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The Ecstatic Fan

Written by Joe Hubbs. Media by Darius Fridge. “Come on Wainwright!” My dad screams at the TV, his voice cracking in anxiety. At this point he is no longer seated in the comfortable couch in the living room, but on his feet inching closer and closer to the screen after every pitch. Again, he screams, now squatting a few inches in front of the TV like he is the catcher setting up for the pitcher’s delivery. W ...

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Second half woes Botch Panthers Senior Finale

Written by Joe Hubbs and DM by Ryan St. Hill. Senior Day left a bittersweet taste for the Panthers who started off hot in Saturday’s conference basketball game against MacMurray. Unfortunately, the Panthers faltered in the second half and ended up losing 85-64. Senior Jordan Smith led Greenville with 12 points, but it was not enough against a hot MacMurray team who dominated down low the entire afternoon. D ...

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A Week of Madness

Written by TJ Meredith. Media by Mike Ward. This college basketball season has been full of great games and many upsets, but this past week could stand to be the best week of games thus far. The real madness of this past week started on Tuesday. The Florida Gators went into Fayetteville, Arkansas and got beaten by an Arkansas team that is 7th in a below average SEC conference. Most people thought the Gators ...

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Scruples with Fandom: The First of a Semester Fandom Series

Written by Josh Cranston. Preface & Media: Mikey Ward Preface: Shortly after returning from Rwanda this December, Haley Fahrner approached me and asked me to become the Sports Section editor of the Papyrus and henceforth, I have been attempting to think of possible ideas for articles. Consequently, I have a long and now irrelevant list of ramblings or "possible articles." However, in review of this list ...

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Barber and co. left asking questions

Written by Mike Ward. Media by Mike Ward. Despite not having the leading scorer in the conference Saturday afternoon, Spalding's Mens Basketball team left head coach George Barber and the Greenville Men's Basketball team wondering what went wrong and why? The short-manned Golden Eagles used a barrage of threes and superior interior offense to top the Panthers, 81-61. Although the Panthers were led by Junior ...

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Top Ten Peculiarities to Watch in Superbowl XLVII

Written by Mike Ward, John Brittingham, and TJ Meredith.  Media by Mike Ward and Jeff Schaeffer. Mike: With a few days before the vaunted BaughBowl, BroBowl, SuperBaugh, etc., I think it is necessary to identify a few things that are bit peculiar. In the words of John T. Brittingham, "Everything about this Superbowl is interesting". I have to agree. In fact, two weeks ago I stated that the only way I would ...

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Barber’s Boys Bombard Blackburn

Plagued by a multitude of turnovers Tuesday night, the Blackburn Beavers basketball team resembled that of Mike D'Antoni's current Los Angeles Lakers. Consequently, the Panthers procured their seventh win of the season through tenacious defense and a multitude of easy baskets. Led by four members scoring in double digits the Panthers reached the century mark, outscoring the Beavers 100-48. The Panthers did ...

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Victory Bowl

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The top two teams in the NCCAA came together Saturday in Greenville for the 2012 Victory Bowl and proved that was where they belonged as the Greenville Panthers topped the Northwestern Eagles 28-27 in overtime. After a scoreless first quarter, Northwestern (8-3) took a 14-0 lead into halftime as quarterback Josh Balzer connected with Brian Lecheler for two touchdown strikes.  The first o ...

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Abnormal Athletics: Ultimate Frisbee

Written by Adam Crouch.      The environment of Greenville, especially at the college, is one that forces you to either be bored to tears or make your own fun. Many people fall victim to the American idea that fun is something you buy and receive rather than something that you make and enjoy. This is what makes Greenville the greatest place on earth. To successfully live in Greenville, you have to make your ...

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The Connotations of EMAP

Written by Mikey Ward. Every Man A Panther. This acronym has become has become Greenville College Football’s moniker. Like any acronym, this term has become an identity for the twenty-five year program. Instilled in 2001 by a coach named Kessler, this phrase has transcended the program and has aided the Greenville campus with associating each football member with an identity—a not so comforting one. Once wa ...

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