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March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

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 ...

Best Bars for March Madness near NEIU

March 14, 2018

The March Madness Tournament teams were announced on Selection Sunday. The next steps for fans are to...

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 not as exciting or as fun ...

Pay to press play

Pay to press play

December 6, 2016

  There are roughly 380,000 NCAA student athletes at over 1,000 colleges and universities. Whil...

Should College Athletes Get Paid to Play?

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

November 17, 2015

When it comes down to college sports teams, there are many topics that quickly spark debate. One of the biggest is the question of whether or not college athletes should get paid to play.  There are over 380,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities, it can be argued that the only purpose for...

Major College Sports Continue to Drop the Ball on Rape Allegations

Hailey G. Boyle, Arts and Life Editor

March 10, 2015

Rasheed Sulaimon of Duke University has become the latest college athlete to be accused of sexual assault. He was dismissed from the team earlier this year, but if history shows us anything, he will walk away uncharged. Sulaimon was dismissed from the team in January, but an article published on March 2 in The Duke Chronicle,...

The Contradiction of Major College Athletics

The Contradiction of Major College Athletics

April 29, 2014

  Northwestern football players asked for a chunk of the multi-billion dollar pie. Kentucky basketball...

Connecticut Huskies point guard Shabazz Napier

UConn Fights the Odds

April 15, 2014

  “Bittersweet, bittersweet.” Those were Shabazz Napier ‘s words after the March Madness...

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Orange Bowl Too Big for the Huskies

January 25, 2013

  Northern Illinois University’s ability was tested in Discover’s BCS Orange Bowl when they battled the Florida State University Seminoles, the Atlanti...

NCAA Football 2K13

Ari Guttman, Staff Writer

November 14, 2012

NCAA Football 2K13has its ups and downs for this year’s sports fans. The game theme is “The Road    to Heisman” but it doesn’t make the cut compared to last year. The game gives out legacy stories. The Dynasty is the same as last year, but it’s different when recruiting players for a dynasty team. In the Heisman...

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