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Roll Gators roll

Avery Dugan, Sports writer

September 22, 2016

As Week Three in college football started up, the Florida Gators did not have a tough task facing the North Texas Mean Green. The Gators have started their season undefeated as they have beat Kentucky and Massachusetts. Week Three w...

Second Take: Tim Tebow–MiLB star?

Joe Hall, Guest Writer

September 20, 2016

Joe Hall is a 2016 graduate of Jacksonville High School. He now attends Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  Joe is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks, as well as the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nowadays, you will f...

Does speed really matter? Why Kyle Hendricks will win the Cy Young this season

Joe Hall, Guest Writer

August 9, 2016

Generally, when the Cy Young race heats up shortly after MLB’s All Star break, one would see big name pitchers at the top of the list. More recently, pitchers like Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, and Jake Arrieta have been...

Fightin’ Phils

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

Over this past Spring Break, I found myself sitting in Olive Garden in Springfield wearing a jersey of Mike Aviles that I got in Kansas City at a Royals game many, many years ago. When our waiter came over and asked me the ques...

Is Arrieta worth more than Strasburg?

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

In an earlier press conference, Cubs ace Jake Arrieta hinted that he might be worth more than Stephen Strasburg, who signed a seven-year, 175-million-dollar contract extension on Monday. He also said that he would not give the...

Ram take Goff, weapons

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams had one need heading into the 2016 NFL Draft.  That need was to find some players to revive the desperate offense the team boasted last season and put points on the board.  General Manager Les Snead and...

Cubs start off strong

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

Entering the season, the Chicago Cubs had lofty expectations which included being a heavy favorite to win the World Series after a 108-year drought, especially with the big free agent signings that they did over the offseason in ...

Goff or Wentz?

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

Jared Goff or Carson Wentz?  Carson Wentz or Jared Goff?  The Los Angeles Rams gave up the farm for the right to pick first in the 2016 NFL Draft and consequently select one of these two quarterbacks.  Picking the right one, howeve...

Women’s soccer faces discrimination

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

In July 2015, the women’s US soccer team won the FIFA World Cup against Japan making them the first country to win three FIFA Women’s World Cup titles.  This was a huge victory celebrated by millions across the United States. ...

National Championship: Wildcats win a wild one

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

North Carolina and Villanova were two of the best teams to take the court during the regular season, and it was only fitting that the two squared off in the National Title Game.  What a game it was.   Both teams traded blows early...

Final Four: Sorry Cinderella, the shoe doesn’t fit

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

The last NCAA Tournament bracket completed by Joe Lunardi, the bracket guru, did not have Syracuse in the field of 68 teams set to compete in this year’s tournament.  Thankfully, the NCAA Selection Committee found Syracu...

Final Four: The battle of the two seeds

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Both of these teams are hoping to hear “One Shining Moment” while the are cutting down the nets in Houston. However, only one of these teams will have that pleasure. Number two seeded Villanova defeated top-seeded Kansas in the Eli...

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