Category: Sports

Biggest takeaways from sports in 2017

Biggest takeaways from sports in 2017

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. There was a lot going on in 2017, some good and some bad, but it may have been pretty easy to skip over what was going on in the sporting world. Here are a couple of things you may have missed last year.   Some company at the bottom The Detroit Lions are no longer the […]

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College Football Playoffs and Bowl Season Roundup

College Football Playoffs and Bowl Season Roundup

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. The 2017-18 college football bowl season featured some exciting matchups but has now come to an end. The Big Ten faired extremely well this bowl season, finishing with an overall 7-1 record, despite this being the first year of the college football playoffs where a Big Ten team wasn’t invited to fill one of the four […]

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Trump on Sports

Trump on Sports

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor To understand why the president’s relationship with sports is the way it is, we must first dive into Trump’s history with the sporting world, specifically football. Trump attempted to purchase an NFL team in the 1980s but was outbid. He then purchased the New Jersey Generals, a United States Football League team, and immediately kick-started […]

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Lady Pioneers fall to Lansing Community College, bring record to 2-3

Lady Pioneers fall to Lansing Community College, bring record to 2-3

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor Delta’s Lady Pioneers took on the Lansing Community College Stars on Dec. 1 in the Pioneer Gym. The Pioneers had it rough from the jump when they were outscored 27-16 by the Stars in the first quarter. However, a second quarter rally would put the Lady Pioneers up at halftime 39-36. A slow second quarter […]

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Delta Pioneers defeat Lansing remain undefeated

Delta Pioneers defeat Lansing remain undefeated

By Joe Thornton, reporter The Delta Pioneers men’s basketball team came prepared for their game against the Lansing Stars from Lansing Community College on Dec. 1. Delta came out with energy and aggression storming out to a 10-0 lead. Momentum continued to build and then the cathartic moment arrived; Jalen Fykes slammed down a monster alley-oop that left the Stars […]

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Lady Pioneers start season 2-2, rocket past Kalamazoo Valley twice

Lady Pioneers start season 2-2, rocket past Kalamazoo Valley twice

Video by Michael Pieper   By Adam Przeslak, sports editor The Lady Pioneers have kicked off their season with a 2-2 start beginning with their Nov. 1 game against Rochester. They took on the JV Warriors in their season opener and were outscored in the first two quarter. Delta was facing a deficit coming out of halftime intermission but they […]

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Delta men’s basketball off to strong start

Delta men’s basketball off to strong start

By Joe Thornton, reporter The Pioneers men’s basketball team set off early on the morning of Friday, Nov. 10 to compete in a weekend of basketball at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Basketball Invitational. The team managed to win both of their games in an impressive fashion, outscoring their opponents by a total of 176-163 at the event. The Pioneers’ […]

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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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