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NFL Protest

NFL Protest

Sports can unite people, but they can also create large divides. Many NFL teams protested the National Anthem last week which then sparked a national debate. People are arguing against patriotism and the first amendment right to the freedom of speech. Donald Trump added to the debate by tweeting his opinions for 6 straight days. Gretchen Lasso has more information. 

Tragedy to Triumph

Tragedy to Triumph

Anchor One: A Buckeye Legend turned felon turned family man visited Kent last night. Anchor Two: TV2 Reporter Max Fleck has his story and how he’s now affecting the people who listen to him.   [bbrvideo]BBR_Fleck_S2_TragedyToTriumph[/bbrvideo]   NAT SOUND of 2002 National Championship   In one play, Maurice Clarett was able to establish himself as a Buckeye legend, but when you achieve fame that young, you may not be mature enough to handle it.   Maurice Clarett: If I wanted to…

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Phil Steele’s 20th

Phil Steele’s 20th

One of the nations top college football prognosticators resides right here in Ohio. Spiros Tempelis has more on who he is, and what he’s done to maintain such a reputation.  [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S4_TEMPELIS_STEELE[/bbrvideo]   90 hours a week dedicated to College Football analysis. Phil Steele started doing his own sets of Power Ratings when he was eight years old. Ever since, he’s always had an affinity for football, especially college. Every year since 1995, Steele releases a magazine entitled, “Phil Steele’s…

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Athletics competes for tickets

Athletics competes for tickets

Every year athletic departments across the country are concerned  about how they will draw fans into their respective football stadiums. However, for the Kent State Golden Flashes, this year is different. For more on the Flashes, heres Raymond Ross [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S1_ROSS_TICKETS[/bbrvideo] In college athletics, football keeps the ship afloat. For the majority, all college athletics programs rely on their football revenue to finance other team’s operations. Smaller sports like gymnastics, wrestling and softball do not generate the proper revenue to finance their own…

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Athletics Competes for Attendance

Athletics Competes for Attendance

Kent State Athletics Director of Marketing, Heather Cook, is responsible for promoting a lot of different sports. For her, putting butts in the stands is the name of the game. However, this fall it is critical Heather packs as many fans possible into Dix Stadium. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_P5_Ross_Tickets[/bbrvideo] “Competing for me is what we strive for and that added pressure is almost like a competition. You know you’re trying to get those 15,000 people so thats kind of the sense my…

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Northwestern University football players seek union. Re-worked

Northwestern University football players seek union. Re-worked

Members of the Northwestern football team are fighting for a new player’s union around the NCAA.  TV2 sports reporter Zach Harley takes a look at how this may impact smaller football schools such as Kent State. [bbrvideo width=”350″ float=”left” caption=”The Northwestern football team is fighting for a player’s union.”]BBR_01A_Harley_Northwestern1[/bbrvideo] The Northwestern football team is trying something no one has ever attempted before.  That is to form a union within college football.  Former Wildcat quarterback Kain Colter stepped up to the…

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