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Does defense win championships? A statistical analysis.

Does defense win championships? A statistical analysis.

March 20, 2020

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

Katie Sowers
Picture from Katie Sowers Instagram @katesowers5

Katie Sowers inspires on the field, makes Super Bowl history

January 28, 2020

San Francisco 49er assistant coach Katie Sowers, the second woman and the first openly gay individual...

“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...

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...

Students have mixed feelings about NEIU’s ‘150 Strong’ Super Bowl commercial

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

NEIU debuted a new 30-second television ad as part of NEIU’s “150 Strong” campaign during the Super Bowl pregame show and then during the evening news that followed the game. The ad was done in a spoken-word format instead of dialogue with the message, “We are more than just the sum of our history. Today we are writing ...

The NFL draft has been at Radio City Music Hall since 2006 and in New York City since 1965

Mayor Wants In On NFL Draft

June 3, 2014

  New York City has been the home of The NFL draft for the last 49 years. According to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, there are multiple cities trying to be the next host for the 2015 NFL draft, including Chicago. Mayor of Chicag...

“Bring Papa Home”

Ashor Jajou, Sports Editor

September 19, 2012

Super Bowl talk is already in the air for Chicago Bears fans. The enthusiasm is not without warranty, for the Bears have made some key additions to their team and also have star quarterback Jay Cutler and premiere workhorse running back Matt Forte both back and healthy. The Bears also traded for the extremely talented wide receiver...

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