Damaged Futures

Research finds student athletes are at greater risk for long-term health issues Photos by Austin Drucker ‘17 and Hana Isihara ‘17 Lafayette wide receiver Justin Adams remembered his first concussion in senior year of high school. And then the two that occurred during his sophomore year at Lafayette and the other last season. The impact […]

Mike’d Up: NBA Championship predictions and six NFL games to watch next season

The NBA Playoffs kicked off last week. Who will take home the championship? Kowaleski: East: The Heat are the only logical option here. The Pacers got home court advantage, but to say they’ve been inconsistent would be an understatement—the fact that they’re tied 1-1 with the 38-win Atlanta Hawks says it all. The Nets swept […]

That’s a wrap

Lafayette football wrapped up its first step in the process of repeating as Patriot League champions. Per NCAA rules, 15 practices are allowed each spring. Lafayette finished its last practice on Thursday; the spring session included two full scrimmages that consisted of 30 and 62 plays respectively. “Fifteen practices is not a lot, but it’s […]

The unanticipated cost: Indiana University study finds elite college athletes suffer lingering health effects later in life

Graphic by Aaron Levenson ‘15 Glory and prestige accompany the status of being an elite college athlete. But that status exacts its own toll with a bill that may not be paid for decades, but comes in the form of lingering pain and debilitation. It’s not just the pain of ailing ligaments and past broken […]

Mike’d Up: Death in Qatar and Final Four predictions

A report by the International Trade Union Confederation estimates 4,000 immigrant workers will die in construction for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Kelley: This is an absolutely appalling situation. One 26-year-old Philippine worker said in the Bleacher Report that living conditions at the various construction sites include, “eight people to one bedroom, sixteen people share […]

Crossing the fine line: Coaching tactics slipping into alleged abuse

By Michael Kelley ‘14 and Drew Friedman ‘16 | Collaborative Writers Photo by Austin Drucker ‘17 The 2013-2014 season of college basketball appears to be the season of bully coaches. Accusations of abuse and harassment by coaches at the highest level of collegiate competition have extended to the Patriot League. This season alone, three coaches have come […]

Future bright for men’s basketball: Lafayette looks to next year with roster intact

Photo by Austin Drucker ‘17 Entering this year, Lafayette was in a unique position: it could feature the same starting lineup for two straight seasons. The Leopards’ rotation consisted of four juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen. That fact alone leaves Fran O’Hanlon excited as he enters his 20th season as head coach. “There is […]

Boston massacre: Men’s basketball finishes 11-20 after quarterfinals loss

Photos Courtesy of Athletic Communications There is no way around it – Lafayette got absolutely steamrolled by Boston University on Wednesday night in the Patriot League Quarterfinals. The top-seeded Terriers (23-9 overall, 15-3 Patriot League) defeated Lafayette (11-20, 6-12 PL) for the third time this season. This time, though, it came in record fashion. The […]