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Jul
6

Nate Jenkins: To Rick Reilly, My Teacher….

Rick Reilly retired from sports writing last month after 36 years as one of the best in the business. He taught me so much about writing, but I didn’t even realize it until now.

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Jul
4

Lessons Learned With Uncle Mel’s .22…..

There are no trips, and there is no vacation, that can take the place of a boy growing up with the simple summer fun of an understanding uncle, a .22 rifle, and a sack full of tin cans. Enjoy the 4th of July holiday with this nostalgic story that personifies a freedom inconceivable to lose for so many Americans…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
19

Game Day: Call Of Duty…Nile Kinnick and Heisman Heroes

Not many eschew fame and fortune for the ideals of service to man and country. Once upon a time, Nile Kinnick, the only Hawkeye ever to win the Heisman Trophy, was an exception. Press Pros guest writer Nate Jenkins tells the story.

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Oct
14

World Cup Anyone? Klinsmann Says Winning It Unrealistic

Though a World Cup qualifying win against Jamaica marks a U.S. record for wins in a year, it also raises questions whether even a great Team USA is good enough to win the World Cup.

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Oct
5

OSU Gameday: The Last Great Northwestern Quarterback

If Northwestern is looking for historical precedent to start 5-0 in back-to-back seasons, they’ll have to look a ways back.. a long ways back.

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Sep
11

Really, What Is The Best Damn Band In The Land…?

Think your alma mater’s marching band can hold a candle to “The Greatest Marching Band In the History Of The Universe”? It’s not likely. Nate Jenkins has some ideas of his own this week, and contrary to what you might personally think. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
25

Nate Jenkins: “Dear Johnny Football”

Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel is facing media scrutiny and an NCAA investigation for allegedly taking money for autographing his own jerseys. Good for him.

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Aug
4

Nate Jenkins: When Football Was Dangerous…!

We’re all concerned presently about the risks of kids playing football. But current risk is all relative when compared to a time when football was nearly banned altogether. Read, then sit back and rest easy (easier) when you watch your next high school game.

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Jul
28

Nate Jenkins: Coming Full Circle….

Contributing writer Nate Jenkins writes: G.K. Chesterton said, “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” I finally found out what that meant Tuesday night at Wertz Stadium.

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Jul
23

‘Coons In The Corn…

For those who profess to love all God’s creatures without reservation, some words about those willing to reconsider when the creatures come between them and their stomach. Guest writer Tom Cappell subs for Jim Morris this week.

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