Opinion: NCAA in desperate need of change in regulations defining amateur status

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating more than 20 College Basketball programs for potential National Collegiate Athletic Association rule violations. Schools that are under investigation include: Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan State, and University of Southern California. To dive deeper into the report, a wiretap was also discovered of Arizona […]

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Mason Swimmers Capture State Championship

‘18 State Champs: The leadership factor Bloebaum, Thomas lead Comets to elusive title Senior swimmers Allison Bloebaum and Lauren Thomas. Joey Deaton | Staff Writer Seniors Lauren Thomas and Allison Bloebaum had stood on the state podium with their team twice before. However, they were displaying a different color: silver. After finishing runners-up in 2016 and 2017, Thomas and Bloebaum […]

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Mason athletes decline scholarship offers, opt to walk on to major Division I colleges to compete for a spot

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer Walk-ons are the dreamers of college athletics. A walk-on is a roster player who’s not on scholarship. According to the NCAA, 46 percent of Division I athletes are walk-ons. Some famous walk-ons find success like Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the harsh reality is that most walk-ons […]

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Comets roll to 9th straight GMC title

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer For the ninth straight year, Mason has taken its place atop the podium at the GMC Championships. This year, the Comets did so under the leadership of the first year head coach Matt McIntire, who gave credit to the wrestlers for being the ones who continued the streak. “It’s a tribute to the great kids […]

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Pair of Comet wrestlers eclipse 100 win milestone on the same day

Members of the Mason varsity wrestling team celebrated senior Eric Vermilion and junior Sam Glassco each winning their 100th career varsity wrestling match at the West Virginia Army National Guard Duals on January 6.  Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer Senior Eric Vermillion and junior Sam Glassco each secured their 100th career varsity wrestling win at the West Virginia Army National […]

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OPINION: Lack of diversity in college football playoffs major problem

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer When the College Football Playoff system was announced at the start of the 2014-15 season, College Football fans were ecstatic. The outdated Bowl Championship Series (BCS) system was finally abolished and teams were given the chance to prove themselves in pursuit of a national championship. This year, the teams selected by the Playoff Committee were […]

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Opinion: Comet DNA is practical

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer At the beginning of this school year, we were introduced to the concept of Comet DNA and it received some mixed reactions from MHS Students. The slogan has slowly evolved into an amusing catchphrase that our teachers and administrators like to throw around. But if we dissect what Comet DNA represents and evaluate it at […]

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Opinion: National Anthem Protests Are Ineffective

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer What has changed since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem? It has been over a year since the former 49ers quarterback first protested racial inequality and police brutality, but what does America have to show for it? It is hard to argue that any significant change has resulted from these protests. […]

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Colerain Cardinals defeat the Comets 36-10

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer The Mason Comets lost a tough road Greater Miami Conference (GMC) match-up to the Colerain Cardinals 36-10 after turning the ball over three times Friday night. The three interceptions thrown by senior quarterback Will Adams was a rare sight as he came into this week throwing just one interception in his previous five games. According […]

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