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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...

COLUMN: The press is essential in every routine

COLUMN: The press is essential in every routine

John Valdespino

April 6, 2011


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I would like to present The Press for your consideration. Hopefully, you have a consistent routine that is recorded carefully in a logbook with each exercise performed to help you achieve your athletic goals, whatever they may be. Realistically, you are using pre-made routines, which do not include t...

COLUMN: All-Stars scramble to NBA Finals

COLUMN: All-Stars scramble to NBA Finals

Craig Malveaux

March 24, 2011


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With about 12 games left before the regular season comes to an end, the race for an NBA Finals Championship is as wide open as it has been in quite some time. Following the NBA Finals last season, many, including myself, were willing to bet anything short of their homes that there would be a rematch...

Council leads the ‘Pack

Council leads the ‘Pack

By SCOTT O'BRIEN

March 24, 2011


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  When the pressure is on, junior guard Keiva Council to steps up to keep the 'Pack in the game. Players deal with a lot of pressure on the court, including pressure from fans, coaches, teammates and the opposing team. While this makes the game more difficult for some, it fuels Council's desire...

Council honored as All-American

March 24, 2011


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Keiva Council was recognized as State Farm Coaches' All-America Team Honorable Mention for the 2010-2011 season for the NAIA. Council was one of only 20 players to receive the honorable mention from Division I NAIA schools around the nation. Council was 20th in the league in assists 22nd in total scorin...

Baseball fights for spot in playoffs

HASANI GRAYSON

March 24, 2011


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With 20 games left in the regular season, the ‘Pack will need a late-season push to make it into the conference tournament. Only the top four teams in the Southern Sates Athletic Conference's West division will qualify for the post season. Loyola (10-21, 2-4) currently sits in fifth place, a ...

Rugby club makes playoffs

Rugby club makes playoffs

MICHAEL SANCHEZ

March 24, 2011


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  This Saturday, Loyola will battle University of West Florida for the finals spot of the Deep South Conference in Pensacola, Florida. Loyola, ranked second in the Deep South West conference, beat University of Southern Mississippi, improving their record to 3-3 and earning their ticket to the se...

Intramurals move into post-season

RICHARD DEMPSEY

March 24, 2011


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The NCAA Tournament isn't the only show in town. While two teams prepare for the Southeast Region's Elite Eight matchup held in the New Orleans Arena tomorrow evening, Loyola intramural basketball teams are preparing for tournament games of their own. The NCAA Tournament has teams like Duke, Ohio Stat...

Coed basketball levels the field

RICHARD DEMPSEY

March 17, 2011


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  The co-rec division of Loyola's intramural basketball league offers students a chance to participate in a level of intramural basketball that is less competitive than the men's division. Despite the less competitive nature, the co-rec division is regarded as a "fun" division where stats are ...

COLUMN: No one is immune to March Madness

COLUMN: No one is immune to March Madness

Craig Malveaux

March 17, 2011


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It's March, and you know what that means — 68 college basketball teams battling it out for NCAA supremacy. Whether for a friendly wager, bragging rights among your roommates or for just plain fun, almost everyone has filled out an NCAA college basketball bracket. If you are in that select of people...

Wolfpack falls short in SSAC Tournament

Hasani Grayson

March 17, 2011


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  After a run in the Southern States Athletic Conference championship game, Loyola's Lady Wolfpack narrowly missed being selected to the NAIA national tournament. Eighteen teams are selected as automatic qualifiers for winning their conference tournament. There are also 14 at-large teams who are se...

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