Alabama and LSU Play a Game of the Century

by Kyle Van Pelt LSU and Alabama entered Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, November 9 as the second and third best-rated college football teams by the NCAA, while many coaches and players believed either team to be the best team in the NCAA. LSU was coming off of an eight-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide, but they finally had a team with comparable talent … Continue reading Alabama and LSU Play a Game of the Century

Lethwei: Ancient Brutality Living in the Modern Day

by Kyle Van Pelt Deep in the jungles of Myanmar, the bravest, most tenacious people train to master arguably the most brutal martial art practiced today.  Lethwei translates to The Art of Nine Limbs in English, as a fighter uses their legs, knees, hands, elbows, and head to strike opponents in vicious kickboxing matches. Fighters endure 5 three-minute rounds and can only win by either … Continue reading Lethwei: Ancient Brutality Living in the Modern Day

OPINION: The Toxicity Towards The Ivy League Conference is Misplaced

By: Khacor Tigner The eight Ivies–Cornell, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Columbia–are known quite well by the American community, and even on the world stage. This is due to their high standard for academics. However, the Ivy League is also a sports league; they are not just academics.  The Ivy League is not as big as the Big Ten Conference. They … Continue reading OPINION: The Toxicity Towards The Ivy League Conference is Misplaced

LeBron James Faces Staunch Criticism

By: Khacor Tigner China has continued their blackout of NBA games due to Daryl Morrey’s support of Hong Kong protests, with no end in sight anytime soon. LeBron James last month commented on the situation with the NBA. James did not give a clear answer to the questions brought up by the interviewers during the ESPN broadcast. Instead, in response to the question of “Should … Continue reading LeBron James Faces Staunch Criticism

The First Robot Judges Take on Sport

by Cambree Bernkopf The word is out: gymnastics officials are making artificial intelligence technology available to judges at the October World Championships. Thirty small grey boxes will be placed around the floor, watching the gymnasts’ every movement. They contain a set of three-dimensional laser sensors that track the movement of the gymnast and the data is then fed to an artificial intelligence system which is … Continue reading The First Robot Judges Take on Sport

New Law Allows College Athletes To Make Bank

by Cambree Bernkopf A new law in California passed by Gov. Gavin Newsom allows student-athletes in NCAA to make money and hire agents. The new law is supposed to take effect in 2023. Under the California measure, thousands of student-athletes in America’s most populous state will be allowed to promote products and companies. This could bring great things to certain people, but it goes against … Continue reading New Law Allows College Athletes To Make Bank

Women’s Tennis volleys through the season

By: Morgan Sharbaugh BHS Women’s Tennis is ranked 4th in the Miami Valley region and earned 3rd in SWBL. Varsity finished the season with 13 wins and 6 loses. The new coaching staff worked hard to keep the girls conditioned and improve their skills, according to senior Anika Arora. Both freshman Acey Faulkner and senior Anika Arora believe the season went well. “I think I … Continue reading Women’s Tennis volleys through the season

Bellbrook Golf swings through SWBL and doesn’t Putt around

By: Morgan Sharbaugh On September 18, the Bellbrook Golf Team earned 3rd place in the SWBL tournament. Competing against around 80 other golfers, 6 of the Bellbrook team placed well. According to junior golfers Gabe Hine and Ryan Wehner, receiving 3rd place was a bit of a shock after having a great season. Hine and Wehner both expected the team to receive 2nd place. Hine … Continue reading Bellbrook Golf swings through SWBL and doesn’t Putt around

Sports Dress Code Creates Lots of Controversy

by Cambree Bernkopf During a swim meet in Anchorage September 6, the female official disqualified a 17-year-old Dimond High School student who had just won a 100-meter freestyle race on the opinion that the seat of her swimsuit was exposing too much of her behind. This has added fuel to the controversy over the rules of female athletes’ bodies. A swimming coach who is a … Continue reading Sports Dress Code Creates Lots of Controversy

Dallas Cowboy Starting Running Back Finally Signs

by Cambree Bernkopf The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Ezekiel Elliott ends the long-lasting drama and finally signs to the Dallas Cowboys. The 24-year-old wanted to be the highest-paid NFL player as a running back and has met his financial goal after agreeing to terms with the team. By signing to a six year contract, he made a $90 million extension with $50 million … Continue reading Dallas Cowboy Starting Running Back Finally Signs