The Sports Chief’s NBA Ramblings

By John Albinson Chief Sports Editor With the NBA season roughly a tenth of the way through, that clearly means it’s time to evaluate the league as a whole. Like this summer’s wildly unpredictable offseason, the first 10 or so games of the year have provided almost just as much spontaneity. If you had told me a month ago that the Cleveland Cavaliers would start the season 4-6, I maybe would have believed you. But if you had told me that the Cavs would start the season 4-6 while LeBron averaged nearly 29 points and nine assists a game, then … Continue reading The Sports Chief’s NBA Ramblings

Sampdoria Conquer Genoa in Derby Victory

Charlie Ryan Sports Editor Nestled on the banks of the Ligurian Sea lies Italian football’s best-kept secret. Twice a year, 36,600 Genoese pack the Stadio Luigi Ferraris with flares, flags, banners, songs, and chants to produce one of football’s most vibrant and passionate atmospheres. Obscured by the large profiles of derbies like the Derby della Mole, the Derby della Capitale, and the Derby della Madonnina, the Derby della Lanterna maintains a considerable degree of charm due to its small profile, apolitical fanbases, and quintessentially English stadium design. Home to both Genoa C.F.C. and U.C. Sampdoria, the Stadio Luigi Ferraris becomes … Continue reading Sampdoria Conquer Genoa in Derby Victory