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Articles by Jay Chung

Sports Geeks From All Over Meet in Boston

At the sixth Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, held over a two-day period at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, the focus is once again on Jeremy Lin. Executive Vice President of ESPN, John Walsh, who spoke at two of the panel discussions at the conference, said that Jeremy...

Men's Basketball Evens Record at 2-2

As the Pomona-Pitzer men's basketball team begins its three-day journey at the Lee Fulmer Tournament this week, the players are focused, confident and determined to win. It’s still too early to make predictions, but after a wild double-overtime home opener against St. Thomas, and the Sagehens'...

Minus Two Starters, Men's Basketball Opens Season With Close Loss to Pepperdine

During the summer, John Weiss PO ’14 was busy working at a publishing company—but learning new vocational skills didn't keep him from honing his basketball tricks. Playing in a local league in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, John kept himself in good shape running, rebounding, and shooting long...

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Horseback Frenzy at Santa Anita Park

In 1940, Seabiscuit, a thoroughbred racehorse, became a national sensation after he overcame an injury and won California’s most prestigious race, the Santa Anita Handicap, otherwise known as “The Hundred Grander” for its $121,000 payout. With his ineffable grace, Seabiscuit was a symbol of hope,...

CSC Hosts Sports Career Day Today

Warren Leonard, the Senior HR Director and General Counsel of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is about to be involved in some serious legal proceedings after the team's owners announced their intentions to sell the team. For concerned Dodger fans and future lawyers, it's a relief to learn that Leonard...

Welts Speaks on Homosexuality in Sports

President and Chief of Operations of the Golden State Warriors Rick Welts spoke on Tuesday at the Athenaeum to create a dialogue about “an uncomfortable topic” in sports, speaking about his journey as a gay man through men’s major league sports.“The thing that made it hard for me was the fact...

Jerry West: A Face Behind the Icon

At the bar inside Bergamot Station, a popular art gallery in Santa Monica, Jerry West stood engaged in a conversation with a fan. A few minutes later, the fan left the bar, shaking his head in awe. It turns out he had been impressed by much more than West's suave silver suit.You've all seen Jerry...

SCIAC: The Saving Grace of the NCAA?

Before John Wooden coached basketball superstars at UCLA, the Bruins competed against the Sagehens and four other schools as a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). Their presence was short-lived, leaving the conference after just 8 years. During that...

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Sabermetrics Gives Fans a New Perspective on Sports

Before the first pitch of every game, Gabriel Chandler, professor of statistics and assistant coach of the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team, tapes a sheet of the opponents’ stats on the dugout wall. Coach Chandler prefers to see someone play in person, but numbers undoubtedly help him strategize...

Moneyball To Be A Winner in Theaters

This year's box office was beginning to feel like a terrible baseball game with a lineup that featured wizards, pirates, superheroes, Justin Bieber, talking robots, exotic Brazilian birds, and apes. The occasional surprises were short-lived, like the feeling you get when a batter finally hits a...

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Dodgers' Woes Shift Fan Base to Anaheim

Steve Han, a junior at Cal State Long Beach, presents a paradox. Amidst the crowd of baseball fans who donned carnelian Angels jerseys or pinstriped Yankees gear last Saturday at Angel Stadium, he decided to go ahead with something different. In a sea of red, Han sported Dodger Blue.Han is one of...

Would A Rose By Any Other Name Win MVP?

At the conclusion of the NBA regular season next week, individual awards will be handed out, teams will start competing for the championship, and I will wonder if I've been following the same basketball season as the sportswriters are covering. The media has already labeled this season as...

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