Spoils of victory

Vik-tory Lap

But if I’ve learned anything from the Kobe heartache, it’s to enjoy being at the top while it lasts, appreciate the run once it’s all over and then stay on the wagon when everybody jumps off.
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An Uncomfortable Truth

“But what about Ben? How do you feel about him?” Every time I have a conversation about athletes’ behavior off the field, I brace myself. Most likely whoever I’m having this conversation with knows that I’m from Pittsburgh, and they are preparing to combat any point I have with the
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Keep reading the back page

In the past six months I have lived in three different places all around the country. While nothing permanent is ever put up, I always reserve one spot on the wall. Not for pictures, although they go up too. But the biggest spot goes to the collection of quotes I
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Favorite child

In my junior year of high school, I wrote a scathing essay criticizing the preferential treatment received by athletes in the college application process. I was frustrated that the swimmers and lacrosse players were being recruited by schools that I wanted to attend. In my mind, I deserved it more
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Q&A with NFL Network’s Mike Silver

The Daily Californian talked to former Daily Cal sports editor Mike Silver who now works for NFL Network and previously worked for Sports Illustrated. We discussed the Super Bowl, his time at UC Berkeley and the Cal football team. Silver is hosting a Super Bowl Kick-Off party and football panel
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‘Back to Football’

It’s the best time of year. No, it’s the greatest time of year. The fields are in perfect condition, and every single team gets to come into a game with hope and the view that anything is possible. The corniness aside, this really is all true. And this is also
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Love affair with the Patriots

Throughout the semester, it isn’t uncommon to see me looking as if I’m about to combust, staring at my phone, constantly refreshing, waiting for a score to come in. But Feb. 1, 2015, wasn’t just any old day in the semester. This was Super Bowl day, and I was checking
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