The Shakerite

Anything for the Extra Dollar

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

May 9, 2013

The NCAA has lost control. No longer is collegiate athletics about athletes. It’s about making the extra dollar on the path to victory. It’s been about that for a long while now. Recent stories – Penn State, Rutgers,...

NCAA: No Grades, No Game?

Alex Smith, Raiderzone Editor

September 19, 2012

College athletic graduation rates have been an increasing problem in the NCAA, and the organization has increased academic entrance standards for future athletes. According to data ESPN gathered since 2006, 76 percent of college...

Hitters Feel Safe With the Pitcher Farther From Home

Kyra Hall, Raider Zone Editor

April 25, 2012

Safety concerns pushed the high school pitching distance from 40 feet to 43 feet during the 2011 softball season. The NCAA distance has been 43 feet since 1987, leaving pitchers with extra reaction time and hitters a split...

BBCOR Bats Bring Us Back to Batting Basics

Kyra Hall, Raider Zone Editor

April 25, 2012

New bat requirements are in effect for 2012 high school baseball season. Ball Exit Speed Ratio bats are now prohibited in high school and college. Balls struck by a BESR bat can easily travel more than 105 mph. The NCAA switched...

Urban Meyer Visits SHHS

Urban Meyer Visits SHHS

January 27, 2012

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