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NCAA vs. NFL Football: New Playoff Puts College On Top

NCAA vs. NFL Football: New Playoff Puts College On Top

Mike Breslin

December 8, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Commentary

Ever since college football went from the mess that was the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) to the greatness of the College Football Playoff this year (and in years to come), it has turned itself around and has become even more fun to watch than the superstar freak-of-nature studs who play in the NFL...

Fairfax Football Player Drew Basalyga Gains National Attention

Fairfax Football Player Drew Basalyga Gains National Attention

Mike Breslin

November 6, 2014


Filed under Sports

On Oct. 29, ESPN uploaded a video of a spectacular catch made by senior wide receiver Drew Basalyga during the Fairfax homecoming football game against Marshall High School. The video was under the headline "High School WR's Soaring Grab." It was posted to the ESPN website, and was also up for consideration...

Royals and Giants Compete in the Fall Classic

Royals and Giants Compete in the Fall Classic

Malika Umarova

October 30, 2014


Filed under Sports

As the highest seeds in baseball got eliminated in the Division Series, the wild card teams, Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, won their respective American League and National League pennants to advance to the World Series. Because the AL won the 2014 All-Star Game, the Royals have the home-field...

Fall Sports Preview

Fall Sports Preview

Mike Breslin and Journey Dionisio

October 2, 2014


Filed under Sports

Field Hockey "Unfinished business" is the motto for the Fairfax field hockey team this season. It is written on their team T-shirts and refers to the Rebels' losses in the regional final and the state semifinal. "Our goals are always to win but obviously we want to win our sixth straight distric...

MLB Playoff Picture Is Shaping Up

MLB Playoff Picture Is Shaping Up

Malika Umarova

October 2, 2014


Filed under Sports

On Sept. 16, the Washington Nationals clinched the National League East division title for the second time in three seasons with the 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Georgia. The game ended with Justin Upton, left fielder, grounding out in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the Nats'...

NFL Endures Domestic Violence Controversy

NFL Endures Domestic Violence Controversy

Mike Breslin

September 25, 2014


Filed under Sports

In what has been called "the worst week in NFL history" by numerous journalists, three NFL players became mixed up in domestic violence rumors and accusations, tarnishing the reputation of, according to the Harris Poll, the nation's favorite sport. "ELEVATOR KNOCKOUT." This was the headline that appeared...

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