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‘If opportunity arises,’ Trinca-Pasat eyes NFL

By Nader Ihmoud

March 19, 2012

Louis Trinca-Pasat was once the biggest fish in a medium-sized pond, but that changed after he decided to play for the Iowa University Hawkeyes.Trinca-Pasat had a successful career prior to moving to the Division I program. As a junior, he led Lane Tech High School in Chicago to a city championship in 2009, earning an All-State honorable mention.Despite the defensive tackle only playing in one game last season and having o...

How To: Fireman’s Carry

By Dannis Valera

February 27, 2012

The Chronicle's Assistant Sports & Health Editor, Nader Ihmoud, heads to Lane Tech High School and meets up with varsity wrestler Tom Angsten to learn the fireman's carry.http://youtu.be/0m8PWWM4HD0"How To" "Fireman's Carry" "Nader Ihmoud" "Sports" "High School Sports" "Wrestling" "Tom Angsten" "Lane Tech High School"

DePaul drops ball against ranked Georgetown

By Lindsey Woods

January 23, 2012

DePaul University dropped its fourth straight Big East matchup, falling to 10th-ranked Georgetown University, 83-75, on Jan. 17 at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road.The Blue Demons fought from behind for the majority of the game, going into the second half down 37–31 after a last-minute 3-pointer by guard Brandon Young, who had 16 points by the end of the night.Coming out of halftime, the Demons pressured the Hoyas def...

Maroons extend streak in sloppy fashion

By Nader Ihmoud

January 17, 2012

This season’s women of the University of Chicago Maroons basketball team won their 30th straight game on Jan. 9 at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center against the Marian University Sabres of Fond du Lac, Wis., 63-52.The streak is currently the longest in Division III and has the Maroons ranked second in the nation, according toD3hoops.com.Maroons Head Coach Aaron Roussell said he believes his team’s streak has been possible because of the women’s tena...

WCRX Sports Programming Team Effort

By Nader Ihmoud

December 12, 2011

Turn your radio up as you listen to original sports talk on 88.1 FM WCRX’s “Deep Dish” or “The Last Slice,” shows that have been added this semester to the radio station’s lineup.There has been sports programming on WCRX, Columbia’s radio network, since 1990. John Joyce, internship coordinator for the Radio Department, created the sports department for the station, but it wasn’t until fall 2011 that the programm...

Sports in the springtime

By Lindsey Woods

December 12, 2011

The end of a sports season usually means excitement and big competition, such as bowl games, play-offs and fierce competition. For the Renegades, the end of the semester has a more subtle culmination. There will be no “big game,” but the Renegades are planning some game-changers for the upcoming spring season.It has been a busy semester for the Renegades, with the addition of women’s basketball, men’s basketball, ...

Ultimate season for Frisbee team

By Contributing Writer

November 28, 2011

by Kaitlyn MattsonContributing WriterFrisbees are sailing into the lives and hearts of Columbia students.The Renegades’ Ultimate Frisbee team is just getting started with its new yearlong season, and despite the coming sleet, ice and snow, frisbees will be flying, even if the team has to move its games indoors. So says Wesley Jerden, founder and captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team and senior marketing communication maj...

Foul Play: The Truth Behind Child Abuse in Sports

By Nader Ihmoud

November 28, 2011

Though youth coaches are typically tasked with the development of children, the normally close relationships can, at times, be subjectto abuse.Coaches, as leaders and role models, are generally concerned with developing the young athlete’s skill and dedication, guiding and mentoring them toward success. However, in some instances, the educator takes advantage of his or her role, as happened in the recent Pennsylvania Stat...

Scene set for student staff volleyball game

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2011

Trash-talking is usually discouraged between students and staff, but both sides have been playfully poking fun at each other in preparation for the semi-annual staff versus student volleyball game hosted by the Renegades.The event, scheduled for Nov. 14 from 6 – 8 p.m., has historically favored the staff team. Of the four games played so far, the staff has taken three, according to Abby Cress, vice president of the Renegad...

Final cuts made, team set

By Nader Ihmoud

October 17, 2011

The Columbia Renegades women’s basketball team is alive.Eight girls participated in the women’s basketball tryouts on Oct. 11  at South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S. Plymouth Court, and nine potential players attended the Oct. 12 tryouts, four of whom attended the previous day’s tryout. The team will feature 12 players, and final roster decisions were released on Oct. 15.Both tryouts had similar turnouts, but the t...

Fall baseball season begins for Renegades

By Lindsey Woods

October 10, 2011

Columbia’s baseball team, the Renegades, has officially started its 2011–2012 fall season as of Sept. 9.The team played against Northwestern University’s club team, which plays in a different conference than the Renegades, who play in Division II, District V South of the National Club Baseball Association. Northwestern plays in Division I, Great Lakes West conference.“It was just an exhibition game, so we tried to get...

Soccer is back

By Nader Ihmoud

October 3, 2011

The Columbia Renegades have added indoor and outdoor co-ed soccer teams to the list of sports available at Columbia.The teams were added during meetings held the week of Sept. 26 after several students volunteered for leadership positions, according to Kevin Hartmann, president of the Renegades.“Soccer’s always been a sport that’s had a lot of interest at Columbia, but we’ve never had a student really step up to ta...

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