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Crowning a Champion: Playoffs or a Table?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer September 29, 2016

Competitive sports are, by nature, competitive. Their success and excitement depends on having a winner–this is hardly up for debate. But how that winner is decided varies between sports and between...

HS football deaths: This cannot be the status quo

Cole Anderson and Alec Rainsford November 2, 2015

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Andre Smith, a seventeen-year-old football player from Chicago, was hit during the last play of his football game. Smith proceeded to collapse while making his way to the...

Freshman eligibility a thing of the past?

Dylan Snyder March 12, 2015

Last month, the Big Ten Conference made a proposal that would render academic first-years ineligible to play in certain sports. The main focus would be to curtail the athlete-student dilemma that the...

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...

Thanksgiving Football last Stronghold of Tradition

Dylan Snyder December 4, 2014

Every Thanksgiving is marked around America by food, family and football. Every year the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys host an affair, and a rotating third game was added a few years ago. This year...

Willamette student arrested on murder charge

November 26, 2014

This story was originally published in The Willamette Collegian on November 18, 2014. It was written by Collegian Editor-in-Chief Zane Sparling and writer Bronte Dod of Willamette University. This story...

Nut shrinkers are league underdog

Dylan Snyder November 6, 2014

Fantasy Football is taking over Whitman's campus, but one man is the most mediocre of them all. Kyle Seazly is owner/GM/president/coach of the startup TKE1 league's Steroid Nut Shrinkers. The Nut Shrinkers...

Sherman Victim of Gender Normativity in Media

Sherman Victim of Gender Normativity in Media

Alisha Agard February 27, 2014

This NFL football season was an entertaining one. Full of rivals and surprising wins, it was cool to see some of the underdog teams step up to the plate. As a Seattleite, I was happy to see the success...

Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture

Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture

Bill Landefeld February 13, 2014

*Letter from the editor: The author of this article has been friends with Conner Mertens and his family since he was 13 years old. Mertens and the author played soccer alongside and against each other...

Mary Madden 13 runs down the field at Greekends football tournament.  Photos by Halley McCormick.

New Look at Greekend Football Produces Mixed Feelings

Peter Clark April 25, 2013

Kappas helping up DGs? Alpha Phis slapping fives with Thetas? As strange as it sounds, this year of Greekend football proved to be a unifying event in helping bring members of different women's fraternities...

Sports: More Than Just a Jock’s Game

Riley Foreman February 21, 2013

Here's a secret: professional sports aren't all about the athletes anymore. Those nerds that your high school yearbook named "most likely to succeed" have finally found their niche in the world of sports....

Intramural Football Season Kicks Off

Elena Aragon September 25, 2012

As the fall semester continues to whirl by with increasing speed, the intramural football season has taken off. IM football is an opportunity for students to form teams with goals of bonding, having fun...

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