Intramural America

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR Intramural athletics is a strange wonder to an athlete. An authentic athlete, one dedicated to his sport to the extent that he or she will augment form and endurance with supplemental workouts, ice baths, correct nutrition,…

To break a tie

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR Two minutes left, tie game. The athletes come out of a timeout, and take the field of play, and in that moment not a single soul in the stands would rather find itself anywhere else in…

They want it

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR There’s a concept in the world of athletics that to this day fascinates me. When two teams compete – be that two men on a tennis court, or eleven women on a soccer field – all…

The athlete understands

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR The athlete understands. We establish “I can’t, I have practice” as perhaps the most employed excuse on campus behind “I can’t, I have (insert household commitment).” We hide limps and bruises and bandages and ice packs…

Of Goats and Faith

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR The ball was actually in the air when I heard the noise for the first time. It was an uncharacteristically hot day in San Diego, but with high school tennis finally in full swing (pun fully…

Thanks for the memories

ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR Just two short years ago, I walked into my first-ever Troubadour writers’ meeting with no prior journalism experience. I took just one story at that first meeting — a story about the women’s volleyball home opener.…

Making the madness

ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR Twenty-eight games have already been completed in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament and my bracket is officially busted (along with 99 percent of my fellow college basketball fans). How could I predict that No. 12 Yale…

The theater of the sports arena

ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR Last week, I touched on the relationship between sports and politics. Sticking with the subject of The Troubadour’s themed issues, let’s talk about the relationship between sports and fine arts this week. There are so many…