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Eastern Illinois pounces APSU

» Staff Report The Eastern Illinois Panthers football team had no problem putting away the Governors Saturday, Sept. 29, 65-15. The Panthers put up video game-like statistics against the Govs on Saturday. Panther’s quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went 18 of 31 passes for 453 yards with 5 touchdowns. Garoppolo found receiver ...

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Position prejudice in the NFL Hall Of Fame

» By Michael Williams –mwilliams0824@gmail.com The 2013 class of the NFL Hall of Fame nominees shows some discrimination against tight ends and place-kickers. Anyone would be hard pressed to find a quarterback or running back doesn’t appreciate the play they get from their tight ends or their place-kicker. Place-kickers are ...

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NFL replacement refs could be worse

» By Daniel Newton –fig1013@gmail.com This article was written prior to the ending of the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers game on Monday, Sept. 24. Professional athletes and fans alike have found excuses throughout the years to try and justify poor play or an unfortunate outcome. We have heard ...

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Is the pay worth the play?

» By Daniel Newton –fig1013@gmail.com For the first three weeks every season, we see a consistent trend in college football: powerhouses beating up on less-known and weaker competition. The infamous “pay for play” system has become a trend growing in popularity for many years. Big teams pay smaller teams, many ...

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Govs football sputters in 2nd half

» By Mike Williams –mwilliams0824@gmail.com The APSU football team would see a first-half lead disappear on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Nashville in their first Ohio Valley Conference game against Tennessee State. What started off as a game that looked winnable turned into a run-away as TSU handled the Govs, 34-14. ...

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