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Touchdowns to Teleprompters

Touchdowns to Teleprompters

Shea O'Brien
May 14, 2017
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Two years ago, Tony Romo and Jay Cutler were both starting quarterbacks on their NFL football teams. Playing in enormous football markets—Chicago and Dallas—Romo and Cutler took the field every Sunday as heroes to their football loving cities. Kids wore replicas of their jerseys and dreamed of...

39th Annual Burns Park Run

39th Annual Burns Park Run

Ava Millman
May 10, 2017
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SPORTS

The brisk air and clear skies made for ideal running weather on Sunday, May 7, as over 1,000 runners and volunteers gathered at the corner of Wells St. and Baldwin Ave. in Ann Arbor’s Burns Park neighborhood to commence the 39th annual Burns Park Run. Runners were given the option of either ...

Michigan Basketball 2017-2018 Preview

Michigan Basketball 2017-2018 Preview

Shane Hoffmann and Suibhne O'foighil
May 5, 2017
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2017 Season Recap   The Michigan Wolverines began the 2016-17 season 5-0 with impressive wins over NCAA Tournament teams, SMU and Marquette. They then traveled to Columbia, South Carolina where they lost their first game of the season to South Carolina—who would later play the role of the underdog...

If at First you Don’t Succeed, Try 73 More Times: Sergio Garcia’s Difficult Road to his First Major Championship

If at First you Don’t Succeed, Try 73 More Times: Sergio Garcia’s Difficult Road to his First Major Championship

Shea O'Brien and Ethan Kahana
April 14, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

As important as the Masters is to the world of golf, there was more to Garcia’s 2017 Masters victory than meets the eye. 37 year-old Garcia has competed at 73 consecutive major championships since his debut as a professional, and for the last 20 years—aside from the Sunday night—has narrowly come...

Oregon Escapes Upset-Minded Michigan

Oregon Escapes Upset-Minded Michigan

Shane Hoffmann
March 24, 2017
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  The Michigan Wolverines came out of the gates in a similar fashion to their previous two NCAA Tournament games. Their highflying offense looked to be in a daze as they struggled, possession after possession, to find high percentage shots.   With Pac-12 Player of The Year, Dillon Brooks, being shutdo...

Found! Tom Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl 51 Game Jersey Recovered by FBI

Found! Tom Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl 51 Game Jersey Recovered by FBI

Shea O'Brien, Staff
March 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, SPORTS

NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas was more than just the sight of Super Bowl 51 this past February; it was also labeled a crime scene after five time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady’s jersey was stolen. After being missing for almost a month and a half, the FBI confirmed the jersey has been...

Michigan’s South Eastern Conference Championship Swim Meet

Michigan’s South Eastern Conference Championship Swim Meet

Atticus Dewey
March 10, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Saline High School Natatorium — The crowd roared with the excitement of all six teams gathered at the Southern Eastern Conference championship meet (SEC). All the training, early morning workouts, and sacrifices that the teams had made came down to this moment. The meet began with the announcer calli...

Tebow Time: Community High’s Thoughts on Former Football Star’s New Found Baseball Career

Tebow Time: Community High’s Thoughts on Former Football Star’s New Found Baseball Career

Shea O'Brien and Michael Eder
March 10, 2017
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Almost a decade ago, University of Florida star quarterback Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy in college football history. The well spoken young man captivated the hearts of many across the the nation, and after his 2007 National Championship victory, many deemed him the ...

Life Before Brady and Belichick

Life Before Brady and Belichick

Shea O'Brien
March 3, 2017
Filed under 300 WORDS, FEATURES, SPORTS

On May 25, 1971, Michael O’Brien was born in Acton, Massachusetts. An instant fan of local NFL team the “New England Patriots,” a young O’Brien would come to suffer his first 31 years without a Super Bowl victory. Today the franchise is envied throughout the NFL for their absolute dominance ...

IHSA Huntseat Show at Albion College

IHSA Huntseat Show at Albion College

Caitlin Mahoney, Arts editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under PHOTO GALLERIES, SPORTS

On Feb. 11th and 12th, college equestrian teams gathered at the Nancy G. Held equestrian center at Albion College. These teams have come to compete in one of the last IHSA (intercollegiate horse show association), of the season. Many of the riders coming with hopes of qualifying for regionals th...

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