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Sports Columns

COLUMN: It’s time to change high school schedules

Snowing during local baseball and softball games, sizzling hot conditions on the gridiron, basketball players contending less than a week after football season concludes? Anyone from this area knows these are all legit possibilities. Depending on what school one hails from, any one of these ...

COLUMN: Playoff is in need of changes

It is time to take a long, hard look at the College Football Playoff system, because simply put, the current model just is not cutting it. Every season since its inception, the criteria used to determine the four teams seems to be completely different. In 2014, the first season for the ...

NASCAR is need of changes

Anyone who follows NASCAR knows things are headed in the wrong direction. It seems there is another story every week about the troubles the sanctioning body is having with ratings and attendence. Everyone seems to have their own set of solutions, some more valid than others. Even the drivers ...

Why are the Penguins fighting for a playoff spot?

The Pittsburgh Penguins came out of their bye week Saturday in a position that no one would expect the winner of the last two Stanley Cups to be — on the outside looking in for a playoff spot. A 4-1 win over Detroit on Saturday swiftly pulled them back into a wildcard spot in the extremely ...

10-year contracts are just simply too long

Imagine your boss wanting to give you a long contract with the company. It doesn’t matter what profession it is, whether that’s a construction worker, janitor, billionaire playboy. It really doesn’t matter. Long-term contracts are nice, but picture your company offering you a 10-year ...

No. 21 should be honored by MLB

There’s been quite a decent amount of changes in Major League Baseball throughout the past few seasons. The addition of a between-inning and pitching change timer was added with the hopes of speeding up the game, along with the elimination of the traditional intentional walk. More changes ...