College Sport Racial And Gender Report Card,
DeVos Sport Business Management Program,
Institute For Diversity And Ethics In Sport,
As someone who has worked for institutions of higher education for more than four decades, it is especially embarrassing for me that colleges appear to have the worst record in sports for hiring women and people of color.
It's the hottest sports story this summer. Mo'Ne Davis, the 13-year-old baseball pitching sensation from Philly, throws a mean 70 mph pitch and just made the SI cover as the first Little Leaguer ever!
With the locker room divided over Hoyer and Manziel, it's time to shake things up and give Connor Shaw a shot with the first team on Saturday.
Entering O.J.'s office at Ravens Training Camp, you are immediately drawn in by his smile. It is enormous, radiant and genuine. While settling in for our interview, I was amazed by the combination of love and strength in the room.
National Hockey League,
A new hockey season is a wonderful thing - it provides a blank slate for all players new and old alike. Players like Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning have the opportunity to bounce back after missing 45 games last season with a broken tibia, and Kris Letang, who...
Frank Udvari Death,
Hockey Hall Of Fame,
As he was for every official coming through the ranks in my era, Frank Udvari was a mentor and teacher to me. When I was working my way up to the NHL, I never knew when he might be at a game I was doing. His message was both memorable and startling.
That so much has happened around the US Open is only fitting. My late wife often observed that the "Open" was the only one of tennis' four majors that described a state of being. Stay open, she advised, and good things will happen. She was correct.
Though young athletes handle pressure differently, parents of youth football players often experience their own anxiety not knowing how to help their children navigate a stressful experience.
Back in 2008 when the then President-Elect Obama was asked about college football and how they determine a national champion, he explained that an eight-team championship would be the ideal playoff.
Her quest to join the LPGA has resulted in a lot of media attention. As a result, she's embraced the opportunity to be a role model for others -- especially athletes -- who might be struggling with their gender identity and wondering if there's a place in the sports world for them.
On Sunday I got to swim with our lovingly-deemed Old Goats, a cabal of longtime members, holders of wisdom and, of course, swimmers of some renown, as part of the A Team in the Walt Schneebeli Over 60 Swim at San Francisco's Aquatic Park.
De La Salle Football,
High School Football,
In 2011, my middle-school son came to me and said he wanted to attend a football summer camp at De La Salle. I asked what was De La Salle. I could see my son wanted to go with every ounce of his being. The school was an hour and a half drive from our house.
New York Yankees,
It is easy to look back and find players who perhaps had higher batting averages, or more stolen bases, or even have done more philanthropic work. But what Jeter leaves behind is his ability to do it all. He is the whole package.
We're approaching the end of August, and, like every year, that means the MLB season is starting to get interesting. Teams are jostling in the standings for playoff positions, and both the drama, and calibre of baseball is starting to increase.
Whenever we can, we take people to task for being vile. We. We, the consuming public. We have a voice.
Monday Night Raw,
Stone Cold Steve Austin,
I've had 20 years to get to the bottom of why professional wrestling makes me tick, and I've heard all the objections along the way about why I shouldn't love it as much as I do.
A bad combination for sports publicists and marketing folks lately: promoting athletes accused of crimes on social media.
One would hope that Commissioner Manfred will staunchly defend the partnership arrangement that has brought baseball its renewed prosperity. Working with the union and not against it, Major League Baseball will continue to grow its influence worldwide.
Toronto Maple Leafs,
It is anyone's best guess who Shanahan will hire next week as the new assistant GM to work with Dubas and Nonis. Though the changes do seem exciting - they beg the question 'when will we be a winning organization?' How long will this promised "Culture Change" take?
Hall Of Fame,
Kenesaw Mountain Landis,
New York Mets,
New York Yankees,
World Baseball Classic,
All Star Game,
Figuring out a way to replace that revenue and continue to adjust to the new media world, rather than determining ways to make the game more exciting or figure out the best post-season formula, will be the criteria by which the next commissioner will be judged.