The Spectator

I Don’t Like Playing Sports, But I Probably Should

Sheldon Costa, Author

November 4, 2013

Growing up, I never really liked sports. I don’t know if it was because I was the third son and was kind of chubby and really liked Nintendo, or my brothers were both football players and I—like most younger siblings—wanted to do everything in my power to distinguish myself from them. Either way, I played a few sports that I didn’t like...

Hurt, Yet Paid: The Ups and Downs of Injuries and Scholarships at Seattle U

Hurt, Yet Paid: The Ups and Downs of Injuries and Scholarships at Seattle U

October 30, 2013

The question of how to dish out scholarships and how to repeal them is one of much mystery to most non-athletes—especially where...

Seattle U Athletics Fall Season Check Up

Emily Hedberg, Author

October 30, 2013

Volleyball Despite being swept by both Bakersfield and Utah Valley last weekend on the road, Seattle U’s volleyball season has been far from unsuccessful. This weekend will conclude the season at home as they play Texas-Pan American on Thursday and New Mexico State on Saturday, which will also serve as senior night. The Redhawks enter these games de...

Fan Appreciation Day on the Last Game of Regular Season

Alaina Bever, Author

October 29, 2013

On Sunday, soccer fans flocked to CenturyLink Field in Seattle in a blur of green and blue to cheer on the Seattle Sounders FC in the final game in the regular season. Sunday was a day of celebration and festivities led by Fan Appreciation Day, but the roaring crowd was not enough to inspire a win from Seattle’s star soccer team. The Sounders...

Seahawks and the “Seattle Effect”

Michael Bussiere, Author

October 25, 2013

Something about facing off against the gloomy city must be sending NFL teams spiraling into a pit of despair. Although the Seahawks are 6-1 so far this season, what's more impressive is that every team they've played has gone on to lose the following week. And I mean really lose--all of them performed below the point spread, meaning even those destined...

Speaker Addresses Acceptance in Athletics

Speaker Addresses Acceptance in Athletics

October 23, 2013

“I’m an athlete ally because the Olympics are for everyone.” “I’m an athlete ally because sports know no orientation.” These...

International Athletes Find Way to Seattle

Meghan Burkhardt, Author

October 23, 2013

Seattle University continues to grow as a diverse campus with the addition of several international student athletes. Seattle U’s academics already attract students from all over the world, but now it appears that our athletics appeal to many young athletes as well. This year Seattle U welcomes three Croatian women’s volleyball playersfreshmen...

Seattle U Scores Big at Pink Game

Seattle U Scores Big at Pink Game

October 23, 2013

Julia Besagno attempted a shot at goal during the Soccer game on Sunday Oct. 20th 2013. The Redhawks were trailing 0-1 until a goal...

Run for the Glory, Run for the Candy

Abigail Franzwa, Author

October 23, 2013

This Halloween season, there will be a handful of spooky sporting events open to the public in Seattle. It’s time to get in shape to really show off that white sheet on the street come Oct. 31. Not to mention, you’ll have to be prepared to work off those Reese’s that so rudely imposed their deliciousness on you. In the spirit of Halloween,...

Division I Brings Applicants, Not Money

Alaina Bever, Author

October 16, 2013

Last weekend, the University of Washington campus, and much of the city of Seattle itself, was flooded with gold and purple. Saturday’s tense college football matchup between longtime rivals the UW Huskies and the University of Oregon Ducks was a cause for citywide excitement. Although the day ended tragically for the Huskies, the game was far...

Here’s The Lowdown On Fantasy Football

Here’s The Lowdown On Fantasy Football

October 16, 2013

We all have activities we enjoy and sometimes use as a form of procrastination, it's only natural to get tuned into a new television...

NFL Football Check-In

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

October 10, 2013

Keeping a hawk eye on the Seattle’s NFL team, the Seahawks were disappointing last Sunday as the team took a loss against the Colts. The 34-28 loss came after a very close game, arguable lost at the point when the Seahawks field goal had been blocked. Another sophomore quarterback match up for Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson against the Colts’...

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