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NFL season kicks off in front of…no one

NFL season kicks off in front of...no one

James DeArman, Sports writer

September 28, 2020

When the opening kickoff of the 2020 NFL season sailed down the field to begin play it became evident to everyone watching that this would not be a normal season. It wasn’t the distance or the speed of the kick that boomed out of the endzone, but it was the sound. The thundering sound of the B...

Myles Garrett vs. Mason Rudolph

Myles Garrett vs. Mason Rudolph

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

November 19, 2019

During the final seconds of Thursday’s football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, we witnessed an intense moment between the two teams. Browns player Myles Garrett ripped the helmet off of Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph and proceeded to swing the helmet at Rudolph ...

The NFL is dying

The NFL is dying

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Writer

October 16, 2018

2018 hasn’t been a great year for the NFL. The kneeling for the national anthem issue, started by Colin Kaepernick never got resolved. In fact, the NFL may have shot themselves in the foot this offseason when they tried to implement a rule that they thought would take care of the issue. While I thin...

A league of their own: why I’m rooting for the XFL

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018

Just last week, WWE head honcho Vince McMahon announced that his selling of $100 million in WWE shares is being put towards the restart of the short-lived XFL.  When this news broke, a revolution in the football industry began and football fans will look back on this time and remember it as when football regained its glory days.  While I don’t think the XFL will bring down the NFL, nor do I think the XFL will even last very long, it i...

The NFL has not gone soft

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) holds his knee as Steelers' head trainer John Norwig tends to him after he was injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, November 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh.

Nick Sallen, Copy editor

November 15, 2017

Player safety is a top priority for the NFL. In the early 1900’s, football players looked more like rugby players wearing little to no chest protection and no helmet. The league has continuously taken steps to ensure safety to its participants, including making changes and enhancements to game safety...

No protests in football, No Trump in football

Players kneel on the Ravens sideline before the game in London versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Joining the players was retired linebacker Ray Lewis, second from right.

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Religious freedom and peaceful protest is protected under the Constitution, so why would these players get reprimanded? To kneel, to stand or to not participate are the current options for our nation's professional athletes during the national anthem.  A tremendous amount of heated debate has been sparked due to this ...

The price of Thursday night football

The price of Thursday night football

September 24, 2017

Roger Goodell has dealt with heavy scrutiny and criticism thrown his way over the course of his career as the commissioner of the NFL. Goodell came into the massively profitable NFL corporation to take the reins from Paul Tagilabue. Goodell has installed small changes to the league since arriving in A...

What’s your fantasy?

Cole Johnson

August 29, 2017

Building a perfect fantasy football team takes time. Research for both the draft and the waivers will need to happen earlier rather than later. To have a great team, you will need an understanding of all the NFL teams and their rosters. Throughout the season there will be injures, there will be re...

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