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Introducing OPS+ and FIP- in the Big Ten

NCAA Baseball can have sabermetrics, too. The “sabermetric revolution”, or the application of using objective methodology to determine and understand player performances, is swirling all around Major League Baseball. Statistics such as  On-Base Plus Slugging Plus(OPS+) for hitters and Fielding Independent Pitching Minus(FIP-) with pitchers, among many more sabermetrics. All these unique stats determining player … Continued

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Chicago Bears Mock Draft

The NFL draft is now upon us, one of the oddest sports television phenomenons that our country annually celebrates. It’s a time that brings hope to all 32 franchises, but is often looked back on as a day where hopes and dreams turned into pain and anguish for fans across the country. As a Bears fan, the … Continued

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Ronaldo, Real Madrid Down Bayern Munich

    (Disclaimer): Opinions expressed are my own. For full coverage of the UEFA Champions League, visit http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/index.html   Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals in two games as defending champs move on   Surprises were abound in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals; an 18-year-old scored three goals in two games, and a man with no … Continued

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Iowa Spring Game Leaves More to be Learned

Changes to the Spring Game Don’t Change the Questions about the Hawks By Ben Colin Iowa City, Iowa – Not your typical Friday night lights. First off, it’s a mild spring evening, not a chilly fall night. Second, this was a Hawkeye football game of 16,500 people instead of a local high school. Third, the … Continued

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Cassandra Santiago
Position: News Director
Hometown: Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Major: Journalism
Minor: Spanish, Certificate of Critical Cultural Competence
Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with miniature objects.
Favorite Movie: Forest Gump
Why I Joined KRUI: I wanted a platform where I could discuss social, political, economical etc. issues in a way that benefitted more than myself.

 

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Claire Dietz
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Major: English and Journalism
Fun Fact:  I have a black belt in Taekwondo!
Favorite Song: Vandelyih Crybaby Geeks by The National
Why I Joined KRUI: I really wanted to play music on the radio, but found a love for the news team.

 


Elona Neal 
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Journalism and Cinematic Arts
Fun Fact: In another world, I would major in theatre or go to cosmetology school.
Favorite Song: Pray You Catch Me by Beyoncé
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Why I Joined KRUI: To practice other forms of broadcast journalism I may need in a future career

 

Yihao Zhang
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Major: Journalism and mass communication, with a second major in Japanese
Minor: Pre-Law and Leadership Studies
Fun Fact: Do you know that if your first name is “Zhang” in Chinese, it can be pronounced as both “Zhang” and “Chang” in English?

 

Diviin J. Huff
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Major: Graduated in December with my master’s in Applied Drama and Theatre for the young
Fun Fact:  I have four older brothers and I’m the only girl.
Favorite Movie: My Fair Lady
Why I Joined KRUI: I joined to connect the community and to empower.

 

Anthony Caligiuri
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Major: Communications
Fun Fact:  I have a black belt in Taekwondo.
Favorite Movie: Anything comedy
Why I Joined KRUI: Interested in broadcast