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Playoffs still a remote possibility for Packers

Joseph Craker, Sports Editor

November 21, 2018

After yet another disappointing loss last Thursday, the Green Bay Packers have dropped below .500 yet again this season and are now very much at the bottom of the NFC wild-card short list. What’s more, the Packers are now 0-5 on the road this season going into one of the most difficult yet importan...

Are fantasy sports a form of gambling or a test of skill?

Fantasy sports graphic

Jolie Vale, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

On Nov. 11, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued cease-and-desist letters to daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings stating that the online gambling industry goes against New York State gaming laws. According to New York Penal Law 225.00 gambling is defined as “a...

Head injuries cast a shadow over the game

Football Head Injury Illustration

Morgan Engels, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

On Nov. 4, Luke Schemm scored two touchdowns for his high school team. Then he suffered a traumatic brain injury during the game that caused his brain to swell and the blood flow to it. Schemm was a 17-year-old senior at Wallace County High when he died on Nov. 5. Just days before Schemm’s passing,...

(NFC North Review: Part III) Vikings pondering ways to help star running back

Michael Klein, News Editor

March 20, 2013

Minnesota was possibly the most overachieving as team of the NFC last season. They defied experts and most fans’ expectations as they squeaked their way into the playoffs before running out of steam against the Pack in the Wild Card round. The Vikings will enter their last season at the rundown...

Could viral marketing replace Super Bowl ads?

Ryan Spoehr, Copy Editor

February 6, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII is now in the history books, including the football, halftime show and the advertisements that go hand-in-hand with those. The advertisements have long been a hook even for people who have very little football knowledge. In the past two years, there has been a switch in how some of...

Mainstream media forgets basic journalistic principles in Manti Te’o girlfriend story

Ryan Spoehr, Copy Editor

January 22, 2013

One might think the return of the NHL after their lockout and the NFL Playoffs would dominate sports headlines right now. However, that’s not exactly the case. Those stories have taken a back seat in sports news to the scandal involving Manti Te’o, a football standout at Notre Dame. After having...

Insights on NFL referee lockout

Daniel Colton, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

Across the world, professional athletes are often considered role models, even heroes. The entire business of professional sports is geared around glorifying the players in order to boost viewing. This glorification process is eased by one fact: Sports stars are in natural positions for becoming heroes....

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