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Sports popularity ignores societal issues

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Professional and college sports have taken American society by storm and fans have become increasingly more attentive to their teams, especially when they perform well and win their ways into playoffs or championships. After this happens on more than one occasion in a few years, teams attract a large...

Manny Ramirez not a mistake for Cubs

By Sean Neumann

May 27, 2014

The Chicago Cubs hired former MLB superstar Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for the Triple A Iowa Cubs this past weekend and despite the gut reaction, it wasn’t a mistake. It was a shocking move for the Cubs to risk distraction for performance, but the latter doesn’t lie. He was at times contr...