WashU retires the late Super Bowl champion Shelby Jordan’s jersey

On Saturday, Oct. 14, Washington University retired Shelby Jordan’s jersey number at a halftime ceremony during the Bears’ third home football game. Jordan — who passed away last year on Sept. 9 — played 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He wore the number 78.

| Managing Sports Editors

NFL franchise tag: the worst rule in sports

It’s better for sports when star players stay with their team for years. Fans build a deeper connection with these players, become more invested in storylines, and feel that their team has an identity.

| Contributing Writer

Former WashU football player signs with the Seahawks

This summer, Whitaker –a 2021  graduate of WashU– signed a professional contract with the NFL franchise Seattle Seahawks after spending some time playing for the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, Whitaker was waived/injured after suffering a knee injury at a mock game.

| Managing Sports Editor

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

What a British comedy show taught me about American sports

A British comedy television show can teach us lessons about how to better appreciate American sports.

| Senior Sports Editor

Matt’s Musings: The NFL’s unfairness doesn’t excuse Colin Kaepernick’s missed opportunity

Racial issues in sports span across the world and manifest themselves in different ways depending on where they take place. This brings us to American sports’ current number one hot button issue, still, after three years: Colin Kaepernick vs. the National Football League.

Matt Singer | Contributing Writer

The beauty in defeat: Lessons from a season of high expectations

I’ve had the misfortune of watching two of my favorite teams—each an apparent juggernaut in their sport—suffer unexpected losses this season. In the moments after these losses, I felt the urge to overreact, but as time went on, I felt something I hadn’t expected: relief.

| Senior Sports Editor

Opinion: Fear of a black quarterback

Football, by the nature of its reluctance to change, has become a snapshot of a larger cultural problem related to the stereotypes of black people.

Dorian DeBose | Senior Sports Editor

Protest on the field and on campus: Thoughts on the wave of NFL protests and their effects on universities

The NFL national anthem protests have now reached the tuft fields of America’s college football teams.

Isaac Jacobson | Staff Reporter

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