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Teams should not ignore extra baggage athletes carry no matter skill level

Matt Boecker

October 15, 2019

DeKALB — There are plenty of die-hard sports fans who will cheer on their team through thick and thin. However, the bonds that fans have with their teams are being tested as we learn more about athletes and their personal lives.With the continued emergence of the internet and technology, we know more ...

Nike is smart for backing Kaepernick

Nike is smart for backing Kaepernick


September 6, 2018

Despite the polarizing nature surrounding the announcement, it is clear Nike is right and smart for siding with free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.Nike revealed on Labor Day Kaepernick is going to be the face of the 30th anniversary of the company's "Just Do It Campaign". On Wednesday, Nike r...

Sports and politics shouldn’t mix

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and teammate kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game.

Peter Zemeske

June 24, 2018

The NFL’s May 23 decision to prohibit kneeling during the national anthem comes on the heels of the divisiveness caused by players protesting oppression of minorities in America, however the rule isn’t unreasonable. The NFL wants to keep football as a recreational pastime; if players want to make politic...

Students protest for justice

Students raise their fists and chant,

Nicole Scott

October 17, 2016

Protests continue at football gameDeKALB | Black Lives Matter protesters raised their fists high and refused to stand during the national anthem at the football game 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium.In the bleachers, football game attendees stood and sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” but the ...

Volleyball player kneels for anthem

Scott Nicol

October 17, 2016

DeKALB | Chrystal McAlpin, redshirt sophomore outside hitter, took a knee during the national anthem at Friday’s volleyball game on Victor E. Court.The game, against the University at Buffalo, resulted in a win in straight sets for the Huskies, increasing their winning streak to double-digits.McAlpin foll...