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Stop letting athlete rapists get off easy

Stop letting athlete rapists get off easy
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff On Dec. 7, 2012, a 20-year-old Florida State University student claimed she was raped by Jameis Winston, the school’s football star. When she told the police and school administration, they did nothing. Winston is one of the poster boys for NCAA Division I football. He won the most prestigious collegiate football award, the Heisman Trophy, this year and led his... 

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... 

La Verne debates the pay of student-athletes

Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer A topic debated among many in the college sports world is whether student-athletes should be paid for the revenue they bring in to their universities. A recent report titled “The Price of Poverty in Big Time Sports” by the National College Players Association calculated what would happen if college sports shared their revenue the same way professional sports do. Based... 

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... 

LV stays alive at baseball regionals

Daniel Hargis Staff Writer The Leopards beat the Concordia Tornadoes 8-5 Thursday to advance to the next round of the NCAA West Regional playoffs. The team suffered a loss a day prior to the win. La Verne lost to the Whitworth Pirates 5-0 Wednesday at Linfield College in Oregon. “They did the little things when asked to and we didn’t. That was the difference in the game,” head coach Scott Winterburn... 

Golfers drive to 6th straight SCIAC crown

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer The golf team has had quite a successful season after winning the 2012 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Confer­ence golf championship for the sixth consecutive year. “As freshmen we wanted to have a good year,” freshman Trenton Twamley said. “It wouldn’t be fun being on a team to end the streak.” Junior Derek Zachman was named SCIAC Male Athlete of... 

Leopards head to NCAA track and field championships

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The La Verne men’s track and field team finished its season strong, taking third place in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference Championships with 100 points, 66 points behind first place Redlands. The women’s team came in fifth place with 63 points. Junior sprinter Marcus Fortugno not only claimed first place in the 200 and 400-meter dash,... 

La Verne golfers take their talents to North Carolina

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer On April 25 the golf team won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Confer­ence Championships for the fifth year in a row. By winning the championship, they got an automatic bid for the NCAA Champ­ionships being held Tuesday through Friday at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. “Obviously I am happy how the season turned out,” head coach Eric Riehle said.... 
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BYU has right to uphold rules

Division I athletes usually get away with anything and everything, just as long as they continue to dominate on the court or on the field and bring in revenue for their university. Usually schools have codes of conduct that the athletes have to abide by and if they do not they have to suffer the consequences, unless the athletic director and school president choose to turn the other cheek. Garrett... 

Cross country finishes 7th in West Regionals

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Finishing strong was exactly what the men’s cross country team did a few weeks ago as they were able to finish in seventh place at the NCAA Division III West Regional Championship held at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, Ore. The squad finished with a total of 202 with a team total of 2:15:12.86, and an average of 27:02.58. Williamette (63) was able to come ahead of... 
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