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STARTING FIVE: Weathering the MSU controversy as a Spartan fan

STARTING FIVE: Weathering the MSU controversy as a Spartan fan

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Non-School, Sports

In one of the most demented and disgusting things in the sports world since Penn State and Jerry Sandusky, a recent ESPN Outside The Lines report found that the sexual assault culture at Michigan State goes far deeper than just the scandal regarding Olympic and former MSU gymnastics doctor Larry Nas...

Swim and dive team focuses on quality over quantity

Swim and dive team focuses on quality over quantity

Lexi Doll, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports, Swim

The Portage Northern Men’s swim and dive team is off to a good start with a basically brand new team.  With the team still on the smaller side, they are slowly growing.  Last year’s team consisted of 12 swimmers whereas this years team has 19.  With the team only having about a month left in th...

Super Bowl Lll Recap

Super Bowl Lll Recap

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Non-School, Showcase, Sports

In a good old shootout like we all expected, the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the New England Patriots and claimed their franchise’s first Super Bowl victory, 41-33. Quarterback Nick Foles won Super Bowl MVP, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns, while also catching one on a trick play. T...

Alex Smith finds new home with the Redskins

Alex Smith finds new home with the Redskins

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Non-School, Sports

NFL fans might have been dormant on any news because they were waiting until Super Bowl Sunday, but they’re awake now. In a surprise move Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs traded away Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for a 2018 third round draft pick and cornerback Kendall Ful...

Pistons acquire Blake Griffin

Pistons acquire Blake Griffin

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Non-School, Sports

In a relatively surprising move, on Monday, the Detroit Pistons acquired Clippers’ star power forward Blake Griffin, sending Avery Bradley and Tobias Harris to Los Angeles in a blockbuster trade. The full trade includes Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and a first and second round...

Varsity soccer player Gracie Poulsen: down but not out

Varsity soccer player Gracie Poulsen: down but not out

Hannah Thomas Perez, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

On a warm day in North Carolina, sophomore Gracie Poulsen woke up bright and early with a smile next to her teammates, ready to get onto the field. Today was the last day of the CASL Showcase Tournament for soccer, and Poulsen was ready to go home with a win. Her excitement was even larger than on any...

College football pre-playoff numbers

College football pre-playoff numbers

Zach Lewis, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

January 4, 2018


Filed under Non-School, Sports

Bengals vs. Steelers: when is a rivalry too much?

Bengals vs. Steelers: when is a rivalry too much?

Malcolm Gaynor, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

January 4, 2018


Filed under Non-School, Sports

Eli vs Geno: a look at the Giants’ quarterback controversy

Eli vs Geno: a look at the Giants’ quarterback controversy

Liam Fagan, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

January 4, 2018


Filed under Non-School, Sports

Starting Five: What are the Chicago Bulls doing?

Starting Five: What are the Chicago Bulls doing?

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

December 31, 2017


Filed under Non-School, Showcase, Sports

Before this NBA season started, if I asked you to name the best player on the Chicago Bulls, who would you have said? Zach LaVine? That would be null and void, considering he hasn’t set foot on court in a Bulls uniform yet after last year’s nasty ACL tear. Robin Lopez? This might be the correct answe...

Three observations from MSU/UofM hoops

Three observations from MSU/UofM hoops

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Non-School, Showcase, Sports

Basketball is about as serious as a good euchre game and referring to soft drinks as ‘pop’ in the state of Michigan. From the high school level up to the Detroit Pistons, residents of the mitten state are obsessive over hoops. Perhaps the biggest following is at the college level. The Spartans and...

Deshaun Watson’s injury and where Texans go from here

Deshaun Watson’s injury and where Texans go from here

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under All, Non-School, Sports

In what could be the most devastating injury in this armageddon of players suffering season-ending injuries, Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL during practice on Thursday, November 4th, ending what was shaping up to be a record shattering season. Multiple NFL players and fa...

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