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Category: Sports

All Star games need a purpose

All the players in All-Star games will always tell you, “You have to be there” to get the full experience of it. But really, what is there to experience? This “full experience” includes watching the best players in the league participating in meaningless skill challenges, and a game that you could get the same experience in a backyard football game. […]

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Super Bowl Preview

When the Falcons lost two straight games in late October, collapse seemed as though it were just around the corner. Three short months later, the Falcons steamrolled the Green Bay Packers 44-21 on their way to their first Super Bowl since 1999. More than just offensive firepower, the ability of this team to bounce back from adversity showed that they […]

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The NFL should have a draft lottery

By: Jack Rafferty Comment The NFL could learn something from the NBA. The NBA has an effective system that allows for parity while simultaneously dissuading teams from “tanking” in order to get high draft picks: the draft lottery. If the NFL were to implement this system, it would encourage teams to be more competitive. This year, the Cleveland Browns finished […]

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Continuous Use of PEDs in Baseball

By Josh Wolfe Longtime Milwaukee and Atlanta Brave, Hank Aaron, known as “Hammerin’ Hank” for his impressive resume of power in his MLB career, did not cheat his way to 755 home runs. However, San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds, standing alone at 762 home runs, used Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) to drastically improve his performance. According to CNN, doping has […]

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Clemson defeats Alabama to avenge last year’s defeat

Junior wide-receiver Hunter Renfrow caught the game winning touchdown with 0:01 left on the clock to help Clemson overcome Alabama 35-31 to win their second national championship trophy and defeat the infamous Crimson Tide led by Nick Saban. In this 2016 final rematch, Clemson got their revenge after last year, when they lost to an Alabama team led by Heisman […]

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College Football Playoff expansion would lead to more exciting games

By Cory Dillard    The college football playoff is when four of the best teams in the nation battle it out to be crowned the best. It was created in 2014, meaning the idea is relatively new and leaves plenty of room for changes. There has been a lot of criticism, especially this recent year, about potential playoff teams that […]

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Atlanta Falcons Have Record Regular Season, Show Great Promise for Playoffs

By Jack Weatherby Comment The Atlanta Falcons exceeded all expectations this season, ending the year 11-5 with the most difficult schedule in the NFL. Much of their success can be attributed to a high-powered offense that has been slicing up defenses with ease, new defensive standouts such as Vic Beasley and Keanu Neal and the team chemistry created by second […]

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Young Knights basketball team hopes for Final Four return

Young Knights basketball team hopes for Final Four return

The Knights’ varsity basketball team is coming off a successful season, going 28-4 and advancing to the region championship. The 2015-2016 team also advanced to the Final Four of the state playoffs, marking the farthest run in the playoffs since reaching the Final Four in 1994.  The region championship and 10 wins were stripped after the school self-reported a player […]

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Cross Country season caps at state meet

The girls and boys cross country teams ended their 2016 seasons with the girls team placing fifth overall and the boys placing 12th at the annual state meet. “I think they both ran as expected,” coach Jeff Cramer said. “Positive attitudes by everyone are my best assessment of success, and we did very well on that front.” The projected state […]

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Knights fall in second round of playoffs

Knights fall in second round of playoffs

A season starting with high hopes for a state championship ended on a last-second Woodland-Stockbridge kick. The 24-21 loss  ended the Knights’ hopes in the second round of the state playoffs for the second consecutive year. “Even though we didn’t accomplish everything we wanted, I’m still happy about our play and what we did this season,” said senior lineman Theron […]

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