Jason Radka

Articles by Jason Radka

Clemens, McNamee face off in court

Roger Clemens faced off against his trainer Brian McNamee in front of the Congressional Board and national television on Feb. 13. The courtroom looked hot, sticky and slimy. The slimy part was Roger Clemens and his trainer Brian McNamee. They were seated at a long table in front of Congress, separated by Senator George Mitchell's information and fact-keeper.

NFL draft showcases two quarterbacks: Russell, Brady

The 2007-2008 National Football League draft is on the horizon, and the depth at quarterback is relatively thin. Question marks are being placed on the teams that need a quarterback. The real question is, do you take Brady Quinn or JaMarcus Russell? It's important to note the differences between the two brilliances at the helm.

‘The Sopranos’ up for gravely season

As "The Sopranos" season six saga continues, relationships worsen and more people are getting knocked off. It's tough to say who's going to go next, but I think some key things are happening that points the finger toward certain mafia member's potential deaths.

Past events spark Soprano’s new season

The much anticipated return of the hit HBO series "The Sopranos" may have left viewers empty handed. As the final half of season six approaches, viewers may need to brush up on their Sopranos history. As for the recent episode, even though there wasn't too much action, a lot of things happened that may shaped the final season's events.

Bruce Willis stars in the movie ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ as the greatest action hero

Who says that Arnold Schwarzenegger is the last action hero? That movie was crap, and most of you may remember it since it came out in 1993. Schwarzenegger serves as the first of many terrible action heroes if you ask me. If you're reading this newspaper right now, you probably have very little recollection of the 1980s, let alone Christmas time 1988.

’88 Plan’ aids retired NFL players

John Mackey is a former Hall of Fame National Football League athlete. He stomped the gridiron for the Baltimore Colts during the late 1960s and early 1970s. During that time period, padding for protection was minimal to the body. Even though Mackey wore full body protection at the tight-end position, it would be determined years later in his life that his head protection was insufficient.

Women’s indoor track takes second in ECAC

The women's track team took second place in the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships on March 3. According to the ECAC website, "St. Lawrence University's women's indoor track team became the first St. Lawerence track team to capture an ECAC Championship at the 2007 ECAC Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.

‘Dice-K’ strikes out 3 in Red Sox debut

Daisuke "Dice-K" Matsuzaka struck out three batters in his debut as a Boston Red Sock. The Red Sox signed Matsuzaka for $52 million over six years and paid the Seibu Lions in the Japanese league $51 million only in order to meet with him. In 204 games in the Japanese league, Matsuzaka posted a 108-60 record and delivered a slender 2.

Philadelphia legends inspire

The Liberty Bell. "Wiz with or wiz without?" Independence Hall. The Vet and the Italian market. These are some of the sights and sounds of Philadelphia. Sure, these are all important cultural parts of Philadelphia, but these sights don't make people post death threats, or like one critic of Philadelphia sports said, "If there was a rain out for a Phillies game, the fans would go to the airport and boo planes landing.

College costs surmount inflation rates

The cost of going to college, including Cabrini, has gone up this past year faster than national inflation, which is the bad news recently reported by the College Board. The positive news is that it has gone up at a slower rate than in the past. Recently, the College Board released new data saying that costs at four-year private colleges went up two percent more than inflation.

Internet exposes Iraq war

Videos containing attacks on American soldiers in Iraq have been spreading beyond the battle field and into the homes of people world wide. The internet is the medium in which uncensored war material can be accessed by people that can get on the web. Popular websites such as YouTube and Google Video grant freedom to the common person in regards to the content they wish to upload.

Swim team adds new dimension

The Cabrini College swim team begins its season on Nov. 1 in a double duel versus Albright and Lebanon Valley colleges. Although the team is entering only its third season as a varsity sport, Cabrini has added a small men's squad with hopes to expand the program.

Italian cuisine gives American fast food the boot

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Madden is here

John Madden's ten year career in coaching resulted in 103 wins and a super bowl victory with the Raiders in Super Bowl 11. Since then, he has been awarded13 outstanding sports personality and analyst Emmy awards; and, he is in season 23 of his current job as a national football league analyst.

Cabrini upgrades to turf field

Cabrini College's sports complex has undergone a major makeover. For years, Cabrini's sports department has felt that the campus' athletic fields were substandard for college play. Statistically, Cabrini's fields have been in the bottom 10 percent of the PAC conference.

Lacrosse players ‘Duke’ it out against court

The Duke University lacrosse team has been under the national microscope for an alleged rape between players and a stripper on March 13. However, there are multiple other underlying quagmires besides the rape charge. According to Newsweek, "sex, race, a raucous party, a rape charge and a prosecutor up for re-election" are all aspects of the case that raises the public brow, besides the fact that Duke University establishes itself as a school with an elite sports department.

Women’s lacrosse team ready for the PAC playoffs

The Cabrini College women's lacrosse team squares off against Gwynedd-Mercy on Wed. May 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the first round of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference playoffs. After going a perfect 10-0 in PAC competition, the women's lacrosse team is favored to win the PAC championship in a seasoned fashion.

Old school beats new school

Unless you are a vampire or a ghost, you cast a reflection and have a shadow, at least that's what the movies say. Well, here I am, 21-years-old standing six foot tall and change above the ground with a shadow; as far as the eye can see. Shadow? This is no ordinary silhouette of luminance; rather, it is a representation of the future world of college graduates today.

World-wide leader in sports;ESPN

The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, otherwise known as ESPN since in 1985, has been undoubtedly the center of the sports world since 1979. Straight out of Bristol, Conn., ESPN is one of very few networks that airs sports coverage and sports news 24 hours a day.

March Madness: for the love of the game

March is a month filled with uncertainty. The weather can't seem to make up its mind and that infamous groundhog decided the fate of an early spring or a longer winter. However, there are a few things that people can look forward to in the month of March. Everybody is Irish on St.