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NBA players boycott playoff games in protest of Jacob Blake shooting

Ryan Silver, Assistant Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

NBA players and coaches came together as a unit and collectively boycotted all playoff games Aug. 26 due to the controversial police shooting of Jacob Blake. The boycott, in addition to the coronavirus cancellations, have made the 20...

Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV over San Francisco 49ers

Nicholas Rose, Housekeeper

March 4, 2020

The HardRock Stadium hosted the 2020 Super Bowl LIV February 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. between Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers in a highly contested game. This was the first Super ...

UNC and Duke Pile Up Basketball Recruits for 2020-2021 Season

Ryan Silver, Sports Copy Editor

November 12, 2019

The University of North Carolina and Duke University have been known for their continued success in basketball. This is due to both having Hall of Fame coaches (Dean Smith and Roy Williams for UNC, Mike Krzyzewski for Duke) who...

MLS popularity, validity, heightens as proven goalscorers and young talent continuously shine

Adam Shefet, Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

Major League Soccer, better known as the MLS, is the highest level of soccer played in the U.S. As the popularity of the sport increases in the US, so does the popularity and prestige of the fairly new league. Since its inaugural...

Athens Drive Women’s Tennis Defeats Green Hope

Ryan Silver, Sports Copy Editor

September 25, 2019

The Athens Drive women’s tennis team hit the ground running as they began the 2019-2020 season  Aug. 19 against Millbrook High School, their first of 17 matches over the course of the season. The team is coached by Melissa ...

Argentinian soccer player dies as private plane crashes into the English Channel

Adam Shefet, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019

Emiliano Sala, an Argentinian soccer player who recently transferred to the Welsh club Cardiff City F.C., was reported missing on Jan. 21. Sala was aboard a small private plane that disappeared over the English Channel. After...