The Sportlight: Synchronized skating

It’s really frustrating when I tell someone I am on the Ohio University Synchronized Skating Team and no one knows what synchronized skating is.  So in an effort to bring club sports into the spotlight, I will be writing a weekly column about some of the underrated club sports teams at Ohio University. This week’s sport:…

Why the small screen doesn’t equal small ball

In December, nearly a year and a half after filing for bankruptcy, the Los Angeles Dodgers shelled out $147 million to Zack Greinke in a landmark deal – the second largest contract ever given to a pitcher. The move capped off a season in which the Dodgers new ownership group rescued the Boston Red Sox…

Speakeasy Road Trip: Nashville

A day in the life of a sports beat writer probably does not sound overwhelmingly exciting. Although, a weekend road trip to Nashville, the Music City, to cover Ohio basketball packs enough action to warrant a video blog. Check out Speakeasy Sports’ writers Alex Hider and Chris Longo as they make their first trip to…

Australian Open Blog: First Round

The biggest story of the early rounds of the 2012 U.S. Open took place off the court as Andy Roddick, the 2003 Open Champion, announced his impending retirement at a press conference days before his second round dismantling of Bernard Tomic. Roddick rode the energy of the Flushing Meadows crowd all the way to the…

The MAC Blog: Heavy Hitters

Mid-American Conference powers flexed their muscles in week six. Toledo, Northern Illinois, Ohio, and Kent State all defeated conference opponents to remain undefeated in MAC play. If this trend continues, expect some great ESPN weeknight showdowns in the coming weeks. I know Hootie is excited. Hopefully the Blowfish are on board too.  Player of the…