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Beyond the Bison: new NFL regulations aim to reduce infamous concussion frequency

Beyond the Bison: new NFL regulations aim to reduce infamous concussion frequency

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

As sports-related concussions continue to be one of the hottest topics among athletics, no league has been scrutinized as much as the National Football League (NFL), which is notorious for its rough playing style and alarming rate of serious injuries per season. There is a growing body of research on...

Beyond the Bison: Virtual varsity: Michigan considering making video gaming a varsity sport

Beyond the Bison: Virtual varsity: Michigan considering making video gaming a varsity sport

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Michigan high schoolers may soon be able to take the digital field to earn varsity letters. The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) regularly evaluates the interest and participation levels in high school sports. MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said that considering the addition of...

Tiger Woods’ recent victory hints at impending comeback

Tiger Woods’ recent victory hints at impending comeback

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

The story of Tiger Woods mirrors those of several other big athletes, riddled with peaks and troughs in his personal life and playing career. However, Woods’ high public profile as one of the best golfers of all time has made his journey one of the most prominent ongoing stories in sports popular cultu...

Beyond the Bison: Suspect charged in murder of champion Iowa State golfer

Beyond the Bison: Suspect charged in murder of champion Iowa State golfer

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

A homeless man has been charged with first-degree murder of Iowa State University student, Celia Barquín Arozamena, who was a champion golfer and the university’s Female Athlete of the Year. Police found the body of 22 year-old Spain native on Sept. 17 in a golf course pond with multiple...

Beyond the Bison: Williams’ passionate self-defense costs tennis star 24th Grand Slam title

Beyond the Bison: Williams’ passionate self-defense costs tennis star 24th Grand Slam title

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS, Top Stories

The 2018 U.S. Open women’s final ended in what may be one of the most memorable moments in sports for the year. Heated exchanges between umpire Carlos Ramos and Serena Williams cost the tennis star a game loss and fines amounting to $17,000. Williams’ opponent, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, became the...

Beyond the Bison: Death of Maryland lineman reveals “toxic” football culture

Beyond the Bison: Death of Maryland lineman reveals “toxic” football culture

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS, Top Stories

The death of University of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair during an off-season workout has inspired several current and former staff members and players to draw attention to what is apparently a long-standing toxic culture fostered by program’s head coach D.J. Durkin and head strength and...

Beyond the Bison: Hawaii brings Little League World Series Champions back to America

Beyond the Bison: Hawaii brings Little League World Series Champions back to America

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Sixteen teams competed in the 72nd year of the Little League World Series. The world’s best Little Leaguers come from across the United States and the globe to compete in Williamsport, Pa. in 10 days of fierce competition. Honolulu snagged their third Little League World Series Championship, 10...

Beyond the Bison: Ryan Donato: From the classroom to the ice

Beyond the Bison: Ryan Donato: From the classroom to the ice

Patrick Dempsey, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


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Seniors at Harvard University, including 22-year-old Ryan Donato, are less than one month away from commencement and receiving a degree from one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. However, Donato will have no time for senioritis, as he will need all the motivation he can get to...

Beyond the Bison: Players unions speak out as U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting draws near

Beyond the Bison: Players unions speak out as U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting draws near

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

President George H. W. Bush signed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) into law on Oct. 28, 1992 that then went into effect on Jan. 1, 1993. The goal of the bill was to stop the spread of sports betting in the United States. It was a response not just to sports gambling, but...

Beyond the Bison: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs first round preview and predictions

Beyond the Bison: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs first round preview and predictions

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

When the NHL season started a long six months ago, each team had hopes of hoisting Lord Stanley’s Mug overhead and drinking champagne out of the top bowl come June. Today, 16 of the 31 teams are left standing with the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs now underway. The 2017-2018 regular season was filled with...

Beyond the Bison: Dodgers’ Chase Utley becomes teammates with a fan from the past

Beyond the Bison: Dodgers’ Chase Utley becomes teammates with a fan from the past

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

When a professional athlete visits a child in need, their impact on that child can last for an exceptionally long time. Many of us have friends that retell stories about how they met a professional athlete when they were a kid, but it’s probably safe to say that their stories are nothing like this...

Beyond the Bison: Tiger Woods’ mighty return to the 2018 Masters

Beyond the Bison: Tiger Woods’ mighty return to the 2018 Masters

Patrick Dempsey, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Before undergoing his fourth back surgery, an interior lumbar interbody infusion, in April 2017, Tiger Woods had to be helped out of bed every day for the better part of six months. He did not know if he’d ever get to play golf again, but he credits his return to motivation from his two kids. His daughter...

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