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The 6th Man Has Spirit, What About You?
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The 6th Man Has Spirit, What About You?

By: Tasha Saint-Louis If you have attended any recent sports events on Lincoln’s campus, you’ll notice that there is a new dynamic to the student section. Next to the band, you will see a sea of orange and blue chanting, jumping, and cheering more than the rest. What sets them apart from the rest of the students? A little something called school spirit. A newly formed organization on campus, The 6th Man is more than just a section; it represents a change in the game experience on campus. Per the organization’s adviser, Tiffani Brown, “The 6th Man is [essentially] a spirit campaign designed to shift the overall culture here at Lincoln.” The organization’s president Kenneth Faulcon, knew that the organization’s introduction to the campus would work best during basketball se...
Lessons the Championships Taught Us
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Lessons the Championships Taught Us

  Mar'Quell Fripp The outcome of three out of the four major American professional sports championships showed the nation the importance of being patient through life endeavors. Patience is a virtue that very few have. Numerous teams this year have shown us that even professionals have a hard time practicing patience during their careers while working towards their personal and professional goals. LeBron James and the city of Cleveland showed the hardships of balancing patience and actively striving for your goals in their devastating loss at their first championship appearance in 2007. The 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors marked the final year of a 62 year championship drought for the city of Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers would come back the next...
Is Kaepernick A Hypocrite?
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Is Kaepernick A Hypocrite?

Taylor Murphy Wearing an afro, kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner and not voting are just some of the actions that have sparked a movement among Colin Kaepernick’s NFL counterparts and fellow sports affiliates. Many of his fellow fans and counterparts questioned him about being a hypocrite. Steven A. Smith, an African-American journalist for the NFL, gave his complete and utter opinion on the choice that Kaepernick has publicly made. He stated “  As far as I am concerned, Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant. I don't want to see him again; I don't want to hear a damn word about anything he has to say about our nation- the issues he has to say about racial injustice, needing changing, … He comes across as a flaming hypocrite.” Colin Kaepernick had stated to his fans ...
Black Missouri Football Players Say They’ll Strike Until University President Resigns
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Black Missouri Football Players Say They’ll Strike Until University President Resigns

By ESPN 08 November 15 A group of black players on the Missouri football team says it will stop participating in football activities until university system president Tim Wolfe resigns. The announcement came via Twitter on Saturday night in a post by Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians. It comes after several recent racial incidents on Missouri's campus, and with Wolfe under fire for how he has handled them. The tweet included a photograph of 32 black men, including starting running back Russell Hansbrough. "The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe 'Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,'" the tweet read. "We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed du...
Rising Star: Kyrie Irving
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Rising Star: Kyrie Irving

By Tanisha Morris   Standing at 6”3’, 191 pounds, 19-year-old Kyrie A. Irving is shooting his way to the top and may be on his way to a successful NBA career. Irving was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers after playing only one season with Duke University. Due to a toe injury in college, he had to sit out 26 games and only played in 11 games. From a young age, Irving was headed for success. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia, March 23, 1992, but was raised in New Jersey. Throughout high school he was a top star on his school’s team. The Star-Ledger named Irving New Jersey’s player of the Year. During his four year high school career, Irving scored more than 2,100 points, making him the second highest scoring player ever in Montclair Kimberly Academy history. For yo...
A New Star Arises for the Knicks
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A New Star Arises for the Knicks

By Alicia A. Brown It’s a bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s Jeremy Lin shooting a 3-pointer. Basketball lovers across the globe have been fascinated with the newest addition to the New York Knicks team, Jeremy Lin. The second-year point guard Jeremy Lin has won six games and has led the Knicks to  seven straight wins.  Lin, whose birth name is Gie-Ming Lin, was born on Aug 23, 1988 in Palo Alto, CA. Now 23-years-old, Lin has been seeking attention in this career field for years now with one year of experience under his belt. Hailing from Harvard University, Lin remained undrafted straight out of college and is known as the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. Harvard University basketball coach Tommy Amaker admitted to ESPN men’s basketball that "Je...