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Geography with Goudge

The NFL season is now underway with packed stadiums for the first time since the 2019 season.  Which region of the country produces the highest quality football players? The ‘Southern Slant’ is very evident in this week’s professional football players map.  This per capita map is based on where the current active roster players went

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Geography with Goudge

This week the Northwest Bearcat Volleyball team is ranked #13 in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll.  Washburn is ranked #1 followed by Angelo State #2, Metropolitan State #3 and then an Upper Midwest domination.  Four teams from the MIAA Conference are among the top 15 with Washburn, Nebraska Kearney #4, Central Missouri #7 and

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Geography with Goudge

The 141st edition of the United States Open Tennis Championships will conclude this weekend in Queens, New York. 80 American players started the two-week Grand Slam tournament in singles competition. This map displays the hometowns of the tennis players from the United States (36 Men and 44 Women) who participated.  Three states produce over half

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Thunder prepares to rumble through fall season

The new athletic cooperative of Nodaway-Holt and West Nodaway presented a community tailgate at Skidmore Wildcat park, August 21. The Nodaway Valley Thunder attracted an estimated 500 people to welcome the teams. Head Coach Alan Calfee introduces the Nodaway Valley Thunder Football team. There are 34 athletes on the high school team.

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Geography with Goudge

Major college football (FBS) will soon be underway.  This week’s proportional symbol map displays the AP preseason top-ranked team (Alabama) with the largest football and #25 Arizona State with the smallest football.  The pattern displays many of the same teams that ended up on top last season are from the South. The SEC boasts three

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Geography with Goudge

“The Northwest Bearcats are preparing for the much anticipated 2021 season. The pandemic resulted in cancelling the 2020 NCAA Div. II Championship Football season. This proportional symbol map is based on team success over the past decade.  One point is awarded for each round a team makes during the post-season playoffs. Six points are possible

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Geography with Goudge

“The NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremonies (August 7th) marked the unofficial beginning of the 2021 football season.  Since it’s charter class was enshrined in 1963 there have been 353 members. This per capita map, based on where the Hall of Famers went to high school, indicates two regions of dominance (at least twice the

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