Category Archives: sports culture

Can we separate athletes from their appearance?

Fiona McCade makes the case that the age of social media has been especially cruel to female athletes: Can it really be true that in the hideously sexist, discrimination-riddled Seventies, it was easier than it is now for a woman to … Continu...

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SportsMyriad Sochi crew: Amanda Turner

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Turner. I’m a Junior at the University of Michigan studying Sport Management. My time at Michigan is spent everywhere, except my apartment. I work as an Associate Producer for Big Ten Network StudentU, a &helli...

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SportsMyriad Sochi crew: Marc O’Nions

Hello, my name is Marc O’Nions. I currently study in Manchester, England, for the course Multimedia Journalism as a postgraduate student. I moved to the city in 2010 when I began my undergraduate course. I was born in the Northern … Cont...

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SportsMyriad Sochi crew: Emily Haydel

My name is Emily Haydel. I’m originally from Atlanta, GA, but I’m currently a freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor looking to major in Sports Management and minor in Spanish. I currently work with the school’s televis...

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College sports 2020: A plausible fantasy

Jan. 6, 2020 … Alabama defeated Montana 35-34 tonight to win its third straight NCAA football championship. The Crimson Tide’s experience in big games proved to be the difference against Montana, which made the NCAA playoffs for the first...

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‘Friday Night Tykes’: The decline of Western civilization?

This is a guest post from Katie Voss. Please greet her on Twitter!  Youth football first became an establishment in 1929, and since then has been led by leagues such as the Texas Youth Football Association who, after being followed … Continue...

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Divert sports funding to arts?

A Gary Gutting piece at the NYT’s philosophy blog starts out reassuring us that the lack of humanities majors isn’t a bad thing (after all, we can’t everyone being like me) then meanders to suggestions for shoring up the “cult...

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Are all scholastic sports a waste of time?

That’s the question raised in this pointed essay from The Atlantic: The Case Against High-School Sports and a follow-up from CollegeSportsScholarships.com. The examples cited are extreme. The Atlantic found schools that managed to fund its foo...

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