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The Game: Michigan Vs. Ohio State

A.J. Ganger Chief Editor              Thanksgiving, a time for families to come together and stuff their faces with lots of Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie. It’s a time where people give thanks for everything they have today. It is also the time of the year that Michigan and Ohio State step onto a football field to play for bragging rights. A game that is single-handed the greatest rivalry in all of sports. On Saturday November 30th, 2013 these teams will meet on the…

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Cheer, Dance, and now Color Guard: A trifecta of Quaker Spirit

Ashley Fox Staff Writer Two major sports at Wilmington College are supported by the school’s Spirit Unit. Cheer peps up the crowd at home football games while the dance team puts on a half-time show at home Men’s basketball games. These are two seasons back-to-back of school spirit: getting the crowds involvement and support for the Fighting Quakers. However, for this school season the team is unveiling something new for the college. A color guard team has been added as a new component of the Spirit Unit. Andrew E. Hall,…

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Super Bowl XLVII

A. J. Ganger Sports   Whether you’re a football fan or not, everyone watches the Super Bowl. Some watch it for the commercials, some for the game, and others just want to watch the halftime show to see how the performance turns out. This Super Bowl had no shortage of surprises. This year’s match-up put together the NFC champions, the San Francisco 49ers and the AFC Champions, the Baltimore Ravens. In this game “one of the best linebackers of all time,” according to Jacob Barrett, was playing in his final…

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Hairston’s first weeks at Wilmington

Scott Duncan Staff Writer     Wilmington, OH –The Wilmington College athletic department announced on December 19 that the new head football coach would be Stacey Hairston.  Hairston, a former Ohio Athletic Conference football player and a player for both the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys, has since had time to become acclimated with the city of Wilmington, the college and the Quaker football team.  Fresh out of a Defensive Coordinator position at Bluefield College, in Virginia, Hairston is excited about being in Wilmington. “I’ve been out to some restaurants and down…

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Week 11 report

A.J. Ganger Sports Week 11 was full of surprises and a defeat from a dominant team and SEC powerhouse. The Alabama Crimson Tide fell to the newest member of the SEC, the Aggies of Texas A&M. This game has changed the whole landscape of the BCS rankings as we know it. Fans were shown in shock at the end of the first half as the Number 1 ranked Crimson Tide were down 20 to 14 at halftime. The red shirt freshmen Johnny “Football” lead the Aggies in to Alabama and…

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College football report

A.J. Ganger Sports   For some college football teams in November, a chance to play for their conference title is on the line. More teams are becoming bowl eligible, and the rivalry games are also in full swing this month. Alabama, which has been number 1 since the first week of the season back in September, had a victory in Louisiana this past weekend as they came back to beat LSU 21 to 17 in an instant classic. The number 2 ranked Kansas State Wildcats are undefeated on the season…

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A big win

Cameron Schwalbach Staff Writer   On October, 20, 2012, the Wilmington College football team recorded their first win of the season against the Marietta Pioneers. The game was a hard fought battle between both OAC teams, but Wilmington had the edge with a game winning field goal by Max Gabbard. The Wilmington team left with a 13-12 win ending a streak of 32 straight losses. Junior quarterback Brandon Arehart stated, “It took the whole team to get the win, we were finally rewarded for all the hard work that we…

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Recipes for the season

Dani Krabbe, Stephanie Thompson Staff Writers October is a month that brings to mind Football gatherings, keeping warm, and getting creative. When spending time with friends, why not spice things up with a crafty treat? For the month of October check The Witness for new ways to busy up your spare time. Chocolate Nutty Mini-Footballs Treats™ Huddle together to make this fun recipe for any big game! Servings: 16 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular…

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Finally: football is back

A.J. Ganger Staff Writer After nearly 9 months of waiting, football has finally returned. People all around campus have been seen wearing their favorite school colors. Most of them are wearing the scarlet and grey for Ohio State, but there are a select few that have been seen wearing the maize and blue for the University of Michigan. Sports fans know come November 24, 2012 when Michigan goes to Columbus to take on the dreaded Buckeyes, all bets are off. This college football season is going to be very interesting…

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