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Paying College Athletes, or Not

A dollar sign. It is golden in color.

A football player at the University of Florida recently called college football the “modern form of slavery” in a tweet which has since been deleted.

Downtown Boxing Gym: Lessons in and out of the Ring

A young black man with his fists up. His fists are wrapped with fabric.

In a city fighting for renewal, Detroit-native, Coach Khali Sweeney, is providing kids with a safe haven at the Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG).

Dearborn Boxer Dies After First Pro Match

Illustration of Aljahmi's face

We all know that one friend, relative, or fellow classmate that aspires to achieve fame. Whether through singing, politics, writing, or sports, they are driven towards that dream and work hard for it with repetitive practice and collective support.

Do Golfers Sweat?

This was the question that was jokingly asked by Athletic Director Rochelle Taylor towards the golf team at the student-athlete orientation a couple of days before fall classes had started. It was all in good nature of course, but do they?

Hawks Go Down to the Wire

A team photo of the men's basketball team. The men stand in a line at center court in royal blue uniforms with white details.

After a slow start, the Henry Ford men's basketball team got their first win of the regular season bringing their record to 1-4 heading into the Thanksgiving break. The 98-93 win came at home against non-conference opponent Rochester College.

When Athletes Get Too Aggressive

Oscar Pistorius. Donte Stallworth. Greg Hardy. Jayson Williams. OJ Simpson. Ray Rice. All these athletes are liberally roaming their mansions as we speak. All these athletes are cashing million dollar paychecks at the bank.

Roger Goodell Needs to Change

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell once said that he expects the annual revenue for the league to surpass $25 billion by the year 2027, according to CNBC. This seems to be the sole reason he still has his job.

Parkour for Beginners

Parkour instructor jumping over a wall.

It almost always comes to us in a YouTube video. Fit men and women taking on the streets in ways that seem to go against the laws of physics. Jumps, flips, heights, and amazing feats of balance. The problem is that most of what we see in those videos is not real parkour. In fact, real parkourists think it’s crazy to jump from precarious heights.

Since its ancient beginnings, parkour has been used to help people hunt effectively. It wasn’t until recently that we decided to put a name to it. Now it’s quickly becoming a popular urban sport.

Fantasy Football vs. The Real Game

An illustration of a football player, in uniform with a line of black paint under his eyes, behind prison bars.

If you are a Detroit Lions fan, chances are that you have turned most of your attention away from that team and towards your fantasy football team. Don’t worry you aren’t alone. The Fantasy Sports Trade Association says that over 30 million people play fantasy football, and that number is only expected to grow which begs the question: are fantasy sports becoming too popular?

Wrestling is For Real

Two men in wresting singlets stand in front of stands where a crowd looks on. A referee, standing behind one of the wrestlers, is raising the hand of the Hawks player.

Wrestling will be added as a varsity sport at HFC next season. The news added to the excitement of this year’s National Collegiate Wrestling Association Fall Brawl Tournament hosted by HFC on November 1. Hawks wrestling has had plenty of success as a club team over the past two years, with six national qualifiers in its first season, and seven of them last season. All of this has occurred under the leadership of head coach Grant Mackenzie, who has been voted Coach of the Year for the Great Lakes Region for two years in a row.

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