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Fight showcases Loyola student

Fight showcases Loyola student

SCOTT O'BRIEN

May 5, 2011


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English writing freshman and lightweight kickboxer Michael "The Hurricane" Sanchez took first place at the Friday Night Fight at Marlene's Place on Tchoupitoulas Street on April 29. The event was held to raise interest in the sport of kickboxing and help build a fan base for the fighters. The matches featured...

Brock brings experience to rugby

Brock brings experience to rugby

MICHAEL SANCHEZ

April 27, 2011


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Sam Brock has changed the way Loyola plays rugby. Since October 2010, Brock has been coaching the Loyola rugby team and led them to the playoffs for the first time in six years. Brock started playing football, baseball and basketball as a child before competing in college soccer. When he was 25, his o...

Women’s basketball preps in off season

MALERIE THORNTON

April 27, 2011


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Loyola's women's basketball team is not wasting any time preparing for the 2011-2012 season. The team finished the season with a record of 20-16, and an in-conference record of 6-6. Although practice for the girls has not started yet, the team is working hard to stay in shape and prepare themselves for the n...

COLUMN: Exercise proper etiquette

COLUMN: Exercise proper etiquette

Ben Staab

April 27, 2011


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The weight room is a dark and dingy place. We wear tennis shoes, big shirts, Spandex and mesh clothing. We sweat. We breathe heavily. This place seems like the last place you would worry about etiquette. However, there are many subtle rules that exist in the gym in addition to the typical signage po...

Show Me The Money

HASANI GRAYSON

April 27, 2011


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Even though it's not the major leagues, money can be a major factor in where college athletes choose to play. Financial assistance for baseball is limited due to the relatively slow development of a scholarship program. According to head basketball coach and Athletic Director Michael Giorlando, baske...

Volleyball works to repeat winning season

LAUREN IRWIN

April 27, 2011


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Preseason practices have begun for Loyola University's women's volleyball team as they gear up for their next chance to take the Southern States Athletic Conference title. The Wolfpack took second place in the SSAC's Western conference, and held the most wins since 2007 in the 2010-2011 season, with a re...

Carrollton AD takes on triathalon

Carrollton AD takes on triathalon

MICHELLE GINGRAS

April 13, 2011


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Most members of the Loyola community are used to seeing Donna Adams, residential area director, behind a desk in Carrollton Hall. But she can also be seen training for the half Iron Man, which she will participate in on April 17. The half Iron Man will consist of a 1.2 mile swim in Lake Pontchartrain, followed ...

COLUMN: Lights, camera, playoffs!

COLUMN: Lights, camera, playoffs!

Craig Malveaux

April 13, 2011


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And the winner is — you. Not the players, not the coaches, not the commissioner and certainly not the owners, but you, the die-hard NBA fans. You've witnessed something truly remarkable this year. The 2010 season proved to be nothing short of amazing, and it has effortlessly delivered a blockbuster fi...

New MLB season is clean slate for fans

RICHARD DEMPSEY

April 13, 2011


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Major league baseball's opening month has Loyola baseball fans filled with a sense of renewal and optimism about their teams' chances in 2011. Alex Failla, New Orleans native and accounting sophomore, has been a Chicago Cubs fan his entire life and can recall watching Cubs games as a young boy. "My ...

The commute to Segnette Field puts ‘Pack baseball games out of students’ reach

HASANI GRAYSON

April 13, 2011


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Despite playing in a facility that can hold about 600 fans at full capacity, Loyola baseball players have found themselves playing to crowds without students. The Wolfpack play their home games at Segnette field in Westwego, La. The field, situated on the other side of the Mississippi River from Loyo...

Abanilla takes gold at Friday Night Fights

Abanilla takes gold at Friday Night Fights

MICHAEL SANCHEZ

April 6, 2011


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Kevin "The Killa" Abanilla boxed his way to victory at Friday Night Fights on the corner of Freret and Jena Streets. After three rounds of back-and-forth action, the southpaw from New York City was awarded a unanimous decision. "I could have done better. There were too many right hands. I should've been...

Big Easy Rollergirls jam Ethridge into their pack

Big Easy Rollergirls jam Ethridge into their pack

HASANI GRAYSON

April 6, 2011


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In one normally calm thrift store parking lot, a Loyola professor donned a pair of roller skates, elbow pads, knee pads and a helmet with "Sadist" written on the back of it in bold black lettering. While unusual in a classroom setting, the attire was appropriate for the roller derby bout. The Big Easy Rollerg...

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