The Athletic Renaissance

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers
June 14, 2016

As the illustrious career of Kobe Bryant wound down to it’s final game, I began to think about how almost all of the sports icons that I grew up with have either retired, or are nearing that same fate.

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The All-NHL Team

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June 9, 2016

With the Stanley Cup Finals all but decided already, there really is not too much left to discuss. The Penguins have a commanding 3-1 series lead and have dominated the Sharks for most of the series. Were you wondering the last time a team came back from being down 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals? It was 1942. While it would be incredibly exciting to watch the Sharks come back,…

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Can The Sharks Come Back?

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June 4, 2016

The San Jose Sharks are in a 2-0 hole after playing the first two games of the series away at the Consol Energy Center. Nick Bonino found twine late in the third to steal Game 1 and Conor Sheary ended it in OT for the Penguins in Game 2. Only a mere two goals separate these two teams, but the result is a seemingly insurmountable two game series lead. These…

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An Exclusive Interview With Phil Booth: Villanova’s Unsung Hero

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May 24, 2016

Although Villanova’s Phil Booth came off the bench throughout the tournament, you wouldn’t have known it if you were tuning into the team for the first time. Booth dropped 20 points, leading the team to their first national championship win since 1985. Booth hit clutch bucket after clutch bucket, including a buzzer beater at the end of the first half which would have been the highlight of the game had…

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Islanders Return to Nassau?

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May 24, 2016

Cal Clutterbuck scored an empty net goal capping off a 3-1 New York Islanders win over the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The setting was Uniondale NY’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the home of 4 consecutive Stanley Cups, the most impressive dynastic run in the modern sports era. However, although the Islanders forced a Game 7 in convincing fashion, the unfortunate truth still lurked in…

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