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The HEADstrong Foundation: The power of sports

The HEADstrong Foundation: The power of sports

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Individuals across the globe are undeniably connected through sports. Now, a campaign against cancer started by a 19-year-old college lacrosse player in 2005 is becoming one of the biggest sports trends across the country, bringing athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels together.   An...

The intriguing concept of America’s off-season football

The intriguing concept of America’s off-season football

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


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Every year when the NFL season comes to an end, football fans dread the fact that they have to wait over 200 days to watch another game. Thankfully, this year is different. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) may prove to be a football fan’s off-season dream. A total of 416 players on eight teams...

NHL expands their ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ campaign, celebrating Black History Month for first time

NHL expands their ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ campaign, celebrating Black History Month for first time

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 7, 2019


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February is Black History Month, a time to reflect upon and celebrate the African American individuals, culture, and events that have shaped our nation while simultaneously furthering our understanding of racial inequality. Almost all professional sports organizations partake in this month-long event...

Beyond the Bison: Witnessing NBA History

Beyond the Bison: Witnessing NBA History

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

January 31, 2019


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In the National Basketball Association (NBA), the label of “super team” has been assigned to various franchises to emphasize the dominance of a particular team. For instance, LeBron James joined the Miami Heat in 2010, accompanying future Hall of Famers Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Heat went...

Beyond the Bison: The changing culture in the NFL

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

January 24, 2019


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If you asked football fans during the 2016 season what they thought of the NFL culture, most (if not all) would bring up the controversies over player activism, such as kneeling during the national anthem, league suspensions with performance-enhancing drugs, and brain trauma. In a way, the future ...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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