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The NFL’s Traumatic Effect

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments

The only time I was ever knocked completely unconscious was when I was 12 years old.  I was on the middle-school football team of my Catholic church, and it was during a football practice on a beautiful afternoon in early fall. As a rite of passage in football practice, the smaller 6th-graders (which included me) […]

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Tags: NCAA · NFL · Sports

What the U.S. News & World Report college rankings can teach us about UNI’s budget

April 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

The idea for this column started with a nagging question:  why does Truman State, the former Northeast Missouri State University, keep beating the University of Northern Iowa every year in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of Midwestern public universities? For several years, UNI has appeared among the top-ranked public universities in the Midwest […]

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Tags: NCAA · Price Lab School · Sports · State Budgets · Universities · University of Northern Iowa