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9 Title IX Facts Every Athlete Should Know

August 8, 2011
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9 Title IX Facts Every Athlete Should Know

Created in 1972 as a way of providing equal opportunities for education and athletics regardless of gender, Title IX has gotten a lot of attention in recent years — both positive and negative — from teachers, students, administrators and parents. While most people probably have an opinion one way or another, many may not know the facts behind the act, nor really understand how it is applied to colleges and secondary schools. Many, even the student athletes whom it...

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10 Strangest Sports Fan Deaths

August 2, 2011
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10 Strangest Sports Fan Deaths

For the most part, we consider sporting events to be safe, family-oriented places where memories and history happen before our very eyes; however, we also know that large crowds, angry (and alcohol-induced) behavior, steep seats and barely-there railings have caused many fans to lose their lives. Some call it a freak accident, others call it preventable. Here are the 10 strangest sports fan deaths: Shannon Stone: The most recent shocking sports death occurred on July 7, when Texas Rangers...

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Top 10 Worst MLB Owners of All Time

July 28, 2011
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Top 10 Worst MLB Owners of All Time

For the first time in a long, long time, baseball may be the healthiest sport in America. It’s been 17 years since the 1994 season — and more significantly, the 1994 World Series — was canceled, and not a single game has been stricken from the schedule due to labor strife since the 1995 season. Meanwhile, the NFL has just resolved its lockout, and the NBA is currently embroiled in one that could kill its 2011-12 season. However, not...

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9 Biggest Milestones in U.S. Women’s Sports

July 21, 2011
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9 Biggest Milestones in U.S. Women’s Sports

America’s heartbreaking loss to Japan in the Women’s World Cup final, though painful, was hardly a setback for women’s sports in this country. During this summer, the world’s No. 1 team provided enough drama to captivate men and women from coast to coast, drawing large television audiences and even setting a Twitter record of 7,196 tweets per second. Hope Solo and Abby Wambach became household names and served as inspiration for girls who strive to play soccer and other sports...

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10 Most Laughable All-Stars in Baseball History

July 12, 2011
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10 Most Laughable All-Stars in Baseball History

Derek Jeter really hasn’t done anything well this season. The 37-year-old shortstop has played substandard defense, failed to get on base consistently, and provided little power (74 OPS+) and speed (seven steals). Yet, with Yankees (and Jeter) fans everywhere stuffing the ballot boxes, he was named to his 12th Midsummer Classic. That’s why most baseball fans take the All-Star Game with a grain of salt, even though it “counts.” As long as fans, players and managers have major input,...

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10 Most Crooked College Programs in NCAA History

June 28, 2011
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10 Most Crooked College Programs in NCAA History

Jim Tressel, with his sweater vest and avuncular personality, certainly didn’t present himself as a cheater. And yet, despite preaching about the importance of integrity, he presided over a program that failed to abide by the rules, and now he’s out of a job, and Ohio State is spiraling toward irrelevancy. As any college sports fan (and any Ohio State fan) will tell you, OSU football isn’t the only program that’s cheating. Just in the last few months, Auburn...

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Economist and Antitrust Experts Call BCS a “Cartel,” urge Justice Dept. Investigation

April 13, 2011
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Press Release from PlayoffPAc: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 21 prominent economists and antitrust experts have sent a letter to the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, urging it to launch a formal antitrust investigation of college football’s Bowl Championship Series and calling the BCS a “cartel.” This is the first time a group of outside experts has formally weighed-in on this topic with the Department. The list of signatories can be found here. From the letter: “The BCS...

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10 Legendary Coaches in College Football History

January 14, 2011
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10 Legendary Coaches in College Football History

From our friends over at bestuniversities.com: The identity of a college football program is shaped by its head coach. We associate the pass-happy Fun ‘n’ Gun offense with Steve Spurrier and the Gators, the swagger of “The U” with Jimmy Johnson, and a hard-nosed rushing attack, particularly the option, with Tom Osborne and his Huskers. The success of Florida State, for example, is attributed to Bobby Bowden, who made the once forgettable program into a national power. Given their...

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