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Beyond the Bison– Pulling your weight: Disordered eating in athletics

Beyond the Bison– Pulling your weight: Disordered eating in athletics

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Athletes are considered some of the most determined people in society. They are driven to top the competition, which is often what pushes so many to be the best: an attitude that is encouraged in many settings. But what happens when this need to outdo competitors or to improve takes priority over an...

Beyond the Bison: NHL concussion settlement arises

Beyond the Bison: NHL concussion settlement arises

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

The National Hockey League (NHL ) announced a $18.9 million dollar settlement between the league and more than 300 retired players on Nov. 12. After suing the league for failing to protect its players from the brutality of the sport, specifically dangerous head injuries, this latest settlement further...

Beyond the Bison: Simone Biles makes history at World Championships

Beyond the Bison: Simone Biles makes history at World Championships

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

In the realm of gymnastics, few athletes are as well known as Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time. Born and raised primarily by her grandparents, Biles began competing in the sport at 8 years old. Quickly emerging as a powerful competitor, Biles spent the next few years acquiring...

Beyond the Bison: Boston Red Sox end historic season as World Series Champions

Beyond the Bison: Boston Red Sox end historic season as World Series Champions

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

The Boston Red Sox have claimed the franchise’s ninth World Series Championship title after dominating the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout the best-of-seven series. For a team being hailed “best Red Sox team ever” by Bostonians and outsiders alike, this is the only acceptable conclusion to a stellar,...

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 20, 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


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

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...

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