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Three Quarterbacks on the hot seat

Three Quarterbacks on the hot seat

October 8, 2019

Mitchell Trubisky When the Chicago Bears traded the third overall pick, a third round pick (no. 67) ...

Does Defense Win Championships?

Does Defense Win Championships?

October 8, 2019

We’ve all heard the old adage “defense wins championships.” Usually, the phrase comes from a traditi...

Professional sports, unprofessional conduct

Professional sports, unprofessional conduct

October 8, 2019

America has a history of valuing social status, physical appearance and talent over morality. High-prof...

Andrew Luck Shocks The Football World: What Comes Next

Matthew Rago, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Former No. 1 overall draft pick and four-time Pro Bowler Andrew Luck staggered the football community when he abruptly announced his retirement last week at the prime age of 29. Luck, enduring a harrowing string of injuries that included a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, a lacerated kidney, torn cartilage in two ribs and ...

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...

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 worrisome to the franc...

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 Matchup revolved around...

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 end of the third quarter,...

Sports this week

October 23, 2017

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 ...

Cut Loose

Cut Loose

March 14, 2017

Eight years ago, the Chicago Bears made an uncharacteristic trade sending Kyle Orton, a pair of first rou...

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