Mount Union falls to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the 2014 Stagg Bowl

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Mount Union came up short in achieving their 12th NCAA Division III Football Championship, losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater 43-34. The two teams met for the ninth time in ten years with Wisconsin-Whitewater earning their sixth victory and their fifth straight win in this classic series. The Purple Raiders have not come out on top in this classic matchup

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Joe Thomas responds to environmental violations

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(Insert dramatic laser sound effects.) “Is Joe Thomas guilty of polluting the earth? We’ll have more on this on the 11 o’clock news!” That’s all I could think of when I saw the AP headline on Joe Thomas that said, “Browns’ Thomas accused of environmental violations.” The state Department of Natural Resources sent the former

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Joe Thomas on the difference between player and fan perspective

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The differences between how NFL players and NFL fans look at a game, season, or even an NFL career are endless. Obviously NFL fans are the ultimate outsiders no matter how much they love the team they watch every week. This isn’t groundbreaking or even all that novel a concept, but Joe Thomas’ session with

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Columbus thinks it’s getting Cleveland Browns Training Camp

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Complete with a lede that includes the “Johnny Manziel money sign,” we have reports out of Columbus that city officials (clad in Browns gear) believe it’s only a matter of time before Cleveland Browns Training Camp heads south on I-71. Mayor Michael B. Coleman, City Council President Andrew J. Ginther and Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady

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MLB.com looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Tribe

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Have you ever wondered how all that live game data gets updated on live game trackers? Well, wonder no more. MLB.com posted on Cleveland Craigslist that they are looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Cleveland Indians. Stats stringers are responsible for digitally scoring games from the MLB ballparks, which provides the data used in the

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A whole slew of Cleveland Browns finished first in Pro Bowl fan voting

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The fans have spoken. While Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led all vote-getters, and Houston Texans’ defensive dynamo JJ Watt led all defenders, several members of the Cleveland Browns were ranked No. 1 in their respective positions. Perrenial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas leads the pack on the offensive side of the ball, but is joined by another

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Tim Couch joins the Browns QB chorus with Bernie Kosar

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Long-time quarterback Bernie Kosar lambasted the Cleveland Browns — across multiple ownerships and management teams — during an interview Mike Trivisonno on WTAM this week. Now, Tim Couch is in on the team as well, preaching continuity and sticking up for Brian Hoyer courtesy of Pat McManamon at ESPN. “I thought everything he said was right,” Couch

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Mike Pettine won’t say Johnny Manziel gives Browns best chance to win

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Mike Pettine spoke with the media on Monday, and when he was asked point blank if he genuinely believes Johnny Manziel gives the Browns the best chance to win, he couldn’t do it. Instead of saying it, that Manziel puts the team in the best position for success, he re-worded the question in the answer

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Did Mike Pettine want to send a message to Johnny Manziel?

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This isn’t a rumor. It’s not news. This is fun with sports opinion from Rolling Stone (of all places). Greg Couch writes a speculative post setting a scenario that he has no factual proof of, but I found it so fun to read “Johnny Manziel’s Very Public Pantsing” that I’m sharing it here anyway. Yes,

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Adrian Wojnarowski really, really doesn’t like LeBron James

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Are NBA reporters lobbing bombs back at Woj? We’ve spoken ad nauseum about the bizarre angles taken by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski when discussing one LeBron James, but a well-written and well-sourced longread report over at The New Republic shines a brighter light on this apparent bias against the four-time NBA MVP among others. Spending

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Indians sign Gavin Floyd to bolster rotation

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The Indians front office knew they had to improve the starting rotation this off-season. To do so, they have signed right-handed pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $4 million deal. Floyd can receive an additional $6 million if he reaches certain performance bonuses throughout the season if he reaches a certain number of starts and

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Johnny Manziel admits slacking some as backup

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In this week’s SI media article by Richard Deitsch, he goes inside FOX’s preparation to call Johnny Manziel’s first professional start. Deitsch talked to Kevin Burkhardt about the 20-minute production meeting he, John Lynch and Pam Oliver and producers had speaking directly to Johnny Manziel. It sounds like Lynch was pretty direct with the young

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Audio: Bernie Kosar goes scorched earth on Browns front office

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According to one Bernie Kosar, it wasn’t Johnny Manziel or the horrid defense that was to blame for the team’s 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals; it was the “uneducated” front office. “They don’t know how to lead and organize and set a culture for doing what you have to do to play winning NFL

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Andrew Hawkins delivered an excellent speech regarding his call for justice

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins stood before his locker, surrounded by dozens of local reporters and delivered an impassioned, straight-from-the-mind speech regarding his decision to wear a t-shirt during pre-game warm-ups on Sunday that was a call for justice in the wake of the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The shirt was later condemned as being

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Johnny Manziel responds to Merril Hoge’s criticisms

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Merril Hoge doesn’t like Johnny Manziel’s game and hasn’t for some time. He’s been a frequent, loud critic of the young Browns QB ever since draft day. Ahead of Manziel’s first start, he certainly wasn’t backing off. He suggested that anyone responsible for drafting Manziel needed to be fired on ESPN before saying Manziel should

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Mount Union strolls to their tenth straight Stagg Bowl

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Mount Union rolled past another foe, beating Wesley College 70-21 on their way to their 18th trip to the NCAA Division III football championship Stagg Bowl. The Purple Raiders were dominant early, ending the first half leading 56-0 and going into the fourth quarter up 70-0. Mount Union and former St. Edward quarterback Kevin Burke had

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Police union calls Andrew Hawkins’ political statement “pathetic”

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We prefer talking sports to politics, but sometimes the two cross over. On Sunday, Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins made a statement about the recent deaths of Tamir Rice and John Crawford by wearing a t-shirt during warm-ups. Tamir Rice was the 12-year-old boy who was shot by a Cleveland police officer within two seconds

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Johnny Manziel has a very rookie-like first half against Bengals

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Johnny Manziel still doesn’t seem overwhelmed by the moment, personally, but his performance is all a part of the Browns being completely overwhelmed by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half. They trail the team from Cincitucky 20-0. Manziel sported a 12.0 QB rating at halftime as he went four for nine for 22 yards

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Joe Haden, Justin Gilbert leave Bengals game with injuries

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The Cleveland Browns were off to an awful start trailing the Bengals 17-0 when things got much worse. Joe Haden slowly walked (limped?) to the locker room. It was a big mystery because nobody on the TV broadcast noticed any play where Haden might have been injured. And it was just part of the disaster

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Karlos Dansby doesn’t get cleared for Week 15

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As recent as Sunday morning, Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby thought he could be one of the active members of his team as they host the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals. Alas, the defensive captain will be in street clothes once again, having suffered an MCL sprain in the Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. Dansby

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