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Panic in the Meadowlands

The names Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Jason Pierre-Paul all have something in common: they all play for the New York Giants and they all have struggled to earn a win this season. This isn’t like them. In years past, most notably, 2007 and 2011, they twice beat the NFL powerhouse the New England Patriots, and star quarterback Eli Manning nailed down two Super Bowl MVPs. In this 2017 season, they haven’t played nearly as good compared to those in years past. This isn’t something that is new to this team.

Sports 360 Episode 3

On episode 3 of Sports 360 we talk about:

RVC Golden Eagles updates (womens soccer/volleyball and mens soccer)
MLB ALCS and NLCS (0:05:50)
NBA Preseason (0:20:44)
NHL regular season updates (0:45:00)
AHL Icehogs (1:00:00)
NFL regular season updates (1:03:30)
NCAA ranking analysis (1:25:00)
USMNT disaster #IcelandSmites (1:33:30)

 

Domestic Violence Awareness

Rock Valley College is hosting a domestic violence awareness event Tuesday, October 10, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Remedies Domestic Violence Shelters is running the awareness event. They’re a local nonprofit organization aimed to helping people in Winnebago and Boone Counties find immediate refuge from domestic violence abuse. They give over 1,500 women and children a safe shelter and provide over 1,800 patients struggling with addictions treatment every year. The first hour will be a helpful primer on how to help people suffering from domestic violence and the after effects. The last part will have attendees walk a mile around RVC campus to symbolically ponder and internalize a plan of action moving forward.

Sports 360 Episode 2

On this episode of Sports 360 we talk about:

MLB Postseaon Wildcard games. NBA Preseason Updates. (0:27:27)

NHL Puck Drop: Season is underway! (0:38:12)

NFL Score reactions, 1st quarter standings, and predictions of Week 6. (0:50:48)

RVC Men & Womens Soccer update, and Ladies Volleyball.

Mind Over Matter: A Rock Valley Student Overcomes the Impossible

Last year, Morgan Gile seemed to be as normal and healthy as anyone else.  She loved running on the track team in high school, singing in choir and dancing in musicals.  She was working at Subway and a nursing home in Byron while also attending Rock Valley College as a full-time student. Morgan was going to school to be an artist.  She wasn’t sure what field of art she wanted to focus on, but she knew she wanted to create for the rest of her life.  She and her boyfriend Aaron lived in an apartment in Stillman Valley.  Everything seemed to be going very smoothly for Morgan, until she got the flu. In September of 2016, Morgan began to feel very sick.  She was constantly dizzy, had a fever and was throwing up.  She tried to push through it, thinking it was the flu and she would get over it soon enough.  But the sickness just kept getting worse.  Morgan could hardly stand without passing out from being so dizzy. She could not stop puking.  Morgan told her boyfriend to call an ambulance.  She knew that this wasn’t the flu.

Inaugural Sports 360 Podcast

Welcome to the debut of The Valley Forge’s Sports Podcast! Listen along as we talk about what’s going on in the world of sports. The Lineup:

MLB: Postseason Prediction and the AL/NL MVP’s. NBA: Trades, division picks, and Statement jerseys. (00:23:13)

NHL: Division picks and story-lines heading into the regular season.

The NBA’s Fashion Statement

The NBA recently made the decision to switch from Adidas to Nike to be their brand ambassador when playing in alternate jerseys. These jerseys can be flashy and representative of their respective cities and teams, and some of them plain looking and seemingly fitting (no pun intended) of their franchises, have mixed reviews. A team’s jersey is significant, it’s more than just a number and name recognition. Jerseys resemble and represent the state and city. The jersey itself is a statement to their fans and to other teams.

The NBA is famous for having fashionable and iconic jerseys with some teams having several alternate and throwback jerseys.

Ecosystem Comeback

Rock Valley College’s Environmental Science Club featured a presentation about the comeback of 3 main components of Northern Illinois’ original ecosystem. The club’s president, Devin Saunders gave the presentation. The 3 original components are the Black Bear, Grey Wolf, and Mountain Lion. At first, this appears unnerving, but the presentation worked toward the goal that this is a really good thing. When civilization really took off in Rockford the settlers drove out these animals from the region.

Soccer Streaks

The Men and Women’s Golden Eagles soccer clubs are enjoying success heading into the heart of their respective schedules. Last year the Ladies went 14-2-2 and went all the way to the Region IV Championship game. Fast forward to this year and they’re 4-2-1 and on a 3 game winning streak, and perfect at home (1-0). They’re set to play the Joliet Junior College Wolves at home on Wednesday. The Lady Wolves are 7-1 and just suffered their first loss of the season.

Climate Change at RVC

This past weekend at Rock Valley College, Professor Brian Wagner gave a lecture about climate change, “One Earth.” His approach was different to the issue than most that are available to listen to on a podcast or on cable news. The goal of the lecture was to meet an understanding of how environmental ethics, science, and religion can agree and support each other on this argument. Instead of the norm of polar opposites. The idea is one of two things, the argument from ignorance or the argument from design.