The Horizon

No excuses

IUS Horizon

April 18, 2010

Well, this is it — my final column for The Horizon. I have to admit typing this column is bittersweet. I am set to graduate in May, which means I no longer have the excuse of being a college student. Being a college student has allowed me to not feel bad when I watched my friends get good-paying j...

Blame it on the NBA

IUS Horizon

April 4, 2010

When John Calipari was announced as the head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, he said he was going to recruit the best of the best. He did just that, as he brought in what was arguably the best recruiting class of all time. Now, following a successful season, he may be f...

Big Ben faces sex scandal

IUS Horizon

March 14, 2010

No professional athlete should have problems with the ladies. For some reason, this does not seem to be the case for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben has been accused of sexual misconduct for the second time in less than a year. The latest incident begs the question, how c...

Six IUS basketball players suspended

IUS Horizon

February 21, 2010

Six IUS basketball players have been suspended following a brawl during the basketball game between IU Southeast and Berea on Feb. 18. According to NAIA bylaws, “Any players who were involved in fighting or left the bench during the incident will serve a one-game suspension.” To see the video...

Public apology too late, Tiger

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February 21, 2010

This past Friday, Feb. 19, Tiger Woods finally came out of hiding to make a public statement regarding his infidelity to his wife. The truth of the matter is, while his apology seemed sincere, he should have done this a long time ago. Not because he owed me or anyone outside of his family an apolo...

Expansion a bad idea

IUS Horizon

February 7, 2010

Recently, there have been talks about expanding the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament field from 65 to either 68 or 96 teams. This is a bad idea. The NCAA Tournament is the single most exciting event in sports and if the field is expanded, it would take something away from it. If the field were to expa...

Belichick shut down

IUS Horizon

December 1, 2009

On Sunday, Nov. 15, Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, let his cockiness cost his team a huge game in the race for home-field advantage in the American Football Conference playoffs. In the Patriots’ game against the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots dominated the majority of the ga...

Fantasy football overload

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November 10, 2009

Every year I get together with some of my closest friends, and a few guys I won’t see again until this time next year, and we draft our fantasy football teams. Draft Day used to be a special day for everyone. That was until technology made it so easy to join so many fantasy football leagues. Bac...

Culbertson Mansion spooks guests, raises money

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October 26, 2009

The Culbertson Mansion is celebrating its 140th anniversary. The Victorian-style mansion has stood at 914 E. Main St. since 1869 and was once the home to William Culbertson who was once considered to be the wealthiest man in Indiana. The mansion has been partly restored. The first and second floors ha...

Limbaugh’s NFL bid shot down

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October 19, 2009

Controversial conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was dropped from a group trying to buy the NFL’s St. Louis Rams on Oct. 14, setting off a media firestorm. It was the right thing to do for the group, headed by Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, both from a business and a...

Still a contender

IUS Horizon

October 1, 2009

Reportedly, more than one million people forked out $50 to watch the Floyd Mayweather/Juan Manuel Marquez fight on Sept. 19. This was the first time a major boxing match aired on pay-per-view on the same night as an Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view card. UFC 103 was also on Sept. 19, and al...

Assistant coach returns

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August 26, 2009

A familiar face will return to the sideline for the men’s basketball team this season. Brad Zellner was named as the new assistant coach for the team on Aug. 5. He is replacing Antwain Banks, who resigned after being an assistant coach for five years to accept an assistant coach position at Kentucky Stat...