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Knights Take Down Bulldogs

Knights Take Down Bulldogs

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

April 12, 2019

The weather conditions couldn't have more perfect. It was a warm and sunny day with little to no breeze. The Bulldogs were the home team and the Knights were the visitors. The Bulldogs started in the field with #27 Jared Gadd pitching. Nothing happened in the top of the 1st hitting wise. The Knights...

NBA In Need Of A Face

NBA In Need Of A Face

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

April 10, 2019

At 34 years old, LeBron James' game has fallen off dramatically and the NBA needs to find a new face of the league because James doesn't have what's needed anymore. The face of the league has always been someone whose game has been flashy and effective and that has a personality that draws fans t...

Legalizing Marijuana for Professional Athletes

Legalizing Marijuana for Professional Athletes

Jason O'Hara, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

Legalizing marijuana is becoming more and more socially acceptable. However, the use of marijuana in America's most popular professional sports league, the NFL, remains controversial. It's currently on the banned substances list but players are calling for the league to reconsider its stance. Other ...

Gronk Retires Leaving Patriots Unaffected

Gronk Retires Leaving Patriots Unaffected

Mike Marshall, Sportswriting Editor

April 5, 2019

The Patriots were are on high wave after they won their 6th Super Bowl with quarterback Tom Brady, but that high was brought down with the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. Gronk retiring doesn't affect the Patriots as they look for a 7th title with Brady. The Patriots are still highly favored to win the Super Bowl again this...

Philadelphia Keeping The Wrong Quarterback

Philadelphia Keeping The Wrong Quarterback

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

April 3, 2019

The only quarterback in the history of the Eagles franchise to win a super bowl, Nick Foles, has now found a new home after the team decided not to use a franchise tag or resign him. They elected to keep the younger quarterback Carson Wentz who didn't play from week 15 on because of a stress fracture i...

Mike’s NFL Mock Draft

Mike’s NFL Mock Draft

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

March 30, 2019

Pick #1 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma It appears like the Cardinals are giving up on quarterback Josh Rosen. Murray is a Hisemenn trophy winner and is a very explosive playmaker. The Cardinals think that would pair well with veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. His ability t...

Randall Cobb Signs with Cowboys

Randall Cobb Signs with Cowboys

Sydney Cobb, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Earlier this week, Randall Cobb posted an emotional Instagram photo announcing his departure to his followers. In the post, he reflected on some memories he and the team shared, as well as thanked his now former coaches and teammates. He finished out the post by saying that “This was inevitable....

JJ Williams Bounces Back from Disappointing Draft

JJ Williams Bounces Back from Disappointing Draft

Jason O'Hara, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

University of Kentucky star soccer player JJ Williams was projected to go higher in the draft but fell to the 18th pick on January 11. JJ Williams was a huge reason for Kentucky's historic success this year. They couldn't have reached their first NCAA Elite 8 in school history without the help of JJ....

Should One And Done Be Done

Should One And Done Be Done

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

March 24, 2019

There is supreme talent in college basketball these days, but because of the one and done rule, we only get to see this talent for one year. The one and done rule, depending on whom you ask, is either killing basketball or making it boom, but this rule does more harm than good for the sport of basketb...

Raiders Stacking Up

Raiders Stacking Up

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

March 23, 2019

The Oakland Raiders are getting ready to do something they haven't been able to do since 1984. Win a Super Bowl. The Raiders have been on a downward spiral these past few years, but now everything is starting to look up for them. Many have criticized the organization for making moves they deem t...

Don’t Be Stupid Arizona

Don’t Be Stupid Arizona

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

March 16, 2019

The Cardinals are thinking of trading away quarterback Josh Rosen and taking quarterback Kyler Murray in the Draft. This past season was Rosen's rooky year and while the team didn't have a good season, Rosen was the 3rd best quarterback from his draft class. His stats compared to the other quarterbacks in his class were very close to the stats of Sam Darnold. Rosen was also sacked more than any other rookie quarterback this past season and was the 7th most sacked qu...

Pop Warner Football Making Bad Calls

Pop Warner Football Making Bad Calls

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

March 13, 2019

Head injuries have become increasingly common in football, with about 79% of players getting at least one concussion in their career. Pop Warner Football is trying to eliminate these injuries in their younger leagues, but this could be hurting more than helping. The first way they are trying to...