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The Oberlin Review

Baseball Should Embrace Growth

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Baseball will always remain entrenched in American culture. Its roots in the United States can be tracked back to the 1700s, but the sport hasn’t gained as much global traction as others. With recent murmurings about Major League Baseball expanding to countries outside of the U.S. though, the game...

Misguided Media Doubts Serena

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Serena Williams has conquered the challenges of age, fatigue and emotional strife throughout her career. She won 10 of her 23 Grand Slam titles after turning 30, a feat that no one thought possible. She kept playing after her half-sister and personal assistant, Yetunde Price, was murdered in 2003. She...

Student-Athletes Deserve Pay

Darren Zaslau, Sports editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

College sports video games have been out of sight, out of mind for the past three years. Not since the release of NCAA Football 14 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have sports fans been able to play with their favorite collegiate athletes. The cancellation of this series, along with the NCAA Basket...

Sharapova Set to Return Unscathed as Sponsors Shrug at Doping

Jackie McDermott, Sports editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Sports Editorials & Features

The top search hits for Maria Sharapova have nothing to do with her doping suspension. A Daily Mail article shows fashionista Sharapova sporting a casual and chic Los Angeles look in capris and a pashmina shawl. Forbes touts her success as a businesswoman, featuring her candy company Sugarpova and its r...

Tribune Bridges Divide

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Athletes are generally viewed under a microscope for their actions on and off the field. As a result of the public criticizing their every move, a large divide exists between the fan and player. Recently, The Players’ Tribune has bridged that gap. Founded by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek J...

Sexism Plagues Hockey

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Most American sports fans are aware of our country’s dominance in women’s sports like basketball and gymnastics. But there is another sport in which American women have collected numerous Olympic medals and won seven of the last nine world championships — ice hockey. Despite being wildly successful...

Krzyzewski Should Bench Grayson Allen for Aggressive Play

Darren Zaslau, Sports editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Duke University has always been a national powerhouse in men’s college basketball. The Blue Devils are tied for third in most national championships with five wins, command an NCAA-best .755 NCAA tournament winning percentage and have suited up 71 players who went on to the NBA. Under the directi...

Congress Loses Sight

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The 2005 Congressional hearings that exposed steroid use by Major League Baseball’s own Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and other home-run slammers are forever burned into America’s collective sports memory. This week, Congress revived its clean-sports crusade, urging reform of World Anti-Doping Agency...

Lifetime Promotes NWSL

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. The Golden State Warriors’ Championship-clinching Game 6 victory over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Which one had the most viewers? Hint: The answer will defy the myth that no one watches women’s sports. While two of the biggest ga...

Media Spurs Sports Drama

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The 2017 NFL postseason was filled with non-stop drama. While the competitive play on the field is usually the center of conversation among the national sports media, this season was different. Turn on ESPN, Fox Sports or any other sports channel and you will see headlines like “BoatGate” or “FacebookGate”...

Longevity Shines in Tennis

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

“Thirty-fun.” That’s how Serena Williams referred to her age in post-match interviews on Saturday. Only one number was on her mind earlier that day as she took the court to face her sister Venus in the Australian Open final. It wasn’t her age — which is 35, by the way. It wasn’t the number...

NHL Bets on Vegas

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

When people think of Las Vegas, they usually picture massive casinos, enticing slot machines and skyscraping hotels. But Sin City’s image may change soon. With the addition of the NHL’s new expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, and the potential of an NFL franchise arriving in the future, it’s...

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