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Posted on March 5th, 2017 in 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by jackcarn

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Injuries often keep college football players off the field, but they can’t stop some hopefuls from making the trip to the National Football League scouting combine. This may sound odd on its face. After all, the combine, famously nicknamed the ‘Underwear Olympics,’ is a …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2017 in 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by jackcarn

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Cooper Rush’s intellectual bona fides are beyond reproach. The redshirt senior Central Michigan quarterback is working on finishing his master’s degree in sports management. He’s already finished his bachelor degree in actuarial science with a 3.86 grade point average. In November Rush was named …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2017 in 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by Mark Alewine

By Mark Alewine | @MR_Alewine Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS- Four years ago, Josh Dobbs and Nathan Peterman were together on the quarterback depth chart at the University of Tennessee. Today, they’re meeting again at the NFL scouting combine. In 2013, Dobbs was a true freshman and Peterman a redshirt freshman. They were highly recruited …

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Posted on March 2nd, 2017 in 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by jackcarn

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – A number of things helped James Conner in his victory over Hodgkins lymphoma. The 12 rounds of chemotherapy treatment administered by Dr. Stanley Marks and his team at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center certainly make the list. Also, likely, is Eric Berry, whom …

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Posted on March 2nd, 2017 in 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by Mark Alewine

By Mark Alewine | @MR_Alewine Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — The National Football League scouting combine is by its nature intended to be revealing. The process provides an unfiltered look at the future stars — or busts — of the NFL. For standout running backs Leonard Fournette of Louisiana State and Christian McCaffrey of …

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