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OSCODA – The Oscoda swimming and diving team may not have enough athletes to make much noise as a team, but that isn’t stopping them from seeping progress in the pool this fall.

OSCODA – The Oscoda soccer team had a chance to claim a share of the North Star League championship last week. The Owls weren’t able to shake their opponents however, as they played to a pair …

TAWAS CITY – Typically when Oscoda and Tawas Area meet on the volleyball court, it’s a back-and-forth affair down to the wire. The Lady Owls were in no mood for a close contest with their riva…

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Fifty years ago this week, 14 black members of the University of Wyoming football team met with head coach Lloyd Eaton to ask if they could wear black armbands to protest racist policies and incidents tied to upcoming opponent BYU. Instead, Eaton kicked the players off the team — ranked 12th in the country at the time — without giving them a chance to make their case, they unanimously say. The incident, coming in the wake of the civil rights movement, has drawn more attention in recent years because of other high-profile sports protests such as Colin Kaepernick's.

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Jimbo Fisher’s first season at Texas A&M ended with a four-game winning streak that had the Aggies ranked 16th in the final Top 25 poll. He’s 3-3 at the halfway point of his second season which has disappointed some, but not Fisher who understands fans’ frustration.

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