Golf After Tiger

November 30, 2015

Before Tiger Woods burst onto the PGA Tour scene in 1997, golf’s television ratings were at a stand still but once Tiger established himself as the most dominant athlete in all of sports, golf’s ratings went through the roof. He won 14 majors (2nd all-time), completed a grand slam, carried his own Nike clothing line and even had his own Gatorade drink and EA sports video game.

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A Sport for All

November 29, 2015

It’s no secret that professional sports are an entirely male-dominated industry. Turn on ESPN right now. Aside from the token ‘pretty blonde field reporter’, you don’t see a lot of other women, do you? It is only very recently that women’s sports such as the WNBA and boxing are starting to gain media attention. But here’s where the conundrum lies: males are the main demographic for sports media consumption, and…

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Outside the Big 4

November 28, 2015

When you think of sports media, what pops into your head? Is it the several ESPN channels? The seemingly constant coverage of the NFL? Or even the countless basketball and hockey games that play on TV every day during the regular season? It’s obvious that marketing strategists have found a way to make sports media almost too present in our lives in order to maximize their profits. But I suppose the…

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Abbey D’Agostino: What it Means to be a Professional Runner

November 25, 2015

Track and field is a sport that really only has major media presence during the Olympics.  That being said, many students in high school and college participate in this sport, and continue cross country running later on in their adult life.  Why aren’t accomplished track athletes, other than Usain Bolt, common household names?  Why aren’t we idolizing these impressive athletes the way we idolize quarterbacks in the NFL? Abbey D’Agostino…

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Do the Right Thing

November 15, 2015

Before game one of the 2015 World Series, Daniel Volquez, father of Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, passed away. Edinson’ s wife, Roandry, did not want to break the news to her husband until after his first World Series start, and Kansas City’s management staff complied with the family’s wishes. Volquez threw six strong innings and exited the game in the sixth inning with a one run deficit….

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America’s Pastime?

November 15, 2015

Since the steroid era baseball’s viewership has been in decline. The Royals World Series championship has given our writers some time think about the issues America’s pastime is facing. This week we’ll address race and gender, the ethics of baseball coverage, the decline of baseball butts and the shrinking belief that baseball is the national pastime. Delving into these issues can bring to light the problems baseball is facing and,…

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