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Tested Giants will prevail

By | Feb 1, 2012

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the New England Patriots and New York Giants will kick off Super Bowl XLVI — that’s 46 if you don’t know your Roman numerals — at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.


Action sports imperil lives

By | Jan 26, 2012

She is launched into the thin mountain air, her trajectory angled to fly. At heights of more than 10 feet above the lip of the 25-foot half-pipe, freestyle skier Sarah Burke completed two-and-a-half full rotations before coming back to earth ready to soar again.


Tebow keeps fans guessing

By | Dec 14, 2011

With all due respect to the Green Bay Packers, who may very well be on their way to a second straight Super Bowl title and a perfect 19–0 record, the story of this NFL season is the miraculous play of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.


Routs destroy youth sport

By | Dec 7, 2011

When the Pikesville Middle School boy’s basketball team defeated Kimper Middle School’s boy’s basketball team 100-2 a couple weeks ago in Pike County, Ky., my initial thought was that the score must have been a misprint. There is no way any coach in youth sports would let this happen.


Coaches’ acts scar players

By | Nov 30, 2011

When allegations of molestation were raised against Bernie Fine, assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University, two weeks ago, many people initially dismissed them. Fans and the media jumped to the conclusion that the men who came forward were simply looking to take advantage of a situation at a time when the relationship between young athletes…


Scandal rocks iconic squad

By | Nov 16, 2011

By now everyone has some idea of what is going on at Penn State University. It seems like every news show is devoting time to it, every blogger or columnist has an opinion on it and new horrifying details are emerging every day.


Drug policies pry too much

By | Nov 10, 2011

When the NFL Players Association and owners came to an agreement to end the lockout this summer, one condition of the deal was that the league would implement Human Growth Hormone testing.


Long playoff drops ratings

By | Nov 2, 2011

One of the most exciting World Series Championships in baseball history concluded Friday when the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 in a winner-take-all Game 7.


Renewing a lost pastime

By | Oct 26, 2011

In these times of corporate dominance, it seems like every venue in professional sports is being sold by owners piece by piece in an effort to maximize profits. Owners are paying little attention to the actual events they are putting on display.


NBA risks losing fans

By | Oct 5, 2011

Lockouts have become a common occurrence in the four major American professional sports leagues and are an easy way to distance fans from the games they love.


Money drives college sports

By | Sep 29, 2011

Academic ideals, geographic proximity and historic rivalries once decided the schools that made up a conference in the NCAA. Now one thing determines conference alignment in NCAA athletics — money.


Fans avoid costly games

By | Sep 21, 2011

We live in a culture where sports can lift the fortunes of a downtrodden city or set off riots depending on whether a team wins or loses. But many modern sports fans will never get to see their favorite teams play in person simply because of cost. Sports economist Rodney  Fort, a professor in the…