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The final of the girls’ rythmic gymnastics at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in
Buenos Aires. 2018-10-16 Gymnastics at 2018 Summer Youth Olympics - Rythmic Gymnastics - Ribbon Final by Martin Rulsch is licensed
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The history of Olympic gymnastics

Lindsay Deyton, Digital Media Manager February 21, 2024

In 1896 Athens, one of the most iconic sports in sports history was introduced into the set of Olympic sports: gymnastics. Artistic gymnastics was one of the original sports that helped kickstart the Olympics. The...

Kauffman Stadium before a 2017 regular season game. Kauffman 2017 by Chibears85 is licensed
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Kansas City Royals announce new ballpark

Trey Greenwell, Sports Editor February 21, 2024

Last week, Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman announced his location for the new ballpark: East Crossroads. This is also where the T-Mobile Arena is located and will cost $2 billion to build a stadium.   While...

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UFC 298 recap

Jarrett Connolly, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Last Saturday, the UFC made its way back to Anaheim, California. The event drew over 18,186 fans and offered a tremendous plethora of fights for fans with shocking victories dominating the evening.   The...

WWE fans rebuff Rock for Rhodes

Jarrett Connolly, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Years ago, nobody could have imagined that WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) fans would turn on the Rock. However, what has been seen in the past two weeks was unprecedented when the decision for The...

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Puppy Bowl XX

Alyssa Tillman, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Before the Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, Team Ruff faced Team Fluff in the 2024 Puppy Bowl. Kickoff for the Puppy Bowl was at 2:00 PM on Sunday, with Team Ruff...

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CNU survives late scare at home against UMW

Alex Noth and Alex Davis February 14, 2024

Shortened title used in sports section: CNU survives against Mary Washington   Last Saturday, the CNU Captains won 81-72 against the University of Mary Washington. Despite the victory, the Captains...

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The oldest Olympic sport

Lindsay Deyton, Digital Media Manager February 6, 2024

On April 6th, 1896, at the turn of the century, a big event we know today was revolutionized: the Olympics. This was a tradition that had been carried from ancient Greece into modern times, which begs...

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2026 FIFA World Cup announcement

Trey Greenwell, Sports Editor February 6, 2024

On Sunday, FIFA announced the locations for the 2026 World Cup. The tournament will be taking place in North America with the United States, Mexico, and Canada all hosting a select number of games. While...

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Oakland Athletics stadium move uncertain

Trey Greenwell, Sports Editor February 6, 2024

By the end of the last calendar year, the Oakland Athletics were scheduled to have a plan in place for where they would be playing their home games from the 2025 season to the 2027 season. However, 2024...

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The history of Olympic swimming

Lindsay Deyton, Digital Media Manager January 31, 2024

Swimming has been believed to have been around since 2500 BC, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians swimming in the Nile for fun while evolving with the Greeks and Romans, who used it as a training tactic...

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Alabama players enter transfer portal

RJ Jones, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Following the surprising news of Nick Saban announcing his retirement, Alabama’s off-season has had an interesting start as the Crimson Tide’s best players began to flood the transfer portal. As expected,...

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Jim Harbaugh becomes Chargers head coach

Trey Greenwell, Sports Editor January 31, 2024

Last Wednesday, the Los Angeles Chargers announced the hiring of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh agreed to a five-year contract with the team after leading Michigan to a National Championship...

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