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Cheer team ready to bring it on

By Nader Ihmoud

December 5, 2011

With the growth of Columbia’s sports program, the Renegades staff has made an extra effort this year to legitimize the teams and programs. After cheer team captain, Brooke Burgert, sophomore film and video major, turns in the recognition packet for the cheer team, and the Renegades’ board members review and approve it, the team will be official, according to Abby Cress, vice president of the Renegades.Until the Renegades...

Crossing city lines

By Vanessa Morton

December 5, 2011

As Chicago residents anxiously wait for officials to unveil a new map that will determine the city’s political boundaries for the next 10 years, a series of public hearings are being held so aldermen can gain perspective from their communities on the current re-districting process.Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward), chairman of the City Council’s Hispanic Caucus, led an open discussion at Velasquez Westside Technical Ins...

Talor-ed success for Penn State senoirs

By Etheria Modacure

March 26, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS—The Penn State University locker room stood silent as players sat at their lockers,  contemplating how close they were to upsetting Ohio State University in the Big Ten Championship game onMarch 13.The season, which was full of surpassing preseason expectations for the Nittany Lions, came to an abrupt halt in the final game of the Big Ten season at the Conseco Fieldhouse.After reaching its first conference championship game in the ...

Nittany Lions upset Hawkeyes on the mat

By Contributing Writer

March 13, 2011

by: Nadar Ihmoud, Contributing WriterThe University of Iowa Hawkeyes entered the 2011 Big Ten Wrestling Championships with momentum. They completed the 2010-2011 regular season with a conference championship and were favored to win the tournament crown.However, they ran into the Penn State University Nittany Lions, who upset them to win their first wrestling title in the school’s history and their first conference wrestling...

Big Ten surprise teams on tournament bubble

By Etheria Modacure

March 7, 2011

It was supposed be the season when the University of Minnesota could make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Penn State University and the University of Michigan were deemed good but are struggling to make it to postseason play.For all three teams, the season hasn’t turned out as many expected. Penn State and Michigan are on the bubble of the NCAA tournament and Minnesota appears to be headed to the National Invitationa...

Northwestern down and out in Big Ten

By Etheria Modacure

February 25, 2011

After two consecutive victories over the University of Iowa and Indiana University, Northwestern University (16-11, 6-10 Big Ten) failed to sustain any momentum, losing to Penn State University (15-12, 8-8 Big Ten), 66-52 on Feb. 24.The Big Ten standings are in a log jam between fifth and ninth place as four teams are within two games of each other. The Penn State University Nittany Lions and Northwestern University Wildcat...

11 games, six victories for Big Ten

By Etheria Modacure

December 6, 2010

It started in 1999 as a challenge between two of the six premier conferences in college basketball.  For 10 consecutive seasons, it looked like the Atlantic Coast Conference was the best basketball conference in the country while it won the annual Challenge over the Big Ten.After tasting defeat too many times, the Big Ten has won the Challenge two seasons in a row, winning the 11-game matchup, 6-5, with the ACC during th...

Big Ten, Fox Sports together for six seasons

By Etheria Modacure

November 29, 2010

It all started on June 12, when the University of Nebraska was approved to join the Big Ten Conference beginning July 1, 2011. Shortly after, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, was chosen as the site of the conference’s first championship game on Dec. 3, 2011.Now the Big Ten has partnered with Fox Sports to televise the first five conference championship games from 2011 through 2016. The deal was ma...

Special season over for quarterback

By Etheria Modacure

November 22, 2010

Trailing the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 17-14 with 4:08 remaining in the game, the Northwestern University Wildcats had the ball on their 9-yard line and needed a touchdown to take the lead. Junior quarterback Dan Persa marched the Wildcats down the field with an array of runs and passes.After the Wildcats were able to get to the Hawkeyes 20-yard line, Persa got the signals from the sidelines for the next play. He hiked ...

NU continues losing steam in second half

By Etheria Modacure

October 31, 2010

While attendance numbers have increased at Ryan Field from 25,547 attendees in its home opener to 41,115 against Michigan State, winning Big Ten games at home has become troubling for Northwestern University’s football team.The Wildcats have been unable to close out home games in their last two contests against Big Ten conference opponents. Northwestern has either been tied or leading at halftime against Purdue University an...

Purdue unfazed by adversity

By Etheria Modacure

October 17, 2010

The Boilermakers of Purdue University didn’t show any signs of intimidation when the team started a redshirt freshman quarterback in its Big Ten opening game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Oct. 9.Under the bright lights at Ryan Field, the Boilermakers torched the Wildcats for 255 rushing yards, as Purdue capitalized on special team miscues by Northwestern for a 20-17 victory in front of 33, 847 attendees. The Wild...

Better discipline, focus key for Wildcats

By Etheria Modacure

October 3, 2010

The Northwestern University Wildcats aren’t taking anything for granted heading into Big Ten conference play. The Wildcats went 4-0 in nonconference play with victories over Vanderbilt University (SEC), Illinois State University (NCAA FCS), Rice University (Conference USA) and Central Michigan University (MAC).The team knows it’s in for a battle this season as it tries to capture its fourth Big Ten championship in the...

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