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Intramurals prove to be big part of Clarion student life

What do intramural sports mean to students? Some students play for the exercise and to keep in shape, others to just play with their friends. Intramural sports provides competition for fun among university students. Some play because they miss the sport they played in high school. Others play because they see the games as a way to reward themselves after a long day of classes.   Whatever the reason may be, intramural sports always seem to be popular. Sports such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer are some of the sports that students are offered to play. The turnout
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Faceoff: Who will win NASCAR’S Sprint Cup?

Matt Catrillo: Kevin Harvick is known as “the closer” for a reason. He may not always be flashy to start each race, but when that white flag and the checkered flag are in the air, look out for the No. 4 car. Harvick has a great track awareness, and knows when to crank it up with the race on the line. After coming so close the last two seasons in the chase, he finally earned his first championship last season to go along with five wins. Harvick also finished with 14 top five finishes and 19 top 10 finishes. But
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Schafer leads way for Golden Eagles swimming at PSAC Championships

The Clarion men’s and women’s swim team traveled to York (Pa) to compete in the PSAC Championships. Both the men’s and women’s team turned in a fifth-place finish in the competition. West Chester took both the men’s and women’s team championships. For the women, Gabby Schaffer turned into a record-breaking performance in the 200 backstroke. Schafer, who finished second in the event, finished with a school record time of 1:59.83, beating her previous record of 2:01.70. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked up at the clock and I saw 1:59 on the board. I was absolutely ecstatic,” Schafer
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Clarion women’s basketball drops overtime heartbreaker against Slippery Rock

The Clarion University women’s basketball team fell to Slippery Rock Sunday afternoon 77- 71 in overtime on Senior Night. Sophomore Cara Cook drained a three-point shot with only 10.4  seconds left in the game to force the overtime, the Golden Eagles ultimately fell. Junior Tania Holmes started the game 17 for 17 at the line, the first Golden Eagle to do that in team history. She finished 17 of 18 falling one short of tying the Golden Eagles record for most free throws made in a game. During overtime, Slippery Rock and Clarion stayed pretty even for the first two
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Clarion men’s basketball scores big win against Slippery Rock on Senior Day

It’s every athlete’s dream to win on Senior Day. For Clarion’s lone senior guard Tyrone McFadden, it was a bittersweet one. McFadden played three years for the Golden Eagles and finished his career scoring 105 points and amassing 67 rebounds and 23 assists. McFadden was honored pre-game and got the start Sunday versus Slippery Rock in front of the home crowd at Tippin Gymnasium. However, less than two minutes into the game McFadden had two personal fouls and headed to the bench for the majority of the first half and would only play three more minutes the rest of the
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Weibel looks to bring winning ways back to Clarion football

Eagle Pride, dominate the fourth and believe are some of the new sayings for Clarion football under new head coach Chris Weibel. Weibel inherits a Golden Eagle team that has not had a winning record since 2009 and an overall record of 38-61 since 2007. The goal for the 2015 season is an obvious one, to reach a .500 record. The first step in doing so is to recruit players that fit the “Eagle Pride” moniker. Clarion has amassed 27 total new recruits for the 2015 season, 19 of which officially signed on National Signing Day a few weeks ago.
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Clarion men’s basketball bounces back with win after weekend loss to Mercyhurst

Big games from sophomore B.J. Andrews and junior Kyheim Hall weren’t enough, as Clarion men’s basketball fell to Mercyhurst 81-65 on Saturday, Feb. 14. Hall scored 27 points and Andrews 22, but that couldn’t keep up with a Mercyhurst team that shot 57.9 percent from the field. Hall scored 15 of his 27 points at the free throw line, going a perfect 15 for 15 on the day. Andrews’ 22 point performance gave him his fourth consecutive game with at least 20 points. Andrews also went perfect at the foul line Saturday, going nine for nine. Clarion as a team
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Faceoff:Which league has the better all-star break?

Jacob Oberdorf: With the NBA All-Star game going on in New York City and the borough of Brooklyn earlier this month, the question arises; which league has the best All Star Game format? Now, when I say All-Star game format, I don’t just mean the game. I mean everything that goes into the All Star festivities. I may be acting a little biased on this subject when I choose the best format; however, I feel that Major League Baseball has the best All Star Game format by far. There is so much that goes into the MLB All Star Game
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