Lu's Locker

Well hello there, readers of the Phoenix sports section, it’s been a minute. I’m Lu Calzada and I’ll be your sports captain this year. Thanks for flying with us.  Fun fact about me, I inquired …

Lu's Locker

Among the countless items sold at the 2018 Final Four, there was one that caught my attention — a shirt with big bold letters reading “I was born a Ramblers fan.” I saw it hanging …

Lu's Locker

I’ll be the first to admit I’m probably the least well-versed on Loyola basketball of any of the sports editors. I know my stuff when it comes to the women’s team, but I’ve always been …

Brownie Points

Hello there and welcome back to Brownie Points. This is a column where I award points to the do-gooders or take points away from the wretched. Today, I talk about my struggles with having hope …

The Schnable Scoop

I went to the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) men’s basketball media day Oct. 16. There were 30-plus attendees, composed of beat writers, student journalists, sports information directors and coaches. I was the only woman in …

Lu's Locker

I’ve been a sports fan for as long as I can remember, and it’s something I’ve always made a huge part of my identity. Whether it’s wearing my jerseys everywhere as an attempt to meet …

The Schnable Scoop

Ever since the Loyola men’s basketball team went to the Final Four in 2018, I’ve pondered the question of if they would have even made the tournament had they hadn’t won Arch Madness.  The short …

Lu's Locker

Hockey is my favorite sport in the U.S., so you’d think I would’ve been over the moon about having a Stanley Cup Final even amid a pandemic. However, I was played terribly by the hockey …