Hilltop Views

Astros continue to make history; Spurs, Rockets start regular season on high note

Brandon Paz

October 23, 2017

Astros advance to World SeriesFrom the Colt .45s to the Astros, in the 56-year history of professional baseball in Houston, 2017 marks only the second time the franchise has reached the World Series.In 2005, the Astros outlasted the...

COMMENTARY: How Pete Rose represents presidential race

Amanda Gonzalez

October 10, 2016

Baseball’s all-time hits leader Pete Rose has been making headlines recently. He is directly appealing his ineligibility for the MLB Hall of Fame with the Hall itself, after being banned from baseball in 1989 for betting on his own team as manager.All bets aside, the arguments made from baseball fans echo larger Ameri...

COMMENTARY: Sports leagues should give athletes voices by amending shoe policies

Amanda Gonzalez

September 11, 2016

In this country, successful professional athletes are under a very public spotlight and are idolized by young kids. Teams and leagues proudly boast on social media when their athletes are serving their communities – just as lo...

COMMENTARY: Media portrays certain athletes more god than human

Amanda Gonzalez

April 18, 2016

Every generation has their standout athletes that seem more god than man. And the amount of media attention they receive plays a huge role in how untouchable these superstars become.Their greatness isn’t a problem. In fact, it b...

Commentary: Toughen up: Sports teams need to stop focusing on business liabilities

Amanda Gonzalez

February 29, 2016

It’s been said time and time again that this modern era of sports is getting softer and softer.Despite being the thrill of the game, the National Hockey League has less fights now than ever. Same for the National Football Le...

Daily fantasy betting needs more regulations as industry explodes

Jacob Rogers & Amanda Gonzalez

October 19, 2015

If some big shot executive was caught for illegally profiting on a secret of their or another company, they would go to federal prison for insider trading. There are laws that deter insider trading, except in the world of online fa...

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