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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens at 99

Jason Williams | Posted 11.12.2012 | Black Voices
Jason Williams

On September 12, 1913, in the small farming town of Oakville, Alabama Henry and Emma Owens, two sharecroppers and the children of slaves, welcomed their tenth and final child to the world, James Cleveland Owens.

A Marvelous Balance

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
E. Gordon Gee

On this very first week of Autumn Semester at our University, I am filled, once again, with an inordinate measure of hope and optimism. As the members of our incoming class converge upon our campus, I am in awe of their spirit, exuberance, perspective, and promise.

Who Is The Greatest Summer Olympian Of Them All? (VOTE)

Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

To be sure, all of the athletes listed here are amazing, leading their peers in their respective summer Olympic games, but let's go ahead and attempt ...

The 1936 Olympics: The Man Who Beat Jesse Owens

Ben Arogundade | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Ben Arogundade

Owens was a "floater" -- fleet-footed, with a very upright, almost regal posture and an elegant smoothness across the surface, as if he was running on feathers. These days, everyone runs the same. They are fast, but kinetically less beautiful.

VOTE: The Most Unforgettable Olympics Moments Ever

Posted 07.20.2012 | Sports

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” -...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Five Epic US Summer Olympic Smackdowns | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics are here, let's take a look back at five astonishing examples of American triumph from Summer Olympic Games from the...

Remembering Great Athletes Who Missed a Chance at Olympic Glory

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.06.2012 | Sports
Larry Atkins

While you watch the upcoming Summer Olympics in London and admire the triumphs of Michael Phelps and other new Olympic legends, keep in mind how fortunate they are that they had their opportunity to shine.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 10.09.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Real Madrid has signed soccer prodigy Leonel Angel Coira. Madrid acted quickly to sign the kid because a rival team was also going after him. Leonel is seven years old.

Sporting Grace: The Zen of Spectatorship

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Philip Goldberg

If you bring to sports a spiritual intention and a fully attentive mind, a game is more than a game; it's a step on the soul's ladder of progress, win or lose. Play ball!

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Are the cheers at Yankee Stadium for an A-Rod homer any less now that he admitted to being a steroid user? You be the judge.

My Greatest Moments in Sports

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

So if you're going to write a kids' book called The Greatest Moments in Sports, uh, what would those moments be?