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Athletic Voice: Athletes are role models?

Athletic Voice: Athletes are role models?

By ALFRED DICOCHEA III Hall of Fame basketball player Charles Barkley once famously said, “I’m not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kid.” He was discussing the media’s view of professional athletes. The question is, was Barkley right? Let’s look at what we’re really dealing with […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Is football worth the risks?

ATHLETIC VOICE: Is football worth the risks?

By CALEB FOSTER Athletes face the threat of concussions or other serious injuries every time they walk on the field, court or ring. Is playing worth the risk? Football is regarded as one of the most dangerous sports, especially when played at the professional level. On Feb. 1, the New England Patriots outlasted the Seattle […]

Seahawks Super Bowl repeat?

Seahawks Super Bowl repeat?

By WILL WILLCOXSON The New England Patriots from the AFC will take on the Seattle Seahawks of the NFC in Glendale, Ariz. for Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. While the Patriots easily thwarted the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship, the Seahawks had to overcome the Green Bay Packers with one of the most […]

Athletic Voice: Try my sparkle ‘sports’

Athletic Voice: Try my sparkle ‘sports’

By JAMIE VERWYS There is much to be said about an athlete’s sweat-soaked fight for victory. Getting dirty in a game is a nod to humans’ primal nature. But who says your sports can’t have a little sparkle? I want my no-pain, no-gain to have a metaphorical little bow, and I’m not going to wear […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Suns showcase brotherly love

ATHLETIC VOICE: Suns showcase brotherly love

By BETO HOYOS As a new NBA season gets underway, Arizona fans of run-and-gun basketball are looking forward to a Phoenix Suns team that will be a contender in the western conference. The Suns organization has always made an effort to create a family-like environment. Twin brothers on the Suns can be traced back to […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: If I can sport, you can sport too

ATHLETIC VOICE: If I can sport, you can sport too

By JAMIE VERWYS I’m not a girl who likes things forcefully thrown at my face, so I have always stayed far from the sidelines when it comes to sports. The closest I get to the field or court is a blank-eyed glance at a game on someone’s television. I do admire athleticism despite not understanding […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: March brings the Madness

ATHLETIC VOICE: March brings the Madness

By SHAQ DAVIS March Madness has certainly started. It will reach pitch fever on March16 during Selection Sunday, when seeds in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament are revealed. Once games begin on March 18, it is win or go home for the 68 teams competing. For the first few days, there will seem to be […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Stand with Sam

ATHLETIC VOICE: Stand with Sam

By JOSE SANTIAGO III Michael Sam made history on Feb. 9. It wasn’t for winning the co-Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, or for leading the Missouri Tigers to a huge win in the Cotton Bowl this past season. Sam made history for coming out as the first openly gay NFL draft prospect. The […]

NBA: Sleepers vs. Pretenders

NBA: Sleepers vs. Pretenders

By DIEGO LOZANO III  Before any tip-offs or whistles this season, we all had our respective expectations and predictions for any given ball club prior to the upcoming season. We never know what the potential ceiling can be for a team in the offseason but as the mid-term of the 2013-2014 season nears, we can […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Top NBA players to watch

ATHLETIC VOICE: Top NBA players to watch

By BETO HOYOS With a new NBA season upon us, fans are taken over by optimism and the feeling that this could be their team’s year to win it all. Every season is a blank canvas awaiting the stars of the league to create their masterpiece. Here are some players I think are worth keeping […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: My NFL mid-season report card

ATHLETIC VOICE: My NFL mid-season report card

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  At the start of each NFL season, all fans have high hopes for their teams. Now that we have hit the halfway point of the season, we see where teams really stand.  As is true every season, some teams have exceeded expectations and some haven’t. Teams that exceeded expectations have fans believing […]

Pro wrestling is a real sport

Pro wrestling is a real sport

By JOHN CHESTNUT Being a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment and pro wrestling is tough. Society always feels the need to point out how fake it is. They also ask if I have superhero bed sheets and if my mom still warms my milk at night. Which are both a yes for me. Every Monday […]

Luck will suffer sophomore slump

Luck will suffer sophomore slump

By DIEGO LOZANO III NFL sophomore quarterbacks Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck broke all precedents during their 2012 rookie campaigns. The trifecta of quarterbacks drove their respective franchises into post-season contention after each team failed to achieve a playoff berth in the previous season. This go-round, however, the league will prime for […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Tragedy brings unity

ATHLETIC VOICE: Tragedy brings unity

By LIAM McINERNEY The Athletic Voice, usually comprised of timely sports topics, provides a place to voice opinions and share important news about athletics. Most readers expect to see subjects such as the NBA playoffs or the start of the MLB regular season this time of year. This column is different. I want to focus […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: People will still watch the draft

ATHLETIC VOICE: People will still watch the draft

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The National Football League’s college amateur selection show, otherwise known as the NFL draft, has become a pop culture phenomenon over the past several years. Last year, the first round alone drew more than 25.3 million viewers. It outdrew ABC, CBS and FOX combined for that time slot. One main reason was […]