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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

‘The Last Dance’: Overcoming adversity in the locker room and on the court

Although the series is a documentary in nature, episodes three and four of “The Last Dance” shifted slightly into a Hollywood arc, a narrative of the hero’s journey, with Michael Jordan at the helm...

WNBA Draft Recap – A bright future for women’s basketball

Courtesy of Sabrina Ionescu via Instagram The 2020 WNBA draft was conducted virtually for the first time in league history on Friday, April 17. Broadcast on ESPN for...

Memorable sports moments depicted by the Highlander Staff

Memories of my first Lakers game with my uncle By: Jordan Hom, SSW Courtesy of Jeremy Lin via Instagram Jan. 2, 2015. That...

Highlander Hot Take: Jalen Green’s G League Commitment means trouble for the NCAA

Courtesy of dfritzphotos via Instagram On Thursday, April 16, top California basketball senior Jalen Green took to Instagram live to announce his decision to skip college...

‘The Last Dance’ chronicles the turbulent togetherness of the ‘97- ‘98 Bulls Dynasty and...

Courtesy of mccarmona23 via Flickr With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the sports world lives on with a noticeable void. Baseball would be in the beginning of its season, while...

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns dominates the NBA 2K Players Tournament

Courtesy of 2k Games On Saturday, April 11, the NBA 2K Players Tournament concluded after the two week long duration of the event. Broadcasted primarily through ESPN’s networks,...

Highlander Archives: Billie Jean King’s legendary win paved the way for women’s sports

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Today, tennis players like Serena Williams and Venus Williams are widely known for their athletic achievements and could arguably be considered the faces for...

Highlander Archives: Michael Jordan’s 1993 retirement remains one of the most shocking events in...

Courtesy of Cliff via Flickr “The Last Dance,” the 10-part documentary series on the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls season and the NBA’s former golden boy Michael Jordan focuses on the...

Staying fit and healthy during quarantine from the perspective of UCR student-athletes

In the midst of this global pandemic, most of our routines look completely different now than they ever have. With almost every email including some variation of the phrase “during these challenging...

Biggest what-if scenarios and unanswerable questions left by the NBA’s suspended campaign

By: Jordan Hom, Jonathan Fernandez, SSW As the NBA season was cut short and suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19, many of the main season storylines were unable to see...