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NFL storylines after the first four games

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

The first quarter of the 2019 NFL season has passed and the league is as polarizing as ever. One division has four teams with the same record. Backup quarterbacks are taking the league by storm, and, of course, the New England Patriots are dominating everyone.  Who are the Cleveland Browns this season?  ...

Cleveland Indian’s 2019 Playoff Chances

Medha Nayak

August 30, 2019

The Cleveland Indians are in the middle of a very unpredictable season. The 2019 season is the 119th season for the Indians, the seventh season under manager Terry Francona and the fourth season for general manager Mike Chernoff. The Indians play in the American League Central (ALC). Current standings h...

National basketball team in shambles?

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Australia surprised the sports world by defeating the U.S. men’s basketball team for the first time ever, snapping the U.S. team’s 78 game winning streak. Prior to this loss, the U.S.’s most recent loss happened against Greece at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Australian point guard Patty Mi...

Cleveland Browns season primer

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Perhaps failure can lead to success. For the Cleveland Browns, success is finally on the horizon. Since 1999, the Browns have only had two winning seasons and have started 28 different quarterbacks. The team hit rock bottom after a 2017-18 season where they lost every game, going 0-16. Then, the tid...

Luck shocks the football world

Colts at Redskins 09/16/18

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

On Saturday night, while my roommate and I were watching the first college football game of the season on ESPN, the red “Breaking News” sign flashed across the bottom of the screen with a sentence that flipped the football world on its head: Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL.  We made eye contact a...

The origin of the Ohio-Michigan rivalry

An error in placing the borders between Ohio and Michigan created an area of land known as the Toledo Strip. The states disagreed over who should be allowed the land, resulting in the Toledo War.

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

April 12, 2019

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

March Madness brackets are a ritual for many. Above is just one of the many brackets that have been created this year.

Emily Young, Copy Editor

March 29, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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