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Sports Editorial: Unity in the NFL? Only to protect the Shield

Ever since Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest against American racism began, there has been tension between players and ownership in the NFL. With ownership fearing blowback from protests during the anthem, the NFL seemed divided. Few athletes protested during the anthem, and often endured boos from their fans for their actions. Owners have not signed Kaepernick…

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The NCAA should disband

You’d be hard-pressed to find an organization as inept at doing its job as the NCAA. Since the dawn of athletic scholarships in 1950, major athletic programs have attempted to lure gifted 18 year olds to their campuses by means that can be described as morally flexible at best, and appallingly sleazy at worst. We’re…

Mac football makes history with rivalry wins
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Mac football makes history with rivalry wins

The Macalester Scots football team made history at Macalester Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they defeated the Hamline Pipers 23-14. The victory moved the Scots to 2-0 on the season following their 31-20 opening weekend victory over the Carleton Knights. The Scots had not pulled off this double act since 1985. They had also…

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Winning and losing, but mostly losing: on being a Browns fan

This year, you will probably see a lot more Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians fans than you have previously. The Cavs NBA title win and the Indians MLB runner-up status have new Cleveland fans crawling out of the woodwork. One thing I can guarantee is that this new revival of Cleveland sports will not extend…

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NFL frustrates, loses fans due to poor leadership decisions

It’s no secret that the NFL’s ratings are down. The narrative is becoming ubiquitous both online and in print, and given the turmoil that the NFL is experiencing, it’s not really much of a surprise. However, contrary to what Roger Goodell might say in press conferences, it’s actually not all that complicated a matter. The…

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Why I’ve decided to take a knee during the national anthem

Social protest is an action that is meant to be meaningful and provocative—that is to challenge the psyche of the status quo. As athletes across the country participate in kneeling during the national anthem, their actions create space for discussion and allow us to reflect on our collective values, direction and social organization as a…

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