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Five new sports for 2020 Olympics
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Five new sports for 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee announced the addition of five new sports to the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. These include baseball, softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. Controversy surfaced when pole dancing, poker and foosball were proposed as possible additions. The Global Association of International Sports Federation decided […]

Faculty builds community through sports
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Faculty builds community through sports

While intramural season began for students at John Brown University in the fall, a lesser-known form of community recreation has been in effect much longer. John Brown University faculty members have participated in intramural sports as well as an organized pickup game for over 20 years. Basketball and racquetball are […]

NFL hires second female coach
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NFL hires second female coach

Football is the last great frontier for women in sports, considering all other major athletic programs have female counterparts. Yet, football is not typically a sport open to women on the field or the sidelines. On Aug. 17, 31-year-old  Katie Sowers became the second coach hired full time in the […]

Emily Jordan kicks off the year as a JBU midfielder
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Emily Jordan kicks off the year as a JBU midfielder

  Emily  Jordan may be short in stature, but that doesn’t stop her from being a dangerous midfielder for the Golden Eagles soccer team. Jordan, a freshman from Republic, Missouri, says that when she isn’t playing soccer for John Brown University, she enjoys hanging out with friends and being outside. […]

Sports build international cultural identity
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Sports build international cultural identity

Sports around the world help define cultural identities and community ties. John Brown University sophomore and Texas native Katie Gage grew up cheering on her younger brother during his six-man football games. “Most people watch football, but nobody knows about six-man football,” Gage said. “Six-man football is the small town […]

Dodgeball promotes dynamic friendships
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Dodgeball promotes dynamic friendships

Teams comprised of John Brown University students left their books in their dorms to play dodgeball on last month. The beginning of the 2017 JBU intramural season brought teams to the Walton Lifetime Health Complex. Seven teams competed in dodgeball in the first intramural sport on campus. These teams competed […]

Raiders at Redskins 9/24/17
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NFL players continue to kneel

What started out as the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality has quickly escalated into a much wider and deeper movement among athletes. The movement started last year when Kaepernick decided to sit down during the national anthem in August. […]

Flag football promotes a healthy outlet for competition
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Flag football promotes a healthy outlet for competition

Intramural flag football season began on Sept. 18, shortly after intramural dodgeball ended. 8 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams are registered for the 2017 season, sporting such names as Glen Coco, Shake and Bake and Down, Set, HUTCH. Clancie Sorrell, member of the Glen Coco team, said she enjoys […]

Larson impacts team, runs into freshman year
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Larson impacts team, runs into freshman year

Sarah Larson is a freshman on the John Brown University cross-country team from Wichita, Kansas. She first began running cross-country in high school for Trinity Christian School. “I was looking for a college that has a strong sense of a Christ centered community, and I immediately found that when I […]

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Fresh start for the defending champs

  The defending champions of the Sooner Athletic Conference were up for a good start of their season. Of the eight games played so far, six ended up in victories with two losses on away games. The women’s soccer team opened their season with a 2-1 win against MidAmerica Nazarene […]