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    Super Bowl 54 Introduces First Female and Openly Gay Coach, Katie Sowers

    The National Football League’s 54th Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers was full of firsts.  The Chiefs, who emerged victorious by a final score of 31-20, claimed their first Lombardi trophy since the fourth-ever Super Bowl back in 1970 when the championship game was a battle between the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). Patrick Maholmes, starting quarterback for Kansas City, became the youngest shot-caller to ever win the Super Bowl and Superbowl MVP honors at just 24 years of age. It can be noted that one may be overlooking a major stride in history that was made that Sunday. It…

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    Comeback Complete: Tiger Woods completes long road to redemption with 2019 Masters Victory

    From the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” to the Cleveland Cavaliers epic 3-1 comeback, we always remember where we were when the greatest moments in sports occur. This will prove to be the case with Tiger Woods, who after years of hardship, won the 2019 Masters on April 14. The win meant more than just rewriting the record books, as Woods now has 81 career PGA tour wins, one behind Sam Snead’s career record of 82. He also only trails Jack Nicklaus’s record 18 majors by three. The 2019 Masters win was the rebirth of Woods’ prominence in the golf world, as it marked his first major golf championship win in…

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    QC Knights Men’s Basketball: Creating the right culture

    For the second straight season, the Queens College men’s basketball team had a chance to get into the playoffs on the last night of their regular season, but like last season, things didn’t go the Knights’ way. A 75-62 loss to the University of the District Colombia (UDC) Firebirds on March 2 ended a season where the team went 7-11 in conference play, the same as last season. While the team seemed to have stayed stagnant from a year ago, the 7-11 record was a strong finish to a season where the team went 0-10 in non-conference play. “A lot of teams in that situation would’ve began blaming each other…

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    Respect, Passion, and Interminable Drive: Jason Posser’s Basketball Journey

    “An education of the game of basketball on the court and of the game of life off the court.” That is what Jason Posser hopes to provide every student-athlete who crosses his path.   After nearly three seasons as assistant coach of the Queens College men’s basketball team, Posser has already made quite an impact. His positive, yet aggressive coaching style helped the 2016-17 Knights end a five-year East Coast Conference (ECC) playoff drought. The coach also assisted in the growth of former QC stars Tyrone Hall, Diego Maldonado, and Tyree White, all of whom received conference honors under his tutelage. In fact, Posser’s motivation and ability to develop athletes…

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    Patriots Survive Game of Attrition Against Rams, Capture Record Tying Sixth Super Bowl Title

    In the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, the Patriots proved that when it mattered the most, they made the big plays needed to win, hoisting their sixth Lombardi Trophy after beating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Superbowl LIII. With the game tied at 3-3 in the middle of the fourth quarter, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady connected with tight end Rob Gronkowski on a 29-yard throw during a 69-yard drive to set up running back Sony Michel’s touchdown which gave the Pats a 10-3 lead. In the season where offensive records were broken and the Patriots’ (14-5) defense looked to be its weakest, it was ultimately crucial in helping them win…