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Online Sports to Compensate for Real Ones

Sheldon Costa, Author

April 24, 2014

Sports. They seem like a really good way to work out. Rather than going to the gym every week and doing a bunch of exercises that feel horrible, in the company of a dozen or so strangers who are all calculating who can bench the most weight, people who get to play sports are awarded all of the benefits of physical exercise with the added bonus of camaraderie...

Seattle U Club Sports Experiences Success

Harrison Bucher, Author

April 23, 2014

If giving up 30 hours of an already busy week does not pique your interest, there are other athletic options to pursue. Aside from Seattle University’s Division I athletic teams, the school also has several club teams compete throughout the year. Here is a look at how the season has gone for some of those successful clubs: WOMEN’S CLUB LA...

‘Gymtimidation’ Shakes The Fitness Center

Darlene Graham, Author

April 23, 2014

The situation typically goes something like this: You’re new to the gym. You’ve chosen a sensible workout, arm curls with eight-pound weights, when you hear what sounds like a wild animal howling across the room. You look to see that these grunts and groans are coming from an actual person who writhes as he/she lifts a bar as heavy as you are and...

NCAA Fails To Meet Student-Athlete Needs

Darlene Graham, Author

April 16, 2014

Talk of and debate over the exploitation of college athleticism started as just a low murmur in the early ‘90s, but it has grown into a howling scream today. College athletes are demanding that harsher regulations be put in place to protect them from the NCAA. Players are coming together, recognizing their role as an integral part of their university’s...

Swishes For Wishes Hopes For A Slam Dunk

Alaina Bever, Author

April 16, 2014

In case you didn’t get your basketball fix during the regular season, there’s one more game at Connolly Center this spring that should not be missed: the Swishes for Wishes basketball game. Not only is this game a friendly (but fierce) competition between Seattle University students and faculty, but it’s also a nebula of school spirit and a fundraiser...

Catch Up with Seattle Mariners

Harrison Bucher, Author

April 9, 2014

Was anyone else excited to see the Seattle Mariners start off the season the way that they did? The 2014 season began with a three game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on the road. It was the first time that the Mariners began a season 3-0 since 1995, which most remember as the historic season with the famous play dubbed as “The Double”. The...

Seattle Mariners Slide Into Spring Training

William McQuilkin, Author

March 12, 2014

The Seattle Mariners are off to a hot start this spring, the first in quite a while. New second baseman Robinson Cano, who signed arguably the most important contract of the off season (a 10-year, $240 million contract), is looking good and the rest of the squad has been helping to put together winning performances. “I think the price Seattle...

U Rec Spring Sport Tournament Selections

Harrison Bucher, Author

March 12, 2014

If you have been simultaneously feeling the desire to both play a sport recreationally and add a sweet new T-shirt to your collection, University Recreation’s (U Rec) spring calendar might have something for you. Intramurals for the winter quarter wrapped up this weekend and next quarter offers nine different sports, so there are plenty to choose...

SU Alum Eddie O’Brien’s Legacy Remembered

SU Alum Eddie O’Brien’s Legacy Remembered

March 5, 2014

Seattle University lost a beloved member of its community when Eddie O’Brien passed away on Feb. 21 at the age of 83. Eddie...

Scoring In More Ways Than One

Harrison Bucher, Author

March 4, 2014

This year’s homecoming game was a huge success. Seattle University’s men’s basketball team put on an exciting and game that resulted in a 76 to 68 victory for the Redhawks over the Idaho Vandals. Of course homecoming began with a Friday parade led by Father Sundborg who sported a lovely red wig as several alumni returned to campus to celebrate....

Seattle Wants Back on the Court, or The Ice

The Spectator Staff

February 26, 2014

As the winter months drone on and the rain pours unceasingly, one fact remains true—football season is over. Coming off the Seahawks’ win, Seattle is in desperate need of a new outlet for their fanaticism and the National Hockey League (NHL) might grant the fans just that. The science and study of sports fanaticism is rich, expanding into the...

2014 Winter Olympics Highlights

Alaina Bever, Author

February 25, 2014

Does anyone else feel like the two weeks of Winter Olympics flew by faster than an Olympic speed skater? With the 2014 Winter Olympics finally drawing to a close on Sunday with the grandiose closing ceremonies, it’s time for the Olympic fever to calm down until the Summer Olympics begin in 2016. If you didn’t get the chance to watch as much...

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