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The origin of the Ohio-Michigan rivalry

The origin of the Ohio-Michigan rivalry

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

April 12, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The University of Michigan-Ohio State University football rivalry is often considered to be one of the biggest (and the most heated) rivalries in American football history. Since their first game in 1897, the two teams have met 115 times on the football field, most recently on Nov. 24, 2018 when the Ohio ...

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

Emily Young, Copy Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Every year, March Madness rocks the nation with torrents of busted brackets, crushing dreams and ruining sports enthusiasts’ chances of winning their office betting pool. This year was particularly brutal, with only top-seeded teams making it to the Sweet 16. The lowest seeded team to make it to the S...

A glance at the upcoming MLB season

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

The first day of spring has passed, meaning it is officially the season for warmer weather, more scoops of Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream and less concentration in class. But the start of spring also represents the start of something much greater: the start of the Major League Baseball season. Opening...

What the Browns need to do this offseason

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports

After their best season in recent memory, the Cleveland Browns are getting ready for the 2019 season with the hope of winning their division, the AFC North, and earning an ever-elusive playoff berth. The Browns finished the 2018 season with a 7-8-1 record. For the first time in eight years they did...

Legalized sports gambling: beneficial or dangerous?

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

In 2018, the landscape of sports in the United States changed for the foreseeable future but not  because of anything that happened on a court or field. Instead, the change stemmed from the Supreme Court striking down a federal law that did not allow states to oversee legal sports betting with a f...

Getting ready for March Madness

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NFL season has officially wrapped up, which means it is time to look forward to the next great sporting event of the year: March Madness. If you have been focused on football or the NBA, you may not know much about the top college teams in the country. With a little more than a month until th...

New England Patriots extend dynasty in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports

In the middle of the third quarter of the Super Bowl, announcers Tony Romo and Jim Nantz joked that the highlight of the game was a record-setting 65-yard punt from Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker. At that point in the game, they were probably right. With the New England Patriots at the time le...

Fashion in the NBA

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

While keeping up with the NBA, there is one unexpected element that cannot be missed—the creative outfits worn by the players while arriving to games. The origin of the NBA’s passion for fashion can be traced back to the implementation of a dress code by the then NBA commissioner, David Stern. The ...

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports, Super Bowl, Top Stories

In what seems like an inevitable fact of life, the New England Patriots are once again playing in the Super Bowl. This time, they match up against the Los Angeles Rams, an up-and-coming team in their first Super Bowl since 2002, when they faced none other than the Patriots. However, both teams enter t...

Midseason NBA catch-up

Midseason NBA catch-up

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland & National Sports, Men's Basketball, Sports

LeBron left Cleveland, but Cavaliers tickets are now affordable The story of last summer was the departure of LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers. After four straight trips to the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers currently hold the worst record in the league. Granted, star forward Kevin Love has m...

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