The Youth Sports System Needs a Makeover

As the dangers of obesity have become more prevalent to Americans, we have consequently shifted to a more active way of living and healthier habits. This lifestyle has definitely translated to youth sports, as an estimated 45 million children and adolescents participate in them. [1] On the surface, this fact seems a pretty remarkable feat. […]

UEFA Champions League: Semi-finals 2nd Leg Preview

  After a tense start to this year’s Champions League semi-finals, the four teams played in their respective leagues. The Tuesday teams Atlético Madrid and Chelsea, after a non-spectacular 0-0 draw, had a lot in their mind, as they both are still fighting at the very top of their league tables. The Spanish side had […]

FIFA World Cup 2014: 32 Teams, 1 Dream

One of the world’s most important sports tournament, the FIFA World Cup, will be held in Brazil next year. After three long years of hard work from all national football teams around the world, the final thirty two spots have been filled. For the first time ever, we will feature eight previous champions including: Brazil, […]

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013: Who should win?

The Ballon d’Or was an award given out by France Football magazine from 1956 to 2009. The FIFA World Player of the Year was an award given out by FIFA and consisted of a voting process involving coaches and captains from all international teams. Both awards were given out to deserving winners and its fair […]

UEFA Champions League returns in style

One of the biggest soccer (or football, depending on where you’re from) tournaments in the world came back on it’s 59th season on Tuesday. The UEFA Champions League is home to the best 32 teams in Europe, who fight in a group stage and further knockout rounds in the hopes of earning football glory. This […]

Puppies Ready for Game Day

Football players are revered for their strength and athleticism. Puppies, it seems, are no different. Animal Planet will air the Ninth Annual Puppy Bowl on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Viewers can expect the familiar sites of touchdowns and tackles, with one twist: as its name suggests, the Puppy Bowl consists of the popular sport of […]

Aftermath of the Sandusky Trial: A Lesson for All

The dust is finally settling around the Penn State, Gerry Sandusky scandal.  Most people at this point know at least some of the large sanctions passed unto Penn State from the NCAA.  Now all that’s left is for people to decide what they think of the punishment, what it means for the future of college […]

Basketball as a universal sport

Basketball is a universal sport. It crosses language barriers. It’s more than just a game. Well, at least that’s what the NBA advertises and claims. However, after spending a couple months in London, I quickly realized the faults in those statements. Try to find a free, 24/7 basketball court in South Kensington in London—they don’t […]

How an American girl survived a game of pick-up rugby in London

For Londoners, American football appears to be a wussy sport. The NFL has helmets and padding, while rugby has none of that. On the other hand, to Americans, rugby appears to be the lame sport. They can only pass backwards and there are not nearly as many juke moves nor are there any stiff arms. […]