SPU Sports Pulse

Get out your knee socks and strap on your headband and your goggles, because intramural racket sports are coming. Spring quarter sports aren’t just about softball and soccer; there is a bevy of one-day, racket-related events in the coming months. Badminton and pickle ball are alternatives to the usual brand of intramural sports fodder. These […]

SPU Sports Pulse

With a second quarter of intramural sports coming to a close and spring intramurals on the horizon, I decided to see what changes students would like to have made to the program. Using an informal poll of students (with results only slightly more accurate than those of the Washington State governor race), I probed students’ […]

SPU Sports Pulse

Triple Crowns are rare in almost every sport that has them. Baseball hasn’t had a Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski did it over 30 years ago. Horse racing hasn’t had a Triple Crown winner since people actually cared about horse racing. Yet at SPU, Triple Crowns have been happening with alarming frequency. For the […]

SPU sports pulse

There is a serious right-leaning bias in the Sports section that needs to be addressed. I can’t let it go on any longer without saying anything. No, I’m not talking about politics. This is the sports section for Pete’s sake, so why should I complain about Bush’s egregious budget miscalculations? (Just kidding! No need to […]

SPU Sports Pulse

A bowling alley is one of the last places you’d expect SPU students to be on an early Sunday afternoon. The one-day, coed intramural tournament was held at Sunset Bowl in Ballard last Sabbath. While some may ask if Jesus would bowl, the more pertinent question at the event may have been: What would Jesus […]

SPU Sports Pulse

Has anybody noticed that the NHL is no longer operating? Do you even know what the NHL is? Well, if you don’t, then consider me an expert on Professional Sports League Acronyms (PSLA). Surprisingly, the National Hockey League (NHL) has something in common with the SPU (Seattle Pacific University) hockey club: neither one is operational. […]

SPU sports pulse

Heading towards 7-11 for a nighttime snack, you may have noticed something strange taking place down on Wallace field. Is it soccer? Is it football? Nope, it’s rugby. The internationally popular sport is hitting SPU like a wayward back meeting bodies with a beefy front-rower. Yeah, I’ll admit it, I’m not sure what that means […]

SPU Sports Pulse

If you’re like me, heaven forbid, you tend to forgo any normal eating habits during Christmas break in favor of the time-honored tradition of holiday meal replacement upgrades. For instance, eggnog instead of milk, tongue-sharpened candy canes instead of toothpicks (careful, that one can be dangerous) and chocolate instead of oxygen. More than any other […]