Sports Are Finally Back – The NFL Season

When the calendar hits September, you know it means a few things; school is starting back up, the summer is coming to an end and of course: the NFL season is back.  PHOTO BY JOHNNY WILLIAMS  / UNSPLASH PHOTOGRAPHY  The season…

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The Chinese Super League

It is no surprise that it has come down to this. The sport of football and all of its players are becoming more concerned about money, rather than the sport itself. Don’t believe me? Ask the people running the Chinese…

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Golden Hawks comeback leads to Yates Cup

Nathan Mesher lined up to kick his fifth field goal of the game with one second left. Mesher had a chance to finish a massive comeback and help Laurier win their first Yates Cup since 2005. The 26-yard field goal…

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Heads must roll in Los Angeles

It’s time for the Los Angeles Rams to fire Head Coach Jeff Fisher and General Manager Les Snead. It has been time since the conclusion of the 2014 season. Fisher and Snead were hired in 2012 to take over the…

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The destroyed career of Josh Gordon

There is no denying that when the Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon is on an NFL field he is a tremendous player. The problem is Gordon has not played in an NFL game since Dec. 21, 2014 because of…

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Watching too much football? Impossible

When I tell people how much football I watch on a regular weekend they always seem a little shocked. In Response I decided to keep track of how much football I watch and see what the total is. I started…

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The career of RG3 was always a show

It was supposed to be “the era of unbridled optimism.” Or at least that’s how long-time Washington Post writer, radio host and “Pardon the Interruption” star Tony Kornheiser described Robert Griffin III, following his impressive debut for the Washington Redskins…

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Laurier Kickoff weekend ends in mixed results

A year after making a surprising run to the second round of the playoffs, the Golden Hawks football team will need to rely on a stiff defence to make the playoffs again. A 37-18 win over Queen’s looks impressive until…

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Taking the next step: Golden Hawks set sights on CFL Combine

Every single snap has been building up to this, every late night and early morning in the weight room, the nagging injuries, the victories and the defeats. Every battle on the practice field, in front of screaming fans at Knight-Newbrough…

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Powderpuff football sells its players short

When you think “powderpuff”, football isn’t what comes to mind. But year in and year out in one of the largest growing women’s sports, that’s what their brand of football is called, and it couldn’t do a worse job describing…

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A guide to the NFL Playoffs for beginners

The NFL Playoffs began this past weekend, starting with the Wild Card Round. For those who have allegiances to teams who didn’t make the playoffs, or for those who don’t have a favourite football team at all, we’ve got a…

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Hawks dominate in Homecoming, earn second straight blowout victory

Two weeks removed from a big home win over the Waterloo Warriors, the Laurier Golden Hawks football team celebrated another huge victory in style at their Homecoming game against the University of Carleton Ravens. The Hawks celebrated in front of…

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Laurier offers students a wealth of sports clubs this semester

Not interested in the limited number of extramurals, can’t find just what you’re looking for in intramurals? Or maybe you want to bring a new sport to campus. That’s where sports clubs come in. Sports clubs are completely student-lead groups…

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Ray Rice and domestic abuse in sports

Professional athletes are often in the public eye. It comes with the territory. They are paid millions of dollars to play the sport that they love in front of droves of adoring fans. They are looked upon as heroes, inspirations…

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Golden Hawks football team prepared for Carleton at Homecoming

In no time the Golden Hawks’ men’s football team has surpassed their 2013 single game win total. Laurier has to be pleased with their 2-1 start that sees them holding down a fourth place spot with Carleton, who they will…

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Women’s Powderpuff Football team wins it all at Sheridan

The Women’s Powderpuff Football team marched into Sheridan this past weekend and came out victorious, winning their first ever tournament. In the round robin the Golden Hawks finished 2-1, with wins against Sheridan, 6-0 and the Waterloo Rippers, 18-6 and…

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Super Bowl XLVIII Super Bowl Preview

The Denver Broncos will be taking on the Seattle Seahawks in a game that everyone is going to watch. Whether you watch it for the commercials or the players, this will be a great game that features the NFL’s number…

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Rookie coach Faulds expects better results in 2014

In a loss 25-8 to McMaster, Laurier Football wrapped up their first year under new head coach Michael Faulds. On the surface it appears that Laurier had a disappointing season with a 1-7 record, but if you were to look…

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Golden Hawks Suffer Big Loss against No. 2 Western

When it looked like an upset may be possible, Laurier’s bubble burst. When the final whistle blew, it was simply a Saturday like three of the four before it; ending with a crushing loss, 45-24, to the Western Mustangs (5-0).The…

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Top 5: Laurier Golden Hawk football seasons

The 2011 Laurier Men’s football team clearly isn’t living up to their expectations. Not only are they not even ranked, but they have also started their season with a dismal 1-3 record. With the Laurier Waterloo homecoming fast approaching, we…

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New day, same result for Laurier

The Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team was hoping that their game against rival Western Mustangs this Saturday was going to be a fresh start. After starting 1-2, including embarrassing losses to Queens and Windsor, the previously ranked Golden Hawks…

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The Top 5

With week two coming to a close in the OUA football season, we look at the top five teams in the OUA football standings. Guelph Gryphons In their home opener the Guelph Gryphons lost to the favoured Ottawa Gee Gee’s…

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