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History retold: “Kick Six”

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) leaves the field as fans celebrate a 59-42 victory against Missouri in the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

“This is a tremendous rivalry, a great tradition, great fans, it was a great atmosphere and an opportunity for our team to play out there today."

CAA votes to suspend 2020 football season

Towson quarterback Tom Flacco celebrates after a touchdown against Villanova on Saturday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

July 17, 2020

The CAA is one of several conferences opting to abandon football this year in response to the continued threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Resurgence of the XFL: How the league looks after week one


NY Guardians wide receiver Mekale McKay dives for a pass as Tampa Bay Vipers cornerback Shelton Lewis trails during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 9, 2020. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

The Xtreme Football League (XFL) is nothing new to sports fans. The professional American football league was originally a joint venture between the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) and NBC, and made its debut back in 2001.   The hype surrounding the debut of the XFL nearly 20 years ago was u...

College football blitz: Week 5 recap


Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) scores a touchdown on a three-yard run to tie North Carolina 14-14 in the second quarter on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

We near the halfway point of the 2019 college football season, and as expected, nothing is certain. Clemson nearly took the loss of the year, Maryland has lost all momentum, the Pac-12 is a free-for-all, we still do not know what to expect from Michigan and Ohio State may be on the cusp of its best...

College football blitz: Week 4 recap


Ohio State wide receiver Austin Mack (11) celebrates after a play against Miami (Ohio) during a 76-5 romp for the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on September 21, 2019. Nebraska will provide a much stiffer test in Week 5, but fifth-ranked Ohio State is still a 17 1/2-point favorite on the road.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

Four weeks into college football and while a lot of teams are starting to feel the heat, some are sitting at the top of mountain. Appalachian State @ North Carolina Speaking of mountains, one of the bigger headlines coming out of this weekend was Appalachian State (3-0) knocking off a, now, luk...

College football blitz: Week 3 recap

Michigan State running back Elijah Collins (24) runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Arizona State.

September 18, 2019

A slow week three slate of games made for some football that was hard to watch at times. However, a football fan as dedicated as I am can sit through the slowest of bouts. And believe me when I tell you, this weekend was full of them.   We had ranked teams playing unranked opponents and unranked t...

College football blitz: Week 2 recap

Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson (9) can't complete a catch as LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) defends during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Week two of college football’s 150th season is in the books and following this weekend’s madness, there are a few new faces on the come up. For starters, we saw Army nearly take down a 7th-ranked Michigan squad in Ann Arbor, Maryland topple no. 21 Syracuse by 43 points and Mack Brown’s Tar Heel...

College football blitz: Week 1 recap

JaTarvius Whitlow runs in the first half.nAuburn vs Oregon on Saturday Aug. 31 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

After what many would call a chaotic first weekend, it is apparent we have entered the belly of the beast that is college football. We had football on TV from Thursday to Monday, and in that four-day stretch we saw a lot of ups, a lot of downs and a mashup of bedlam that reminded us all why we look forward...

Gronk out: Patriots tight end retires

Gronk out: Patriots tight end retires

Brent Jansen, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

After only nine seasons in the NFL, New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski has officially retired. Gronk posted a picture on Instagram with a long message giving thanks to the Patriots organization as well as coach Bill Belichick, owner Robert Kraft, and the Patriots fan base. Gronk finishes...

Shield Talk: Eight trade deadline deals to ponder

Shield Talk: Eight trade deadline deals to ponder

Brent Jansen, Columnist

October 26, 2018

The NFL’s trade deadline is approaching and there has already been a bit of drama. The Cowboys have sold a first-round pick for a slightly above average player, the Giants traded the wrong Eli, and the Jaguars added insurance for Leonard Fournette. But with several days left before the trade deadline,...

Shield Talk: Browns win first game since 2016

Shield Talk: Browns win first game since 2016

Brent Jansen, Columnist

September 23, 2018

BROWNS WIN BROWNS WIN BROWNS WIN Open the coolers, Cleveland, the Browns’ winless streak has ended. After a brutal 635 days without a win, the Cleveland Browns have finally won a game. It felt as if Cleveland won the Super Bowl the way the victory was celebrated. So, let’s break down how...

Shield Talk: News and notes

Shield Talk: News and notes

Brent Jansen, Columnist

September 8, 2018

It’s official. The NFL is back! On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 18-12. The game went down to the last play as well, but the Eagles defense held strong. Here are some of the top stories from the night: Falcon’s S Keanu Neal Tears ACL, out for the season The Falcons were sub...

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