Category: College Athlete Spotlight

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Humble and Hungry

The state of Indiana knows how dangerous Markell Jones can be on the football field. In 2014, as a senior at Columbus East High School, Markell set the state single season rushing record with 3,536 rushing yards. In that same season Jones rushed for 60 touchdowns, threw for two touchdowns, recorded 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Not a bad way to follow up a follow...

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Fighting for the Illini

In 2015, the only headlines coming out of the University of California were about the future number one draft pick, Jared Goff. There was little chatter about the Bears’ defense and the veteran linebacker that was stuffing the stat sheets. Last season Hardy Nickerson Jr. led the Bears with a career high 112 tackles, which was ranked third in the Pac 12. The Cal Bears...

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Troy’s Blind Side

The Troy Trojans gave the Clemson Tigers all they could handle last Saturday in Death Valley. Seeing as Clemson was the national runner-up last season, no one gave the Trojans a chance. The spread before the game had the Tigers, the number two team in the nation, winning by 35 points, a steep margin to overcome for any team. The Trojans, however, didn’t get the...

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The Mental Mountain

The mental mountain one has to climb to become a champion is very steep. Shepherd University starting QB Jeff Ziemba has scaled almost every inch of that mountain and can tell you what the rarefied air is like near the top. Ziemba led the Rams to an undefeated season in 2015 but failed to gain traction in the Division II National Championship game. The dream season was...