Mike’d Up: The NBA hammer comes down and crab legs for dinner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver dropped the hammer on Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling Tuesday, banning him for life and fining him $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the league constitution. Kelley: Sports Illustrated writer Michael Rosenberg summarized it well: “The punishment may or may not fit the crime, but it absolutely fits the man.” I […]

Yik Yak Attack

Controversial app a hotbed for bullying Illustration by Liz DiSabition ‘16 Lafayette students are now susceptible to Yak attacks. No, not the hairy Himalayan bovid. Yik Yak is a new social media app that exploded at Lafayette last week, moving from five posts a day to multiple posts a minute. Unlike relatively harmless procrastination tools […]

Mike’d Up: NCAA feeds their athletes and who doesn’t deserve their paycheck?

On Tuesday, the NCAA implemented small changes that included allowing players unlimited meals from their universities. Kowaleski: This is too little, too late for the maligned NCAA. It’s been a P.R. nightmare for them over the past few months. First, Northwestern football players gain the right to unionize and be recognized as university employees. Then […]

Back to square one: IAGGL report draft provides no clear answers regarding Greek Life’s future

Illustrated by Maria Otto ‘17 Members of the Lafayette community hoping for a definition of the future of Greek life are likely to be disappointed, as a draft of the highly anticipated IAGGL (Implementation and Assessment Group on Greek Life) report asks more questions than it provides answers. Former President Dan Weiss formed IAGGL in […]

Mike’d Up: MLB predictions, discussing DeSean, and the NCAA bball championship

Opening Day was Monday and the MLB is underway. The Mike’d UP guys offer their predictions for the 2014 season. Kelley: National League: The New York Daily News recently ran this headline: “Dodgers should win NL West, and with $233 million payroll, they better” To just win the NL West would be supremely disappointing for […]

Get to know Portia Simpson Miller

Photo courtesy of | Lafayette Communications Last Monday, the principal speaker of Lafayette’s 179th Commencement was announced: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Business Insider included her on their list of “The Most Notable College Commencement Speakers of 2014” and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people of 2012. The Lafayette sat […]

Jamaican Prime Minister to be announced as 179th commencement speaker

Portia Simpson Miller, the first female prime minister of Jamaica, will be announced later today as the principal speaker of Lafayette’s 179th Commencement. Simpson Miller, who was named one of Time magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2012, is in her second term as prime minister of Jamaica. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Women’s Hall […]

Conference tournament predictions and state championship ends in tie

NCAA basketball conference tournaments are wrapping up just in time for Selection Sunday. The Mike’d Up guys give their picks: Kowaleski: American—Louisville A10—VCU ACC—Virginia Big 12—Oklahoma State Big East—Creighton Big Ten—Michigan State Pac-12—Oregon SEC—Florida   Kelley: American— Louisville A10— UMass ACC— Duke Big 12— Kansas Big East— Villanova Big Ten— Michigan State Pac-12— Arizona SEC— […]

Mike’d UP: The use of racial slurs in professional sports and Kevin Durant verus LeBron James

The NFL is discussing penalizing players for the use of the racial slurs during games. Kelley: It is the thought that counts and I support it, but the actual implementation of this proposal is near impossible. There are too many issues for this rule to be effective in the National Football League. Many players this […]