Baseball’s Uncertain Future

It’s that time of year again. April is upon us, and with it the earnest warmth of mid-spring. And in the minds of many Americans, it signifies the beginning of a great annual tradition: baseball season. Yes, baseball. That slow moving giant of a sport that looms in the collective background all spring, summer and all the way into October. You hear it on the radio, you see it muted…

April 22, 2016
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Great Sports Moments: Owens Triumphs In Berlin

April 12, 2016

The history of sport is filled with great moments. Memorable moments. Moments that didn’t just stand out in our minds for their spectacle, but touched us as humans. And sometimes these moments provide a window into the human condition, and how something as seemingly meaningless as a single race can mean a world of difference in the light of history. Berlin, 1936. The capital of Nazi Germany plays host to…

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Football vs.  Futball

March 15, 2016

The Super Bowl is the most watched event of the year. Everyone knows something about it, whether it’s the halftime show or the game itself. Even the advertisements are keenly watched, and they are specifically noted for being the most expensive advertising airtime available for purchase. But is the Super Bowl the most watched event in the world, as so many Americans are led to believe? Perhaps not. The last…

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The Long Term Effects of College Athletics

March 1, 2016

Joey Mizutani College Support After an Injury Any player participating in a collegiate sport, whether it has contact or no contact, has a risk of running into an injury. In fact a sever injury can end an athlete’s career and change their lives. Travis Roy, a Boston University Hockey player, crashed into the board headfirst on his first ever college shift in 1995, cracking his fourth and fifth vertebra to leave…

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Student Recruiting and Academic Discipline

March 1, 2016

John Baik Failure to Academic Discipline Although the NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, does not unify rules for every college, each school has its own code of conduct, which applies to its student-athletes. Every school in the same division shares the common restrictions on certain behaviors and encourages student-athletes to participate in academic life. However, violation of these codes has been pervasive. Last year, in January, when the head…

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Opinion: NCAA School’s Don’t Just Owe Student Athletes an Education. They Owe Them Security.

Jack Davis “We crafted the term student athlete, and soon it was embedded in all NCAA rules and interpretations.” Walter Byers, 1st Executive Director of the NCAA   The student athlete is an image many of us are familiar with. It’s glory is rooted directly in the American Dream. A talented youngster works hard, and gets good at a sport. He (and now she as well) attends a college for…

March 1, 2016
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