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The biggest game of their lives – For undrafted free agents Howard Jones and Josh Mauro, the Steelers-Giants preseason opener was their Super Bowl.

The show before the show – My scene setting piece for the annual Steelers’ night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.

The Steeline is making noise at training camp – The Pittsburgh Steeline is the official drumline of the Steelers.

Hoke back at Steelers’ camp – Former Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke returned to training camp last summer as a coaching intern. I spoke with Hoke about his role and return to the organization.

Steelers Social Tent keeps fans connected – New to training camp last summer was the Steelers Social Tent. The tent is equipped with iPads and allows fans to ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ the Steelers on Facebook and Twitter as well as sign up for their email blast. My article detailed this new addition.

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 Wired In – New technology allowed Islanders players who live overseas to better communicate with their coaches throughout the offseason. I spoke with the head strength and conditioning coach and detailed this technology and its benefits.

de Haan working for full-time roster spot – I spoke with then 21-year old Calvin de Haan about his journey to the NHL and the importance of prospect camp.

Draft Day Mania – I spoke with recent No. 1 Islanders draft picks to hear of their experiences on the life changing event that is draft day.

State of the Union: Islanders Style – General Manager Garth Snow addressed Islanders’ season ticket holders at an event in the offseason. I spoke with him and what he hoped to accomplish in the address.


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Damaged Futures: Research finds student athletes are at greater risk for long-term health issues – Indiana University published research that found former elite student athletes are at greater risk for long-health effects. I investigated whether or not this research applied to Lafayette College by interviewing former and current athletes, coaches, and college administrators. I found that it indeed does apply to the college, but that the college admitted there is significant room for improvement.

Surging rugby to “try” nationals – The Lafayette rugby team achieved history when it made it to nationals. My story on their success and anecdotes from their run to glory.

Crossing the fine line: Coaching tactics slipping into alleged abuse – College coaches are now under immense scrutiny for their intense behavior that could be classified as abuse. I explored recent examples of this and spoke with Lafayette coaches and players to examine the matter deeper.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The story of Walt Yost – Many may not know it, but there is a supervisor that oversees the other officials throughout each game. I introduced myself to this supervisor and sat down with him to explore his job and what certain aspects he grades throughout Lafayette basketball home games.

From underdogs to contenders – I spoke over the phone with Tampa Bay Rays manager and Lafayette alumnus Joe Maddon. We discussed his leadership qualities and the emphasis he places on listening in building relationships.

COBLCITY OF BASKETBALL LOVE

Johnson enjoying strong end to his Lafayette career – Lafayette star point guard Tony Johnson ’13 had a phenomenal finish to his collegiate career, leading the Leopards to six straight victories en route to an appearance in the Patriot League championship game.

Lafayette travels down to third-ranked Kentucky – The Leopards visited the famous Rupp Arena to play the Wildcats in the 2012-2013 season. Kentucky had its national championship celebration just prior to tipoff, adding even more excitement and intensity to an already electric crowd.

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