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Opinion: What is a sack in today’s NFL?

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter
October 4, 2018

As we enter the fourth week of the NFL season, one thing is clear: the league has gone soft. It seems that every time a quarterback gets tackled, a flag gets thrown. Players and fans alike have voiced...

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Scene: Planning the perfect game day party

Scene: Planning the perfect game day party

January 31, 2014

BY KASEY PETERSON, Assistant Online Editor Another season has come and gone in NFL history, and as we celebrate our 2014 NFC champion Seahawks, one very important thing still remains: the Super Bowl...

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Sports: Ian Shoemaker hired as new CWU football coach

Sports: Ian Shoemaker hired as new CWU football coach

December 27, 2013

BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor Central Washington University ended its two-month search for head football coach by hiring Ian Shoemaker, Athletic Director Dennis Francois announced on Thursday. Shoemaker...

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Sports Column: Wildcats' offense remains effective in Humboldt State victory despite absence of leading rusher Jordan Todd

Sports Column: Wildcats’ offense remains effective in Humboldt State victory despite absence of leading rusher Jordan Todd

November 3, 2013

BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor Twitter: @evanthompson_11 One of the Wildcats' three running backs who dressed for Saturday's 21-14 victory over Humboldt State hardly knew the offense at all. That's...

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Sports: Ex-football coach Bennett was told that he broke rules by CWU officials prior to his dismissal

Sports: Ex-football coach Bennett was told that he broke rules by CWU officials prior to his dismissal

October 24, 2013

BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor When ex-Wildcats’ football head coach Blaine Bennett was dismissed from his contract five days prior to the start of fall football camp in August, fans, boosters,...

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Sports: Wildcats overcome 17-3 deficit, McDonald hits game-winning field goal to beat Red Storm 27-24 on homecoming

Sports: Wildcats overcome 17-3 deficit, McDonald hits game-winning field goal to beat Red Storm 27-24 on homecoming

October 13, 2013

BY CAMERON DANIELS, Staff Reporter Down 17-3 at halftime to red-hot Dixie State University, Central Washington University head football coach, John Picha, had a simple message for his players. “You...

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Sports: Homecoming on Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium features GNAC's No. 1 offense and No. 1 defense

Sports: Homecoming on Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium features GNAC’s No. 1 offense and No. 1 defense

October 11, 2013

BY MAX BAYERN, Assistant Sports Editor Saturday’s 1 p.m. homecoming game is shaping up to be a clash of the titans as Central Washington University's (3-2 overall 3-1 Great Northwest Athletic...

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Sports: Davis intercepts Lumberjacks three times, offense clicks in Wildcats' 21-14 victory over Humboldt State

Sports: Davis intercepts Lumberjacks three times, offense clicks in Wildcats’ 21-14 victory over Humboldt State

October 8, 2013

BY CAMERON DANIELS, Staff Reporter Central Washington University came out on top against Humboldt State University on Saturday night, winning 21-13 in Arcata, Calif. Sophomore defensive back...

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Five turnovers by defense lead Central past Western Oregon, 20-7

September 15, 2013

BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor Turnovers lead to losses more times than not. When it came to Central Washington University’s football game against Western Oregon on Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium,...

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CWU Football: Wildcats final drive not enough in 21-14 home-opening loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville

September 8, 2013

BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor With 55 seconds remaining on the clock, down 21-14 with zero timeouts left, redshirt freshman Justin Lane had the chance to end his first start ever with a victory. And...

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Reigning conference champs look to improve

May 29, 2013

By JARYD CLINE, staff reporter As evident from the annual spring game, the hinges of the upcoming Wildcat football season rests in the throwing hand of one of six quarterbacks vying for the starting...

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Defending GNAC champs’ spring game ends on a tie

Defending GNAC champs’ spring game ends on a tie

May 23, 2013

By JARYD CLINE, staff reporter One thing is for sure: The Wildcats will need to find a consistent signal caller at quarterback to replace three-year starter Ryan Robertson. The CWU White vs. CWU...

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