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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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America’s problematic favorite: football

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor February 9, 2023

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was blacklisted from the NFL in 2016 for kneeling during the National Anthem, recently sparked controversy when he likened the NFL drafting process to...

Dawgs Bring the Pound

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter November 3, 2016

In one of their closest games of the season, the University of Washington Huskies pulled off a 31-24 victory against the University of Utah Utes in football on Sunday, Oct. 29. The Huskies came into the...

Red Zone Reflections: CFB Playoff thoughts and Heisman watch

October 11, 2015

College football usually lends itself to drama and excitement. On any given week upsets are bound to happen, changing the rankings and playoff picture instantly. Despite the inherent craziness that college...

Cardale Jones Puts Post Football Life First

Dylan Snyder January 29, 2015

On Dec. 5, 2014, Cardale Jones was a nobody. Third-string quarterbacks in top football programs rarely make the national news. However, there was something different about Jones. On Jan. 12, 2015, he was the...

College football playoff system tested by rocky year

College football playoff system tested by rocky year

Garrett Atkinson November 13, 2014

Illustration by Luke Hampton. It is difficult to tell a college football team that managed to win all its games that it doesn't even have the chance to play for a national championship. Yet, that...

Athletes Deserve Right to Unionize

Mitchell Smith February 13, 2014
The news broke a few weeks ago that Northwestern University starting quarterback, Kain Colter, as well as a few other college athlete advocates had taken the first steps to organize a union for the college football players at Northwestern. Colter worked with player advocate Ramogi Huma to submit paperwork to the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board that included cards filled out by a majority of the players on the Northwestern team in favor of the unionization. This rebellion against the NCAA is neither the first nor the last time that the power of this all-powerful association has or will be challenged. It's also the exact step that college athletes need.
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