The Curious Case of Josh Gordon

Camron Miller | Contributor It is almost the end of November and, as we approach the end of the 2016 NFL season, it is worth noting two important things: the Cleveland Browns have yet to win a game (0-11) and that may be due in part to the fact that they are still without Josh Gordon. The troubled 25-year-old Cleveland Browns receiver was released from a rehabilitation facility on October 30 a month after beginning treatment for his various substance issues. The question, immediately upon his release, became: “What are the Cleveland Browns executives going to do with him, since … Continue reading The Curious Case of Josh Gordon

OKC Thunder star Russell Westbrook storming through NBA as a solo act

Justin Norris | Contributor Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has started the 2016-2017 season at a historically productive rate. Westbrook has posted triple-doubles in five of his first fourteen games and is averaging 31.6 points, 10.4 assists and 9.6 rebounds per game on the year. In addition to his impressive numbers, the Thunder have opened the season with a 8-6 record. Westbrook is the first player to post a triple-double in two of his first three games since Magic Johnson in the 1982-83 season. Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson both achieved this feat twice, and Jerry Lucas accomplished this … Continue reading OKC Thunder star Russell Westbrook storming through NBA as a solo act

Gwen Iffil’s legacy in media

Leonard Head | Local & World Editor Pioneering news journalist, Gwen Ifill died Monday after a long-fought battle with uterine cancer at age 61. Ifill was the host of PBS’ Washington Week and co-host of PBS NewsHour. She covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. Ifill covered national newspapers before transitioning to broadcast journalism. She also wrote “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” a book published the day President Obama was inaugurated in 2009. Her ill health led to recent absences from her jobs as co-anchor of “The PBS … Continue reading Gwen Iffil’s legacy in media