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…

SPORTS COLUMN: Mental Fortitude

Ryan Held

BY RYAN HELD SPORTS EDITOR As athletes, one of the most important attributes one should have is strength. This is why we always go to the gym and work out. We want to become stronger. But sometimes the strength we…

SPORTS COLUMN: Being a team

Ryan Held

BY RYAN HELD As we begin another year of Franciscan University sports, I would like to reflect on what it means to be on a team. I grew up playing sports. I played basketball and soccer, and currently am a…