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The NFL’s quarterback concussion conundrum

The first two weeks of the NFL season have been confusing for NFL players. The opening game of the season saw the league return to the 1970s when big hits and headshots were commonplace. Specifically, in week one, Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton, one of the biggest quarterbacks in the league, took two nasty helmet-to-helmet… Keep Reading

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2016 Fantasy Football: NFL breakout candidates

Allen Robinson A breakout star in 2015, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson is once again primed for a tremendous season. Though his 14-touchdown accomplishment last year will be tough to match, his reception total should experience a spike with an improving Blake Bortles at the helm. Robinson’s 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame renders him a dominant… Keep Reading

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Four Redmen players represent McGill at annual East-West Bowl

On Saturday, May 14, McGill hosted the 14th annual East-West Bowl, an all-star game and showcase featuring the season’s top football prospects from Canadian universities. Four McGill players entering their senior year played with and against rival CIS talent from around the league. Offensive lineman Qadr Spooner, defensive back Charles-William Tremblay, linebacker Eric Gracioppo, and… Keep Reading

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A Super Bowl cover-up: How Baylor hid its sexual assault scandal

It’s official: Baylor University is the master of subterfuge. At a time when sports media is ever more scrutinous of allegations of sexual assault and misconduct by high-profile players, Baylor managed to keep its case of sexual assault away from the headlines. One of the best college football programs in the United States, Baylor managed to… Keep Reading

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How to take great sports photos

1. It’s all about the gadgets The adage goes it’s not the camera that takes great photos, it’s the person behind it. Not so true for sports. A photographer at the Olympics may carry on him two Canon 5Ds ($6000), a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70mm f/2.8 ($2000) and a telephoto lens… Keep Reading

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Blast from the Past: The evolution of football

Every sport has a rubicon to cross, a dividing line between infancy and legitimacy. A concoction of traditions, house rules, and conventions huddle together and break apart across time, forming and reforming to become an entity that doesn’t look anything like its predecessors, but has elements of all of them. For football, that moment came… Keep Reading

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Behind the Bench: Rooney Rule Ramifications for Female Representation

Diversity and minority visibility in professional athletics has recently made international headlines, with the inauguration of new professional women’s sport leagues, such as the WNHL, the MLB implementing programs to increase female and minority job candidates, and new awards like the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards recognizing the diversity of elite athletes. Most recently, the… Keep Reading

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