Judge ready to rise as baseball’s next icon

October 3, 2017 Michael Battista 0

This season the MLB’s biggest story has not been political protests, nor has it been tragedies off the field or overblown news that the sport is dying. No, the biggest story this year has been a 25-year-old from Linden, California, whose presence in the Bronx has caused everyone to rise. […]

No. 5 Lions pull past Blue Jays, roll over Pioneers

September 19, 2017 Michael Battista 0

The women’s soccer team increased its undefeated streak to five games last week. The Lions defeated Johns Hopkins University, 1-0, in their home opener on Sept. 13, in overtime before earning their first conference win against William Paterson University, 4-0, on Saturday, Sept. 16. […]

Carton scandal ushers in end of an era

September 19, 2017 Michael Battista 0

The month of September has been unforgiving to WFAN Radio host Craig Carton. After celebrating the 10th anniversary of his immensely popular morning sports talk show “Boomer and Carton,” with co-host and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, he was arrested for an alleged involvement in a million dollar ponzi-scheme. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Carton resigned from the station.  […]

Ursinus finds Lions unbearable, College wins three straight

September 12, 2017 Michael Battista 0

The women’s soccer team began the regular season with a road win on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Collegeville, Pennsylvania. The team defeated Ursinus College, 4-0, and extended its current winning streak to three games.

While away from the College, the No. 12 ranked Lions had no trouble making themselves at home inside the Ursinus Bears’ end of the field. Through 90 minutes, the Lions had 23 shots, with 11 of them being on goal, compared to the Bears’ two total shots all game. […]

USMNT has deep roots in Garden State

September 11, 2017 Michael Battista 0

Every four years, teams from around the world compete to take part in the FIFA World Cup for the chance to be called ‘World Champions.’ Copious amounts of fame and money are up for grabs.

The U.S. Men’s National soccer team has had a few missteps during qualification which continued against the Costa Rican National team in Harrison, New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena with a 2-0 loss on Friday, Sept. 1. […]

US soccer needs better developmental leagues

September 5, 2017 Michael Battista 0

It’s no secret that soccer is the most popular sport around the world and it finally seems Uncle Sam is joining in. In recent years, television viewership for foreign leagues has skyrocketed in the U.S., with two top Liga MX matches scoring 1.7 and 1.55 million viewers on Univision, according to World Soccer Talk. […]

Talented freshmen shine in Haverford Tournament

September 5, 2017 Michael Battista 0

The Lions traveled to Haverford, Pennsylvania over the weekend to take part in the Haverford College Kick Off Classic, a pre-regular season tournament pitting the team against four other top notch squads. The Lions got a 3-0 win against York College on Saturday, Sept. 2, before beating No. 20 nationally ranked Arcadia University on Sunday, Sept. 3, in the championship game, 3-0. […]

‘The Money Fight’ worth cost of admission

August 28, 2017 Michael Battista 0

Boxing’s decline has coincided with the rise of MMA. MMA, now the darling of professional combat sports, has thrived with a younger audience that boxing can’t seem to attract.

For one night, two of the biggest names in each of their respective sports collided. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., boxing’s 49-0 main attraction, took on “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, the Irish loud-mouth poster boy of the UFC. They met for a boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 26, in what many dubbed “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History.”

Many fighting purists called it a spectacle and not a real fight. The fight marked Mayweather’s return to the ring in nearly two years and McGregor’s first ever professional boxing match. The pre-fight coverage was nearly insufferable with claims of racism, bigotry, misogyny and every other hot button issue flying out of ESPN faster than freshmen darting for meal equiv. […]

New players, new expectations for Lions soccer

August 28, 2017 Michael Battista 0

Before most students arrived at the College, the women’s soccer team was hard at work preparing for its upcoming season.

The Lions dominated last season. They pushed for a 14-game winning streak and earned a New Jersey Athletic Conference regular season title.

During the run, the team was filled with an impressive squad of 15 freshman who will now be returning as sophomores. Sophomore backup goalkeeper Nicole DiPasquale was fond of her first year. […]

Recapping an unpredictable year in sports

May 2, 2017 Michael Battista 0

Another school year is coming to a close and while the College’s students study for final exams and finish up projects, I feel it’s important to look back at the year in sports. Though it’s impossible to recall everything, as I look back, it seems as though fans nearly got to witness the impossible.

To start the school year off, the World Series was one for the ages. It was a must-watch for the seven games it took to determine a winner. A combined 176 years without a championship between the two teams, the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians looked to make history by avenging years of failure. […]

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