Jersey Numbers That Should be Retired League-Wide

By Jack Belanger There are only two athletes in the United States who have had their jersey number retired league-wide in their respective sport. Wayne Gretzky, who is often regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, had his number (99) retired by the National Hockey League in 2000. Jackie Robinson had his numberContinue reading “Jersey Numbers That Should be Retired League-Wide”

5 Reasons to Watch Baseball This Season

By Jack Belanger For the first time since sports across the country were canceled, Americans will finally get to watch one of the “Big Four” sports leagues once again. After months of painful negotiations between the players and owners, Major League Baseball will open its season Thursday when the New York Yankees will face offContinue reading “5 Reasons to Watch Baseball This Season”

Old Rival UConn Officially Back in Big East

By Jack Belanger Today the University of Connecticut officially announced their return to the Big East Conference after seven seasons of competing in the American Athletic Conference and as a college basketball fan and Providence College student, I could not be more thrilled. After going to the AAC in hopes of bringing in more revenueContinue reading “Old Rival UConn Officially Back in Big East”

Term of the Week: Swimming Edition

By Jack Belanger For as much as I claim to know about sports, I will admit I am not expert when it comes to competitive swimming. This is probably the case for most sport fans. Outside of the Olympics, I can’t say I’ve watched many swim races. Plenty of people know that Michael Phelps pulledContinue reading “Term of the Week: Swimming Edition”

Notable Father-Son Duos in Sports

By Jack Belanger Fathers play an important role for getting kids involved in sports. They often serve as our first coaches growing up. They are there to give us extra batting practice, play 1-on-1 in the driveway, and serve as a goalie to let us take extra shots. In honor of Father’s Day, I thoughtContinue reading “Notable Father-Son Duos in Sports”

Dark Times Ahead for College Basketball

By Jack Belanger The cancellation of this year’s NCAA Division I’s Men’s Basketball Tournament marked the end of a tumultuous year for the NCAA. In September, California passed the Fair Pay to Play Act which allowed athletes to sign endorsement deals without losing their eligibility. This was followed by the NCAA voting to extend thisContinue reading “Dark Times Ahead for College Basketball”