Penn State's Controversial Return to Prominence

When I first fell in love with the game of football over a decade ago, my family was living in Columbus, Ohio. So, as anyone who had just discovered a sport, I needed to pick a team to root for. With it being Columbus, all of my friends and their families were die-hard Ohio State fans. I chose this, the easy and convenient choice, and I quickly fell in love.

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Corruption in College Basketball

Will the N.C.A.A. finally take a long look at its practices and abandon its arguably irrational and antiquated ties to amateurism? Will its players finally be legally given a safety net as they sacrifice their well-being for a billion dollar corporation? Will the lies of Rick Pitino finally bring about change and allow financial protection for the players he convinced me he cares so deeply for? Only time will tell.

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BOOM, Headshot

The frontier of eSports made its way to Covenant College this week. Brought together through the Gaming Club lead by Brendin Rogers, over meals in the dining hall, and through hall community, Covenant students passionate about Overwatch were inspired to start a team. Lead by team captain Adam Vincent, the Scots met head to head with team 3-Support-Meta of Reed College, clenching our team’s first victory of 2 to 1.

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Reflections of a Football Fan

It was the Fall of 2002 when I was first introduced to college football. I was six. My dad, a lifelong Iowa Hawkeye fan, was following the game on gamecast—we didn’t have cable—while he renovated our house. He explained the basics to me: first downs, false starts, extra points, etc. By the end of the season, when Iowa was playing USC in the Orange Bowl, I was as rabid a fan as anyone.

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