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Uchenna Nwosu’s Redemption: King of the Lions

In College Sports by Jo Anne MabikaLeave a Comment

Uchenna Nwosu (#42) just finished up his final year as a University of Southern California (USC) Trojan. He’s a powerful linebacker, but also a political science major. Nwosu stands 6’2 tall and weighs in at 240lbs. His career stats include 169 total tackles, 94 solo tackles, 6 deflections, 12.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. Senior Year: 75 total tackles, 7.5 …

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Roll Tide Claims National Championship!

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And the Tide keeps Rollin’!  In what can only be described as a game that will go down in Alabama history, the Crimson Tide created a wicked undertow and pulled the national championship right out from under Georgia.   Unfortunately for the Dawgs, the drought could not be ended by an Alabama defeat, but the game they played kept you …

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Kevin Durant Donates $3 Million to Alma Mater

In College Sports by Ashleigh BinderLeave a Comment

The University of Texas announced that it would be renaming two of it’s basketball facilities after one of their most famous alumni, Kevin Durant.  In their press release, the school continued by saying that the NBA champion pledged $3 million to “support Texas basketball and the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation”.  The main entrance to the men’s and women’s …

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61-Year-Old Golfer Takes To The Links As Freshman

In College Sports by Kristen KellerLeave a Comment

When you think of a college athlete, you think of someone in their late teens or early 20’s preparing for the rest of their life. Well, there is one person defying that statistic this spring.  Don Byers, a 61-year-old, husband and grandfather, is competing for Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb. as a freshman golfer. The university falls under the National …

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Nebraska wins Fifth NCAA Volleyball Championship

In College Sports by Kristen Keller

“Why not us” was the motto for the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the beginning of this season. The team, who was expected to not even win many games this season due to graduating three All-Americans, proved everyone wrong on Saturday night. Over 18,500 volleyball fans from across the country filled the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. to watch two of …

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The CFP Final Four is Set

In College Sports by EmmaKate Austin

We’ve all had some time to digest the final four contenders for the College Football Playoff, but there are still so many questions. Here are a few things we seemed to learn after the announcement that Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama earned those coveted four slots. Strength of schedule doesn’t really matter: Clemson heads into the playoff ranked number one, …

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PAC12 Championship: Battle of the Running Backs

In College Sports by Jo Anne Mabika

The Stanford Cardinal (9-3) duked it out with The Southern California Trojans (10-2) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.  Both teams came into the PAC12 championship game with a lot to prove, chasing different types of revenge.  The highlight was the anticipated battle of the ruining backs: USC’s Ronald Jones II v. Stanfords’s Bryce Love. Setting the Stage Bryce Love …

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College Football Playoff Week 11 – What a doozy!

In College Sports by Kia Little

After a crazy weekend in college football where  two top-three teams and multiple top 25 teams lost, college football fans were anxious to see what the playoff rankings would look like come Tuesday night. The playoff committee released the rankings last night and most people are very content in the way it looks. Last week, the playoff rankings read no. 1 …

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Another SEC Coach Bites The Dust

In College Sports by Kia Little

This past weekend, after three consecutive losses, former Tennessee coach, Butch Jones, was fired.  This last loss to Mizzou (50-17) was the last straw and left the Volunteers 0-6 in the SEC and a 4-6 record overall. According to the UT athletic director John Currie, Jones was relieved of his head coach position without cause. “We haven’t won enough.” Currie …

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CFB Playoff Rankings Released and Alabama isn’t No. 1???

In College Sports by Kia Little

The first set of College Football Playoff Rankings have been released and the SEC has broken another record. It is now the first conference ever to have the top two teams in the same College Football Playoff rankings release. The Top 4 teams are No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, No.3 Notre Dame and No.4 Clemson. Yes, you read that …