Athletic Voice

Athletic Voice: Baseball summer bummer

November 12, 2015

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 […]

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Athletic Voice: Kerr is a role model

October 29, 2015

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 […]

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Athletic Voice: Speed up MLB

October 15, 2015

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 […]

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Athletic Voice: Defying the odds

September 17, 2015

By VALERIE TURCIOS If you watched the 2014 NFL season, then you must be familiar with the name Odell Beckham Jr., 22, wide receiver for the New York Giants. He was the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 draft and soon became the top rookie in the NFL. At the end […]

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Athletic Voice: You can bet on it

September 3, 2015

By STEVEN FOWLER Should Pete Rose, the all-time hits king for Major League Baseball, be reinstated after nearly four decades of banishment? Pete Rose, 74,  the legendary ball player from Cincinnati, Ohio, played a lengthy 24 seasons where he compiled an MLB record 4,256 hits, in 3,562 games played, another record. Toward the end of […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Sports teaches lessons

May 7, 2015

By TANISHA KNUTZEN Everyone should play sports because these games are a teacher of many life lessons that can provide an advantage in the real world. Being part of a sports team can show a player the importance of learning rules, being a team player, having a competitive mind-set and the power of time management. […]

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Athletic Voice: Athletes are role models?

March 26, 2015

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 […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Is football worth the risks?

February 24, 2015

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 […]

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Seahawks Super Bowl repeat?

January 29, 2015

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 […]

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Athletic Voice: Try my sparkle ‘sports’

December 10, 2014

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 […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Suns showcase brotherly love

November 13, 2014

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 […]

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

May 8, 2014

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 […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: March brings the Madness

March 13, 2014

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 […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Stand with Sam

February 27, 2014

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 […]

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NBA: Sleepers vs. Pretenders

February 13, 2014

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 […]

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