The NFL and my conscience

What happened to Tagovailoa is emblematic of the NFL — turning a blind eye to the real impacts of football while continuing to promote the glitz and glam of a violent game. All the rule changes and statements about player safety are just a ruse. A ruse to get people like me to keep watching.

| Staff Writer

Shelby Jordan, WU alum and NFL player, passes away

Shelby Jordan, a Washington University alum who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 years, passed away on Sept. 9.

| Contributing Writer

Reasons to watch Super Bowl LVI that aren’t football

Even if you’re not a football fan, there might still be merit in watching Super Bowl LVI. Our staff has four alternate motivations for you.

Fall sports finally return this week: Here’s what the coaches and players are saying

From football to soccer and cross country, athletes and coaches have never been more excited to step back onto the field and compete with some modicum of normalcy.

| Senior Sports Editor

AOTW: Andrew Whitaker on making the most of his final year 

Senior Andrew Whitaker isn’t your average college student. On top of his biomedical engineering coursework, Whitaker competes for two different Washington University sports teams: football and track and field.

Josh Shapiro | Senior Sports Editor

For football, business is back, but not quite usual

Due to social distancing guidelines, the football team has not been able to practice as a full unit and they haven’t been able to practice in full equipment. But they have remained devoted to keeping prepared for a season that may never come.

| Senior Sports Editor

The existential horror of Clyde Edwards-Helaire

On the psychology of seeing a younger, smaller athlete on your hometown team.

| Senior Sports Editor

Matt’s Musings: February sucks…but hey, at least the Champions League is back

It’s February right now, and that means something we’ve been waiting for is coming. Is it a good night’s sleep? The Iowa caucus results? The actual Iowa caucus results? No, February means the return of…

Matt Singer | Sports Columnist

As Kindbom exits, Aaron Keen comes home

In 1990, Aaron Keen came to St. Louis as a member of one of football head coach Larry Kindbom’s first recruiting classes. Thirty years later, on Jan. 6, 2020, the University announced that Keen will return to become the next head coach of Washington University’s football team.

| Senior Sports Editor

Looking back at the top 10 WU sports stories of 2019

2019 was an eventful year for the Bears. Here’s a look at the top 10 Wash. U. sports stories of the year.

and | Senior Sports Editors

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