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The History of Greenville’s Pastime

The History of Greenville’s Pastime

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Many different cities are known for their sports teams. Cities such as Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles are associated with the Braves, the Yankees, and the Dodgers. These teams unite the city and give it a unique identity in the midst of creating memories and traditions. However, teams like these are n...

A Home Run of a Season

A Home Run of a Season

Mallory Smith, Reporter

May 15, 2019

Awful Alternative Football

Awful Alternative Football

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

May 1, 2019

Football is one of the most popular sports in America, but with only a few professional football leagues, many players do not get to follow their dreams and play in a professional setting. The main and best option is the well known National Football League (NFL). Besides this league, players can play i...

NFL Mock Draft

NFL Mock Draft

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

April 23, 2019

Every year in April, the National Football League teams draft college players into their teams. First draft prospects compete in drills at the NFL combine and are measured and weighed. Players then have their Pro Day where scouts from NFL teams can watch while they workout and talk to their college coaches. Front offices from d...

A Roller Coaster of an NFL Season

A Roller Coaster of an NFL Season

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

February 25, 2019

The NFL has just wrapped up its 99th season filled with controversy, new emerging stars, and big plays. The season started the year with record scoring; the league saw the emergence of young offensive stars like Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey. It seemed that all the decent NFL defenses had gon...

End of an Era

End of an Era

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

February 5, 2019

After 17 seasons in the National Football League, defensive end Julius Peppers has announced retirement at age 39. Peppers played with the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers before hanging up his cleats after the 2018 season. Peppers announced his retirement in an article called “17 and ...

Changes to the Championship?

Changes to the Championship?

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

February 4, 2019

The college football season has just wrapped up with the Clemson Tigers winning the National Championship 44-16 over the Alabama Crimson Tide. This title game ended with many impressive feats accomplished. One of those feats being Alabama’s biggest loss under Nick Saban (next biggest loss is Oklahoma ...

My Head’s in OU, but My Heart’s in OAK

My Head’s in OU, but My Heart’s in OAK

Mallory Smith, Reporter

December 20, 2018

Kyler Murray is a redshirt junior at the University of Oklahoma (OU) from Allen, Texas, and starts as a quarterback for the school’s football team. Lately, he has been wreaking havoc in not only OU football but college football as a whole. The Oklahoma Sooners are ranked number one in the Big 12 and nu...

Turning Over the Ball to Women

Turning Over the Ball to Women

Mallory Smith, Reporter

December 19, 2018

Typically when people think of sports fans, they largely think of men. However, this idea is starting to change as women start to become more interested and more involved in the inner workings of sports, especially football. Many people have differing opinions on women who are involved in sports; som...

For the Love of Sports

For the Love of Sports

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

November 23, 2018

In 2014 roughly 26 million children in the US are involved in sports. However, when you look at children playing sports after they turn thirteen, around seventy percent of them quit. There could be many factors on the field or court to contribute to this, but one of the main factors could be off the field. Parents in the s...

The Demise of the Left-handed Quarterback?

The Demise of the Left-handed Quarterback?

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

October 23, 2018

One of the most valuable positions in football is the quarterback. Everyone knows about the right-handed tosses made by the quarterback, but few people know about the left-handed tosses. Recently, however, the number of left-handed quarterbacks that are competing in the NFL has dropped to a record low...

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