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“Trailblazing” Toni Harris: the first woman to receive a four-year football scholarship

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

Remember when you were a kid and your role models told you that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to? Most of us envisioned ourselves as famous, wealthy, popular and adored. We were professional athletes representing our favorite team. We were firefighters who went out and saved the vulnerable. We were lavishly dr...

Three Quarterbacks on the hot seat

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Mitchell Trubisky When the Chicago Bears traded the third overall pick, a third round pick (no. 67) and a fourth round pick (No. 111) to move up one position in the 2017 NFL draft, they were expecting to land a franchise quarterback. General manager Ryan Pace had his sights set on University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch...

Andrew Luck hands the ball off to running back Marion Mack during the Colts' Sept. 16, 2018, contest against Washington

Andrew Luck’s retirement signals a difficult discussion regarding football’s future

September 10, 2019

Former No. 1 overall draft pick and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck staggered the football com...

Who Shall We Buy Today Mr. Kraft?

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 20, 2019

  It’s always struck me as odd that a person can decide to sleep with ten people in a single evening and it’s legal. However, if two consensual adults agree to a transaction of sex for money, suddenly, it’s illegal. What two people decide to do in private is their business, so long as it’s consensual.  Despite...

Gridiron Challenge Registration

October 16, 2017

The game is divided into four 10 minute periods. The intermission between halves will be three (3) minutes. Teams should report to the Intramural Staff at least fifteen minutes prior to their scheduled game time. Gametime is forfeit time. The game shall be played between two teams of seven (7) players each o...

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 ...

Rob “Biko” Baker (left) and the U-11 team after their  rst outdoor soccer game.

Former student kicks off soccer club

January 25, 2017

Whistle, kickoff, pass. Trap, juke, header. Corner kick, scissor kick, goal. Maybe that wasn...

Alex Pacete provides the information you need to become a champ.

Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 4

September 28, 2016

NFL Week four Marquee Matchups   Thursday Night’s Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphi...

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NFL Predictions Part 1: The NFC North

May 24, 2016

The return of the NFL gets closer and closer every day. With the preseason beginning in August and the...

Game on with 'Learn It, Play It' Initiative

Game on with ‘Learn It, Play It’ Initiative

March 15, 2016

Who needs a football team? The “Learn It, Play It” program is an initiative from Campus Recreation...

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New Bear Brings Controversy

March 31, 2015

Chicagoans have been begging for new, productive Bears players, especially on the defensive side of the...

Da Bears dis year

Barb Greasy, Staff Writer

September 26, 2006

In week two of the National Football League season, Detroit Lions receiver Roy Williams guaranteed his team a win over the Chicago Bears. Thirty-four points and four touchdown passes later, his promises ran empty. The Bears continued their success by defeating the Detroit Lions at Soldier field on Sunday, September 17, with...

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