The Crimson Connection

Week One Wonders

Quarterback Lamar Jackson shaking hands with multiple military officers

JustinP, Online Editor

September 9, 2019

Week 1 in the NFL is now officially wrapped up a there is a lot to talk about. Some things that happened were predicted, others were extraordinary, and others were just mind boggling.  Most notable news from all the action in week one: Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson began his sophomore se...

The Story of Jalen Hurts

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Cooper Griffin, Staff reporter

September 8, 2019

After taking a big leap this off-season, transferring from Alabama to Lincoln Rileys QB heaven at Oklahoma, Hurts has a chance to become the 3rd player in a row at Oklahoma to win the Heisman, and maybe finally bring the championship trophy back to Norman. Three years ago Jalen Hurts was the starting...

Zeke is Ready to Eat

Ezekiel Elliot celebrating in the end-zone

EstebanG, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2019

Ezekiel Elliot is the starting running back for the wealthiest sports team in the world, the Dallas Cowboys. After getting a few contract offers, he declined all of them. Elliot has done some things that other players would never dare to do. While the Cowboys were training in Oxnard, California, Elliot w...

An overview of the UEFA Champions League Draw

Evan Hull, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2019

This past Thursday, UEFA held their annual UEFA Champions League draw. This draw determines which teams play who in the group stage, with the top two advancing to the knockout rounds while the third-placed team qualifies for the knockout stage of the UEFA Europa League. While fans were hoping fo...

Why VAR Is Necessary

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EvanH, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

VAR, or Video Assistant Referee, is an review system in soccer which reviews plays that may or may not count, like a goal. It has had some mixed feelings since it was introduced at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Some people say that it helps overrule anything that shouldn't have happened. Some people say ...

Is Tiger Back For Good?

Tiger walking to next hole at PGA Tour.

EstebanG, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

Tiger Woods has earned his first major championship in 11 years. Was it just a one time thing? Or is Tiger back in the game? People are hating on Woods and don’t really think he earned his way to win this years Masters. They say that he isn’t the “Tiger” that he used to be, and that it’...

Draft Lottery Aftermath

Pelicans players signing New Orleans Pelicans customized cards

JustinP, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2019

After an eventful night full of surprises and ping pong balls, the NBA Draft order is finally set. In summary, the New Orleans Pelicans were granted with the number one overall pick, while the Memphis Grizzlies got the number two pick and the New York Knicks at three. This was a surprising night...

QandA with Kelly Hines

Hines standing in front of McNeese University

JerahB, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

Q: How do you feel about this soccer season? A:  I love this soccer season because it’s been really fun. I love this team. They are so much fun to be around, and we’ve been winning. It’s been a great feeling.   Q: What do you think the team strengths are? A: Offensively, we are so good, and...

The Sleeper, Overrated, and Favorites

The logo of the NBA, who is former Los Angeles point guard Jerry West

CooperG, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

Sleeper After a disappointing regular season, the Boston Celtics finished as the fourth seed in the east and going against the fifth Indiana Pacers. So far in the series the Celtics are leading 1-0, and they look like they have the potential to make a run to the finals. Even though they have had a...

Altuve’s Hot Streak

Jose Altuve Running to another base

AaronB, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019

Jose Altuve has just ended a streak in which he hit a home run in five consecutive games. The Houston Astros were undefeated in those games. Altuve was also one game short of tying the franchise record of consecutive games with a home run. Even though Altuve has always been considered a great hitter,...

NBA Playoffs Preview

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JustinP, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019

Eastern Conference First round: (1)Milwaukee Bucks v (8)Detroit Pistons - 4-0 MILWAUKEE BUCKS The Pistons are outmatched on all levels of  the court in this match up. And with the future MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way, there is no shot at the Pistons making it past the first round. ...

Red Raiders Vs the Cavaliers

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AaronB, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

Although both of these teams are seeded high in the tournament, I can say with confidence that not a lot of people planned for them to meet in the National Championship game tonight. So why you ask ? Well, let's start with the Virginia Cavaliers team. They have a coach that always seems to fly through...

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