This is by far one of the most ironic pieces I am going to write because last year at this time, I was teaching Nick to take over Jess Hagerty's sports editor position and mine. Well Nick, I finally disagree with your thoughts; it had to happen someday, right? Sarah Palin, stay out of our sports? No.
Articles by Kasey Minnick
Bristol, Conn.: I believe this to be the best place on Earth. This place is home to ESPN headquarters where I will do everything in my power to get employed after I graduate. Being the only female out of my immediate family, I grew up riding the coattails of my dad and uncles and watching any kind of sport possible on the "tube.
This 2007-2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament marks the first time in history that each of the four No. 1 seeds made it to the prestigious Final Four. But, since the No. 1 seeds are projected to come out of their four brackets from the get-go, does that mean that no upsets took place along the way? I think not.
"This could be one of the best years in Cabrini golf history," Tim Harner, a history and secondary major, said. Harner, the golf team captain this season, has not always had his heart set on the game of golf. Ever since he was a child he was in love with baseball, until the age of 14.
In an attempt to strengthen campus awareness, Cabrini will once again host the Fair Trade Wallyball Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Dixon Center. The tournament is directly associated with the Fair Trade events sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, a non profit organization working to better the lives of the less fortunate through financial, educational and moral support.
Cabrini College honored their one and only senior women's basketball player, Sharae Middlebrook on Monday, Feb. 18 before the start of the Cavaliers and Eastern University Eagles basketball game. This night not only pledged good-bye to a senior athlete, but waved good-bye to the Eagles as they boarded their bus for a two minute drive home.
The last time the Cabrini women's basketball team took on Pennsylvania Athletic Conference team Neumann College was back in November with a close 66-62 win. The time came again on Monday, Feb. 11 to play the Knights on Cabrini College's hardwood with expectations to not simply "squeak by" their opponent.
This past weekend, the men's and women's track and field teams traveled up north to the New York City Armory to take part in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Here, there were various Division I programs that the Cavs were going head-to-head against with anticipation to make a mark.
I'm a huge, and I mean huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. If you think about this logically, you would assume that since my team did not even come close to making the playoffs that I would root for another National Football Conference East team. Well, that definitely wouldn't be the Dallas Cowboys, but how about the wildcard winner New York Giants? Don't get me wrong, I was running circles around the regular bar-goers with their Cowboy jerseys on when the Giants pulled the first of three upsets.
Many people in this world take things for granted in their lives and have no idea how lucky they are compared to those without anything. I was classified as one of those people who didn't know how good I had it until I traveled with five other students from Cabrini College to New Orleans, La.
Since it is the last days of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I felt this would be a good time to get in a rant before it would be outdated. As many of my readers know, I am a bartender at my hometown's local firehouse. Talks of the day among the bar-goers can vary from what the wives are making for dinner, how much they paid for their last tank of gas or Obama's latest policies.
I was talking to a fellow sports fan this past week (not an Eagles fan) and he said, "Well, you should be happy because your team is playing the Raiders this week." I automatically lashed right back at him and made a cliche remark about the movie "Any Given Sunday.
Even though I go to college in a Philadelphia suburb, it doesn't mean that all of my gripes need to be about the "hometown" teams. This week's gripe is much different and it's about a "respected" player that has been around the National Football League for 18 years.
Harry Kalas has been out of the sports world and the Phillies sports world, for roughly five and a half months now. I never had the opportunity to have a conversation with him, but I was privileged enough to meet him at "Cabrini Night at the Phillies" my junior year of college.
As I was debating on what issue irked me the most this week, my mind wandered to browsing the Internet. As I accessed my Facebook account, I saw that I had one event invitation. Because of this invitation, I chose my topic: Michael Vick's first regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Being from a small town with no football team and enrolling in a Division III college with no football team, plain and simple, sucks. I always envied the nearby high schools that on every Friday night would bundle up in the "letter" jackets, drive their decorated cars to football games and take part in a live sporting event that has its own unique feel.
As I was serving drinks at the local "hosie" in Weatherly this past Sunday, I was all smiles when the score read 17-7 in favor of my Philadelphia Eagles. After a shaky first quarter, things started to look up for the Eagles, as they seemed to get their helmets on straight.
The Philadelphia Phillies have actually won a championship since I have been alive. I don't think it has actually hit me yet and most likely won't hit me until the next World Series will be broadcast on national television. With that being said, there is no better feeling for a sports fan than to go to their ballpark, sit in the stands and take it all in.