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Ice Ice Baby: Athletic Trainers Keep Bulldogs on the Field
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Ice Ice Baby: Athletic Trainers Keep Bulldogs on the Field

While many students do homework, watch Netflix or workout after class, Union’s athletic trainers work to heal their classmates in the Fesmire Field House training room. There, athletes sit on high wooden benches covered in red cushions waiting to get stretched, heated or taped. One lies on his back with his hood over his face relaxing under a heated blanket. A […]

Major Leave: Athlete Chooses Faith Over Fame
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Major Leave: Athlete Chooses Faith Over Fame

Freshman political science major and baseball player Charlie Ellis watched Ryne Roper play ball on TV for the University of Illinois for two years. He followed the team’s seasons and was always impressed by the aptitude of the Division I athletes he watched. When he joined Union’s team, Ellis found out he wouldn’t have to turn on the TV anymore […]

Lay vs. Day: Sports Editor Goes Head to Head with Varsity Athlete
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Lay vs. Day: Sports Editor Goes Head to Head with Varsity Athlete

When people ask the question, “What happens when an unstoppable force collides with an immovable object?” they usually don’t have an answer. The better question is “What happens when a very large object propelled by an unstoppable force meets an incredibly movable object propelled by a negligible force?” The answer is a beat down—the likes of which no one could […]

Marty Coursey throws a strike that catches Caleb Lay looking.|Photo by Liam Munshi
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No Contact: A writer’s attempt to hit a college fastball

I walked up to the plate totally alone and defenseless. A baseball bat was my tool to deflect a small ball traveling 85 mph or faster in the opposite direction. The small white ball whizzed by me so fast all I saw was a blur as I started my swinging motion. “That’s a strike,” Charlie Ellis, freshman political science major […]

Bullock prepares to graduate after four years as Bulldog
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Bullock prepares to graduate after four years as Bulldog

Roy Bullock, senior exercise science major, came gliding up to the patio on his skateboard with that wind-swept look that made him look more like he belonged on the low-key, sunny beaches of Miami than the patio of the stately Logos. In less than three weeks, Bullock will put on his cap and gown in preparation of being the only graduating […]

Trey Whitnell, junior, Jay Taylor, freshman, and Hunter Travis, sophomore, prepare for the 2014 golf season Sept. 3, 2014. | Photo by Meg Rushing
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Bogey Down

The rain starts to lightly fall as I line up for the final shot. The droplets land on the inside of my glasses, blurring my vision. “Come on man, the rain is coming,” said Trey Whitnell, senior accounting major and member of the Union golf team. We’ve reached the end of our 18-hole slog through an incredible amount of sand […]

Golf finishes their seasons
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Golf finishes their seasons

Union men’s golf finished 11th in their last tournament of the season at the Gulf South Conference Championship in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  The Bulldogs shot a total score of 968 for the three rounds played. Union’s top finisher was freshman biology major Braxton Rider who tied for 42nd place.  He shot 75, 80, and 84 for a total of 239 […]