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Make It or Break It: Do superstitions affect performance? A look at some athletes’ routine rituals.
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Make It or Break It: Do superstitions affect performance? A look at some athletes’ routine rituals.

A lot of athletes have habits that they have had since their early years. Whether it’s a simple ritual that they believe enhances their performance, or a certain type of music they listen to before a game, it’s not uncommon for athletes to have something specific they have to do […]

Tiger’s Hopeful Return: A look at if the 82-time PGA Tour winner will  come back to pro golf.
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Tiger’s Hopeful Return: A look at if the 82-time PGA Tour winner will come back to pro golf.

Who is the golfer tied for the most PGA tour wins? Who has won the Masters Tournament five times, the PGA Championship four times, and the US Open and the British Open both three times? Tiger Woods is the professional golfer to accomplish these feats and many more. But a […]

Squats with the Squad: A reflection on how workout activities with friends eases gymtimidation.
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Squats with the Squad: A reflection on how workout activities with friends eases gymtimidation.

Getting motivated to work out is difficult. For twenty-two years, I rarely worked out. On occasion, I would go for a walk around my neighborhood, but I never knew how to properly work out. I finally got the courage to go to the gym this semester, and I still found […]

Sedona Fever: How one student-athlete took over social media and changed the NCAA  women’s basketball tournament.
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Sedona Fever: How one student-athlete took over social media and changed the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

When pictures leaked of the NCAA women’s basketball training room, many fans were furious. A few hours later, Oregon Ducks basketball player Sedona Prince posted videos on the social media platform TikTok that detailed the true extent of the inequalities between the men’s and women’s facilities, goodie bags, and food. […]

Student Athlete Spotlight: Sophomore Jack Mangene talks golf, community, and God.
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Student Athlete Spotlight: Sophomore Jack Mangene talks golf, community, and God.

Sophomore golfer and exercise science major, Jack Mangene, juggles a hectic schedule, social life, and Division III athletic career. Firing a 74 in his first tournament of the season, Mangene has golf down to a “tee” – pun definitely intended. While still putting the work in at his sport, Mangene […]

Play Ball: Eastern’s baseball team prepares for their return to the mound.
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Play Ball: Eastern’s baseball team prepares for their return to the mound.

As many teams wind down their seasons, Eastern’s baseball team is just getting started. Led by Coach Scott Renauro, an Eastern baseball alum, the team is trying their best to stay positive as they navigate their first season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a roster full of […]

Anything’s a Sport: A look at the annual Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling Festival.
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Anything’s a Sport: A look at the annual Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling Festival.

The fundamental actions in sports can be strange. For example, throwing a leather ball, kicking a rubber ball, hitting something with a stick and hitting something with a stick but on ice. The oddities of sports are often overlooked due to their competitive nature, the immense skill they demand and […]

Mar 23, 2019; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; General overall view of Wilson official  NCAA basketball with the March Madness logo on the court during a second round game of the 2019 NCAA Tournament between the Baylor Bears and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The History of March Madness: A look at the origins of the NCAA tournament.

March Madness: for basketball fans across the United States, this is their favorite time of year. For Division I college basketball players, this is the most important time of the year. All of their commitment, dedication, and constant hard work has a chance to pay off in hopes of becoming […]

What It Means To Be a Christian Athlete: A reflection on how God’s glory and athletes’ faith shines through sports.
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What It Means To Be a Christian Athlete: A reflection on how God’s glory and athletes’ faith shines through sports.

I wear a cross around my neck at all times. Not only is this an avowal of my identity as a Greek Orthodox Christian, but it’s a reminder that Christ is with me at all times, good and bad. As Christian athletes, our athletic abilities are given to us through […]

Student Athlete Spotlight: Graduate student Meghan Johnson reflects on the challenges of her time as an athlete, academics, and her role as a team captain.
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Student Athlete Spotlight: Graduate student Meghan Johnson reflects on the challenges of her time as an athlete, academics, and her role as a team captain.

Marguerite “Meghan” Johnson can be described as many things: she’s a leader, an aunt, an activist, and a warrior, just to name a few. The 23-year-old clinical counseling student and softball athlete is one of the many people who realized their potential in the age of COVID. Before the coronavirus […]