Year of the no fun league

The 2016 NFL season continues to be a letdown for fans It’s like the NFL is trying to sabotage itself. Every week, I hope that when I check the primetime schedule, I’ll find an exciting matchup. But so far, every week I’ve been highly disappointed. Since my Oakland Raiders have found themselves in first place in the AFC West, I’ve […]

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Woodrum Selected No. 2 Overall

With approximately two months remaining until the 2016 NFL Draft, the rumor mills and draft experts have all speculated as to who NFL teams will be adding to their respective rosters. While there is still much uncertainty, as NFL coaches and general managers are still looking for who they want, one particular NFL franchise has provided a bit of clarity […]

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A place in this world

Rashad Jennings gives back to kids Rashad Jenning’s story begins with an overweight kid and a reading deficit. A kid, like many others, with dreams and aspirations of playing in the National Football League, Jennings found himself on the sideline during games more than he got to actually play in them. “He was just an overweight, chubby kid with glasses, […]

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Women in professional sports

Jen Welter has started a revolution that is sweeping across men’s sports With backsides glued to couches and tailgates taking place every weekend, there is no doubt that football season is back in full swing. But heading into the 2015 NFL preseason, the Arizona Cardinals’ sideline looked different than it had ever before. The big and burly men of the […]

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Rashad Jennings

The other side of the NFL tailback The world knows him as Rashad Jennings — the starting running back for the New York Giants. But those who truly know him call him ’Shad — the inquisitive free thinker who one day hopes to be a marriage counselor and a philosopher. Jennings has built a reputation on the Giants as a […]

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Seniors hear from alumnus

Samkon Gado speaks to soon-to-be graduates Former NFL running back and Liberty alumnus Samkon Gado (class of 2005) spoke at the annual senior Convocation Friday, April 17 at Williams Stadium’s Club Level. The class of 2015 enjoyed coffee and doughnuts while Gado, who finished medical school the day before his Convocation speech, shared his story, as well as what he […]

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Watson speaks against racism

New Orleans Saints tight end shares thoughts on racial prejudice in America Ben Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints who just finished his 11th season in the NFL, tackled the issues of racism and identity in his appearance at the second Convocation of the semester Friday, Jan. 16. In the question-and-answer-style session, Watson explained that in the […]

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Kelly family inspires

Hall of Famer praises God for life lessons learned For the first time in the family’s history, Jim Kelly, his wife, Jill Kelly, and their daughter, Erin Kelly, took the stage together to speak to students during Convocation Friday, Oct. 25. The three spoke about God’s goodness in the midst of trials, marking their first public appearance since Jim Kelly, […]

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Tich’s Take

America loves the NFL. So it makes sense for the NFL to have a game on Thursdays. The more football, the better, right? Wrong. On paper, Thursday Night Football is great. For the consumer, it gives more football to watch during a part of the week that normally is void of it. For CBS and the NFL, it makes extra […]

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Editorial: NFL ousts Rice

Ravens running back Ray Rice is paying for his actions Following Monday’s release of the shocking elevator video that has been shared by sports sites, social media and news outlets alike, former NFL superstar Ray Rice was both fired and suspended indefinitely from the NFL. The TMZ Sports video showed the actual altercation between Rice and his fiancée Janay Palmer. […]

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Editorial: NFL kicks off

After a seven-month wait, the NFL is up and running It is finally upon us. After a long summer of practices, training camp, and the preseason, week one of the NFL regular season arrived. The Green Bay Packers and defending Superbowl champion Seattle Seahawks kicked things off Thursday night, and the rest of the NFL’s thirty-two teams got into the […]

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Should NFL decide what is racist?

How detrimental to sportsmanship is the use of profanity during football games? This is the question the NFL must answer in lieu of the Competition Committee wanting to implement a 15-yard penalty for players who use the N-word on the field. Two clear sides exist on this issue, and current and former players on both sides have spoken up about […]

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Giving back

NFL players Rashad Jennings and Mike Brown start community youth project Former Liberty Flames football players Rashad Jennings and Mike Brown returned to Lynchburg to promote Habitat for Humanity and R&M Endeavors Friday, Feb. 21. R&M Endeavors was formed by Jennings and Brown and is designed to serve Lynchburg and Charlottesville, Va., through community projects and football camps. Jennings and […]

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