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Browns head coaching search begins and ends with questions

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2016

After another disappointing season for the Cleveland Browns ended this year, the Browns finished with a record of just three wins and 13 losses. As has become customary with the team, this meant firing the head coach, Mike Pettine. Not as common—but also a needed overhaul—it meant the end of the...

Browns May See Playoffs

Noah Crowley, Contributing Reporter

August 27, 2015

In most of our lifetimes, the Browns have had only two winning seasons. This season, the team looks promising, particularly with young quarterback Johnny “Johnny Football” Manziel’s improvements. One thing the Browns have going for them that isn’t commonly found around the league right now...

Browns unveil new uniforms

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2015

After over 40 minutes of what many fans considered nothing more than cheap ways to stall in order to fill out time, nine current Browns players walked out on stage. Each was draped in an all-orange warm up jacket that covered them top to bottom, only adding to the heavy layer of suspense that had been...

Text-gate scandal penalties revealed

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2015

Not too long ago, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that penalties against both the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons for separate investigations into violations against National Football League (NFL) rules were expected to be steep for both teams. Schefter reported that Atlanta piped fake crowd...

Browns having an up and down free agency

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2015

Although the NFL Free Agency is still relatively fresh, with months to go before it ends, the Cleveland Browns have already had an impactful free agency period. While they’ve gained a few different players at key positions, they’ve also lost plenty of young talent. Their first move addressed...

How to Get the Dawg Pound Barking Again

Joey Arko

February 13, 2015

The 2014 season for the Cleveland Browns was nothing short of tumultuous. Although they finished with their best record (7-9) since they went 10-6 in 2007, they managed to finish the season on an extremely low note. Not only did they lose their final five games, their QB situation heading into the 2016...

Brian or Johnny Cleveland?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2014

Just a little over a week ago, Brian Hoyer’s jersey sales spiked from 85th to fifth in the entire NFL, according to data compiled by Dick’s Sporting Goods. For the first time all season, Hoyer’s jersey became a hotter commodity than that of his famous backup—Johnny Manziel—whose jersey sales...

Cleveland’s Superheros?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014

Mike Pettine came to the Browns with a vision of establishing an identity: a tough-nosed, bruising squad that would seek to overpower its opponents. As a former defensive coordinator, many assumed it would be the Browns defense that would establish such a personality under Pettine’s guidance. Four...

Brown’s success is one for the history books

Brown’s success is one for the history books

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2014

With the Browns currently standing at fourth in the AFC Northern Division (as of press time), with two losses and one win under their belt, it seems as though every Clevelander is thinking the same thing: Hey, it could be worse. Of course, Cleveland isn't exactly waiting for its next Super Bowl...

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