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FTB: Differences between men’s, women’s lacrosse are unnecessary

FTB: Differences between men’s, women’s lacrosse are unnecessary

Ezra Weber, Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

Most of the commonly-played sports that people know and love are divided by gender, but few diverge as strangely as men’s and women’s lacrosse.  Men’s lacrosse, for example, allows full contact and shot blocking, while women’s lacrosse prohibits both of these. Similarly, the men’s game features 10 player...

FTB: Athlete conspiracy theories irresponsibly sway public opinion

FTB: Athlete conspiracy theories irresponsibly sway public opinion

Bella Baff, Associate Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

It’s no secret that many NBA athletes have eccentric personalities. NBA champion Metta World Peace, for example, admitted to drinking Hennessy during halftime. Just last week, Russell Westbrook who was criticized for his ongoing feud with a reporter. While one of the best things about the league is how ...

From the Basement: Athletic Industrial Complex continues to plague America

From the Basement: Athletic Industrial Complex continues to plague America

Hannah May Powers, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Between the adrenaline, victories and sense of comradery, being a fan of sports can be hugely rewarding. Beneath the fanfare, however, exists a system rife with problems: the athletic industrial complex. Though covert, the athletic industrial complex, a term used to describe how sports are intertwined...

From the Basement: When athleticism overshadows allegations

From the Basement: When athleticism overshadows allegations

Hannah May Powers, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Soccer may not be my first love, but it has been the one to affect my life the most. No matter the teams on the pitch, I have found that a universal love of the sport binds fans of the game. At times, however, it is necessary to engage with the things you love in a critical manner. The world of ...

From the basement: Farewell to football

Sophomore Justin Walton cherishes his time on the Tulane football team

Justin Walton, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2019

At 5:30 a.m., before the sun has even broken across the horizon, there is almost nothing I would rather do than remain tucked under the security of a warm blanket, my head, like a rock, planted firmly atop two pillows. Indeed, a deep sleep may be the preferred state of being for any college teenag...

From the Basement: capitalism, spirit and #BowlWave

From the Basement: capitalism, spirit and #BowlWave

Olivia Henderson, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

With the upcoming onslaught of bowl games, America is yet again reminded of the role of capitalism in sports. Really, what post-season would be complete without the deliciously named Cheez-It Bowl, the melodious Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, and the festive San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl? In the...

From the Basement – the tailgating takedown

From the Basement - the tailgating takedown

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018

One would think that tailgating of all things would be pretty difficult to screw up. If the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defined tailgating, it would likely be something along the lines of: “groups of enthusiastic and dedicated football fans gathering together to root on their team before heading to the...

From the Basement: Catfishing in the world of sports

From the Basement: Catfishing in the world of sports

Cullen Fagan, Social Media Editor

September 26, 2018

As the football season began in New Orleans, a lot of buzz surrounded linebacker Manti Te’o. He signed with the Saints last year as a backup for AJ Klein and has seemingly surpassed Klein as a prospect. The Saints’ linebackers are considered the team’s weakest group, but Te’o seems to be a st...

From the Basement: “Not like other girls”

From the Basement: “Not like other girls”

Bella Baff, Associate Sports Editor

September 26, 2018

In my experience as a woman who likes sports, I have found three typical responses from men to my mentioning of any type of knowledge pertaining to the field. This is not to say that every guy responds in one of these ways, since that would be a stereotype of the same nature as the one I am trying t...

From the Basement: playoff woes abound for reigning Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers

From the Basement: playoff woes abound for reigning Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers

Bella Baff, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

The NBA Playoffs have been quite entertaining thus far for both hardcore and casual fans alike, with only one series ending in a four-game sweep. The victor of this matchup was the city's very own New Orleans Pelicans. It seems as if almost every team has something spurring its excitement. There is o...

From the Basement: Tulane baseball in for wildly inconsistent season

From the Basement: Tulane baseball in for wildly inconsistent season

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018

Tulane baseball has historically been quite competitive. Since the 2010 campaign, the team has completed an impressive six winning seasons. In 2005, the team made it to the second round in the College World Series. While Tulane has the opportunity to rebound from 2017's losing streak this year, the Green Wave seemingly cannot decide...

From the Basement: Rethinking seeding changes in the NBA

From the Basement: Rethinking seeding changes in the NBA

Bella Baff, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2018

From the Basement is a weekly column in which the Hullabaloo Sports team discusses its opinion on contemporary sports issues. The NBA has proven time and time again that it is the most innovative league in sports. From changing the format of the All-Star Game to feature a schoolyard style draft, to ...