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SkyCam takes center stage in the NFL

The Skycam provides an alternate view to all NFL games, and will be used more frequently in time - Courtesy of Getty Images

Noah Enns

November 27, 2017

The NFL debuted its SkyCam as the primary camera angle for last Thursday's prime time game featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans.The camera view is centered right behind the quarterback. The camera is moved on zip lines above the players on the field while following the football....

Thanksgiving Day: The day to stuff your face with food and football

Fight for the remote to watch whatever suits you this Thanksgiving. Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Ariel Skelley

Justin Couchot

November 23, 2017

It is that time of year once again. The one time a year that it is socially acceptable to sit with or without family stuffing your face with turkey while staying planted in front of a TV watching football.Watching football has become an equal part if not more important to the turkey on Thanksgiving for some ...

First rankings by committee are out

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Noah Enns

November 7, 2017

The first College Football playoff poll has been released by the committee and there is a lot to learn from the first poll of the season.By the rankings of the committee, the teams who would play in the playoffs are Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson. The biggest shock to almost everyone is that...

Week 4: Fantasy Football update

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Noah Enns

October 1, 2017

The National Football League has begun its play this season. For a lot of people, this means fantasy football is also going on. There have been fantasy superstars and fantasy disappointments within these first four weeks.Starting with fantasy superstars, Kansas City Chiefs running back, Kareem Hunt is ...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

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Patrick Pace

September 18, 2017

Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL for taking a stand against police brutality. Everyone knows he should be on an NFL team. Though he only started 12 games last season, he scored 18 touchdowns and only threw four interceptions. He threw for 2,241 yards last season, the third most of...

Looking to strike the pose

Lamar Jackson is starting this season strong, along with many other players. Photo courtesy of Bobby Ellis, Getty Images

Noah Enns

September 11, 2017

Heisman campaigns have already begun in the college football season. Big name players are at the forefront of this early season. Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen are starting the season strong with their play. Lamar Jackson, quarterback of the University of Louisville, has come out strong...

College football is back

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Noah Enns

September 5, 2017

This weekend’s slate of football games includes big-time match ups with highly ranked teams. The University of Alabama played against Florida State University in a highly ranked No. 1 versus No. 3 matchup. The University of Florida played the University of Michigan in a ranked No. 11 versus No. 17....

Do’s and Don’ts of Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football is upon us and here all of the do's don'ts. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Patrick Pace

August 24, 2017

Embed from Getty Images It's the most wonderful time of the year! Fantasy football season is finally upon us. For most of us, this means spending countless hours taking part in mock drafts trying to create the perfect team before you actually pick your squad. Now, whether you are a fantasy foot...

There’s nothing “EZ” about this case

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 18:  Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 681236403 ORIG FILE ID: 630223300

Marco Day

August 22, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys will have a rough start this season after Ohio State alumni and running back Ezekiel Elliott faces a six game suspension. Elliot is a football prodigy, rushing the NFL’s league-best 1,631 yards and is the first rookie to get a rushing title since 1999. The six game suspension Elliot...

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

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Patrick Pace

April 19, 2017

The long list of banned substances put in place by the NCAA comes with serious consequences. Regardless of whether it is a performance-enhancing or recreational drug, use of any banned substance will result in repercussions. The fallout ranges from fair to excessive, eventually ruining the career of...

Let them spark it up

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Carlos Islas

April 17, 2017

Medical marijuana has become less of a taboo and more of an alternative choice for medication; even though it's just in 28 states. While there are benefits, there is still a fuss when it comes to an athlete using it for injuries. Athletes should be allowed to use medical ...

Why athletes can’t use cannabis

Why athletes can't use cannabis

April 12, 2017

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