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The Ivy League: True Student-Athletes

You want to talk about paying college athletes? Back it up, let’s start with the Ivy League, the only Division I conference that does not award athletic scholarships. In fact, starting in the summer of this year, the Patriot League made the switch to offer up to 15 football...

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Baseball’s self-made beast

Baseball’s latest controversy surrounding performance enhancing drugs and most notably Alex Rodriguez has been discussed and debated beyond exhaustion, so here’s my two cents’ worth.   I have touched on this topic before — on how steroids are just another example of the way the game of baseball has changed and it’s a way...

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Baseball frame of mind

Cubs Convention 2013, James Russell:   SoxFest 2013, Matt Thorton:

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Ode to King James

I’ve decided to hop on the LeBron James express, Your dunks, layups, passes, never cease to impress. For you it’s been a bumpy ride, Teams, players, coaches, media didn’t always abide. Three years ago, you made up your mind, On the hour of your decision, everything seemed to align....

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Hall of Fame Debate

Baseball Hall of Fame Results are to be released today and of course, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are hotly contested: two of the greatest players of all time, two names that have been tainted because of alleged steroid use.  Integrity is often a word tossed around when deciding...

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Price of the pinnacle

Once every four years, athletic competitors capture the world’s attention during the Olympics.  Millions of viewers watch as fans become worshippers and teens become overnight sensations.  The event is easily considered the pinnacle of an athletic career.  In this year’s London Olympics, more than 10,000 athletes from 204 countries...

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Are we really worried about injuries to athletes?

Not one, not two, not three…  No, I’m not referring to LeBron James’ speech on the Miami Heat’s future championships.  I’m talking about concussions.  It’s inevitable that during football season, players go down with injuries.  Most recently, Jay Cutler.  Out with another concussion.  Michael Vick.  Out.  Alex Smith’s quarterback position now in...

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Pitcher’s Count

Friday Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey tossed the seventh no hitter of the season, tying the 1990 and 1991 seasons which also saw seven no-no’s.  Even with all the no-hitters and with but 23 perfect games in more than 100 years of baseball history, accomplishing like these tasks is an extremely...

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Your Fire

How many professional teams can say they have a standing cheering section for 90 plus minutes?  The Chicago Fire can.  I went to my first game earlier this week and it was a lot of fun.  My sister and I headed to Toyota Park, home of the Chicago Fire,...

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For Food and Football Lovers: Alton Brown vs. Scott Hanson

What does Alton Brown, the Iron Chef on Food Network, and Scott Hanson of NFL Red Zone have in common?  Brown has always impressed me with his expertise and knowledge of food; Hanson with his focus and enthusiasm. While Brown is known for keeping Iron Chef viewers informed throughout the...

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