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The race for the NBA playoffs

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018

Since the All-Star break is over and games begin Feb. 22, there have been some interesting story lines from the first half of the NBA season, with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ new team being dominant in the four games after the trade, the Houston Rockets threatening the Golden State Warriors for the f...

Olympics use sports to bring world together

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web and Multimedia

February 9, 2018

The Winter Olympics start on Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang. The Observer sports reporters gathered to discuss their expectations for the quadrennial event.   Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web & Multimedia: The Winter Olympics begin in one week, and I have a lot of questions. Are you planning on watching? Whic...

Predicting the Super Bowl

Students gather last year at the Jolly Scholar to watch the Super Bowl.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018

The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles face off in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4. The Patriots are four-to-five point favorites, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks, but the Eagles have won their past two games as underdogs. The sports team discusses the likelihood of a...

Fixing the new NBA All-Star Game

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web & Multimedia

January 26, 2018

Staff writer Ben Resnick made a couple of interesting points about the NBA All-Star Game in last week’s issue. However, he left a few topics undiscussed that The Observer’s sports reporters could address. The NBA All-Star Game is Sunday, Feb. 18. All-Stars were announced on January 18. LeBron...

Mediocre quarterbacks take center stage during NFL playoffs

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web & Multimedia

January 19, 2018

There are now four teams left in the NFL playoffs. While many thought the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings would make it this far, few would have predicted the Jacksonville Jaguars or the Philadelphia Eagles being one win away from the Super Bowl. The Observer’s sports reporters discussed the pla...

Crazy comebacks, first titles highlight 2017 in sports

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

Because this is the last print issue of 2017, The Observer’s sports staff decided to look back and highlight the top moments of the year. Look for Beyond the Arc to return in 2018, covering even more sports topics from around the country. The conversation has been lightly edited. Eddie Kerekes, ...

MLS problems lead to Americans support of the Premier League

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

Many American soccer fans support teams in the Premier League, despite living across the pond. America’s soccer league, on the other hand, draws less support from people within its own country. Americans cite the better play in England, the chance to see the some of world’s best players and the ...

Fixing the Cavaliers’ early struggles

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

The defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers are, as of Nov. 15, No. 9 in the conference with a 8-7 record and have looked even worse than a .500 team. The Observer tried to figure out what is wrong with the perennial powerhouse, and how the team can turn their season around. Eddi...

NFL should stop trips across the pond

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 2, 2017

The Cleveland Browns just finished playing in England on Oct. 28, so now is a great time to discuss the NFL’s experiment with teams playing in London. Our latest Beyond the Arc discusses the new trend. The conversation has been lightly edited. Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor: The NFL has greatly expa...

Early season NBA developments

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 27, 2017

With the NBA season beginning on Oct. 10, there has been almost three weeks of basketball and many developments to discuss. The defending champion Golden State Warriors may look vulnerable, the Boston Celtics lost one of their star players for the season and a new MVP candidate has emerged. The Observe...

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