Tag: sports column

Faith in sports

BY ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR Working for the athletic department over the past year, I have had my fair share of incredible experiences, from covering our teams in conference and NCAA tournaments to getting to interview the best student-athletes on…

Starting off on the right foot

BY ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR The start of a new school year and a new athletic season holds so many opportunities for us. It can be seen as sort of like “New Year’s Eve,” just a few months early. For…

SPORTS COLUMN: A year in review

Erin Madden

BY ERIN MADDEN STAFF WRITER Faith. Virtue. Knowledge. Self-Control. These are the pillars on which Franciscan University athletics prides itself in building its programs. You can even see that phrase located on our website. I think we can add another…

In like a lion, out like a lion

Erin Madden

BY ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR There’s a popular saying about the month of March that goes, “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” meaning the weather is supposed to start out bad and then improve. If you poll the…

Let the madness begin

Erin Madden

BY ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR March is one of the best months in terms of college sports, perhaps the entire sporting world. Why is it so special? Two words: March Madness. The words bubble over with excitement from the mouths…

Behind-the-scenes preview of athletics

Erin Madden

BY ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR The buzzer has sounded on the last NCAA competition taking place inside Franciscan University Finnegan Fieldhouse for the 2014-2015 school year. Each of us probably has fond memories of a game or two that we…

Superbowl sass, Baron class

BY ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR The attention of the sports world turned to Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 1 to see the New England Patriots take on the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 Super Bowl. The 114.5 million viewers…