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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Single-Digit Soccer: Your kid will never be a pro

ER doctor Louis Profeta of Indianapolis — ironically, the home of several elite sports organizations — takes revenge on all the parents with whacked-out priorities with a fun, occasionally profane column spelling things out in simplest te...

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Monday Myriad, March 24: Overseas networking

As we bid farewell to winter sports for the year, some athletes are wrapping club seasons all over the place. People who read this blog probably know all about soccer and maybe basketball. But how about volleyball? Dozens of U.S. … Continue re...

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Women’s soccer: Show me the money!

How much should soccer players be paid? It’s a question that can’t be answered in a vacuum, at least not without a government that centrally plans every bit of the economy. “Should” (which philosophers would call a “norm...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Coach better!

Before tonight’s local youth soccer club house league coaches’ meeting, I wound up in a conversation that veered from All-Star team selection to a coach complaining that his world-beating team was broken up. “Why do they need to do ...

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MLS vs. Mexico: The Goonies are not good enough

MLS teams made another predictable exit from CONCACAF Champions League play this week, and this time, one of the opposing coaches saw fit to kick a little dirt northward after the final whistle. Toluca coach Jose Cardozo: “(San Jose’s players) w...

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Gender and soccer: Running smarter, not harder?

Researchers at Sunderland University, undoubtedly seeking a distraction from the local Premier League team’s dreary season, compared male and female soccer players in the Champions League. The conclusions: 1. Women complete fewer passes than me...

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The indoor soccer wars, part 3,785

Imagine if, in 2002, five MLS teams had broken away from the league to seek a stronger future in the A-League. That’s roughly what we’re seeing now in the latest twist of indoor soccer, which had a fractious history in … Continue r...

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