Sports

Ray Rice, Roger Goodell and the unending hypocrisy in the NFL

Ray Rice, Roger Goodell and the unending hypocrisy in the NFL

By: Josh Kolic The recently released video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Palmer inside an elevator in an Atlantic City casino shocked and horrified us all. The image of an NFL running back punching a woman in the face was a jarring and sickening one. Sadly, we shouldn’t have [...]

September 16, 2014
Fantasy Football lottery tickets

Fantasy Football lottery tickets

John Mcauley In fantasy sports, a lottery ticket is a player who, like its namesake, costs virtually nothing to acquire, but could potentially bring massive returns. Also known as sleepers, these are acquisitions that offer low risk and high reward. These players are a $20 bill in the pocket of an old pair of jeans, [...]

September 16, 2014
Exercise as a cognitive enhancer

Exercise as a cognitive enhancer

Making a case for the academic benefits of fitness Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT One of the more unfortunate misconceptions many people have regarding exercise is that it’s a lowbrow hobby for athletes and “meatheads” and not for those who are more academically focused since there’s no mental or cognitive benefit to be gained. The reason [...]

September 16, 2014

Fall Sports: The Top 5

John Mcauley The air grows crisp, the leaves begin to change, Instagram photos of pumpkin spice lattes start to emerge; there are no surer signs that fall is arriving. If you can handle the chilly weather and the close-up photos of Starbucks cups (perhaps next to an open laptop and a stack of books?), autumn [...]

September 16, 2014

Extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation in fitness planning

How to stay motivated during a busy school year Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT One of the most common problems people struggle with in their initial foray into fitness, nutrition, and exercise is finding and maintaining motivation. For many people, motivation to exercise is purely extrinsic. They engage in the activity because they desire a reward, [...]

September 9, 2014
Healthy eating on a budget

Healthy eating on a budget

How to eat well on a university student’s income and schedule Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT University students face unique dietary restrictions in that they are typically pressed for both time and budget. Given that full time obligations of school plus extracurriculars make working for an income or spending time in the kitchen near impossible, many [...]

September 9, 2014

Fantasy football primer

Quick tips for drafting your very own pseudo sports team. Josh Kolic   The dawn of September means so much to so many people. There is the beginning of autumn, the beautiful fall colours, the return of students and classes, and, most importantly, the dawn of a new NFL season. With that comes the return [...]

September 9, 2014

5 Things to know for the upcoming Thunderwolves season

John McAuley Interim Sports Editor 1. There’s a new sheriff in town. Manny Furtado has been hired to replace Scott Morrison as the head coach of the men’s basketball program. Morrison leaves Lakehead to lead the Boston Celtics’ feeder team, the Maine Red Claws. Furtado, a Hamilton native, leaves his post as assistant coach of [...]

September 9, 2014
Momentum, popularity, and status

Momentum, popularity, and status

The Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is getting ready for a new season Melissa Gaudette On May 10 at the Fort William Gardens, the Thunder Bay Roller Derby League (TBRDL) will launch into the 2014 season. The opening bout will reignite the rivalry between the two home teams. The feisty Elle Capones will take on [...]

May 7, 2014

Gangsta, gangsta: The curious case of DeSean Jackson

By Josh Kolic Gangsta, gangsta, that’s what they’re yellin’ It’s not about a salary, it’s all about reality Gangsta, gangsta” -NWA’s ‘Gangsta, Gangsta’ Last Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they were releasing their star wide receiver DeSean Jackson in a curious move, perhaps even a nonsensical one. Jackson, whose coming off the best season [...]

April 2, 2014

Best wishes: Handing out some early Christmas presents to members of the sports world

By Josh Kolic Well, it’s been a great year for The Argus. I’ve really enjoyed contributing, and I hope you had at least half as much fun reading my articles as I had writing them. I thought for my last column of the year I’d send out some wishes for some prominent people in the [...]

April 2, 2014
And the winners are …

And the winners are …

Wilkins, Thiel pick up Athlete of the Year Awards at Athlete Awards Gala By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor On Saturday, March 29th Lakehead Athletics hosted their annual awards gala, this year at the Patterson Auditorium at P.A.C.I., home to LU’s new law school. Several awards were handed out to athletes across all of Lakehead’s [...]

April 2, 2014

The tank is on

For some NBA teams losing is winning By Josh Kolic During a recent press conference, newly-minted NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made a curious comment. He said that he didn’t believe tanking exists in the NBA. The exact quote was “the coaches and players, or some subset of that group, trying to lose. I don’t think [...]

March 26, 2014
Diminishing greatness: A resurgence in doubting whether Wayne Gretzky was really “The Great One”

Diminishing greatness: A resurgence in doubting whether Wayne Gretzky was really “The Great One”

By Josh Kolic There was recently a blog post that made its way along the internet that contained a very provocative argument. It was written by Neil Paine of the The Butterfly Effect at ESPN’s newly launched FiveThirtyEight brand. Its title: “Why Gretzky Had It Easy?” The basic argument was that the rapid increase in [...]

March 26, 2014

Down and out

‘Wolves men’s hockey team season draws to a close By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor After being eliminated from the OUA playoffs at the hands of the Windsor Lancers, the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s hockey team had one last shot at extending their season and advancing to the Cavendish University Cup tournament in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The [...]

March 19, 2014

Walking away: Why Rashard Mendenhall leaving the NFL might be the best thing for him

By Josh Kolic “Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being willing is courage. Walking away with your head held high is dignity.” – Sallie Felton, motivational speaker/author. Many around the football world were taken aback this past weekend when Rashard Mendenhall  decided to walk away from the NFL for good at only 26 years [...]

March 19, 2014
A question of toughness: Rich Peverley’s heart, LeBron James’ leg cramps and just what do these memes really mean

A question of toughness: Rich Peverley’s heart, LeBron James’ leg cramps and just what do these memes really mean

By Josh Kolic Rich Peverley collapsing on the bench during a game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets was absolutely horrifying. Here was a young, vibrant man in the prime of his life playing a professional sport almost cut down by a heart ailment that any one of us could have. Peverley required [...]

March 19, 2014
You’re a woman and a sports reporter?!

You’re a woman and a sports reporter?!

By Bronte James The Brunswickan (University of New Brunswick) FREDERICTON (CUP) — The conversation is always the same. “So what is your job?” to which I answer, “I am the sports editor at the Brunswickan.” Here it comes . . . wait for it . . . “Oh really?! That’s awesome. Don’t see many girls who [...]

March 19, 2014
Fire breathing Dragic

Fire breathing Dragic

How the Suns guard has been the key to their unlikely rise By: Josh Kolic During the controversy that swept Toronto over Kyle Lowry’s all-star snub, another name was mentioned as being an equal injustice for being left off the western conference all-star squad. Like Lowry he was also a point guard and like Lowry [...]

March 12, 2014

Ottawa University hockey team suspended after some members allegedly involved in sexual assault

SPENCER VAN DYK THE FULCRUM (UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA) OTTAWA (CUP) — The University of Ottawa has suspended its men’s varsity hockey program due to allegations that certain members of the team, the Gee Gees, were involved in a sexual assault. According to Thunder Bay police, some team members were allegedly involved in the sexual assault of [...]

March 12, 2014