Sports

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

Say it ain’t so

‘Wolves bow out of OUA playoffs to Windsor By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor Heading into last week, the goal of Lakehead’s men’s hockey team was simple: win two more games and make the OUA finals for the second time in the team’s short history. The goal seemed attainable, to say the least, as the [...]

March 12, 2014
Purple reign: How I learned to stop worrying and love the giant dinosaur

Purple reign: How I learned to stop worrying and love the giant dinosaur

By Josh Kolic With the unveiling of the Raptors new twentieth anniversary logo for next season, and the announcement that the team would don their old school purple uniforms complete with the pinstripes and giant dinosaur on them, many basketball fans let out a collective sigh. “Not again. Those uniforms are silly” summed up the [...]

March 12, 2014

Sports briefs

By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor   Williams named an All-Star For anyone who has followed the ‘Wolves women’s basketball team this year, guard Jylisa Williams has been impressive, to say the least. After joining the team for the second half of the season due to CIS transfer rules, the ‘Wolves new guard has taken [...]

March 12, 2014

Sports briefs

Compiled by Mike St. Jean Harvey, Tan capture OUA All-Star spots Although the Lakehead’s men’s basketball team saw their season come to an early end, the squad did receive some good news in the form of OUA accolades this week when the yearly OUA West All-Star teams were announced. Senior Dwayne Harvey found himself in [...]

March 5, 2014
Bring on the division finals!

Bring on the division finals!

‘Wolves sweep Ryerson to advance in OUA playoffs By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor The OUA playoffs are under way, and Lakehead’s men’s hockey team has found the most opportune time to catch fire. The ‘Wolves found themselves heading into the second round of the playoffs last week, squaring off against the Ryerson Rams and [...]

March 5, 2014

Wake Up!: It’s time for hockey to acknowledge racism exists

By Josh Kolic The response to my article last week about PK Subban’s experience at the Olympics and how his lack of playing time – specifically the perceptions regarding it seemed informed by systemic racism – was immense. After all, Subban is the reigning Norris trophy winner and statistically the best Canadian-born defenseman in 5-on-5 [...]

March 5, 2014
Breaking barriers: Jason Collins gives hope to LGBT athletes

Breaking barriers: Jason Collins gives hope to LGBT athletes

By Josh Kolic On February 23th, 2014 an absolutely remarkable thing happened. It was something that had never before occurred in any of the four major North American sports leagues. Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete to suit up in the NBA when he rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on a 10-day contract in [...]

March 5, 2014

Sports briefs

Compiled by Mike St. Jean Six wrestlers medal at OUA’s Just over a week ago several members of the ‘Wolves wrestling squad were in Toronto, squaring off in the OUA championships hosted by York University. Lakehead’s women squad finished the event in fourth place, while the men’s side placed fifth in the event. While none [...]

February 26, 2014
Distractions!: The incredibly strange logic of the NFL

Distractions!: The incredibly strange logic of the NFL

By Josh Kolic      Michael Sam is an All-American defensive lineman at Missouri. He is a defending Associated Press’ SEC Defensive player of the year.  He is unquestionably one of the top defensive draft prospects for the NFL and characterized by his teammates and coaches as one of the toughest young men in the [...]

February 26, 2014