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Streaking (at Home) for the Stanley Cup

Kevin Kniffin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Kevin Kniffin

Who's going to be hotter -- the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Chicago Blackhawks? Streakiness is one of the concepts -- like clutchness, choking, and luck -- that we often use to make sense of a multi-game series like the Stanley Cup Finals.

Blatter Enables AFC to Keep Its Skeletons Under Lock and Key

James Dorsey | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter has spun the world soccer body's crisis as a public relations and reputation management issue and a problem caused by individuals rather than a crisis resulting from financial and political corruption embedded in FIFA's culture.

Show Me the Money: The Growing Financial Crisis in College Athletics

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's time for a conversation about how to find a better fiscal path that prevents athletics from being drawn into the growing consumer tuition sticker price sensitivity battles, competing alumni demands and enrollment priorities.

Close Finishes Highlight Prefontaine Classic

Carl Berman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

A capacity crowd of 13,278 filled Hayward Field on a perfect sunny day with temperature in the mid-70's for the Prefontaine Classic. This year marked the 40th anniversary of Steve Prefontaine's passing and the Diamond League event bearing his name did not disappoint.

Jason Linkins

Why FIFA Can't Get Away With Flopping In Its Latest Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we discuss how and why FIFA officials were arrested on an array of corruption charges, how crowded the 2016 ...

Hebrew Hoops Mixes Judaism and Basketball

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Though there aren't any Jewish starters in the upcoming NBA finals between the Warriors and the Cavaliers, that doesn't mean Jews don't love basketball. One of those is a recent Jewish USC graduate, a true superstar, Sam Fein.

Shame on SHU

Anthony Romeo | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

Organizations like Seton Hall, should they continue to live in an archaic time where it is okay to pretend that the world doesn't look the way it does, that the people in it are less human than others, and that some are less deserving of equality than others, will waste away into the annals of time.

European Gay Rugby Tournament for LGBT-Tolerance in Sport

Christian Mentz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Christian Mentz

700 sportsmen took part in the Union Cup in Brussels. Winners are the Kings Cross Steelers from London - but its about much more than just winning!

FIFA's Recent Scandal Will Not Alter Association Football's Problems

Andrei Markovits | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

The arrests in Zurich this week of some FIFA officials is totally embarrassing for Sepp Blatter and the powers that be at FIFA but actually quite meaningless in terms of actual consequences and real changes for the game itself for one reason and one reason only: FIFA's total monopoly over the game of Association Football since 1904.

Qatar's Unintended Sporting Legacy: A FIFA Clean-Up, Exposure of Political Corruption, and Corporate Sponsor Rethink

James Dorsey | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Qatar's 2022 World Cup is promising to be a rare example of a mega sporting event that leaves a legacy of social, political and economic change - but not in the way the Gulf state's ruling family had imagined.

Sportsmanship: It Truly Is What It's All About

Ken Reed | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I believe that no matter how long your sports career lasts, whether it ends after Little League, or after winning the Super Bowl, what you will most be remembered for is what kind of competitor you were, what kind of teammate you were, and whether or not you respected the game.

So You Want to Host the Super Bowl?

Ashland Johnson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports
Ashland Johnson

Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, we hear you want to host the Super Bowl--one of the most iconic and lucrative sports event in country. Congratulations, you've made it to the finals for states in the running for the 2019 and 2020 bidding process.

Illinois Baseball: Knocks University

Uloop | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Uloop

Winning isn't everything, but for the University of Illinois baseball team it has become the only thing. The Illini have won 46 games on the season. The bad boys of the Big Ten also hold the nation's longest winning streak at 27 games. But Illinois a baseball school? Where has this success stemmed from?

The Ice Fishermen of Schroon Lake, New York

Yvonne Albinowski | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Yvonne Albinowski

Ice Fishermen, Schroon Lake, New York I know that everyone is getting ready to slip into their flip flops and sandals, but let us all not forget that...

Top International Players Head to NCAA Schools

Carl Berman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

In many cases international players who end up coming to the USA for college are late signees as they take time to weigh professional offers in Europe against NCAA scholarship offers. That trend has continued this year.

Rainbows on the Field: Australian Footballers Combating Homophobia

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.26.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

On May 16, two local teams, Yarra Glen and Warburton Millgrove, faced off for the second annual Pride Cup, an event organized to promote inclusiveness and acceptance of gays and lesbians on the sporting field. The two teams wore special uniforms featuring prominent rainbow designs to mark the occasion.

A Shrewd Financial Investor, Qatar Boasts Dismal Return on Investment in Soft Power

James Dorsey | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Widely viewed as a shrewd financial investor, Qatar's return on investment in soft power designed to position it as a progressive ally of world powers in the hope that they will come to the aid of the wealthy Gulf state in times of emergency is proving to be abysmal.

Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Father of Modern Cheerleading

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 05.22.2015 | Small Business
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

You might not look to cheerleaders as a source of entrepreneurial wisdom...yet. But those pom-poms, the cheer camps, and the signature moves are acts of branding genius. And the cheeriest cheerleader of them all, Lawrence Herkimer, has much to offer a budding business leader.

11 Life Lessons To Learn From Running

Quora | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Around 5-6 years ago, I smoked, I was overweight, and only exercised occasionally. Being a fan of radical turns in my life, I decided one day to go on a week-long liquid diet, I stopped smoking, and I took up running, with the only goal in my mind to some time run the half marathon in my home town.

Patterns of Performance: What We All Can Learn From the Practices of Elite Athletes

Brad Stulberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Performance is performance, whether it is a ballerina perfecting a pirouette, a pitcher throwing a flawless curve-ball, or an author devising the perfect prose. While narrowing focus within a particular field is required to gain expertise, looking across domains -- in this case, from intellect to athletics -- is useful to unlock novel performance insights.

Mitch Clark: The Light Within The Dark

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Admiring the honesty and courage of AFL club Geelong's recruit Mitch Clark, David Packman takes a look at the rising specter of depression among professional athletes.

What the WNBA Has Shown Us About Leadership

Ginny Gilder | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports
Ginny Gilder

It's hard for an organization to accomplish much when those in leadership positions do not live up to their titles. When I scan the sports landscape for leaders I can follow and support, Laurel Richie, WNBA President, comes to mind immediately.

Get Outside: 3 Outdoor Archery Games to Try This Summer

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

Unlike the single-distance, climate-controlled environments of indoor archery, outdoor archery offers an unpredictable mix of terrain and weather at varying distances to challenge your shooting skills.

Qatar Backtracks on Engagement With Critics

James Dorsey | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

After four years of engagement with its critics in a so far failed bid to turn its hosting of the World Cup into a successful soft power tool, Qatar appears to have decided that the region's tendency to intimidate those who don't fall into line may be a more effective strategy.

Skateboarding's First Wave: Back to the '60s in Our 60s

Colleen Turner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Colleen Turner

Looking back, it's hard to believe what we did on those boards as kids. What was exhilarating then now looks downright scary to me. We didn't realize at the time that we were being pioneers. We just loved skateboarding, and the more difficult the challenge, the more we liked it!