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Evan’s guide to all things NFL: 2018 NFL playoff preview and mock draft

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: 2018 NFL playoff preview and mock draft

Evan Dorian, Reporter

January 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Preface: We have officially reached the end of the 2017 regular season. It’s been as fun as any NFL season I remember, with eight out of the twelve playoff teams having missed the playoffs last year. In other words, only the defending champion Patriots, as well as the Falcons, Steelers and Chiefs ar...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 14 NFL power rankings

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 14 NFL power rankings

Evan Dorian, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Preface: You didn’t get to view my power rankings from last week, but I’m still including each team’s movement from last week because the changes in these rankings are pretty striking because of the upsets and other developments that took place in Week 14. I’ll put the list of all 32 teams fr...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 12 NFL power rankings

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 12 NFL power rankings

Evan Dorian, Reporter

December 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Preface: I took last week off from publishing power rankings. It was a busy week because of Thanksgiving and time off that ended up being spent doing other things, and Week 11 didn’t exactly lend itself to giving adequate time for writing power rankings very expertly. So I’ll be cutting out the “down X...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 10 NFL power rankings

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 10 NFL power rankings

Evan Dorian, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Biggest Jump: Packers, 7 spots Biggest Fall: Cowboys, 7 spots   1. Eagles (8-1, no change from last week) Every team ranked second to fifth make good bids for a number one overall ranking while the Eagles were on bye, but it’s simply impossible to knock the Eagles down at all u...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 9 NFL power rankings

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 9 NFL power rankings

Evan Dorian, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Biggest Jump: Lions, Jets up 6 spots Biggest Fall: Seahawks, Bengals down 7 spots   1. Eagles (8-1, no change from last week) The Eagles are far and away the highest scoring team in the league, with 283 points on their résumé. They have, of course, played nine games, while many teams...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 8 NFL power rankings

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 8 NFL power rankings

Evan Dorian, Reporter

November 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

Biggest Jump: Ravens, 15 spots Biggest Fall: Dolphins, 13 spots   1. Eagles (7-1, no change from last week) No surprise here. As long as the top team keeps on winning, it will stay right here. That’s exactly what the Eagles are doing - they cruised to a victory over the weak 49ers ...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 6 NFL power rankings

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 6 NFL power rankings

Evan Dorian, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

Preface: Thanks to all who read last week’s power rankings and plan to tune in for my future sports writing contributions to The Lodge. Last week, I detailed my reasoning for moving every team up or down, and added a blurb about the player from each team that you’d be smart to pick up for your f...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 5 NFL power rankings

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 5 NFL power rankings

Evan Dorian, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

1. Chiefs (5-0) The score of Sunday night’s bout with the Texans doesn’t tell the entire story of Kansas City’s dominance. Rookie standout Kareem Hunt continued to impress, despite being held out of the end zone for the second game in a row. Alex Smith is having what is perhaps the best sea...

Hidden gems: croquet is king

Bart Mueller, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns

Croquet (pronounced crow-Kay) is a sport most people do not give much thought. When thinking of this sport, most people have images of an upper class British family enjoying a leisurely game on the lawn of their stately manor. In this stereotype, they would actually be mostly correct since the game w...

Gryphons commit: John Carter Hawkins

Gryphons commit: John Carter Hawkins

Bayard Anderson, Sports Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Senior John Carter Hawkins committed to play division three lacrosse at Rhodes College this past week. “I felt like a small liberal arts school was a good fit for me,” Hawkins said, “and the community is great.” Hawkins also wanted to thank his teachers, coaches, friends, family and God for hel...

Gryphons commit: Kate Murphy

Gryphons commit: Kate Murphy

Bart Mueller, Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Sophomore Kate Murphy committed to play Division 1 lacrosse at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. this past August. Vanderbilt’s close proximity to home and tradition of  academic excellence played a major role in her decision. “I ended up choosing Vanderbilt because I wanted to pla...

Humans of Memphis

Humans of Memphis

Elise Fong, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Local, Showcase

Today began like any other day for me. I ran out to the mall to buy some things I needed, I went to Barnes and Noble to finish up some homework and look at new books, and later on, I started to get hungry. So, I thought, what better way to fight off my hunger than sweets? I quickly ran over to Great Am...