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Brady and Belichick clinch sixth Super Bowl win together

Duo Brady and Belichick embrace after 2019 Super Bowl Victory.

Meredith Prud'homme

March 15, 2019

Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots, clinched their sixth championship win on Feb. 3, 2019 against the Los Angeles Rams, with a final score of 14-5. After defeating division leaders, the Kansas City Chiefs, in the playoffs, the Patriots continued their perfect attendance at the Super Bowl fo...

NFL fumbles as helmet rule fails to effectively combat CTE

At a Houston high school football game, a coach talks to his team.

Caroline Monaghan

January 25, 2019

The camaraderie of a team. Cheers and adoration from the entire school. Scholarships that could cover college tuition. The reasons to play football in high school are greater than just the love of the sport. Still, the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) adds up to something that no sc...

Nike “sacrifices everything” with Kaepernick campaign

Kaepernick, number 7, played for the San Francisco 49ers until 2017.

Lakshya Vegiraju and Quinn Hoagland

November 21, 2018

Months after the Colin Kaepernick Nike advertisement released, controversy surrounding the international commercial still remains. A debate between lack of patriotism and upholding First Amendment rights continues. Two years ago, in September 2016, Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem p...

National Football League drug testing raises racial concerns

Players in the National Football League are subject to drug testing during both the preseason and the regular season.

Ainsley Lang and Isabella Castelo

November 21, 2018

The National Football League (NFL) subjects players to random drug testing during the preseason and regular season. The NFL can test a player six times unless more are necessary, according to Boston News. But, some question whether or not these “random” drug tests are actually random, or influen...

NFL practices protected speech

San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem in 2016.

Madison Vigdor

December 10, 2017

It all started with a kneel. Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers at the time, took a knee during the national anthem at a home game against the Houston Texans on Aug. 14, 2016 to start the conversation on police brutality that had been previously avoided. In a press conference,...

Advanced technology has revolutionized the sports world

Online survey of 197 students on Oct. 19, 2016.

Mia Gallo

November 10, 2016

If a modern sports fan at the Super Bowl happened to miss the winning touchdown of the game, he or she would only have to wait a couple of seconds for the instant replay. But any time before 1985, this fan would have missed the pivotal moment in the biggest football game of the year. According to T...

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