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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gets ready to throw a pass during Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11. Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP after leading the Chiefs to a game-winning drive in overtime. (Ashley Landis | AP Photo)

COLUMN: Ranking the Top 10 Super Bowl MVPs

By James Bennett, Opinion Columnist | February 20, 2024

Every Super Bowl there’s one player that shines brightest under the lights of the big game. For this list I have determined what I believe to be the top ten players' performances.  NICK FOLES (SB 52, 2018)   The ultimate underdog performance,...

Usher dances in a black and blue outfit during his Super Bowl halftime performance. Usher brought out several musical guests during his show. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Usher rocks Las Vegas stage at halftime show

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | February 11, 2024

Super Bowl LVIII welcomed Usher, who started his halftime performance sitting on a throne-like chair, wearing a white cape. Usher emulated a king, ready to dominate Allegiant Stadium.  While Chiefs fans groaned about the first-half score, Usher opened...

Everything you need to know before watching The Big Game | StarNotes episode 4

Everything you need to know before watching ‘The Big Game’ | StarNotes episode 4

Ethan and Olivia teach Angelina how football works. The three of them go through all the key information viewers should be aware of before Sunday's big game. To vote on who you think will win, enter the Northern Star's contest for a chance to win a...

Rihanna in her red outfit shining bright under the spotlights at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Super Bowl halftime had Rihanna shining bright like a diamond

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | February 14, 2023

The Super Bowl halftime performance can either be a hit or a miss. Rihanna certainly did not miss this year.  After being absent from the music industry for six years, Rihanna came out in a fierce red outfit and showed the world that she can still...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts speaks during an NFL football Super Bowl team availability, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, in Phoenix. The Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57 Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Sports staff predicts Super Bowl Sunday

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 9, 2023

The time has come for arguably the biggest sporting event in the United States: the Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will be facing off in a highly anticipated matchup between two elite quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia...

A vegetable tray is a quick, easy and healthy snack to have out during Super Bowl Sunday (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

Healthy Super Bowl snack ideas and tips

By Bailey Eschbach, Lifestyle writer | February 10, 2022

Each year on a cold Sunday in early February, families and friends gather around their televisions, place their bets and partake in a feast of snacks to watch the annual Super Bowl. With so many options to bring and make, consider mixing it up this year...

Jennifer Lopez and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz perform Sunday during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game.

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show impresses viewers

By Parker Otto | February 3, 2020

The Pepsi Halftime Show of Super Bowl LIV proved one thing: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez are just as relevant today as they were 20 years ago. The duo's performance was incredible and served as an tribute to Latin American culture, while completely demolishing...

Super Bowl prop bets can give fans another fun way to enjoy the big game

By Matt Boecker | January 31, 2020

DeKALB — Every year, the Super Bowl brings people together to watch the big game, indulge in some buffalo dip and eat some other food that won’t leave it’s consumer feeling very rosy in the morning. There’s another fold that can be added to the...

Sports staff predicts Super Bowl LIV

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — The sports staff give their predictions for Super Bowl LIV ahead of kickoff Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The game can be watched on FOX.Jarrett Huff | Sports Editor: Chiefs win 28-24With the New England Patriots finally giving up the throne to the AFC,...

Northern Star Sports Staff predicts the Super Bowl

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 30, 2019

Jayce Eustice | Sports Editor: Rams win 35-27Tom Brady’s quest for yet another Super Bowl ring is stopped by the offensive brilliance of head coach Sean McVay and third-year quarterback Jared Goff.The Patriots will drive down the field and score a touchdown...

Police response should be the same

Police response should be the same

By Editorial Board | February 15, 2018

There is no excuse for the way Philadelphia Eagles fans acted after the Feb. 4 Super Bowl, and the police force there absolutely should have handled it the same as any other violent public disturbance.Philadelphia Eagles fans are not the only sports fans...