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The Failure of College Sport as an Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Central Florida Forum | August 21, 2014 | College
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.
Beverly Macy


Social Media Freakout and Mo'Ne Mania

Beverly Macy | August 21, 2014 | Sports
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!
Eric Ehrmann


Memo to Browns: Start Connor Shaw on Saturday

Eric Ehrmann | August 21, 2014 | Sports
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.
Kandice Ferrell


O.J. Brigance: ALS Warrior and Giant Among Men

Kandice Ferrell | August 21, 2014 | Impact
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.
Emily Cornelius

5 Breakout NHL Players to Watch this Year

Emily Cornelius | August 21, 2014 | Sports
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...
Paul Stewart

Tough Love Teaching on the Way to the NHL

Paul Stewart | August 20, 2014 | Sports
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.
Joel Drucker


The Open: My Season of Gain and Pain - A Tale of Tennis, Love and Loss

Joel Drucker | August 20, 2014 | Sports
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.
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.


7 Guides for Parents to Help Their Children through Competitive Youth Football

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | August 20, 2014 | Parents
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.
Emily Cornelius

What You Need to Know About the New College Football Playoffs

Emily Cornelius | August 20, 2014 | Sports
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.
Ken Reed


Inspiring Transgender Golfer Helping Others Set Themselves Free

Ken Reed | August 20, 2014 | Sports
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.
Diane Walton

Swimming With the Old Goats

Diane Walton | August 20, 2014 | San Francisco
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.
Kathleen Buckstaff


9 Things De La Salle Football Taught Me About Life

Kathleen Buckstaff | August 19, 2014 | Sports
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.
Emily Cornelius

What Legacy Does Derek Jeter Leave Behind?

Emily Cornelius | August 18, 2014 | Sports
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.
Zachary Stockill


The 5 Types of Fans You See at Every Baseball Game

Zachary Stockill | August 18, 2014 | Sports
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.
Doon Baqi


Et Tu, Media?

Doon Baqi | August 18, 2014 | Sports
Whenever we can, we take people to task for being vile. We. We, the consuming public. We have a voice.
Anthony Romeo


Learning the Ropes

Anthony Romeo | August 18, 2014 | Sports
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.
Tim Morehouse

Promoting Hope Solo Blows up in USA Soccer's Face on Social Media

Tim Morehouse | August 15, 2014 | Sports
A bad combination for sports publicists and marketing folks lately: promoting athletes accused of crimes on social media.
Roger I. Abrams


Commissioner Manfred

Roger I. Abrams | August 15, 2014 | Sports
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.
Emily Cornelius

Are the Leafs in a 'Re-Building' Rut?

Emily Cornelius | August 15, 2014 | Sports
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?
Lincoln Mitchell


The Next Baseball Commissioner's Biggest Challenges

Lincoln Mitchell | August 18, 2014 | Sports
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.
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