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.
The NFL Season is in full swing, and, while some rookies have come out of the gates strong, others have struggled to make an impact. Let’s revisit this past draft to see if some of the highest drafting teams made a mistake.
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.
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.
The NFL season is starting to heat up as we head into week 5. While some teams have already separated themselves from that pack, other teams have looked to already be playing for draft picks. Now that a quarter of the NFL season has been played, its easy to see that the Patriots and Chiefs have been a level above the rest of league, and look to be on a crash course for a meeting in the AFC Championship Game. Let’s look at who sits atop the league with the Campus Lantern’s NFL Power Rankings:
The NFL season is in full swing as we head into week 3. While some teams came into the new season ready to win games, others have looked out of sorts in the early part of the season. If a season could have a “theme” in week 3, it would be injuries. Multiple starting quarterbacks will be out this week and for the foreseeable future, leaving the teams to scramble to find a suitable replacement. Week 3 has some intriguing matchups, let’s delve into some of the best.
On Sept. 19, 1947 Jackie Robinson was named the Rookie of the Year for the season. Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball.
The Eastern Connecticut State University’s Cross-Country team had an outstanding performance in their first meet of the 2019 Winter season on Autg. 31, at Keane State College in New Hampshire.
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The Eastern Connecticut Men’s Soccer team opened their season on Aug. 31 against Medgar Evers College. The warriors took down the cougars 6-0 last year in Brooklyn, NY. Due to the maintenance issues, Nevers Field, the usual home of the Men’s Soccer team, is unplayable for the Fall of 2019. All of the Men’s Soccer home games have been moved to the Mansfield Athletic Complex. This is Head Coach Greg DeVito’s 13th season at the helm for the Warriors. After last year’s 2-1 conference semi-final loss to in-state rival Western Connecticut, DeVito was capped off at 153 career wins, the same total that the legendary Thomas Nevers finished his career with.
On May 2, 1999 NFL legend John Elway announced his retirement from football. Elway impressed fans in the NFL with his throwing precision, cool leadership, and rushing ability. In his rookie year he led the Broncos to the franchise’s fourth play-off appearance in its 24-year history. While Elway rarely led the league in individual statistical categories, he was noted for his consistent production and his ability to rally his team to victory in the late stages of games. The most famous of his comebacks came in the 1986 American Football Conference (AFC) championship game against the Cleveland Browns when he led the Broncos on a 98-yard drive to score the tying touchdown in the game’s final seconds. The Broncos won the game in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl, and Elway’s feat became known as “the Drive.”