Category: Sports

WHO YA GOT? — Above is this year’s MIVA Conference tournament bracket. No. 1 Loyola starts its quest for the title on Wednesday, April 16. Winning the conference will give the Ramblers an automatic berth in the National Final Four.

Meet the MIVA: Loyola’s path to glory

Lions, Mastodons, Hawks, oh my. The team names in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association sound formidable enough, but Loyola Men’s Volleyball hasn’t had all that hard of a time keeping its conference foes at bay. The Ramblers’ victory over Ohio State to cap the regular season not only extended the team’s winning streak to 22 games, it also pushed their [...]

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Alison Szykowny has been able to break all of her records even without the help of proper training facilities. The runners practice at Sean Earl Field on campus as well as in Norville Athletic Center. However, because of the nature of her events, she must practice off-campus early in the morning to ensure that people are not hit by the flying objects.

Shots fired: Szykowny rebreaks record

This track season, junior Alison Szykowny has broken the school shot put record not once, not twice, but three times. To top it all off, it was a record that she already held. At the University of Florida’s Florida Relays on April 4, Szykowny continued her impressive season by shattering her previous school record by more than three feet, with [...]

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The Bell of the Rambler Softball team

The Bell of the Rambler Softball team

Clutch has a new meaning. Senior Olivia Bell hit her first collegiate career grand slam against the Drake Bulldogs March 30, which helped lead the Rambler Softball Team to win the series against the Bulldogs two games to one. With Loyola up by four in the third inning, Lauren Zaworski, Tarran Shaffer and Alyssa Munnucci loaded the bases. Bell — [...]

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The Benchwarmer: Teemu’s Farewell

The Benchwarmer: Teemu’s Farewell

Sunday marked the end of the National Hockey League regular season. But it also marked the end of the final regular season of one of the best players to ever strap on skates: Teemu Selanne. The “Finnish Flash” has been in the league almost as long as I’ve been alive and has put together a tremendous career. Even in his [...]

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Joakim Noah is a bright spot on the Bulls’ less-than-impressive lineup. He leads the team with his versatility and passion.

Blue-collar Bulls embody spirit of Chicago: Chicago Bulls find unexpected success in East

I can’t believe it. I simply can’t believe it. With just one game remaining, the Chicago Bulls have a chance to be the third seed in the Eastern Conference. However, the East is an absolute joke. But so is the Bulls’ roster. The team lost arguably their two best players this year. In truly heart-wrenching form, Derrick Rose went down [...]

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Senior Nick Willenborg has only been golfing competitivley since his sophomore year in high school. While at Loyola, he has become one of the best golfers to don the maroon and gold for the Ramblers.

Nick Willenborg finishing strong career

  Just by looking at his statistics, you would never know that senior golfer Nick Willenborg, a 22-year-old accounting major, only started playing golf competitively in his sophomore year of high school. He currently holds the third-best stroke average on the Ramblers’ golf team. However, Willenborg began playing golf for fun at a young age. “I started when I was [...]

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Instant replay thus far this season has only really been effective at delaying games.

The case against baseball’s instant replay

When it comes to the game of baseball, I’m old-fashioned. I love when a player lays down a drag bunt. My heart skips a beat when a pitcher gets a solid line drive single once every 25 at bats. I can’t contain myself when the organ plays “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch. And [...]

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Senior April Ohlendorf has played under both the separate and merged systems and sees pros and cons of the new system. One pro is seeing how men play in comparison to women. “[The merger] was beneficial on both sides. Guys have a different game,”she said. “They hit farther and they can spin it more.” One con, she said, is less coaching attention.

Looking at the golf merger one year later

The Men’s and Women’s Golf teams finished up play at the Bradley Invitational on April 5-6. It was the fourth tournament they competed in together this year but the first one of the spring season. The men’s team placed second out of eight teams, while the women’s team tied Evansville, placing seventh out of 10. This is the first year [...]

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Earlier this season, Lauren Moore broke Loyola’s career RBI record of 93. She now has 110 RBIs, a number which continues to rise.

Swinging for the Fences: Moore Breaks RBI Record

  Lauren Moore entered her final season for the Ramblers with 88 career runs batted in (RBIs). It should come as no surprise that earlier in March the senior slugger went on to break Loyola’s all-time RBI record of 93, previously held by Kat Krause (2005-08) and Angie Funston (2007-10). Moore now holds the record with 110 RBIs, and she [...]

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March Madness Recap

March Madness Recap

The excitement of March Madness has come and gone, and the University of Connecticut has emerged as the national champions. Now that the madness has ended, it’s time to take a look at how the six brackets submitted by staff members of The Phoenix turned out. Best of the Best: The top bracket this year belonged to fellow Sports Editor [...]

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