Category Archives: college sports

Women’s soccer, pro/rel, UConn hoops and taking things for granted

If there’s war between the sexes, then there’ll be no people left — Joe Jackson. (Tori Amos did a terrific cover version.) I’ve spent too much time on Twitter this week grabbing the third rail. I’ve been in conversations...

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“Fantastic Lies” and the lessons of the Duke lacrosse case

Don’t stereotype. Don’t rush to judgment. Those are the lessons of the Duke lacrosse case from 10 years ago. Three men suffered the horror of being flung into the spotlight as wrongly accused rape defendants, and the collateral damage wen...

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War on College Sports: Maybe justified?

I love college sports. I’m not so thrilled with the prospect of other students paying for them. An investigation of the eight largest public universities in Ohio in the Football Bowl Subdivision found that with one exception, college administra...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Do players specialize in high school?

At national champion Ohio State, the answer is apparently not. One sport specialization? Colleges prefer well-rounded, versatile athletes. Be involved-help your school & yourself. pic.twitter.com/cR4ObYlmVy — Tuscola HS Athletics (@TuscolaA...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Basketball feels the fear

One unique aspect of soccer development as opposed to football and baseball is that we in the USA are all worried that other countries are doing it better. Little League and Pop Warner coaches surely don’t spend quite as much … Continue ...

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War on Nonrevenue Sports returns: USOC gearing up

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun isn’t going to give up on Olympic sports in colleges without a fight. He sees the threat of budget cuts and reallocations as athletics departments start paying more for its football and basketball players. There are &hel...

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Best Twitter exchange ever

With Georgia-South Carolina in a storm┬ádelay, CBS is showing the classic 2013 Alabama-Auburn game. Leading to this … Alabama and auburn on today and college game day was in north dakota — Cat Daddy (@Richdatdude) September 13, 2014 @Zach...

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College athlete unions, paying players and unasked questions

The last thing I want to do is pick an argument with my fellow Duke grad Jay Bilas. He’s a consummate pro when it comes to college basketball analysis, and he’s making an intelligent case for college sports reform. But … Continue r...

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