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The Year of the Black QB: African American Signal Callers are Changing the Game

This NFL season is winding down and teams already have their eyes toward postseason seeding. This year has given us so many storylines, good and bad alike, that have made this season memorable. One storyline that has flown under the radar is that we are witnessing the shattering of stereotypes right in front of our eyes. The Undefeated coined the phrase “The Year of the Black Quarterback” to explain the reimagining of what a franchise quarterback looks like. This isn’t the first year that a Black quarterback has been successful, Cam Newton and Patrick have both won league MVP this decade, and QBs like Michael Vick, Randall Cunningham, and Warren Moon were all great in their respective eras. The reason why this year has been so important is because we have never seen this many Black QBs positioned as the face of franchises before, as of this season there are about five: Wilson, Mahomes, Jackson, Prescott, Watson.

Warrior Basketball Preview

The Women’s basketball team opens up their season on Friday, where they will face Trinity College at 5:00 pm in Hartford in the first round of the Trinity College Tip-Off Tournament. The Warriors look to defend their Little East Conference (LEC) Championship title after a 77-72 win on the floor of UMass Dartmouth last season.

Simone Biles Makes her Case to be America’s Best Athlete

It’s no surprise that Simone Biles continues to outdo herself every competition. On Oct. 13, 2019, she won her 25th world championship medal in Stuttgart, Germany. She scored 15.399 in the vault, 15.066 on the beam, and 15.133 points on the floor (which landed her the title of first place). This officially earned her the title of the most decorated female gymnast in the world. She currently surpassed Belarusian, Vitaly Scherbo, who earned his 23 medals at the world championship during the 1990s.

Eliud Kipchoge Runs His Way Into History

On Oct. 12, 2019, in Vienna, Austria, the famous Kenyan runner Eluid Kipchoge made an incredible mark on human history by becoming the first man to run a full marathon in under two hours. This is a feat that runners have been trying to accomplish for years, and  now, someone has  finally achieved it. 

Boston Celtics Preview:Tatum and Brown Look Ready to Lead Team

A year ago, the Boston Celtics were the clear favorite to win the Eastern Conference. After a disappointing season, an ugly exit in the playoffs, and the departures of two of their three highest-paid players, the Celtics are seemingly back in the middle of the East playoff picture. But last season’s Celtics were certainly a lesson in how success in the NBA is about a lot more than a talented roster. This season’s Celtics could tell us just as much about team chemistry and the whole being greater or less than the sum of its parts. The Boston Celtics had what many would call an up-and-down offseason.  Veteran all-stars Al Horford and Kyrie Irving left the team, and they were replaced by all-star guard Kemba Walker and journeyman center Enes Kanter.  With a new season comes new storylines, here are the biggest stories ahead of the NBA season opener.

Discussing the NBA’s ‘One and Done’ Rule

In the past 20 years, we have seen some talented basketball stars come up through the NBA. So good that they got drafted right out of high school. The first to do it was Kevin Garnett in 1995, and players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard are just a few of the names that made the jump from high school to the NBA. All of these players will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame when their time comes.