The Faces Behind Uncommon Sports: Judo

When someone mentions martial arts, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely karate. What people often forget is that there are many types of martial arts that can be practiced – and one of the most commonly forgotten is judo. Judo, as compared to another martial art like karate, is much more of a grappling martial art. Judo doesn’t involve striking your competitors body in any way,…

April 3, 2019

The Faces Behind Uncommon Sports: Bouldering

Most athletes find their passion for sports before their senior year of high school, but very few get hooked because of a school project. Melise Edwards picked up bouldering while completing a psychology project about the risks extreme athletes take and their ability to put themselves in those dangerous situations. Now, Edwards is a sponsored athlete that competes in bouldering competitions around the country. Bouldering is a form of rock…

March 6, 2019


October 31, 2015

As contributors to a sports-centered website, the writers of know that media coverage plays a large role in crafting the identities of teams and players alike. This week we’ve decided to step away from our focus on football coverage and tackle athletic profiles that deal with how various teams, players, and sports are viewed in the public eye.


What is American Soccer’s National Identity?

October 30, 2015

Jordan Morris, a 20-year-old junior at Stanford University, has just finished a summer playing with the U.S. Men’s National Team against countries like Brazil, Mexico, and Germany.  Morris has seen a lot of playing time as a rising star forward, scoring the winning goal in the match against Mexico, and setting up Bobby Wood to score a goal against the defending world champions. Morris is unique.  At 20, he is…


Djokovic and the Djoker

October 29, 2015

The Serbian Gladiator, The Elastic Man Novak Djokovic, the number one men’s tennis player in the world, goes by many names. Professionally, he is Djokovic. Athletically, he is the Serbian Gladiator. To his native country, he is Nole. And to his enemies, he is the Djoker. Nicknames aside, it goes without question that Djokovic is the new dominant force in the pro circuit.


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