Premier League full of surprises

KEVIN NELSON | MANAGING EDITOR At the beginning of the 2015-16 English Premier League season, Leicester City’s odds to win the title were 5,000 to 1. Their odds to finish in the bottom three teams were 3 to 1. This week Leicester City not only stands on top of the Premier League table, but they […]

USD: University of Sleepy Dominance

NOAH HILTON | CONTRIBUTOR “The Show.” This is the name collectively given to the student section that attends athletic events at San Diego State University. Known for their relentless rowdiness at games, The Show has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent student sections on the West Coast. They’re loud. They’re frenzied. By every […]

Volleyball loses to USC in NCAA Tournament

DYLAN BROCKMEYER | ASST. SPORTS EDITOR The University of San Diego volleyball team’s season came to an exciting conclusion as the Toreros lost a well-fought match in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Galen Center to the No. 1 seeded University of Southern California Trojans. Our Toreros lost 3-0 in a 20-25, […]

Toreros Beat Aztecs 53-48

MATTHEW ROBERSON | SPORTS EDITOR | @mroberson22 On paper, the University of San Diego men’s basketball team looked to be at a staggering disadvantage entering their annual rivalry game against the San Diego State University Aztecs. Coming into Sunday’s city championship, the Toreros ranked 340 out of 351 Division I teams in points per game, […]

Anyone but St. Louis

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor This year’s field of National League playoff teams consisted of four relatively young, exciting, championship-starved teams. The New York Mets turned their rotation of baby-faced starting pitchers, and a flurry of trades, into their first division title since 2006. The Pittsburgh Pirates relied on the best outfield in the MLB […]

MLB Postseason Predictions

Matt Robinson | Contributor  October means the end of another disappointing Padres season for San Diegans, but baseball fans can still rejoice because playoff baseball is finally here. At this point in the season, the argument over advanced statistics versus the eye test is irrelevant. The chance for a prospect to breakout is long gone. […]

Small School Power

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor | @mroberson22 Every Saturday dozens of college campuses across the country are transformed into football circuses. Schools that compete in major athletic conferences are able to draw upwards of 50,000 fans to their enormous stadiums, sometimes even more if it’s an especially big game. Events like this are yearly, sometimes […]

Former Torero nominated for MLB award

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor | @mroberson22 The physical grind of the Major League Baseball season is grueling enough. Playing 162 games over the course of six months, filled with cross-country flights and hotel rooms, is an exhausting task. Free time consists of scattered days in various cities and healing the bumps and bruises from […]

Dive beneath the surface with water polo

Sean Murphy | Contributor The pool at the University of San Diego offers students much more than a place to tan, splash around, or perhaps do a few laps for some cardio. Twice a week, six lanes in the deep end are reserved for a select few to practice club water polo as a component […]

Men’s tennis creates quite the racket

Dylan Brockmeyer | Assistant Sports Editor | @dbrock08 The University of San Diego men’s tennis team opened up their fall season with two tournaments in San Francisco and Midland, Texas over the weekend of Sept. 18-20. While our boys in blue played formidably and defeated much of the competition in the first two rounds on […]