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What's in a game?

What’s in a Game: motivation

As we approach finals week and struggle to find the motivation to put in the work, we can look to the most motivated people of them all, the marathon running elite, for...

What’s in a game: How you, me, and a Kenyan runner see pain

On Sunday Sept. 15, Kenyan runner Geoffrey Kamworor shattered the half-marathon world record in 58:01. He ranks among a long list of Kenyan runners who dominate the sport. According...

Can the annual pep rally serve its intent?

For the second straight year, the University of Dallas Blue Crew held a pep rally in the Maher Center to promote UD student-athletes. For a second straight year, the timing of the pep rally...

What’s in a game: The insatiable pursuit

A Nike commercial once urged viewers: “Listen, if you can run a mile, run a race. You know what, run a marathon. Outrun a movie star. If you can play table tennis,...

Why we should support UD athletes

Spencer Levi has done the impossible; he’s gotten UD students to support athletics. Last week, Levi was one of five freshmen that Hero Sports allowed fans to vote for as best freshman in Division III...

What’s in a game: don’t “just do it”

Nike has been under fire lately, leaving many to wonder what lies behind the infamous “swoosh” that bedecks our shoes, leggings and backpacks.  First came the doping allegations against...

What’s in a game?

During my career at the University of Dallas I’ve come to learn several things about UD’s athletics department. The most glaring is UD’s perennial struggle in every sport to win on a...

What’s in a Game: How to temper both pride and humility

Last week, I set a huge personal record (PR) for a 5k, dropping my freshman time by over two minutes and my high-school time by over three minutes. Breaking 18 minutes in...

What’s in a game: not made for comfort

You are lined up on the start line, crowded between a hundred other runners. The gun goes off. The cheers are deafening as a mass of runners pushes into the woods. 

What’s in a game?

Most of the stories that I’ve written in this column tend to be on the more serious side of sports. However, as serious as sports can be, at the end of the day, sports...

What’s in a Game: Christian Competition

During my freshman year of running Cross-Country at the University of Dallas, a subtle yet inciting rivalry between a runner from Texas Lutheran University, TLU, and I developed.  She...

What’s in a game?

For the second time in two years, I find myself reminded about how cruel sports can be. In the fall of 2017, I watched our men’s soccer team get annihilated by the powerhouse Trinity...

What’s in a game?

It’s been almost a month since the men’s basketball team fell in the first round of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament, but now that the dust has settled and a national champion has...

What’s in a game: Let’s talk about sports

We at the University of Dallas tend to pride ourselves in a kind of interdisciplinary dialogue particular to this school. Theology finds a place in the biology classroom, and physics finds itself...

What’s in a game: sacrifice

Whenever you make a commitment, you let go of something. John Locke’s “Second Treatise” states that entering into a contract restricts the individual’s rights, as the choice to make a pact binds...