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New Yorkers Are Torn on Paying College Athletes

 On Monday evening, Virginia outlasted Texas Tech in overtime to win the NCAA Division 1 (D1) Basketball Championship Game. Almost 20 million people tuned in to watch the final, and based off of profits in 2017 the NCAA is expected to make over $900 million from the March Madness tournament alone. But the athletes who are competing won’t see […]

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Women’s wrestling keeps growing

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Brain injuries lead to drop in high school football

“It’s an overall dangerous game.”

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Women’s wrestling sees explosive growth across New York City and nation

Since the 1990’s, wrestling has been the fastest growing women’s sport in the nation. Now, there are over 15,000 women participating in the sport, and 48 different colleges sponsoring women’s teams. New York City has been one of the hotbeds for the sports growth, with the PSAL establishing New York states only all girls wrestling league. Now, young girls are challenging gender norms in a sport that has historically been reserved for men.

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Irvington High School seniors are football standouts

Irvington linebacker Nashawn Brooks poses with his mother after signing his letter of intent to Wagner College. Brooks is also an All- County wrestler and finished top three in his section. Photo by Chinedu Onyemaobi As thousands of high school seniors signed their letter of intent on National Signing Day, Irvington High School stands out. While the public school is […]

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Knicks Fans, Experts, Are Hopeful in Blockbuster Porzingis Trade

New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis was recently traded. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.   Last week’s blockbuster trade of New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis left the NBA reeling. The team shipped the athletic 7’3” center to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for aging star DeAndre Jordan and second year point guard Dennis Smith Jr. But some fans and experts […]

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NFL ratings, fans and bad calls up

A blown pass interference call destroyed the New Orleans Saints dream to make this year’s Super Bowl. As the city of Atlanta gears up for the 53rd Super Bowl, featuring the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, bars in New York City have begun to stock up on beer, fried foods and NFL advertisements and decorations. But the biggest […]