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Foggy ethics for female athletes

Foggy ethics for female athletes

Brittany Willwerth, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

To make it to the top in the sports community, one must dedicate countless hours of time, exert a plethora of energy, and make a slew of sacrifices in order to achieve their dreams. But, if you're a female, this journey is potentially more likely to be plagued with strife. In a recent interview with “60...

Beyond the Bison: NFL corporate sponsors speak out

Beyond the Bison: NFL corporate sponsors speak out

Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

A majority of sports fans have seen, or at least heard of, the controversy of NFL players kneeling during the singing of the National Anthem prior to kickoff. The kneeling phenomenon, which surfaced just last year, signifies athletes' attempt to bring attention to police brutality and racial injustice. With...

Beyond the Bison: ESPN falls back on its heels

Beyond the Bison: ESPN falls back on its heels

Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

After only 10 days, ESPN has terminated its just-formed relationship with Barstool Sports, a site commonly visited by college students for sports entertainment. This disbanding comes as a result of increased displeasure with the company after an already unsettling course of events. In an attempt...

Beyond the Bison: Welcome to the 2017 World Series

Beyond the Bison: Welcome to the 2017 World Series

Isabelle Hinckley, Senior Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

After a grueling six-month long baseball season, it’s finally time for the 113th World Series to kick off. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros will go head to head, switching between each others’ home stadiums, in the best-of-seven championship series that began with a Oct. 24 win from...

Beyond the Bison: Colin Kaepernick accuses NFL teams of collusion

Beyond the Bison: Colin Kaepernick accuses NFL teams of collusion

Isabelle Hinckley, Senior Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been making headlines since recently filing a grievance against NFL owners for collusion. The controversy began in 2016 when, prior to the start of a game, Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality in the United States....

Beyond the Bison: Sharapova shares profits for Puerto Rico

Beyond the Bison: Sharapova shares profits for Puerto Rico

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

As the devastation in Puerto Rico becomes a hot-button topic across environmental and political platforms, tennis superstar Maria Sharapova decided to use her spotlight in the sports world help the cause by donating profits from her candy and chocolate brand, “Sugarpova,” to relief efforts. Inspired...

Football and concussions: what now?

Football and concussions: what now?

Isabelle Hinckley, Senior Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

A recent survey examining the brains of NFL football players yielded jaw-dropping results. Now, a team of researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) are working to develop a sports helmet foam with real-time concussion detection technology. In a shocking report published last July, neuropathologist...

Beyond the Bison: Is twelve too early to tackle?

Beyond the Bison: Is twelve too early to tackle?

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Children who participate in tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to experience cognitive and behavioral problems than those who start after, according to a study published by Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center on Sept. 19. These findings are likely to contribute...

Pre-game rituals of the world’s best player

Pre-game rituals of the world’s best player

Isabelle Hinckley, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Rafael Nadal just won his third U.S. Open title, claiming the 16th Grand Slam of his career. With a straight sets win over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Sept. 8, Nadal’s success at the Open officially labeled him as one of the most accomplished tennis players of all time. Aside from Nadal’s...

Beyond the Bison: Rivalry between Red Sox and Yankees heightens with cheating accusation

Beyond the Bison: Rivalry between Red Sox and Yankees heightens with cheating accusation

Isabelle Hinckley, Senior Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

The age-old rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has just become a lot more heated. In a report posted by the New York Times on Sept. 5, investigators for Major League Baseball (MLB) revealed that the Red Sox were illegally stealing hand signals from their opponents’...

Beyond the Bison: JJ Watt launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Beyond the Bison: JJ Watt launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Isabelle Hinckley, Senior Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Houston Texans player J.J. Watt has raised millions of dollars for those impacted by the disastrous effects of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas. Tropical storm Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on August 25, has battered the Houston region for over six days, leaving thousands...

Beyond the Bison: Former New England Patriot found dead in prison cell

Beyond the Bison: Former New England Patriot found dead in prison cell

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on April 19. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. The 113th overall 2010 draft pick was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd....

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