Huge First Step for Student Athletes

Carlos Font, Student Writer  On March 26, 2014 the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) ruled that The College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), which has been led by Northwestern, Kain Colter, had won their case, which means that the Northwestern football players will be seen as employees rather than student-athletes and that they can form a union.This is a big step ... Read More »

SNU Baseball celebrates seniors

Carlos Font, Staff Writer The 2014 baseball season is coming to a close. For the Storm, it’s been a roller coaster since day one, when the team reported for their first work out in late August. The start of a new season represents new goals, expectations and hopes but for some, the start of the new season might mean the ... Read More »

Pros vs. Joes

Cass White, Staff Writer Pros vs Joes, a new SGA event that pitted student athletes with their non-teammate peers in a variety of sports, took place on April 8th. The Southern Nazarene football players played in a friendly competitive 7 on 7 flag football game against the local students on Bracken lawn last week. Understandably, the football players were the ... Read More »

America’s favorite pastime

Abby Felter, Guest Writer    During the prosperous years of the early 20th Century, baseball was undeniably America’s favorite pastime. As new baseball stadiums were being built, people poured into stadiums to get a glimpse of this remarkable game. Radio broadcasts and newspapers reporting on the games made it possible for people who could not attend the games to feel just ... Read More »

Jackson’s alleged gang ties cause trouble

Cass White, Staff Writer    The three time All-Pro wide receiver Desean Jackson was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles on March 28,14. There have been numerous rumors floating around the NFL and media about the cause of Desean’s release.    Jackson is one of the most versatile players in the league; with 21 receptions, he leads the NFL in the most 30+ ... Read More »

Changes made for good in the MLB

Carlos Font, Staff Writer    Major League Baseball has gone through some changes in the past twelve years. The MLB has taken a stand against performance enhancing substances and have taken a vow to rid the sport from banned substances.    In 2006, Major League took a stand against banned substances and in the spring of said year, the league established their ... Read More »

New master’s degree at SNU generates interest through campaign

Staff Writer    Dr. Sylvia Goodman, Professor of Kinesiology at SNU, said the campaign for the new master’s degree offered by the School of Kinesiology is “off to a roaring start.”    According to Goodman, this degree is for people with a focus in Athletic Administration or Sports Business. People who already have a Bachelors or are already active in this field ... Read More »

Former Thunder point guard wins NCAA Championship

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    Who is the young coach that just won the Men’s NCAA Championship one might ask? Well, some would be surprised to find out that he used to be a part of our Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-2010). That’s right, this mystery man was right there on the court playing alongside our very own Durant and Westbrook. The ... Read More »

The dark side of rushing the courts

Carlos Font, Staff Writer    As humans and sports fans, we always appreciate and find sympathy for the weaker team. Yes, I’m talking about the famous “Underdog.” There is nothing more exciting than cheering for the underdog, but there may be a problem when the “underdog” wins and manages to upset the stronger team.    A trend has developed in collegiate sports ... Read More »

The “psycho” coach who busted your bracket

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    There has been a lot of talk of the coach who ruined everyone’s March Madness brackets, with the upset of Duke. Who is this “psycho” man of a coach? Well, his name is Bob Hoffman, and you may be surprised to know that he is one of our very own!     Bob Hoffman was born ... Read More »

The king returns

Cass White, Staff Writer    The NBA’s four time Most Valuable Player, two time Champion and one time scoring leader LeBron James had another outrageous night a few weeks ago when he combined 61 points against the sixth best defensive team in the league, the Charlotte Bobcats.    During his after game press conferences interviews, James said “After three quarters, I wanted ... Read More »

SNU Tennis starting out strong

Carlos Font, Staff Writer     The 2014 tennis season has started and the team has had a really good start. As of March 24, the girls have an overall 4-2 record and 2-1 in conference play. The team is composed of six girls: Masha Andrianov, Haley Cantwell, Karina Katova, Natalia Moreno, Marina Shipilova and Bekah Stewart. The team is coached by ... Read More »

Blade Runner on trial

Katelyn Lamb, Content Editor    Oscar Pistorius, affectionately dubbed Blade Runner by fans, has long made waves in the sports world as the first amputee runner to compete at an Olympic Games in addition to participating in numerous Paralympic games. The South African runner has won six gold medals as a paralympian, set and broken world records in track and ... Read More »

Russia and U.S. World Cup tension

Amy Calfy, Guest Writer    Russia and the United States are trying to get each other kicked out of the 2014 World Cup.    Tensions between Russia and the West have been surfacing recently, ever since the revolution in Ukraine and its attempt to separate itself from Russia. Ukraine’s powerful neighbor was not happy about the overthrow of its pro-Russia president. Russia’s ... Read More »