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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...

Cantwell Fights Offensive Team Names

Sheldon Costa, Author

February 19, 2014

Sports in the United States have a long and ugly relationship with racial slurs and ethnic stereotypes. Despite decades of resistance and activism by Native Americans, a number of major league sports teams—and even more high school programs—still fight to retain their offensive titles and mascots. Last week, this issue was brought back to the...

One Month Till Madness

Harrison Bucher, Author

February 18, 2014

The madness is almost here. In just one more month, the annual college basketball tournament “March Madness” will begin and the top teams in the country will get to play in epic games and viewers will witness big moments, huge comebacks, and unprecedented upsets and possibly some gruesome injuries such as the Kevin Ware incident last year, viewer...

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SU Seeks Protection Through Self-Defense

February 12, 2014

In light of recent attacks on and near campus, Seattle University plans to add a new self defense class at the Connolly Center. Plans...

SU Basketball Falls to New Mexico State

February 12, 2014

Seattle University men’s basketball lost a hard-fought game to New Mexico State University Saturday at Key Arena. The winning...

Mariners Sign Older, Popular Player

William McQuilkin, Author

February 12, 2014

It should come as no surprise that the signing of Robinson Cano would bring some attention to the struggling Mariners. In near synchronistic fashion, once Cano had signed with Seattle, ESPN released its schedule of televised games and showed that the channel will televise the Mariners season opener. After his signing for $240-million over 10-years,...

A Super Bowl Virgin’s Look At The Game

Colleen Fontana, Author

February 6, 2014

I am no expert on football, but I know enough to realize the Seahawks killed it in the Super Bowl. I could have guessed that even without watching the game—the bonfire and chant-filled streets of Capitol Hill (of the entire city, really) said it all. The Seahawks had done it—the 12th man had triumphed and the victory was sweet. But not as sweet...

Roller Derby: The Ultimate Refreshment

Lena Beck, Author

January 30, 2014

There’s something incredibly refreshing about the energy in a roller derby rink. Saturday, Jan. 18, the Rat City Rollergirls kicked off their season with two bouts between their four teams at KeyArena. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of “roller derby”, here’s the gist: Everyone wears skates. One player from each team is called a “jammer,"...

Pete Carrol Gives the Go On the Green

William McQuilkin, Author

January 29, 2014

This weekend, the Super Bowl—which happens to be between the two states that have legalized marijuana—has shed new light on the use of the drug in the National Football League (NFL). Pete Carrol, coach of the Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks, said in an interview that the NFL should be open to the idea of players using marijuana to manage...

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Senior Swimmers Shine VS. Simon Fraser

January 29, 2014

The Seattle University swim team honored each of their senior swimmers with a bouquet of red roses at their meet against Simon...

Look Forward to a Spectacular Year of Seattle Sports

Harrison Bucher, Author

January 28, 2014

There are a lot of things to be excited for this year when it comes to professional sports in Seattle. Our football team will be competing for the game’s biggest prize this weekend. Our baseball team has bolstered their roster tremendously in the past few months. Our soccer team is still one of the best in the country. I think we can all agree that...

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