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The beast is flamed

The beast is flamed
Junior public relations major Aaron Brown burns his San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan jersey Tuesday outside of the Dwight Hanawalt Football Complex because he lost a bet to Diane Sutter, trustee of The Beast 980 radio station. The station is the official radio home of the Los Angeles Clippers. Brown bet that the Spurs would win the series against the Clippers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Unfortunately,... 

Commentary: NBA transparency initiative swishes into action

<i>Commentary</i>: NBA transparency initiative swishes into action
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor The NBA announced Feb. 27 that it will have a new transparency initiative relating to its officiating program, which started March 2 and will continue throughout the 2015 NBA playoffs. The league will provide play-by-play reports and a video in regards to all calls and non-calls that happen in the last two minutes of a game and the entire overtime period. Calls include... 

Commentary: NBA gives new meaning to the student athlete

<i>Commentary</i>: NBA gives new meaning to the student athlete
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor Now that the college basketball season has ended it is time for decisions. The top college basketball prospects around the nation decide if they want to take their talents to the NBA. Many have already declared and many more will. This year’s draft will be full of freshmen, including Kansas guard Andrew Wiggens and center Joel Embiid, as well as Duke forward Jabari... 

Do not foul Griner for progress

Women have made great advances over the years. However, one of the areas that is lacking in progress for women ­­is professional sports. Female athletes continue to have difficulty gaining the same level of respect, adoration and consideration their male counterparts receive. Now, with the NBA draft approaching and the media’s spotlight in focus, all eyes have turned to 22-year-old Baylor Lady... 

NBA needs to rethink homage

The NBA has paid tribute to its Hispanic players and fans since 2006 with Noche Latina, where teams from the largest Hispanic communities participate by hosting Latin themed events, as well as “changing” their team name to a more Spanish sounding one. This year, seven teams participated in Noche Latina, and sported jerseys with Spanish articles, for example, “Los Lakers,” “Los Spurs,” “El... 

Racism in sports is unacceptable

Good-natured teasing and ribbing is expected between sports teams as they compete, but when racism is used to attack or belittle an opponent it is socially and morally unacceptable. During a basketball game on Feb. 3, a rivalry between Pittsburgh’s Brentwood High School and Monessen High School reached a new level of unsportsmanlike conduct when two students from the predominantly white Brentwood... 

Top dogs dig in for new NBA season

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the NBA kicking off its 65th season on Tuesday, the time has come to assess what is new around the league, as well as who will make a push for championship contention. Unlike the NFL, where there is parity amongst its teams, the NBA hosts an annual slugfest between a handful of household known teams. The teams that jockey for postseason greatness are the usual suspects:... 
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March madness comes to La Verne

March madness comes to La Verne
Intramural basketball tournament heats up. Sophomore Tyler Holt of Team Sigma Kappa dribbles past Richard Richardson, Jr. of the Brothers Forum team at the intramural basketball tournament Tuesday night. Hoyt, a forward for the University of La Verne men’s basketball team, drew a foul on the play before winning the game. The tournament continues Tuesday at 10 p.m. at the Frantz Athletic Court./ photo... 
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