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2017 Sports Year in Review

Patrick Casas, Staff writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Sports

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

Filed under Staff Profiles

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...

History repeats itself with athlete protests, social injustice

History repeats itself with athlete protests, social injustice

September 28, 2016

The relationship that sports and social issues have is natural. The two will always be intertwined beca...

Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 4

Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 4

September 28, 2016

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

NFL Predictions 2016: NFC South

NFL Predictions 2016: NFC South

June 21, 2016

Carolina Panthers: 15 – 1 The Panthers had a great season in 2015, going 15 – 1, making it all the ...

NFL Predictions Part 1: The NFC North

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...

Will The Bears Roar This Season?

Will The Bears Roar This Season?

September 9, 2015

“DA BEARS!” Is a phrase every fan has heard of, but it hasn’t been used the way it should be...

New Bear Brings Controversy

New Bear Brings Controversy

March 31, 2015

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

The Drafty City

The Drafty City

October 21, 2014

  The NFL recently announced that Chicago would be the site for the 2015 NFL draft. This is the first time that the draft will be ou...

Do Wealthy Professional Athletes Have to Follow the Same Rules as Us?

Do Wealthy Professional Athletes Have to Follow the Same Rules as Us?

September 23, 2014

The recent slew of male professional athletes committing violent crimes has rightfully brought t...