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Don Shula Dolphins Legendary Coach Dies at Age 90

Don Shula’s 1972 undefeated Dolphins team visits president Barack Obama at the White House. Shula (pictured in the front right) coached the Dolphins for 26 seasons. (Miami Dolphins)

Joshua Gearhart, Reporter

May 11, 2020

The Miami Dolphins legendary coach, Don Shula, passed away at the age of 90 on Monday May 4th.  His death was unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic and was rather just simply linked to old age. Don Shula was truly a legend within the Miami Dolphins organization; when he was at the helm in the 70...

ESPN Airs Michael Jordan Documentary “The Last Dance”

Kate Clark, Head Sports Editor

May 7, 2020

ESPN debuted a Netflix documentary highlighting basketball star Michael Jordan’s last season as a Chicago Bull in what is known as, The Last Dance, on Sunday, April 19, 2020.. Directed by Jason Hehir, the documentary focuses on the untold stories and what happened behind closed doors while Jordan reach...

Sports: NCAA Moves Closer to Allowing Student Athletes to be Paid

Dan Hogan, Reporter

May 4, 2020

The NCAA Board of Governors voted this week to allow student athletes to be paid from their own sponsorships and endorsements, starting as early as next year, according to the NCAA.  The proposed rule changes were reviewed by college sports administrators during the week of April 20, 2020. The proposals were sent to the NCAA Board of Governors, who met on Monday, April 27 ...

Leagues and Teams Airing Classic Games on YouTube

Joshua Gearhart, Reporter

April 28, 2020

Now that our world is engulfed by a vicious pandemic that is claiming thousands of lives and threatening our economy, sports are surely the furthest thing from our minds currently. Although, there are many sports’ fans who are still itching for the return of their favorite sport, so they can find somethi...

New England TE Gronkowski Unretires, Traded to Tampa Bay to Reunite with Tom Brady

An ABC6 reporter interviews Rob Gronkowski during the 2011 season.  Gronkowski averaged 15.1 yards per catch and scored 79 touchdowns during his nine seasons with the New England Patriots.  (Bill Littlefield/Only A Game/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Tanner Waxman, Reporter

April 22, 2020

Robert “Gronk” Gronkowski has officially returned to the NFL after previously retiring. It was announced not only was he unretiring, but the New England Patriots traded Gronkowski and a 2020 seventh draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth round pick. Yahoo News previously repor...

NCAA Allows Second Year of Senior Eligibility

Kate Clark, Sports Editor

April 18, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council announced their decision on March 30, 2020 to allow another year of eligibility for spring-sport athletes whose seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak. Despite the good news that athletes will regain an additional season of play,  the decision is still...

Ex-NFL Quarterback Tavaris Jackson Dies in Car Crash

Tanner Waxman, Reporter

April 15, 2020

Former NFL Quarterback Tavaris Jackson died in a car crash on April 12th. Jackson was 36, leaving behind his mother Sasanque Jackson Scott.  Jackson, along with Michael Vick, and Randall Cunningham, were stepping stones to the transition to mobile quarterbacks that have swept into prominence in t...

Sports: MiLB Players will be Paid by MLB Through May Due to Coronavirus Hiatus

Dan Hogan, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday morning in a press release that the Major League teams will continue to pay their respective minor league teams’ players through at least May 31, due to the coronavirus hiatus. The players will receive $400 per week along with medical benefits. This will b...

Face Off Podcast: Episode 2 drops

Joshua Gearhart, Reporter

March 29, 2020

In this episode, host Joshua Gearhart interviews Hershey High Hockey Seniors, forward and captain Jason Rippon and goalie Chris Larkin. Both Chris and Jason are a backbone of the Hershey Hockey team, and have been for the past couple seasons.  They shed light on how they are staying active while their ...

2020 Olympic Games Postponed to at least 2021

Clare Canavan, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2020

By: Clare Canavan Although the International Olympic Committee (IOC)  has not published an official statement about the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Dick Pound, veteran International Olympic Committee member,  told USA TODAY Sports on Monday that the games will be postponed du...

Breaking: PIAA Announces Sports Postponed Another Two Weeks

Hershey senior Donte Hibbert faces his opponent in the 160 pound match. Hibbert plans to attend Messiah University next year. (Broadcaster/ Leah Koppenhaver)

Dan Hogan, Sports Reporter

March 23, 2020

By: Dan Hogan The PIAA announced via Twitter Monday, March 23, 2020 that the start of spring sports and possible re-start of winter championships will be further postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://twitter.com/PIAASports/status/1242182953335218184 This comes after Governor Tom Wolf...

Face Off hockey podcast launches

The Hershey Trojans celebrate a goal against Cumberland Valley on December 1 at Klick Lewis Arena. The Trojans won by 9 goals against CV to put them at 7 wins, 1 tie, and 2 losses. (Broadcaster/Elaina Joyner)

Robert Sterner, Advisor

March 19, 2020

By: Robert Sterner, Advisor The Broadcaster is happy to announce the launch of a new sports podcast: Face Off.  Hosted by Broadcaster reporter Josh Gearhart, Face Off focuses on hockey. The first episode, which is available to stream below or on Apple Podcasts, covers how coronavirus/COVID-19...

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