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Walter Byers: The Man Who Made March Madness What It Is Today

Walter Byers. In a legendary “South Park” episode lampooning the NCAA, the character Eric Cartman asks a university president if he can purchase some of his “slaves” – er, “student-athletes” – who play men’s basketball. “How do you get around not paying your slaves?” Cartman wonders. The outraged university president kicks Cartman out of his […]

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Twitter Reacts to Bill Walton Winnie The Pooh Rant During Oregon-Utah

Getty LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Rex Kalamian (L) and Bill Walton attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) With his playing days well behind him, the free-spirited Bill Walton has made a name for himself in the broadcast […]

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Mental Health within Athletics: The Invisible Competition

Imagine a common scenario, two athletes on the bench. One struggling with depression, and one recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. Which seems more severe? Glaring social stigma points to the athlete with the physical injury. But mental illnesses are just as detrimental to performance. After battling depression my freshman year, and […]

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Guilty Verdicts Were Handed Down In The College Basketball Corruption Trial

Getty Image The college basketball world was rocked more than a year ago, when it was revealed that the FBI was in the midst of a lengthy probe into the sport. Namely, the FBI was looking into allegations of a pay-for-play scandal that involved sneaker companies, agents, and major college basketball programs. When it comes […]

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LeBron James’s Documentary Accuses the NCAA of Screwing Student-Athletes

The new HBO Sports documentary Student Athlete follows the lives of four young men at different stages in their athletic careers who share the same dream: to go pro after college. But as the film makes viewers painfully aware, the likelihood of achieving that goal is slim. The trailer for Student Athlete trots out a […]

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