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How CTE continues to be treated

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
May 28, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

The sport of football has gained the reputation of being violent and has always been dominated by muscular men. One of the main characteristics in football is the act of tackling, which can lead to many concussions. The disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is the consequence of repeated blows to...

FACEOFF: Should Bandwagon Fans be Left Alone?

FACEOFF: Should Bandwagon Fans be Left Alone?

Thomas Martinez and Benjamin Spiegelman
May 19, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

INTRO: Bandwagon fans are commonalities at all college and professional sporting events. They are here to stay too. But, should they? While many argue that they should be left alone and sports can be enjoyed for the sake of entertainment rather than emotional investment, others feel disgusted at the...

Hey, Rookie: Welcome to College Football

Marlowe Starling, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther
May 15, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

The NFL Draft has come and gone, and while sports fans across the country try to cope with their favorite college stars moving on to play for their most hated professional teams, dozens of slots lie vacant on college football rosters. For those who lament the off-season, do not fret: college football...

Panthers Beat Columbus to keep Season Alive

Panthers Beat Columbus to keep Season Alive

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

The Palmetto Panthers defeated the Columbus Explorers yesterday with a score of 4-1 with help from Matt Turner’s complete game, Nick Deegan’s RBI that scored Aramis Toledo and a two run RBI by Cody Tate. The Panthers will now move onto the Regional Semifinals where they will take on South Dade at...

What Makes a Sport A “Sport”

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

When the word sport is used, one almost automatically thinks of a sport like football, baseball or basketball. The definition, however, can be interpreted in many ways. Top End Sports defines a sport as "An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against ano...

Patriots visit to the White House overshadowed by player absences

Patriots visit to the White House overshadowed by player absences

Annette Gonzalez, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

On Tuesday, April 19, 2017, 34 of the 68 invited Patriots players showed up to the annual visit to the White House to celebrate the winning team’s victory in the Super Bowl. The act of skipping out on the presidential visit in sports is one that goes back decades, with Larry Bird skipping out on meet...

Aaron Hernandez: latest details surrounding his death Wednesday

Aaron Hernandez: latest details surrounding his death Wednesday

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was pronounced dead after he was found hanging by his bed sheets yesterday morning. Hernandez, a former All-American when he played at the University of Florida, was a part of the BCS National Championship with teammates Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin and Mike ...

From a game to a business

From a game to a business

Blake Rubenstein, Business Manager
March 27, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

The Oakland Raiders, after going 12-4 during the 2016 regular season, made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, losing to the Houston Texans in the wild card round. Giving the fans reason for hope for the first time in a long time, the Raiders were beginning to make some noise as a Super Bowl...

A preview of the Heat’s second half

A preview of the Heat’s second half

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

Wow: the one word that describes the Miami Heat’s season thus far. Going into this season, the Heat lost the face of our franchise, otherwise known as Dwayne Wade. Controversy ensued as to who was at fault for his departure. Wade claimed that the Heat as an organization disrespected him while the Pat ...

FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview

FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview

Atilla Dos Santos, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, U.S.A

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup is quickly approaching, as qualifier rounds progress. The last World Cup offered many surprises, such as a powerful German National Team, and a harsh 7-1 loss for Brazil against the undefeated Mannschaft. To be hosted by Russia from June 14 to July 15, the tournam...

Previewing tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship

Previewing tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship

Ben Spiegelman, Sports Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, U.S.A

At 8 p.m. tonight the number one seed Alabama Crimson Tide will face off against the number three seed Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship. This will be a rematch of last years’ championship, when Alabama defeated Clemson 45-40 in a thriller. Deshaun Watson, the Tigers...

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