Diplomas or Dollars: What Is the Student-Athlete-as-Employee Case Really About?

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There’s a reason ‘student’ comes first in ‘student-athlete.’

Irish Footballer Thanks ‘Girlfriends, Boyfriends’ of Teammates in Front of Packed Crowd

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This is our kind of ally.

How Greed Stopped the USFL’s Forward Progress

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30 years ago an upstart football league tried to take on the NFL. All it got was $3.76. Just ask Donald Trump about it.

Ray Lewis: On Greatness

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Former Ravens Linebacker, Ray Lewis, on building Greatness every day from the ground up.

Life is Not a Video Game

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There have been a lot of arguments claiming that violence in video games is the reason for our societal ills, but B.K. Mullen says that sometimes a game is just a game.

The Yin and Yang of Being Straight or Gay

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When Edie Weinstein is mistaken for a butch lesbian, it leads her to question the internalized homophobia we may all carry regardless of our sexual orientation.

Sportscaster Dale Hansen’s Flawless Takedown of Homophobia

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Sportscaster destroys the arguments of anyone who still can’t handle a gay NFL player.

What Do We Want for Our Children?

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The tragic and untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman made a lot of people think. Larry Bernstein thought about the children.

The Best and Worst Reactions to Michael Sam’s Coming Out

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Tweet — This post originally appeared at ThinkProgress By Travis Waldron Michael Sam, the University of Missouri defensive end who is projected to be taken on the second day of this year’s NFL Draft, came out as gay in an interview with ESPN and the New York Times on Sunday, a decision that could make […]

Why Michael Sam Playing in the NFL Is a Very Big Deal

Why Michael Sam Playing in the NFL Is a Very Big Deal

Doyin Richards calls out the flawed arguments people are using against the first-ever openly gay man to have a chance to play in the NFL

Do Sports Help Boys Become Men or Bullies?

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There’s another side of sports, a side that rewards unnecessary violence and even suggests athletes are outside the law.

The Best Ad You’ll See This Super Bowl Weekend

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The National Congress of American Indians drops a powerful spot about what the Washington football team is erasing by sticking with the name “Redskins.”

Why I Miss Super Bowl Parties

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JJ Vincent is feeling nostalgic about the hyperactive awesome crazy family-and-friend-fest Super Bowl parties of yesteryear.

Nine Parents You Don’t Want at Your Super Bowl Party

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Doyin Richards breaks down the kinds of parents you definitely don’t want to hang around with on Super Bowl Sunday

I Hate the Broncos: Daring to Question Whether Football is Worth It

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After her own concussion, Beth Leyba questions whether we want to take part in a game that literally chews people up and spits them out just so that we can be entertained

Every Super Bowl Quarterback Performance Ranked (and a pick for Super Bowl 48)

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ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen breaks down the greatest Super Bowl quarterback performances of all time.