The Clarion

Is the NFL Fumbling its Response to the Pandemic?  

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks with Cam Newton before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 13, in Foxborough, MA. Newton is one of several NFL players currently out due to COVID-19.

Kyle Kunz, Sports Editor

October 14, 2020

In Week 4 the NFL had to postpone one game and reschedule another because of positive Covid tests to players on three teams. The Titans reported more than 20 members of their organization had tested positive for Covid-19 moving their game against the Steelers to Week 7 on Oct. 25 which will p...

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...

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,...

Do sports create too much emotional baggage?

Natalie Connors, Editor in Chief

February 3, 2015

The Super Bowl is the single most watched television program today. More Americans collectively tune into their tubes on that Sunday than any other day of the year. It’s a day of celebrating what Americans love: football, commercials, and nacho cheese. The Patriots recently upset the Seahawks’s high...

Sports editor cherishes trips to Lambeau

Lambeau Field remains the Mecca of football, and the latest $140.5 million renovations have only enhanced its standing among fans.

Frederic Hewitt, Sports Editor

October 16, 2014

The Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, The Pyramids, and The Sistine Chapel are among some of the most iconic places in the world.  People often mention these as places they would like to visit on their bucket list. While this list would be a good start, one name would be missing – Lambeau Field. Located...

Goodell misses mark

Roger Goodell cartoon

Joe Ballard and Frederic Hewitt, Clarion Staff

September 19, 2014

Clarion Illustration by Christopher Pinkert   Thus far of the 2014 NFL season, the league has handed out 31 suspensions. The way the league determines the severity of misconduct is under much scrutiny. Most notable was Ray Rice’s suspension, which occurred after a video surfaced of Rice ...

‘Madden 25’ has a lot for fans to like

Madden 25

Michael Klein, Editor-in-chief

October 9, 2013

As NFL fans rejoiced the Kickoff and start to the 2013 NFL season, EA Sports celebrated its own holiday Aug. 27 with the release of “Madden 25.” After a disappointing effort by EA Sports on the “Madden 25 (Demo),” it seemed like it was going to be another letdown season for fans of the franchise,...

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....

Give a little: Packers play a different kind of ball for charity

James Jones, a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, participated in a charity basketball game with the DeForest Lions Club on April 20.

Jason Cuevas, Sports Editor

April 25, 2012

Jason Cuevas Sports Editor   With the NFL season still months away many local fans are missing out on their much loved Green Bay Packers. While there may not have been any football being played, some fans recently got to enjoy watching the players they admire show off their athletic skills...

Six new coaches face uphill battles

Sam Farmer, Sports Writer/Los Angeles Times

August 29, 2011

One is especially secretive. Another surprisingly candid. A third has turned back time (and turned down boom boxes), and a fourth has daily meetings with an irascible football legend nobody else ever sees. They are the NFL's new head coaches _ six in all _ and each is faced with the monumental...

NFL coach emphasizes hard work as key to achieving life goals

Joseph Dorschel, Sports Editor

February 23, 2011

During Black History Month, the ideas of overcoming adversity, perseverance and ethics are prevalent themes to many. For Madison native Eric Studesville, running backs coach for the Denver Broncos, overcoming adversity starts with shaping and controlling one’s self. At the event held at the West...

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