. The Royals are the 2015 World Series Champions as they were able to close up the series in […]

Athletic Voice: Kerr is a role model

Athletic Voice: Kerr is a role model

by KIT B. FASSLER It’s basketball season. So it’s time to remember Wildcat Steve Kerr, a legendary name and one of Arizona’s fan favorites. Kerr became such a popular athlete due to his leadership and long range shooting. Kerr received a scholarship to attend the University of Arizona and started his freshman year in the […]

Athletic  Voice: Speed up MLB

Athletic Voice: Speed up MLB

by STEVEN FOWLER Major League Baseball began in North America some 140 years ago, fans nation-wide flocked from great lengths to see two teams square off on the baseball diamond. The roar of the crowd, stale and greasy hot dogs and an ice-cold beer intrigues the crowd, making fans from all walks of life come […]