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Reporting concussions: Why do athletes ignore symptoms?

Reporting concussions: Why do athletes ignore symptoms?

Timothy Diamond, Contributor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Column, Recent Stories, SPORTS

Not all concussions are willingly reported. The biggest problem surrounding concussions is underreporting – and it’s often not the player’s own fault. Sometimes, coaches and parents preach toughness and urge youth athletes to return to the game after injury. Nowadays, there are individuals...

Bills need to bolster wide receiver position during offseason

Bills need to bolster wide receiver position during offseason

Zachary Memmott, Reporter
February 27, 2017
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This is the second part of a series on offseason moves the Buffalo Bills would benefit from.  The Buffalo Bills need wide receiver help, and the Bills need it now. Sammy Watkins is a stud, don’t get me wrong, but he’s gotten injured more times in his three-year career than Peyton Manning did in 1...

Bills’ best option is to stay the course, pick up Taylor’s contract option

Bills’ best option is to stay the course, pick up Taylor’s contract option

Zachary Memmott, Reporter
February 16, 2017
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The Buffalo Bills have another big decision to make. What to do with Tyrod Taylor? In 2015-16, Taylor threw for over 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns with only six interceptions, making his first-ever Pro Bowl. In response, last off-season the Bills signed the quarterback to a six-year $92-million deal...

The New York Knicks have earned the title: worst franchise ever

The New York Knicks have earned the title: worst franchise ever

Emmanuel Rodriguez, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
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“Manny, what’s the matter?” It seems like this question is asked to me every night now. I won’t get into my personal life, because, well it’s personal. But there is something that really irks me. In the words of the great Peter Griffin: "You know what really grinds my gears?" It is the circus...

A Buffalo Bills fan’s revelation: What if Tom Brady doesn’t suck?

A Buffalo Bills fan’s revelation: What if Tom Brady doesn’t suck?

Dan Almasi, Executive Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Column, Column, Showcase, SPORTS

“TOM BRADY SUCKS!” It’s the first rule of being a Bills fan. It’s a statement that, as a Bills fan, you come to accept as fact. It’s a universal law that requires no supporting data or factual evidence.

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For Major League Baseball, less would be more

Francis Boeck, Reporter
November 9, 2016
Filed under Column, Recent Stories, SPORTS

This is the third installation of a four-part series that will run in consecutive weeks. This series will focus on what changes the commissioner should do to improve their respective league.   The MLB season ended just a week ago with the Chicago Cubs breaking the ‘curse’ and winning the Wo...

Chad Kelly’s actions incite leadership debate

Francis Boeck, Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Column, Football, Men's Sports, Recent Stories, SPORTS

On Friday night, Chad Kelly attended a local high school football game between Bishop Timon and his alma mater, St. Joe’s. In the second quarter, Chad’s younger brother Casey, the quarterback for St. Joe’s, was hit late out of bounds, and a bench-clearing brawl broke out. The Buffalo Police...

Gaming goes mainstream

Francis Boeck, Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under Column, Recent Stories, SPORTS

Remember when you were a kid playing your favorite online video game with your friends? Headsets on, talking strategy with them, figuring out your team’s next move. Did you ever think, “Man, it would be so cool if this game was being broadcasted on TV?” Or “What if Al Michaels was watching and...

Hockey returns to ESPN in well-produced World Cup of Hockey coverage

Francis Boeck, Reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Column, Recent Stories, SPORTS

Americans are doing something they rarely ever do in September: talk about hockey. Yes, in a month that is supposed to be reserved for football and a bit of baseball, people are actually talking about hockey. And they have good reason to. The World Cup of Hockey is back for the first time in 12 years,...

Goodell: The good guy?

September 13, 2016
Filed under Column, Football, Men's Sports, SPORTS

Roger Goodell has been dubbed the ‘most powerful man in sports,’ he is also called a ‘tyrant’. Some have even called for him to step down throughout his first ten years as commissioner of the NFL. However, Goodell has served the NFL as not only a competent commissioner, but an exemplary one. When...

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