The Orion

2018 NFL draft preview: Top 10 prospects entering this year’s draft

The stage where the NFL commissioner announces each team's pick. Photo Courtesy: Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images

Courtney Chapman

April 19, 2018

The NFL draft is a time where many young men's dreams come true. They are finally given an opportunity to play in the highest level of football in the world after years of dedication and hard work.Top 10 prospects for the draft:It seems undisputed by sports analysts that the number one pick in the draft will...

NFL Pro Bowl run down

AFC and NFC players running a play during the Pro Bowl, 2016. Photo Credit: Scott Greenwood, GettyImages

January 28, 2018

The NFL Pro Bowl is always held the week before the nation’s biggest game, the Super Bowl. For decades, the Pro Bowl was played in Honolulu, Hawaii. This changed last year when the game was held in Orlando and will be again in 2018. The Pro Bowl gives viewers an opportunity to witness the best...

Despite strong postseason, Eagles still face uphill battle in Super Bowl LII

Rob Gronkowski celebrating a touchdown with his celebratory

Austin Schreiber

January 27, 2018

On Feb. 4, the defending champions, the New England Patriots, will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. PST and will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.Both teams finished the regular season 13-3.The Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2017 and 2015 and have become a favorite in the NFL. Their passing...

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....

Week 4: Fantasy Football update

Photo by Maddy Meyer/ Getty Images

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 ...

Hitting below the waist

Jordan Jarrell

September 22, 2016

If concussions are considered the elephant in the room when it comes to the NFL, leg injuries would have to be the obnoxious gorilla that just won’t go away.I’m talking about the injuries that just keep coming back and haunt players. Waking up and getting out of bed now becomes a struggl...

House Bill 2 is too much

Kenta Mcafee

September 20, 2016

North Carolina has made one thing clear with their implementation of House Bill 2: the LGBT community is not welcome in the Tar Heel State.HB2 prevents people from using the restroom they identify with and allows for workplace discrimination against the LGBT community. Several cities in North Carolina had started to make changes ...

Laremy Tunsil goes up in smoke

Sports reporter Patrick Pace. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Patrick Pace

May 9, 2016

The difference between the fifth overall pick and the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft is about $8 million.That was the price paid by former Ole Miss star Laremy Tunsil for an old video of him smoking weed with a gas mask.Someone hacked Tunsil's Twitter account and leaked the video just a couple mi...

Attention NFL, we all smoke pot

Sports writer Gabriella Bermudez. Photo credit: George Johnston

Gabriella Bermudez

April 16, 2016

Josh Gordon, Ace Sanders, Demetri Goodson and Jerome Simpson: They are all talented athletes in the NFL, but all four couldn't outrun the fate that the NFL had condemned them with. It's hard to remember that athletes are normal people like you and me. After all they lead a much more lavish life then...

The fall of Johnny Football

Sports writer Patrick Pace Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Patrick Pace

March 18, 2016

Johnny Manziel needs to take a break from football and focus on other aspects of his life. He hasn't shown that he is ready to be a part of the NFL, and definitely not a team's starting quarterback. If he doesn't stop causing problems for himself and those around him, he should never play another...

You can’t stop Cam from dancing

Patrick Pace, sports columnist. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

February 2, 2016

Cameron "Cam" Newton is the consensus favorite to win the 2015 NFL MVP Award this season, and he and his team, the Carolina Panthers, will be playing the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. These are remarkable accomplishments, but what makes them even more special is that Newton is doing this...

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

January 28, 2016

Shock over a gay man drafted to play defensive end for the St. Louis Rams, Drake claiming he can shoot a basketball better than the great Stephen Curry, and a Budweiser commercial showing a fleet of jets flying above the Gateway Arch in St. Louis: these reflections of the three biggest American professional sp...

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