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While students began to file home for fall break this past weekend, the Raiders traveled to Wilmington. The mid-season OAC matchup proved one thing, the Raiders get better each week. Both side of the ball showed up as the Raiders traveled three hours to be declared 63-6 winners. 

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Week six did not disappoint as we continue to see the excitement and tradition of college football. This past weekend, the top two schools got a week off, while many other schools battled it out. We had a top-ten matchup that helped shake things up a bit, a top-20 matchup that helped a team …

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Five weeks are done, and that means we are only three weeks away from the first playoff ranking release. As far as the top ten goes, not much has changed. But for the rest of the top 25, changes are happening every week. This week brought an upset alert, a statement-win, a bounce-back win, t…

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At #9 in Division III, John Carroll will most likely be Mount Union’s toughest opponent until playoffs. Before Saturday the Blue Streaks had given up just two touchdowns in two games. By halftime it was clear the Raiders were up to their toughest task walking away 37-7 winners. 

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The 2019 NFL season’s main storyline has not been about any particular player’s game or a team rising into the league’s top tier. Instead, the main storyline has been surrounded by drama about what a certain player thinks is best for his career. 

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Four weeks down and the bigger games are beginning to pick up. This last week included two top 25 matchups, a top ten matchup, two top 15 upsets, and three more top 25 upsets. This week shows the unpredictability college football brings week in and week out. Let’s dive right into the action …

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Saturday was filled with excitement as Mount Union ran through the student section to open the game. The campus was busy with art fest, family weekend, and a football home opener. While they started slow, Mount Union finished a winner. 

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We are now through the third week in the 2019 college football season and minor shifts in the Top 25 have come along with it. This week, we saw three upsets and a lot of what we expected to see. We also were provided with offensive sparks from the top eight teams in the country. 

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When the Zips hosted UAB on Saturday, September 7, it was a one-sided affair. Although Akron struck and opened the scoring on the first possession of the game, it was all UAB after that. Akron opened the scoring when Deltron Sands ran it in from a yard out and put the Zips up 6-0 after a fai…

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We are now two weeks through the FBS division one football season and a lot of action in the top 25 is beginning to play out. Including some upsets, some top ten matchups, and a few close calls for big schools. The best part is the excitement is only beginning. 

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The much anticipated “New Browns” season opener offered limited success. The Browns forced fans to exit with ten minutes left in the fourth quarter, eventually losing 43-13. It would be easier to say that the Browns came out unprepared and were overmatched by the Titans, but the loss wasn’t …

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Sitting in traffic for almost two hours and arriving at the start-line just minutes before the race was not the ideal situation for the Mount Union Cross Country teams who competed in their season opener Friday night in Wilmington, Ohio. Despite getting caught in a traffic jam, the men’s tea…

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1. The Video Game Team- The Browns roster is stacked in a way that on paper, they should win every game. After adding Odell, John Dorsey had assembled a division favorite in just two years. That’s only done in video games. If the video game scenario plays out: The Browns will go 12-4, see th…

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It has been a very challenging season for the 2019 Cleveland Indians. If you’ve paid attention to any of it this year, you know that we’ve seen it all. The Tribe has gone through losing streaks, injuries a plenty, blow-outs, large division deficits and heartbreaking late-game losses. 

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As we dive into the fall season, that only means one thing: football is back! Many schools know that you must be nearly perfect if you want a shot to be one of the final four teams participating in the College Football Playoffs (CFP) in January. Last year, Notre Dame went 12-0 in the regular…

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A Saturday night preseason game should be a slow news story for football fans. ESPN’S Adam Schefter changed that by Tweeting out that the Indianapolis Colts’ Quarterback and former number-one overall pick Andrew Luck is retiring. Luck exited the game to unfortunate boos and a tear-jerking pr…

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The defending national champions have everything to lose entering 2019. Unlike last year, the Clemson Tigers enter with arguably the face of college football in quarterback Trevor Lawrence. 

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QUEENS, N.Y. - The sports world rejoices as the U.S. Open is officially underway at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y. 

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Carmelo Anthony should be in the NBA, that’s clear. Players respect Carmelo, he wants to play, and what he has left has fans curious. As the season approaches, Carmelo has no team and is becoming desperate as he appeared on ESPN’s First Take to explain the narratives about him and his extrem…

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When Cleveland pitcher Danny Salazar threw batting practice back in May, it shouldn’t have been a big deal. Unfortunately for the Indian’s flame thrower, this was. Salazar is slated for a rehab assignment coming up, which is a monumental step in a long and confusing process for Salazar.

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Zion Williamson is the no brainer first overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Zion has become a household name, wait, is he? I decided to ask the non-sports fans within the Mount Union radio meeting if they know who Zion is.

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Dwayne Wade concluded his 16 year career last week in Brooklyn. The entire season was a tough goodbye for one of the NBA’s greats. Fans showed appreciation while some scoffed at the idea of Wade getting this much love (Paul Pierce). My earliest basketball memory is Dwayne Wade throwing the b…

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Channing Frye probably doesn’t deserve the same retirement tour as Dwayne Wade, but Cleveland made sure to say good bye in style Sunday. Kevin Love had on his Frye #45 Arizona jersey as a warm up and the crowd cheered as Frye accepted a painting of himself, Love, and their friend Richard Jef…

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The Duke Blue Devils dominate College basketball year to year. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has created a program that is known for titles and first draft talent. This year presented fans with a special Duke team that was deemed champions when the season began. The 2018-2019 Duke men’s basketball w…

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The Murray State Racers stepped into round one of the NCAA tournament as upset favorites. The 12 Racers seed took down six seeded Marquette, all lead by sophomore Point Guard Ja Morant. Despite being at small Murray State, Morant is a lottery pick that would fit with any of the top five team…

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Once in a lifetime opportunities don’t come around very often. In my case, one of those opportunities came this past weekend in Columbus. Thanks to the Mount Union Sports Info Department, I had the chance to volunteer and work at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known to most peopl…

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Saturdays during the fall show hundreds of people show up to support and cheer on Raider football. This past Saturday, it was the basketball team’s turn. The MAAC was packed to the brim including a full student section, all to witness Mount Union vs Baldwin Wallace for the OAC tournament tit…

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ALLIANCE, Ohio- The Mount Union men’s basketball team held off a late rally by John Carroll in the OAC Semifinal as the Purple Raiders prevailed with a 94-84 victory to advance to the OAC Championship.

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Winner-D’Angelo Russell: The Brooklyn Point Guard made his first All-Star Game this year, replacing the injured Victor Oladipo. The selection came just a year after Russell was traded from the Lakers to the Nets in a cap relief situation. Russell was the number two overall pick in the 2015 d…

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Tuesday the Cleveland Browns brought entertainment to a slow NFL news day by signing Running Back Kareem Hunt. Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs early this season after an assault between Hunt and a woman surfaced and made national news. Now Brown’s General Manager, John Dorsey has…

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After the 2012-2013 NBA season, Daniel Gibson walked away from basketball to pursue a rap career. After no found stardom Gibson will return to basketball, but not the NBA.

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As January winds down there’s a slight worry in the minds of Los Angles Lakers fans. The Lakers sit at 26-24 and are currently out of the playoffs. To add to the worry, Lebron James has missed 16 games since his groin injury on Christmas day. Despite the issues at hand, things have never loo…

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ALLIANCE, Ohio- The Mount Union men’s basketball team held on to beat Ohio Northern 79-71 in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon.

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College basketball is something that many young high school basketball players wish to play one day. When I was in high school I remember the days where I would wish to be playing at the collegiate level or even just wondering what it was like. As I was thinking about what kind of story I wa…

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On January 15 Mount Union defeated Heidelberg  39-6 in the Raiders last home match of the season. This match was also the Alumni and senior night for Raider wrestling. The Raiders recognized seniors Nick Corvo, Rob Valenti, and Jairod James.

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If you decided to immediately stop following the Cavaliers after Lebron James departure, you may have made the right decision. The Lebron-less Cavs lose constantly and yet keep storylines within the organization alive.

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ALLIANCE, Ohio- The Purple Raiders men’s basketball team escaped with an 86-84 win over the Wilmington Fightin’ Quakers Friday night in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex, courtesy of a game winning layup by Collen Gurley (Akron / Hoban). 

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MARIETTA, Ohio- The number 13 ranked Marietta Pioneers held on to beat Mount Union Wednesday night at Ban Johnson Arena 81-69. 

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SHENANDOAH, Texas- The number one ranked Purple Raiders fell in Stagg Bowl XLVI Friday night at Woodforest Bank Stadium to Mary Hardin-Baylor 24-16.

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ALLIANCE, Ohio- The number one ranked Mount Union football team clipped the Blue Jays this past Saturday at Mount Union Stadium in the NCAA Division III semifinal round 28-20.

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In its fifth year of existence, the NCAA Division I College Football Playoff released its final rankings and seeds for the four team tournament come the end of this month. To most, the top three were extremely predictable. It was the fourth spot in the Playoff that was up in the air for debate.

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ALLIANCE, Ohio- The number one ranked Mount Union football team defeated the #22 Muhlenberg Mules 38-10 this past Saturday at Mount Union Stadium to advance to the NCAA Division III semifinals for a 24th consecutive season.

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Mount Union#13 wrestling faced off against Baldwin Wallace#9 yellow and were Victories with a 31-14 match score. The Purple raiders have now been moved up #6 in DIII National rankings.

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Sunday Ohio State learned they would be playing in the Rose Bowl after missing the College Football Playoff. Tuesday brought different news when the University announced Urban Meyer would be stepping down as head coach after the game.