One Day in April Trailer

One Day In April tells the story of a downtrodden college baseball that fought back against difficult odds. The Emerson Lions started the season under the pressure of a pre existing 10 game losing streak and continued to fall to 0-36 in a conference filled with teams that have more funding, better facilities and a higher talent level. Until One Day in April they beat the odds. Their story embodies…

December 10, 2015
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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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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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Chase Utley You Are the Man

Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia’s glorious but decrepit coliseum, stood on the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue housing some of professional sports’ worst teams and most passionate fans. With its infamous 700 level and in-stadium courtroom— the leaky, rat infested sanctuary was a perfect symbol of the crime-ridden, blue-collar city came to represent. When he first set foot on the Vet’s unforgiving Astroturf in 2003, Chase Utley embodied everything Veterans…

October 28, 2015
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Head to Head: Safety v. Spectacle

October 15, 2015

A big topic of discussion in professional football recently has been whether or not the game is worth the risk of injury that players put themselves in. As more research surfaces about the danger of concussions in the NFL, should we protect players with more rules and fines at the cost of the spectacle of the game? If the essence of the game is the sheer physicality of the sport,…

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