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March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 10, 2018

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

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

Main Campus March Madness Bars

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

"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

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...

Wrestling more real than TV

Alex Carrizales, Writer

October 31, 2017

I love pro-wrestling. I believe it is one of the last great pieces of performance art on stage in the world. With a love of pro-wrestling comes many skeptics and critics saying, “You do realize it’s fake, right?” To them, I say it’s more real than anything else you see on television these ...

Bike Safety

Danny Montesdeoca, Production Staff

September 27, 2017

Riding a bike in Chicago isn't for the faint of heart. There's this innate animosity that exists between cyclist and motorist – a tug of war over who has the right of way. I've been riding a bike for seven years now, and a courier for 4 months. Whether I'm working, going to school or just going for a...

College football > NFL

Patrick Casas, Staff writer

September 27, 2017

As a fan of football for over 20 years, I see now why there are far more obvious reasons that college football is different than professional football. One of the most noticeable reasons is that the pro level of football pays its athletes but there is more to it than that. Pro level football is ...

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