Category: Sports

Native American Mascots: honorable or disrespectful?

Native American Mascots: honorable or disrespectful?

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor A few years ago outcry from a sizeable portion of NFL fans erupted, but it wasn’t about national anthem protesters or Colin Kaepernick, it was about the Washington Redskins. It seemed as if, finally, football fans were putting their foots down and demanding a name change for a tasteless, racist team mascot. Some sports commentators […]

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Men’s basketball prepares for an epic season

Men’s basketball prepares for an epic season

By Joe Thornton, reporter. The college basketball season is merely months away and the Pioneers men’s basketball team is excited for this season. When sitting down with basketball head coach Carlos McMath, he exhibited confidence and pride when talking about this 2017-2018 team. Q: What have you found out about your team this offseason? A: The biggest thing I’ve found out […]

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Why superteams won’t be the death of the NBA

Why superteams won’t be the death of the NBA

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. Whether LeBron James knew it when he decided to “take his talents to South Beach” or not, he sparked an entirely new era of professional basketball, the “superteam” era. LeBron, arguably the greatest player of the current generation, joined the Miami Heat and the already established Dwyane Wade, a Finals MVP at this point, with Chris […]

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Second-ranked Lady Pioneers extend postseason play to NJCAA National Tournament

Second-ranked Lady Pioneers extend postseason play to NJCAA National Tournament

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. The Lady Pioneers have won their first two postseason matchups to earn them the Region XIX Championship. Delta’s first opponent of the postseason was the Middlesex County College Blue Colts of New Jersey. The team traveled to New Jersey to play Middlesex Saturday, Oct. 21. A Blue Colt goal from Naytasha Spuriel put Delta down by […]

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Fantasy Football Watch: Sell high on Ezekiel Elliott

Fantasy Football Watch: Sell high on Ezekiel Elliott

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. Dallas Cowboys’ second year running back, Ezekiel Elliott, was originally suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for six games in August because of ongoing domestic violence allegations. Soon after, suspension was taken to court when the player’s union got involved and the suspension became, well, suspended. Elliott played the first five games of the regular season […]

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Third ranked Delta named Region 12 Champions, dominate Cincinnati on sophomore night

Third ranked Delta named Region 12 Champions, dominate Cincinnati on sophomore night

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. UNIVERSITY CENTER — On Oct. 18 the Cincinnati State Surge came to the home field of the Lady Pioneers. The Surge would give it their all but ultimately would fall short 6-0 to the powerful Delta squad on the Lady Pioneer’s sophomore night. Six minutes into the game Delta midfielder and sophomore Madison Tweddle put the […]

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Associate Professor Renée Hoppe to play for U.S. in World Ringette Championships

Associate Professor Renée Hoppe to play for U.S. in World Ringette Championships

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. On Nov. 27 teams from around the world will travel to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada to take part in the 2017 World Ringette Championships. The sport is largely dominated by women and is wildly popular in Canada where, similar to the NHL, they have a National Ringette League. Ringette is a winter sport very similar to hockey […]

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Lady Pioneers continue winning streak, ranked seventh nationwide

Lady Pioneers continue winning streak, ranked seventh nationwide

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. UNIVERSITY CENTER – Delta College’s Lady Pioneers have extended their win streak to five games. Sept. 27 they took on Ancilla College in the middle of a series of home games. The Delta squad dominated the Chargers and won the contest 4-1. An early goal from Lady Pioneer Lindsey Musser 10 minutes into the contest became […]

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Don’t take on the Broncos’ defense — Fantasy Football Watch

Don’t take on the Broncos’ defense — Fantasy Football Watch

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. Well, we’ve reached the point in the fantasy season where you either know that you’ve selected the best team in your league – like myself – or you’re in need of a mid-season overhaul. Again, I’m here to toss out a helpful hint to those of you struggling or maybe just looking to get an edge […]

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Jiu-jitsu blue belt Peggy Barber wins gold in Vegas

Jiu-jitsu blue belt Peggy Barber wins gold in Vegas

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. UNIVERSITY CENTER – Delta College health and wellness professor Peggy Barber traveled to Las Vegas for the World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Aug. 24. The Masters Championship is a tournament specifically for those 30 years old and over and is hosted alongside the World IBJJF Championship, the tournament for competitors younger than 30. Without a single […]

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