This past Saturday night CBS aired a Strikeforce fight show. Strikeforce is a small promotion trying to make a splash in the Mixed Martial Arts market that has all but been monopolized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Catch as catch can wrestling, or catch, is the real sport that professional wrestling evolved from. Wrestlers used to have to know how to be entertainers and wrestle in order to become professionals, but that is not the case anymore. If you’re a tough body builder with athleticism, you do not need to have actual wrestling skill.
It may come as a shock to many that wrestling was at one point the most popular sport in the country, that it was not always what you see on television today, and that it actually used to be an athletic competition pitting the toughest people in the world against each other.
In the wake of the Binghamton University basketball program’s fall from grace over the past year, a group of university faculty members are collecting signatures to press the school to drop its Division I athletics status.
In years past, finding more than a couple thousand Stony Brook students who even know the names of more than one player on the basketball team was probably an exercise in futility. But this wasn’t a normal year, and as that number of fans packed a raucous a Stony Brook University Arena on March 18, things seemed to be different for once.
Today, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is desperately looking for the next great entertainer. They don’t scout acting schools for wrestlers though, they look for athletes and expect them to memorize lines and act.
Well, not quite, but the United States Men’s Hockey Team certainly came close. They defeated Norway, Canada, Switzerland and Finland on their road to the Gold Medal game where they would face Canada again.
After a whirlwind season for the Stony Brook Seawolves men’s basketball team … expectations for the number one seeded team were sky high going into the America East Conference tournament this past weekend in West Hartford, Conn.
On December 2nd, The Ultimate Fighter featured the final four fights before the finale. In the final two quarterfinal fights James McSweeney beat Matt Mitrione and Marcus Jones defeated Darrill Schoonover.