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Warriors Get It Done, NBA Finals tied 2-2

by DANTE EVANS

Games 1-3 of this year’s NBA Finals were close games with the 4th quarter or even overtime coming down to the final seconds but that was not the case in Game 4. The Golden State Warriors cruised to a 103-82 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, tying the series at two games apiece. Games 2 and 3 were centered on the supporting cast of LeBron James stepping up and being the difference makers in those two victories. That supporting cast did not show up to play on Thursday night, leaving James with no help on either side of the ball while also leaving the Quicken Loans Arena crowd in shock and disappointment.

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LeBron Leads The Cavs To A 2-1 Series Lead, NBA Finals Game 3 Recap!

by LIAM BEATUS and DANTE EVANS

Every quarter is its own story. In the third quarter, the Cavaliers dominated the Warriors the entire way through, outscoring their opponents 28-18, and at one moment in the game leading by 20 points. But in the beginning of the fourth, the Cavaliers were about to let the game slip away, turning the ball over left and right. At the end of the game, the Cavaliers squeaked by 96-91. The Cavs never trailed the entire game.

Quicken Loans Arena packed in 20,562 fans in order to try to see their team get its first home win in franchise history. The city of Cleveland earned its first Finals win Sunday night when the Cavaliers beat the Warriors on the road in Game 2. LeBron continued his incredible run, scoring 40 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, and dishing eight assists. He was a machine. Continue reading LeBron Leads The Cavs To A 2-1 Series Lead, NBA Finals Game 3 Recap!

NFL Draft: How did the Redskins and Ravens do?

by DANTE EVANS

1st Round (26th Overall) Ravens: WR Breshard Perriman, UCF. The leading receiver for the UCF Knights is a key asset to a Baltimore Ravens team that lost their top wide receiver in Torrey Smith and top tight end Owen Daniels. Perriman lead the Knights with over 1,044 receiving yards last season. The 6’2 wideout will give the Ravens a bigger target than what they had with Smith and the 4.24 40-yard dash speed of Perriman will cause havoc down the field against corners, giving him the capability to be a deep-ball threat. Joe Flacco is going to need a reliable receiver to throw the ball to, and despite Perriman’s history of dropping catches, he will be one of the go-to targets for Flacco throughout the season.

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Red Sox/Yankees: Just Not The Same (Opinion)

by DANTE EVANS

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees renewed their long and illustrious rivalry this weekend. The series started off with an epic 19-inning duel on Friday night, a game that lasted 6 hours and 49 minutes. It is the longest game between the two teams since 1967. Though that game was very exciting and an epic way to start off the 2015 chapter of this storybook rivalry, recent years have lacked the viewership and excitement that it had just 12 years ago.

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The most memorable games of this rivalry came during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Both years produced games for the ages.

According to USA Today, the 11-inning 2003 ALCS Game 7 between Boston and New York was the most watched LCS game since Game 7 of the NLCS between the Braves and the Pirates in 1991 with over 27.5 million viewers.  Lou D’Ermilio, Fox Sports senior vice president at the time said, “the Red Sox-Yankees series certainly didn’t disappoint. The numbers we’ve seen this postseason have been super.” Continue reading Red Sox/Yankees: Just Not The Same (Opinion)

Sean Taylor: More Than Just A Mural

by DANTE EVANS

The graffiti mural of former Washington Redskins safety, Sean Taylor, was restored this past week. The mural had been defaced by someone protesting the government and promoting their political blog. The mural sits alongside the pavement beside the tracks at the Brookland-CUA Metro Station in Washington, D.C.

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UMD Students May Miss Terrapins NCAA Tournament Games On TV

by DANTE EVANS and JESSIE KARANGU

After a season of dominating Big Ten rankings, the University of Maryland’s basketball team will be a part of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. The team is preparing for their first game in The Big Dance versus Valparaiso University on Friday. If the Terrapins win, they’ll advance to a third round game being played on Sunday.

The Terps obviously cannot take their raucous student section with them. But the real tragedy is that students at the University of Maryland may not be able to watch their favorite team play on television.

The networks airing the tournament include CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV. Students living on campus have Comcast’s basic cable plan which includes all of those channels except truTV. Friday afternoon’s game airs at 4:50 p.m. on TNT but if UMD advances to play on Sunday and schedule makers place their game on truTV, this could pose as a problem for those who don’t have access to the network. Continue reading UMD Students May Miss Terrapins NCAA Tournament Games On TV

NFL Free Agency Frenzy

by DANTE EVANS

The NFL free agency period has exploded out of the water within the first few hours of the period starting. A fairly new aspect of the NFL industry, originating in 1992, hit the headlines harder today than in years past with the mobility of players. Stars from all across the league are shifting from team to team by the minute. Not only are there many players that are being traded to various teams, there are some stars that have hung up their uniforms for good.

By the time the preseason starts for the 32 NFL teams, the rosters may be unrecognizable from a year ago. Some of the biggest names out there that have made major changes moved before today. Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle and more commonly known for dirty antics on the field, was among the first to make his move. The former first round draft pick was drafted by Detroit in 2010 and instantly became a wrecking ball on the defensive line.  Suh has 36.0 sacks since 2010, the most by a defensive tackle . His move to the Miami Dolphins can be considered a high-risk, high-reward acquisition by the Dolphins. If Suh keeps himself out of trouble and on the field, he will be playing on the same line as Cameron Wake, creating one of the most formidable defensive lines the Dolphins have ever had. Continue reading NFL Free Agency Frenzy

Dancing with the Conferences: ACC Edition

by: DANTE EVANS

The Atlantic Coast Conference is back as one of college basketball’s premier conferences. There have been at least four ACC teams ranked in the top 25 every week this season. With the addition of Louisville and Notre Dame, the ACC now has constant competition for cornerstone programs like Duke and UNC. Virginia and Notre Dame are the solid front-runners of the conference, while Duke and UNC stayed in the mix with each scoring significant wins and slight setbacks. Louisville, once the most feared team behind Virginia, was exposed and teams took advantage of the lack of offensive efficiency and made Louisville one of the other guys.

There are no easy road games in the ACC, with many games being close no matter the record of the teams involved. The ACC is announcing to the college world that it is back to its familiar ways of dominance. These six teams look to bolster that claim come Selection Sunday. Continue reading Dancing with the Conferences: ACC Edition

Texas college football player accused of killing transgender girlfriend

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by DANTE EVANS

A college football player in Texas has been accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend after finding out she was actually a man.

Police say Carlton Champion Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder after they found his girlfriend, “Ty” Lee Underwood, in his red Toyota Camry off the roadway at 2:26 a.m. on Jan. 26. Underwood was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot “several times” according to Tyler, Texas police officer Don Martin.

According to People Magazine, investigators were lead to Champion by Underwood’s roommate after she told them that Underwood previously dated Champion, a student at Texas College, for the past couple of weeks. Champion and Underwood, who went by the name “Tyra,” had been talking to each other for several weeks through the Kik messaging app, according to a Smith County arrest affidavit.

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