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Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 4

Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 4

Alex Pacete, Writer

September 28, 2016

NFL Week four Marquee Matchups   Thursday Night’s Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins In week four, marquee matchups for the Thursday night game anticipates high scoring action in  Andy Dalton and A.J. Green for the Bengals. Dalton is leading the league in passing yards, and A...

AFC Preseason Predictions: North & South

AFC Preseason Predictions: North & South

Christian Gralak, Online Editor

September 6, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers: 12–4 The Steelers had some trouble with injuries to their key players last season (quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Le’Veon Bell) as well as a defense that showed signs of wear and tear. Don’t turn a blind eye though. When healthy, Pittsburgh’s big three of Roe...

AFC Preseason Predictions: East & West

AFC Preseason Predictions: East & West

Alex Pacete, Writer

September 6, 2016

AFC EAST Patriots 13-3: Patriots start this season with Quarterback Tom Brady suspended for 4 games. This won’t stop Bill Belichick from having a successful season. Taking over for Brady is Jimmy Garoppolo, who has had 188 passing yards,64.5% completion yards and a QB rating of 91.9 for the ...

Rec’n Expectations

Michelle Bright, Writer

September 6, 2016

Campus Recreation has spent the summer preparing some big changes in the P.E. Complex. The biggest change is the hours of operation. The P.E.Complex is now open seven days per week. Director of Campus Recreation Dave Merrill spoke about the building having minor improvements like painting and getting...

Boxing Club set to lace gloves for fall semester

Boxing Club set to lace gloves for fall semester

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

September 6, 2016

Giovanni Monterroso, a fifth year biology major, has been leading the boxing club for the past few years. Though he doesn’t have much boxing experience outside of the club, his love for the sport started like a lot of people. “My grandfather use to love to watch boxing when I was at his house.” said ...

All You Need is Love

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

August 23, 2016

The legacy of Chuck Kane was in full effect once again as his annual scholarship event reached its 44th year. The Chuck Kane Scholarship is the largest NEIU offers. Kane was an athletic director and golf coach during his 11 years at NEIU.  Since 1973, a year after his death, NEIU has worked to rais...

Which Way is Up?

Which Way is Up?

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

June 21, 2016

There’s no way but up from here. The Chicago Bulls were on the outside looking in at the end of the regular season and right before the playoffs for the first time since the Derrick Rose era began. Though this season is finally coming to an end, it’s never too early to speculate on what Chicago do...

WWE’s Brand Expansion

WWE’s Brand Expansion

Joe McCaffrey, Writer

June 21, 2016

The reason that you hear the dueling chants of “Let’s Go Cena!” and “Cena Sucks!” at almost every World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event is not because John Cena is the most divisive superstar in company history, it is because the crowd is more divided than it has ever been. Fans of t...

NFL Predictions 2016: NFC South

NFL Predictions 2016: NFC South

Christian Gralak, Online Editor

June 21, 2016

Carolina Panthers: 15 – 1 The Panthers had a great season in 2015, going 15 – 1, making it all the way to the Super Bowl and having quarterback Cam Newton win the Most Valuable Player award. It would have been an even greater season if they took home the Vince Lombardi trophy. Unfortunately, that...

Three Reasons ‘Space Jam(es) 2’ Will Be Awesome

Three Reasons ‘Space Jam(es) 2’ Will Be Awesome

Marcus Mateo

May 24, 2016

They announced a sequel to Space Jam! Huh? Yeah, I’m not so sure that anybody was actually clamoring for part two. Kids nowadays would scarcely recognize Michael Jordan or even the Looney Tunes. The people who do remember the first movie are grown and probably not interested in watching a cart...

NFL Predictions Part 1: The NFC North

NFL Predictions Part 1: The NFC North

Christian Gralak, Online Editor

May 24, 2016

The return of the NFL gets closer and closer every day. With the preseason beginning in August and the regular season starting up in September, teams have been boosting their rosters to increase the odds of winning the Super Bowl. The NFC North was surprisingly claimed by the Minnesota Vikings last...

Selling Out: NBA Adds Ads

Selling Out: NBA Adds Ads

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

May 24, 2016

The Philadelphia 76ers have been tagged as the first NBA team to sell ad space on their jersey’s. Starting in the 2017-2018 season, the Sixers along with the other 29 teams will start their three-year ad pilot program.  Though most fans are against this, because of how atrocious the ads are on WNBA,...

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