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    Super Bowl unites Swifties and NFL fans

    For many, the Super Bowl is one of the more anticipated events of the year. It is a time of gigantic food orders, friendship, sports betting, and commercials. On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas, Nevada, to conclude another exciting football season. But this year brings an element that is hardly unbeknownst to anyone. The game-changer comes in the form of 14-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift, who currently dates Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. “I know some people are upset about it, but I think it brings more eyes to the Super Bowl,” said junior software engineering major Tanish Neema. According…

  • Series

    Kickin’ It – The data behind NFL kickers, how they make and how they miss

    Not many positions in pro sports are as much as an anomaly as an NFL kicker. Kicking in the NFL isn’t just as simple as having a strong leg. It’s about accuracy and refinement. It’s about your other ten teammates stepping up and doing their job correctly; from the snap, to the hold, to the blocking, all the way to the kick itself. And even if some of those things go perfectly, a simple push of wind can turn a game-winning field goal that leaves you a hero, into a missed opportunity that sees millions calling for your job. It’s a job that despite all of these factors, it’s comes…

  • Opinion,  Sports

    Sports editor staff picks Super Bowl LVII

    The big game is less than a week away! The sports editor’s staff provides insight into the final matchup, concluding a tumultuous season in the NFL. The star-studded meeting at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona, will feature the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Philadelphia Eagles as they battle for a chance at the Lombardi trophy. With so many storylines, including the first face-off between black quarterbacks in the Super Bowl, the effectiveness of Patrick Mahomes as he battles the high ankle sprain, a family affair between brothers Jason and Travis Kelce, and Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid, facing his old team. This matchup proves to be a good one.…