NBA Playoff Preview

The sun is out. The flowers are in bloom. Exams are upon us. It’s playoff time. For months we have been forced to sit quietly, overflowing with anticipation, as we await the part of the season that really matters, the part where the sports stars pull away from the pack and show what it really takes to be one of the greats and truly excel at the game of basketball.

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The Unusual Habits of Professional Athletes

The world of professional sports is undoubtedly high stress. It is made up of athletes who have typically been working their entire lives towards one goal, and once they have reached it, they are locked in a daily battle to remain healthy and avoid extended periods of poor performance, both of which could ultimately cause their lifelong dream to reach a swift and unexpected end.

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The Brand New Beasts in the East

Year after year, each N.B.A. season possesses its own unique storylines. They add character to the season, distinguishability. While the 2017-18 season is only a quarter of the way in, it has already produced some fascinating stories that will only further develop as the season nears completion. Most notable of these is the payoff of the process, the new Pistons, and the shocking Celtics.

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NBA Players Do Fight, Lonzo.

I have so many issues with Lonzo Ball's lack of willingness to back up his teammates in a fight. I understand his awareness of the situation and wanting to not get a technical foul, but in the course of a season, teammate chemistry is more important than dropping one game early on. Instead of delving into this issue, however, I will instead look at how incredibly wrong he is in saying, “It’s the N.B.A. People ain’t really gonna fight.” Clearly Lonzo is not very educated in the N.B.A. fights department, so I will unpack a few fights so none of you make his same mistake.

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Covenant Volleyball Wraps Up Historic Season

From this has-been baseball player to you lucky freshman who just got here and just don’t know any better, you should know that this fall semester has been a special one. “Why,” you ask? Because our volleyball team, made up of some of the scrappiest and tenacious athletes you’ll ever meet, took part in one of the most thrilling and memorable seasons in Covenant’s athletic history.

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DVDs to MVPs?

Before he was perhaps the hottest N.B.A. star, Giannis Antetokounmpo could be found somewhere in Athens, Greece, trying to sell hats or DVDs so that he and his family could eat dinner that night. His parents, along with Giannis and his three equally enormous brothers, were forced to work for whatever money they could. Even with this burden, however, the Antetokounmpo boys still found time for sports, and, at this, they truly excelled.

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Penn State's Controversial Return to Prominence

When I first fell in love with the game of football over a decade ago, my family was living in Columbus, Ohio. So, as anyone who had just discovered a sport, I needed to pick a team to root for. With it being Columbus, all of my friends and their families were die-hard Ohio State fans. I chose this, the easy and convenient choice, and I quickly fell in love.

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