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The 2021-2022 NBA Season has officially come to an end, and for the first time in years the basketball community is in disaccord. In the past two years, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award and the Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) were pretty straightforward for most fans, reporters and voters alike. This season, however, the parity is at an all-time high. Multiple people have a legitimate claim to virtually every single award, and the playoffs are almost certain to be legendary.
Recently, the MVP candidacy for Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns has gained momentum in the media. Fellow NBA players and coaches agree that he is one of the most disrespected players in the league. For years he was considered an empty scorer because he was on a team without a winning record. Now the narrative has changed to Chris Paul being the key piece to the Suns' success. Constant narratives around the league downplay Booker’s effectiveness as a player.
Football has calmed down quite a bit, but it doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. We are smack dab in the middle of the offseason, and with the National Football League (NFL) draft coming up at the end of April, teams are scrambling to make trades and sign free agents. Here are my rankings for the biggest moves made so far.
The cat is out of the bag.
The 2022 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft is approaching in April, and teams are preparing for what is sure to be an eventful draft day full of talented prospects. Here are four big questions leading up to the draft.
The 2022 NBA trade deadline was a busy one with a few blockbuster trades. Let’s go through and analyze every (major) deal that was made.
Super Bowl LVI was everything one could have imagined.
With the Super Bowl impending this weekend, it’s time to sit back and relax and have fun — that is, for the casual fan. Certainly not for any general managers scrambling to prepare for the start of free agency. So as we await what will hopefully be a thrilling showing between the Bengals and Rams, it’s time for a free agency preview. We’re looking at six players poised to cash in.
Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores set off a media frenzy after filing a 58-page lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against the NFL, the Dolphins, the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants. Contained in the lawsuit were several accusations which have serious implications for the NFL.
The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in America. The 2021 NFL Super Bowl attracted 96.4 million viewers, making it the least watched Super Bowl since 2007 when the Indianapolis Colts played the Chicago Bears. The previous year, when the San Francisco 49ers played the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020, 102.1 million viewers tuned in to watch the game. And with the next Super Bowl less than two weeks away, fans of the gridiron are, once again, preparing for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Sixteen wins and just five losses. That’s where the Edmonton Oilers were 21 games into this season. They were looking like a team poised for a deep postseason run. Little did anyone know, the Oilers would win just two out of their next 15 games. With the Oilers head coach throwing the goalie under the bus, everything that could go wrong felt like it was going wrong for their season.
With the NFL conference championships approaching this weekend, football fans from around the world are gearing up to tune in to some of the most highly anticipated games. Only three games remain to determine who goes home with the Lombardi.
The NBA is more than halfway through the regular season and the playoff picture is becoming clearer. Several teams have established themselves as legitimate title contenders, while others have fallen short of preseason expectations. With the playoffs only a few months away, now is the perfect time for some predictions and hot takes.
When I first joined The News-Letter during my freshman fall, I wanted to write for the News and Features section. I had known for a long time that I wanted to get involved in my college newspaper and to me, that meant writing about the news. But after going to the section’s first meeting, I felt intimidated and out of place; going to events and interviewing random people was just a bit too much for my nervous freshman self.
“This is a guy that has been a big winner. He’s been a performer when it counts the most.”
The World Chess Championship will be underway starting on Nov. 24 through Dec. 14, the. The champion — Norwegian Grandmaster (GM) Magnus Carlsen — faces off against the challenger: Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi.
On Nov. 3, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19. The test result caused a media firestorm. Many NFL fans were under the impression that Aaron Rodgers was vaccinated after Rodgers replied he was “immunized” to a question asking about his vaccination status in late August. However, it is now known that he was referring to a pseudoscientific homeopathic treatment, something that offers no protection against the coronavirus.
It’s that time of year again: NCAA men’s basketball is returning. The season is already underway after some big games from this past Tuesday to lead it off. But with only a few games already behind us, there is still so much to look forward to. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest storylines to track this season.
After the Atlanta Braves lost star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., one of the 10 best players in Major League Baseball, experts and fans alike were writing them off, even considering the weakness of the National League East.
Last week, the National Basketball Association (NBA) revealed its celebratory NBA 75th Anniversary Team, honoring the 75 best players over the course of the league’s 75 years of history. It had done something like this twice before, releasing a 25th Anniversary Team in 1971 and a 50th Anniversary Team in 1996. Naturally, this new team got a lot of attention. NBA fans love to rank players and debate who is better than who, and this list provided new fuel for those fires. But frankly, the NBA fumbled this one in multiple ways.