Alex Smith benched for concussion?

Josh Dillon, IV Leader Sports Editor

December 11, 2012

There’s an old cliché in sports that you can’t lose your starting job because of an injury. However, tell that to 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, who completed 70 percent of his passes before suffering a concussion and is currently...

Athlete Spotlight–Arnisha Thomas

December 11, 2012

Name: Arnisha Thomas Sport: Women’s Basketball Position: Shooting Guard Major: Criminal Justice Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Accomplishments: Too many to name, striving for more. Who are your inspirations? My mother…my number one fan! What...

The best coach you’ve never heard of

Joe Frye, IV Leader columnist

December 11, 2012

Quick question sports fans: Who is the all-time leader in wins when it comes to college football? Joe Paterno? No. Bobby Bowden? Good guess but no, sorry. It has to be Bear Bryant right? Strike three, you’re out. It is actually...

Bulls need more than Rose to contend

Bryer Lehr, IV Leader columnist

December 11, 2012

I’ll never forget watching the Bulls’ first playoff game last April. The game was well in hand and I was watching only because there was nothing else on at the time. That’s when Derrick Rose hit the floor and sent all of...

2012 was a good year for comics

John Eppard, IV Leader A&E editor

December 11, 2012

For the past couple of years, there has been a new wave of fandom for comic books in particular the television shows and the movies based off of them. Not to sound like an old curmudgeon but 10 years ago if anyone started showing...

James Bond shoots for the sky in ‘Skyfall’

Brent Bader, IV Leader columnist

December 11, 2012

It has been 50 years since James Bond was first shown on film with “Dr. No” and almost 60 years since he made his debut in English literature with “Casino Royale;” now we have 23 official films and James Bond is still...

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