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One-on-One: Who had baseball’s best facial hair in 2008?

Kevin Youkilis If he could walk up to the plate wearing green overalls, a red and black checkered shirt and carrying a small axe, Kevin Youkilis would be in heaven. Unfortunately for the ginger-bearded journeyman, there isn’t going be to an expansion team called the…

Picks to click for the NBA season

As baseball season begins to wind down with the World Series already underway, sports fans will need to find another way to escape from their everyday lives. As Halloween approaches, so does the NBA regular season. Hardcore fans have already been scouting their favorite teams,…

Tyne finishes 25th, Cyclones sweep away competition

It took sophomore Brian Tyne a little more than 26 minutes to triumph through eight kilometers to finish better than 75 percent of the field.  “He excelled in taking his training and putting it into the race,” coach Dave Beachum said. Tyne posted the best…

Soccer shut out, falls to No. 2 Creighton

A recruit who got away turned out to be the difference in the soccer team’s 2-0 loss to No. 2 Creighton on Saturday at Shea Stadium. Freshman Nick O’Neil, who graduated from Peoria Notre Dame High School, pushed across his first career goal with fewer…

Women drop two matches

Comiskey and Black reach milestones, volleyball falls to elite in MVC Junior Kaitlyn Comiskey came up with her 800th dig against Wichita State and Sam Black reached 2,500 assists against Missouri State, but those accomplishments didn’t matter to the opponents and were not part of…

Women’s golf wins MVC Preview, Deeken takes 3rd

The women’s golf team received three top-10 performances on its way to winning the Missouri Valley Conference Preview at Lake Panorama National Golf Course this week. Sophomore Caitlin Deeken led the charge for the Braves, firing a pair of 79s for a two-day total of…

Homecoming sees first home win for Braves

With 1,359 fans packed into Shea Stadium to cheer on their team during Saturday’s Homecoming Game, the soccer team was able to match the passion of the fans and pick up its first home win. “It’s a big deal,” said sophomore Paul Tracy, who scored…

One on One: Is the soccer team underachieving?

Yes Don’t get me wrong, the men’s soccer team is good, but it sure would be nice to see the team play well at Shea Stadium. So far this season, the Braves have played five games at home, producing only one victory. For a team…

12 reasons why baseball rocked in ‘08

When I first sat down to write this column, I was planning on discussing the complete deflation every single Chicago baseball fan is joining me in feeling this week. After all, we just spent the last six months of our lives watching both of our…

Women finish 6th at Hawkeye Invitational

The women’s golf team placed sixth at last weekend’s Hawkeye Intercollegiate at Finkbine Golf Course thanks in part to a strong performance from sophomore Breanne Neufeld. “I was glad to see Breanne play some good golf,” coach Bo Ryan said. “She was overdue.” On the…

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