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‘Mamba out’ – A UNO Student Says Farewell to Kobe Bryant

‘Mamba out’ – A UNO Student Says Farewell to Kobe Bryant

Dustin Rojas, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant.  When we hear the name, we think about one of the greatest basketball players to live. However, the man behind the name is so much more than just a player. He was a father, a husband, a brother, a businessman, a motivator, an inspiration, a role model, an icon, and last but certainly not leas...

Saints holiday season recap

Joe Bellott, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2019

Bear with me here. According to the original story, Santa has eight reindeer. Drew Brees has 10. The difference isn’t in the number, but the contribution of these “reindeer.” Let’s assume there are five offensive linemen reindeer, one tight end reindeer, one running back reindeer and three wide re...

It wasn’t the referees

Joe Bellott, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 10, The Atlanta Falcons flew into the Superdome with a 1 and 7 record. If that isn’t shameful enough, they may have the weakest strength of schedule throughout the NFL preceding Sunday. Their losses this year include the Jets (2-7), Broncos (3-6), Dolphins (2-7), Redskins (1-8), and Card...

Joe’s Playback Analysis: Saints vs. Cardinals

Joe Bellott, Contributor

November 1, 2019

The Saint’s were right back where they left off before Drew went down. It’s as if the season has been one big game because of the similarity in control of momentum they have had throughout the entire season except for the Ram’s game. No momentum has been lost from the third game of the season on...

Saints vs. Cowboys prediction

Joe Bellott, Sports Writer

September 26, 2019

Just about 300 days ago, the Saints headed into “Jerry's World” to face the Dallas Cowboys. With a ten-game winning streak, and offense that looked untouchable, the Cowboys may have played their best game of the season with a 13 to 10 win over the Saints. Drew only threw for 127 yards. With any k...

Missed calls and no calls : A Ravens fan reflects on the Saints controversy

Missed calls and no calls : A Ravens fan reflects on the Saints controversy

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 20, 2019

At least last weekend went well for one of us. After a tough battle on Sunday, The Baltimore Ravens came away with a 23-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. It was a tense, suspenseful, hotly contested game with our new starting quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, walking off the field ...

Payton prevails:the NFL makes rule change

Payton prevails:the NFL makes rule change

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 14, 2019

Sixty-five days after the controversial “no-call” that most likely robbed the New Orleans Saints of a trip to Super Bowl LIII, the NFL has taken significant actions to address the issue. It was all thanks to the persistence of Saints’ head coach Sean Payton. Last week, coach Payton led an eight-man com...

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 3, 2019

After the nail-biting 95-89 overtime loss to Texas Southern in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the Privateer men’s basketball team reflects on a successful and productive 2018 - 2019 season. The team played through the final stretch of the regular season and postseason without senior ...

State of the Saints

State of the Saints

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 31, 2019

Before being traded to the Oakland Raiders, superstar wide receiver and Madden cover athlete Antonio Brown was rumored to be high on the Saints’ radar. After the trade finally went down and rumors ceased, fans are expecting the front office to sign a big name that could take the team to promised land....

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 27, 2019

Last Wednesday, the Lakefront Arena hosted a highly anticipated home finale for the Privateer men’s basketball team. With a three game winning streak, a strong 11-2 home record, and the loudest home crowd all season, the Privateers were primed and ready to take on the only better team in the Southla...

Sugar Bowl Sweep: UNO vs. Butler

Sugar Bowl Sweep: UNO vs. Butler

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 11, 2019

After dominating Chicago State with 16 runs and Rutgers with seven, the Privateer baseball team went into Sunday’s game at Maestri Field hoping not only to win their fifth game in a row, but also to also sweep the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic. The (2-2) Butler Bulldogs were the final opponents of the...

Privateers desert Islanders

Privateers desert Islanders

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 10, 2019

After a week’s worth of rest, the Privateers resumed conference play at the Lakefront Arena hoping to get back to winning ways. Their opponent was the (10-14) Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders, who defeated the Privateers with a 76-61 score earlier this season. Despite of that, UNO leads the ...

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