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Thursday, April 15, 2021


Dueling columns: Rodriguez’s use of steroids

Baseball star's confession good for sportThe oft-tormented world of baseball suffered another blow this weekend when Sports Illustrated reported that New York Yankees third...

Recruits carry team closer to World Series

Last season ended on a sour note as a walk-off home run by the then-No. 5 Oklahoma State Cowboys sailed over the left field wall and sent the Horned Frogs back home to Fort Worth.

Now, the baseball team has reloaded with the No. 9-ranked recruiting class in the nation, according to Baseball America, and head coach Jim Schlossnagle said this year's recruiting class speaks to the team's past success.

Team aims to land in top 17

The difficulty of the home portion of the women's tennis season should serve as an opportunity to improve the team's ranking, the head coach said.

By improving that ranking, the team will improve its chances of playing host for an NCAA regional event.

"Hopefully, we end up hosting a regional event, meaning we finished in the top 16 or 17 at the end of the season," head coach Jefferson Hammond said.

But hosting a regional isn't the only thing the coach wants for his team.

Dueling columns: Michael Phelps’ drug scandal

Phelps a poor role model

Michael Phelps captivated the world with his performance in last summer's Olympic Games in Beijing.

After winning eight gold medals and setting seven world records, he returned home a hero, with more fame than any of us could possibly imagine.

Sponsorships, a Sports Illustrated cover, a Saturday Night Live hosting opportunity and millions upon millions of adoring fans welcomed him back to our country.

He had everything a 23-year-old could ever want. He could do no wrong.

Four high-rank athletes sign with football team

The university announced the recruitment of 20 new Frogs at the National Signing Day press conference Wednesday.

"One of the things I am most impressed with is the kind of people they are," head football coach Gary Patterson said.

Overall, the Frogs landed the No. 46-ranked recruiting class according to Rivals.com, two spots behind Mountain West Conference rival University of Utah.

Commuters should be more considerate toward peers

It seems like everyday this spot in the Skiff is reserved for students to vent about the lack of quality parking for commuting students.

Like everyone else, I have my issues with our current situation. I don't understand why the lot across the street from Smith Hall doesn't have at least a second floor.

But I am not using this spot to bash our administration. I am going to use it to bash my fellow commuters.

Frogs shuffle offensive coaching staff

The football program announced major changes in the coaching staff yesterday, including promoting Jarrett Anderson and Justin Fuente to co-offensive coordinators.

Anderson was wide receivers coach the last eight seasons and will now coach the running backs along with being co-offensive coordinator.

Fuente is entering his third year with the Frogs and was the running backs coach before being promoted. Fuente will also coach the quarterbacks, moving from running backs coach.

College basketball boring, predictable

Over the past two weeks the debate raged on: Arizona Cardinals or Pittsburgh Steelers?

The Steelers won, who honestly were my pick to win it all in the preseason, thanks to some shady officiating.

Before the weeks of analysis, we watched the NFL playoffs and before that there was the annual debate about the BCS.

Before that, we had college football and preceding that every year is Major League Baseball.

Dueling columns: Coach’s reckless homicide charge

Football coach responsible for athlete's death

What is a game? According to Dictionary.com the first definition for the word is an amusement or pastime.

That sounds about right, and you know what isn't in the definition? Death.

Death doesn't usually come from games, but accidents you can't see coming happen.

A pitcher gets hit in the temple by a line drive coming back at him twice as fast as his pitch. A football player gets paralyzed during a kick-off return.

Mountain West proposes changes to BCS format

It's a million-dollar question: Will the Mountain West Conference get an automatic bid to a Bowl Championship Series game?According to a USA Today article...
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