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Lumberjacks' DeGroote dies at 22 while vacationing

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE - Northern Arizona football player Michael DeGroote died after apparently shooting himself with a gun while vacationing with his family in Alaska.The 22-year-old...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/lumberjacks-degroote-dies-22-while-vaca
State
Brady should sue Goodell's pants off

...ado about nothing. It's been about NFL fans' disdain for Belichick and their jealousy of Brady, the luckiest football player alive.Goodell had to do something, and now he's got half of America again questioning his integrity and job performance...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-20/brady-should-sue-goodells-pants
Sports
Cutting activities from school budgets is shortsighted

...of the students involved in those activities will make a living as robotics engineer, musician, or professional football player, but the life skills development is enhanced by the work ethic involved, the stimulation, the teamwork and the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/cutting-activities-school-budgets-sho
Opinion
Seattle turns focus to offensive line on final day of NFL draft

...last season.Poole said he can play anywhere along the line, including center."I'm an athletic, hard-nosed football player," Poole said. "I'm very physical and very hard-nosed. ... I take pride in being the most physical player...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/seattle-turns-focus-offensive-line-fi
Not For Web
Will high school activities make the grade?

...are an issue across all activities in JSD, and low numbers can lead to unsafe participation. Think of a freshman football player being put up against a three-year senior starter. This was one reason football conferences went to small, medium...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-19/will-high-school-activities-make-grade
Sports
Would the world be better off without pro football?

My friend was watching Monday-night football with his three young sons when the infamous video of football player Ray Rice appeared during halftime commentary.His boys, 6, 8 and 10, knew nothing at the time of the February incident involving...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-24/would-world-be-better-without-pro-foot
Sports
Football player draws 6 years in Conn. sex assault

...LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A Torrington High School football player charged in a statutory rape case was sentenced Friday...get back," she said. "He raped her."Another football player, 18-year-old Joan Toribio pleaded guilty to second-degree...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-08/football-player-draws-6-years-conn-sex
Sports
Hot rod driver gets 3 months for injuring passenger

...at best. Swanson said her client is just "naturally intimidating" because of his size, noting he's a former football player and stands about 6' tall.Before the sentence was announced, Maake made a brief statement to the court and apologized...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/hot-rod-driver-gets-3-months-injuring-p
Local
Photos: Heads Up

Juneau Youth Football League players had a chance to ask questions of former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer during the USA Football Heads Up Football Player Safety Clinic in the Dimond Park Field House on Friday.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-01/photos-heads
Sports
Homer Mariners football player suspended

...student athletes suspendedA starting Homer Mariners football player was among 14 Homer student athletes suspended for...suspended.According to the Alaska Dispatch, the football player and his older brother were arrested Thursday on one...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-10-04/homer-mariners-football-player-suspend
Sports

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