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March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

Nicole F. Anderson

April 10, 2018


Filed under NCAA, Sports

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament has basketball teams all throughout the United States tearing up the court to get a spot. The annual single-elimination tournament has become known as March Madness. The infamous “Selection Sunday,” where the NCAA announces the 68 teams, will ...

Odell Not Well

Patrick Casas, Sports editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

NFL star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has made himself known for the past three years with his outstanding ball skills, route running, and devastating speed. However, here is another reason he is well known: partying off the field and his behavior on the sidelines. This side of Odell is what is...

Main Campus March Madness Bars

Nicole F. Anderson, Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The March Madness Tournament teams were announced on Selection Sunday. The next steps for fans are to fill out the brackets and choose one of the many drinking spots to watch the games. Don’t wait until the last minute to choose a spot, the first game is March 13! The following bars on the Northside...

Best Bars for March Madness near NEIU

Nicole F. Anderson, Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under NCAA

The March Madness Tournament teams were announced on Selection Sunday. The next steps for fans are to fill out the brackets and choose one of the many drinking spots to watch the games. Don’t wait until the last minute to choose a spot, the first game is March 13! The following bars on the Northside...

From underdog to champion

Patrick Casas, Sports editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a back and forth game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, the Eagles pull off the upset to defeat the NFL’s most dominant team in Super Bowl 52. The game was a complete shootout from start to finish and packed with excitement. The biggest story of this Super Bowl...

2017 Sports Year in Review

Patrick Casas, Staff writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

NFL The Super Bowl 51 took place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Feb. 2 and it was one of the best games that will go down in history. In the first three-quarters of the game, the Atlanta Falcons showed complete dominance. The New England Patriots were trailing the Falcons 21 points near the ...

Kicker Wanted Podcast

Carl Kedrick Gray, Alex Carrizales, and Alexander Massetti

November 22, 2017


Filed under Eagle TV, Sports

"On this week's episode we rip former Bears kicker Connor Barth for his missed game tying field goal on last Sunday's game, Can the Cleveland Browns go 0-16? Does Alex owe us donuts for reading the internet wrong? We talk basketball and play Hall of Famer or not?: NBA Edition." https://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/nba-basketball-hall-of-fame-tracy-mcgrady-active-players-locks-stephen-curry-russell-westbrook-lebron-james-040117

Students Reflect on NEIU Flag Football Season

Christopher Starnawski, Staff writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

After a competitive season, the 2017 NEIU flag football intramural concluded on Nov. 2. The third-year Honey Badgers won decisively in the championship game against the first-year team Beast Mode, 38 to 6. New faces and new teams highlighted the start of the season. Beast Mode prevailed in the seaso...

Boxing It Out With Catalano

Hossein Sadeghian, Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Intramural

Joe Catalano is a junior, a secondary education major with a focus in history, and the leader of the NEIU boxing club. He was kind enough to give me his time and tell me more about what they do every week. He has been boxing for more than 2 years and says he came to boxing by watching “Rocky” m...

Fall Group Fitness Schedule begins Sept 5th

Fall Group Fitness Schedule begins Sept 5th

September 4, 2017


Filed under Health

Join us at NEIU Campus Recreation for the first day of group fitness! We have a fun and exciting new schedule with AMAZING instructors, challenge in classes and fun formats! Register at www.neiu.edu/campusrec Classes are free to currently enrolled students, registration required. Review schedule for all details!! Tuesday, September 5 at 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM CD Fitness & Wellness with Campus Recreation NEIU 3600 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625 Find Tickets: Ticket Information www.neiu.edu ...

Get out the house: stay active this summer

Get out the house: stay active this summer

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

Summer ‘17 is fast approaching, and if last week’s weather was an indicator for what’s to come, then we should be in for a time to remember. Summertime Chicago is known for the numerous music and food festivals around the city, but there are opportunities to keep yourself in shape while enjoyin...