Category: Sports

SPORTS

NBA 2K League Continues Business as Usual

Hawks Talon GC meets at their training facility to watch film, talk game plan and perfect skills. The team has an overall record 3-2/Courtesy of Kyle Hess Photography It’s no secret that the sports world has taken a huge beating from COVID-19. While some leagues have plans to resume on later dates, they will likely [...]

Why it Truly was ‘The Last Dance’ for Michael Jordan: Episodes 9 and 10

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan celebrates his 1993 Championship victory. This and the rest of Jordan's career are highlighted in ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance"/Courtesy of Netflix As he presented professional basketball star Michael Jordan with his fifth MVP award in 1998, former Commissioner David Stern professed: “on behalf of everyone this evening, thank [...]

The Price of Winning: Episodes 7 and 8 of ‘The Last Dance’

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan huddles with former Chicago Bulls Head Coach Phil Jackson during a game against the Miami Heat/Courtesy of ESPN/Netflix Celebrities typically choose to keep certain aspects of their personal life just that — personal. The seventh and eighth installments of the 10-part “The Last Dance” series peel back every layer [...]

The Media Versus Michael Jordan: Episodes 5 and 6 of ‘The Last Dance’

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan discusses his extraordinary career in ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance"/Courtesy of ESPN/Netflix Gatorade’s iconic 1992 “Be Like Mike” TV advertisement verbalized a feeling shared among the global public: everyone wanted to be Michael Jordan, the most famous basketball player, and perhaps person, in the world. Spotlighted in the fifth [...]

Michael Jordan Reclaims Sports Spotlight When We Need Him Most

Where there once was live sports, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for alternative programs. ESPN, thankfully, had a trick up their sleeves aside from reruns and virtual drafts. “The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, was originally scheduled to release June 2. However, in the [...]

5 Teams Who Gained the Most in the Virtual 2020 NFL Draft

Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was selected first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Cincinnati Bengals. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons A record number of eyes were on the NFL as the draft was the only live sporting event that has happened since the outbreak. Surprisingly, the smoothness of the event exceeded the expectations [...]

PGA to Resume Tour in Summer, Other Leagues Tackle How to Move Forward

Professional golfer David Toms swings a shot out of the bunker in the 2008 PGA Championship. The PGA Championship will now be in August as opposed to May. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons When many professional sports came to a grinding halt as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials across every major sporting league were [...]

WNBA Virtually Drafts Players, Honors Bryant Family

Although the WNBA announced the postponed start of its training camps and regular season on April 3, the league was still able to hold the 2020 WNBA Draft on April 17 while most of the sports world is on hiatus. The draft was held virtually and broadcasted on ESPN.  Teams’ preparations for the draft were [...]

Sports Channels in a World Without Sports

These days, you may not find all the variety you once did as you shuffle through television channels. Popular news channels such as NBC, CNN and Fox are echoing each other with the various ever-changing developments of the novel coronavirus pandemic. While there are, of course, shows and movies airing consistently, the shows are typically [...]

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SPORTS

Fall Sports Canceled Until January, Senior Athletes Heartbroken

Fall 2020 will be an eerily quiet time at Emory. Not only will there be a lack of students, but no Emory athlete will compete during the semester. In a statement released on July 17, the University announced there will be “no competition for Division III Athletics” until at least January.  The decision directly affects [...]

UAA Abandons Conference Schedule, Emory to Finalize Fall Sports Plan

On July 8, the University Athletic Association (UAA) announced they will not mandate the conference schedule, allowing institutions within the conference to make decisions that best fit the well-being of their players.  While conference games are now more flexible, each university can still compete in the scheduled UAA games if guidelines set by the university [...]

Why We Need Sports | Callahan’s Corner

America and the world are in crisis. The crippling economy and public health disaster that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the nationwide protests in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, have left us tattered.  This column has always focused on sports; I’ve covered topics ranging from the morality [...]

NBA 2K League Continues Business as Usual

Hawks Talon GC meets at their training facility to watch film, talk game plan and perfect skills. The team has an overall record 3-2/Courtesy of Kyle Hess Photography It’s no secret that the sports world has taken a huge beating from COVID-19. While some leagues have plans to resume on later dates, they will likely [...]

Why it Truly was ‘The Last Dance’ for Michael Jordan: Episodes 9 and 10

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan celebrates his 1993 Championship victory. This and the rest of Jordan's career are highlighted in ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance"/Courtesy of Netflix As he presented professional basketball star Michael Jordan with his fifth MVP award in 1998, former Commissioner David Stern professed: “on behalf of everyone this evening, thank [...]

The Price of Winning: Episodes 7 and 8 of ‘The Last Dance’

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan huddles with former Chicago Bulls Head Coach Phil Jackson during a game against the Miami Heat/Courtesy of ESPN/Netflix Celebrities typically choose to keep certain aspects of their personal life just that — personal. The seventh and eighth installments of the 10-part “The Last Dance” series peel back every layer [...]

The Media Versus Michael Jordan: Episodes 5 and 6 of ‘The Last Dance’

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan discusses his extraordinary career in ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance"/Courtesy of ESPN/Netflix Gatorade’s iconic 1992 “Be Like Mike” TV advertisement verbalized a feeling shared among the global public: everyone wanted to be Michael Jordan, the most famous basketball player, and perhaps person, in the world. Spotlighted in the fifth [...]

Michael Jordan Reclaims Sports Spotlight When We Need Him Most

Where there once was live sports, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for alternative programs. ESPN, thankfully, had a trick up their sleeves aside from reruns and virtual drafts. “The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, was originally scheduled to release June 2. However, in the [...]

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