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A Tale Of Two Streaks: The Columbus Blue Jackets

Derek Mackenzie waits for the puck to drop on a faceoff.

The Columbus Blue Jackets were the hottest team in all of hockey last week, now they look uninspired and lost. What exactly are the Columbus Blue Jackets? Are they contenders or are they pretenders? 

WOSU Public Media’s Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley talk with Aaron Portzline (@aportzline) of the Columbus Dispatch to find out what’s going on with the Blue Jackets.

A group of Northwestern football players are making an interesting move in college athletics. They are attempting to unionize. Proponents say these players are entitled to worker’s compensation, benefits, representation in decision making processes. Opponents say these athletes are not employees. We talked to Northwestern professor and ESPN.com legal analyst Lester Munson about the movement.

And the Buckeye basketball team is in a bad place right now. They have lost five of their last six games, and are slowly slipping out of the relevancy. Steve and Thomas discuss the problems with the Buckeyes.

Later, the Cleveland Browns finally made a hire to fill their head coaching position. Mike Pettine has been named head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Steve and Thomas discuss.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.