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NFL star, Joshua Dobbs, inspires many of his story as an under dog.

Touchdowns to Tangents

Aarav Dubal and Brody Salowe January 29, 2024

There are 96 quarterbacks in the National Football League (NFL), each with a unique story as to how they made the league. However, one of these quarterbacks had to face adversities at every turn to compete...

The benefits of tanking the NFL or NBA season for the players are discussed.

#1 or bust: The art of tanking in the NFL or NBA

Shawn Retta and Aarav Dubal November 23, 2023

Between the NFL and NBA, there are a total of 62 organizations spread out across the U.S. and Canada. The ultimate goal for each of these teams is to win a championship that respective season. To accomplish...

The National Football League’s preseason provides excitement for fans looking forward to football season
and assists coaches in assessing their players. ”American football in Tel-Aviv, Israel” by RonAlmog is
licensed under CC BY 2.0.

NFL preseason throws the ball into the new year Fans

Emma Makin September 21, 2023

By EMMA MAKIN As summer transitions into fall and high school students prepare for a variety of sports teams, football fans across the U. S. eagerly anticipate the start of the National Football League’s...

The NFL and NBA season comes to an end after a wild season.

Seasons of surprises: NBA and NHL seasons close

Christian Spears and Shawn Retta June 16, 2023

Many buzzer-beating, overtime-winning, gut-wrenching buckets and goals made games from the NBA and NHL seasons worth watching all over again. From ballers like Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jokić to skaters...

In the NFL, minority coaches are at a disadvantage in the hiring process.

NFL fails to provide an equal playing field for coaches of color

Ryan Lemberger April 14, 2022

During the NFL season, while football fans are paying attention to the game, some media personnel are paying attention to the difference in race between players and coaches. Minority coaches are disproportionately...

There are still very few jobs held by women in the NFL.

Sexism runs rampant in the NFL’s hiring practices

Emma Makin and Ruth Crawford April 14, 2022

Despite progessive moves allowing the incorporation of women in male-dominated spaces, the lack of female executives in the National Football League (NFL) is a constant issue in today’s society. There...

Duo Brady and Belichick embrace after 2019 Super Bowl Victory.

Brady and Belichick clinch sixth Super Bowl win together

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...

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

NFL fumbles as helmet rule fails to effectively combat CTE

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...

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

Nike “sacrifices everything” with Kaepernick campaign

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...

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

National Football League drug testing raises racial concerns

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....

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

NFL practices protected speech

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...

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

Advanced technology has revolutionized the sports world

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...

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