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Soccer world mourns legend

Sports reporter Carlos Islas. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Carlos Islas

April 1, 2016

Last week the entire soccer world mourned the loss of a legend — not just a legend but a revolutionary figure of the game, Johan Cruyff. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2015 and died on March 24, 2016. With Cruyff’s death, the soccer world lost a legendary player and manager w...

More fútbol, less football

Sports writer Carlos Islas Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 5, 2016

Despite what you may hear or what you see, soccer is quickly becoming one of America’s big sports. It may not be at the height of baseball, basketball or football yet, but it is gaining a big following. Sure, the sport may have players diving to oversell a foul but the same thing is done in basket...

Women play sports too

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Brittany Mcclintock

October 3, 2015

Women, rejoice. You can now play soccer in the digital world. FIFA '16 announced in May that female players would be included in the game, and it received positive feedback— for the most part. Three countries even had females voted the most popular cover for the game's release. I was ecstatic when I hear...

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