Cinderella takes the pumpkin all the way to the Final Four

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Contributing Writer Cinderella made herself known this year in a dominating fashion. Each year, the NCAA Tournament produces a story that cannot be made up — a story that drives college basketball fans absolutely mad, which got the tournament coined March Madness. This year’s Cinderella story starred Loyola-Chicago. Loyola-Chicago came into the first round as an 11 seed matched up against ACC-vetted, No. 6 seed Miami, who featured many top recruits. The game was an absolute nail-biter, where both teams were trading tough baskets the entire game. In the end, Loyola-Chicago came out victorious with a buzzer-beater … Continue reading Cinderella takes the pumpkin all the way to the Final Four

New look in NBA All-Star Game

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Contributing Writer This year’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles has players feeling a little festive, and it isn’t because of a party in Hollywood. The NBA switched up the landscape of the All-Star Game by ditching the old-fashioned way of having the Western Conference teams play Eastern Conference teams. This year, they are implementing a new format that permits the top vote-getters from each conference to select their own team of All-Stars. LeBron James and Stephen Curry received the most votes from their respective conferences this year, so this will make for a very entertaining game. Team … Continue reading New look in NBA All-Star Game

Battle of the 757

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Contributing Writer With schools that are only 14 miles apart, comparisons are inevitable. Here in Virginia, with no professional sports, it is a big deal when two local universities meet—especially schools in the Hampton Roads area, one of Virginia’s athletic hotbeds. Old Dominion University, a big-time university in the area, is a member of  Conference USA. Hampton University is a current member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, but will soon enter the Big South Conference following this July. Being in different conferences, the teams only compete against each other once a year. Last year, the Lady Pirates … Continue reading Battle of the 757

Buckeyes shake the football playoff positioning

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Contributing Writer A fierce showdown between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions on Oct. 28 shook the football landscape. The excitement for the heated rivalry game only grew due to the teams’ rankings in the top 10, with Penn State at No. 2 and Ohio State at No. 6. To add on to the already high stakes, both teams are aiming for the national championship playoffs that only allow the top four teams in the nation to participate. Penn State started off the game strong. Heisman Award front-runner Saquon Barkley was as good as … Continue reading Buckeyes shake the football playoff positioning