Nick Knacks

Last week, I turned in my ballot for the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) preseason poll for the second straight year. The MVC’s wide open this year; while Loyola’s coming off its first Final Four appearance …

The Schnable Scoop

Sept. 5, I wrote a column about the fall sports teams struggling during their non-conference seasons. I’m going back on that to say they’ve fixed their problems — at least when looking at men’s and …

The Schnable Scoop

Picture this: I’m sitting in a conference room in Loyola’s School of Communication minding my own business, working on an article for this week’s paper. Then, a Campus Safety officer comes in and asks if …

Nick Knacks

It’s always a big deal in my house when it comes time for the Cubs vs. White Sox series. In case you haven’t read my columns, I’m a die-hard Cubs fan, just like my mom. …

Nick Knacks

Whenever I talk to other reporters who’ve covered Loyola men’s basketball, I frequently hear about head coach Porter Moser’s tireless recruiting. I believed it — all I had to do was talk to him a …

The Schnable Scoop

I keep hearing people around campus say “Our sports teams are on the rise,” and “We’re becoming a sports school.” I disagree. Yes, there are definitely some Loyola sports teams on the rise. It would …

Nick Knacks

Aug. 12, I moved into my new apartment. To break in the place, I decided to throw on the Cubs radio broadcast –– something I haven’t done in a while. They were losing 3-0 to …

The Schnable Scoop

Welcome back, Ramblers. My name is Abby Schnable and I’m the assistant sports editor for The Phoenix. I’ve been back on campus since July taking summer classes, so saying “welcome back” sounds strange. During the …