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Fantasy Football early outlook

Fantasy football is filled of joys and disappointments for every owner of a team. They deal with players who turn into fantasy football gold and while other players turn out to be fantasy football trash. This season is no different from any other season for fantasy football. As a fantasy football owner, you have to deal with a lot from matchups to injuries. This season, there has been many key NFL players who have been injured that has caused problems for fantasy football owners. Big Name Players With Injuries Kevin Benjamin, Panthers, tore his ACL during the off season; Jordan Nelson, Packers, tore ACL during preseason game; Tony Romo, Cowboys, broken collarbone; Dez Bryant, Cowboys, broken foot; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, MCL sprain and knee bruise. Through the first five weeks of the NFL season we have seen excellent play from players who we expected to play good but also the… Keep Reading

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What is “Mindful” eating?

If you have stopped by Atwood Memorial or Garvey Commons for a bite to eat, chances are you have seen the Mindful logo listed on some of the items, but do you know what it means? The Mindful approach focuses on transparency of ingredients, delicious food, satisfying portions and clarity in message, so that making mindful choices becomes second nature. Sodexo thought the Mindful logo would be an easy tool for customers to determine which items are healthy from a glance. This took away the time that customers would need to spend reading the back of the food label; instead, they could see the label and know whether it is a healthy choice or not. Mindful by Sodexo can be a guide to helping students eat healthier at SCSU. Garvey Commons now has Mindful options being served at almost every restaurant or café on campus. Below is the criteria that is… Keep Reading

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Fantasy Football: A woman in a male-dominated world

I’m not entirely sure what the majority of people picture in their minds when they hear the term “Fantasy Football,” but I’m sure it often includes a bunch of men sitting around on their computers, messing with each other like they do on the TV show, “The League,” and driving themselves crazy by trying to decide which player they should put in their line-up for the week. Most of that image is extremely accurate, except for the word “men.” I joined the fantasy football realm about six years ago, and I have to say, it was quite intimidating at first. I have always loved football, ever since I was a little girl. All of us neighborhood kids would play on teams against one another on mid-summer nights, with some of our dad’s being the “coaches” for the teams. I was that girl who wanted to play football on the boys team at school.… Keep Reading

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The 2015 Masters Tournament, who to watch

Watching Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson tear up last year as he won his second green jacket in three years reminded me why I love the game of golf. Better yet, why I love the Masters Tournament. The perfection of Augusta National Golf Club’s architecture and design by arguably the greatest golfer of all time, Bobby Jones, proves year in and year out to be the toughest test in golf. Entering the Masters 79th year, there is guaranteed to be no shortage of meltdowns, triumphs and lead changes that will keep even non-golfers glued to the television. Coming it at 7,345 yards, Augusta National is a lengthy course that has always favored the long hitters. Those long hitters have all needed superior touch around the greens, with their lightning fast and agonizing contour reputation. Augusta isn’t the narrowest course, but the trees, fairway bunkers and mulch make for a long day… Keep Reading

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