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. […]

Paralympics receives more coverage than before, not as much coverage as Olympics

Athletes from all around the world are gathered together in Sochi this week to represent their countries and compete for a gold medal in the Paralympics, but they are not receiving as much TV coverage as the Olympics. The United States will have 52 hours of TV coverage this year, ten times as much coverage […]

NBA Goliaths Duke it out in a Game for the Ages

The basketball gods answered the prayers of every NBA fan last night. In the post-game words of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: “It was one hell of a game.” Looking back at the series, the Heat seemed destined to win Game 6. Neither the Heat nor the Spurs had snagged consecutive wins through the first five […]

Hockey Is Back … But It Never Really Left

On Jan. 7th, teams from around the NHL called fans, media and anyone else who would listen to announce that a 2012-2013 season would be played. Each team would play an abbreviated 48-game regular season (as opposed to the standard 82 games) leading up to the playoffs. Delaying the start of the season was a dangerous […]

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 […]

In Support of a Legend: Gregg Popovich

Okay. At this point, you may have already heard about the controversial decision made by the San Antonio Spurs coach to send his stars home for a little beauty sleep (at least, that’s how the rest of the world is portraying it). If not, let me begin with a quick back story to fill in […]

Basketball in its purest form: Jeremy Lin in Taiwan

All Jeremy Lin needed to do was step foot in Taipei, Taiwan, to cause a major frenzy of Linsanity, but he decided to take it to the next level along with his former teammate, David Lee. On one of their nights in the city, they surprised locals by showing up at a pick-up court with […]

Big Changes to the ACC

For all the sport fans out there, ESPN has been buzzing this week about a big change coming to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014. It was announced on Wednesday that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish would be joining the ACC in all sports except football starting in 2014. The fact that the Atlantic Coast […]

Female Boxers Can Choose Skirts

Optional, but still a horror that it is even a topic, female athletes can wear skirts to the ring in Olympic Boxing by choice. The Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) has compromised the sexist issue successfully by allowing it as an option, but for many federations in other countries, it is not. In response to […]

The 2012 Men’s Team Vs. The 1992 Dream Team

The question of whether or not the 2012 United States men’s Olympic basketball team could defeat, or even compare, to the almighty 1992 Dream Team has been the talk of the sport’s nation for weeks now. At first, the fact that this question was even being asked seemed completely absurd, to most sports fans. I […]

Greek Woman Kicked Out of 2012 Olympics

One can only imagine the nightmare it would be for an athlete to be kicked out of the Olympics after years of rigorous training. Unfortunately, this nightmare became reality for Greek track star, Voula Papachristou. Papachristou was expected to take part in the Triple Jump competition in the 2012 summer Olympics. However, just days before […]

Athlete Salaries

In this article by Mihir Bhagat, Bhagat speaks a bold truth. He provides jaw-dropping facts about the outrageous salaries of todays professional athletes. The context of Bhagat’s editorial is very simple, as he does not use strong adjectives to keep his readers interested. The predominate reason readers find this article so appealing is simply because […]

US Olympic Team of 3 Girls

(From the left: Erica Wu, Lily Zhang, Ariel Hsing, Timothy Wang. Photo credit Joola USA) With London 2012 approaching and Olympic team selections are being fine-tuned, one lesser known sport has an unusual team lineup. Ping-pong, or better known as table tennis by its athletes, has three of its junior girls representing the U.S. Women’s […]

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 […]

Computers You can Wear: Google Glasses

(Screenshot from Google I/O’s Skydiving experiment, 6/27/12) It’s been a staple in science fiction films, but now an augmented reality headset display is attracting attention as an imminent prospect. Project Glass, design patented by Google, is a program set to debut a product that offers Smartphone see-through display on an eyewear with voice command capabilities, […]

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. […]

Pippen, Deng, Outkast’s Big Boi highlight Nike World Basketball Festival

LONDON, ENGLAND— To say basketball “isn’t a big deal” in London is an understatement. A few weeks ago, my friend and I went on a mission to find a court to play on. The nearest one was indoors, but charged a hefty $67 fee per hour. The nearest free one? —A 30-minute Tube ride away. […]

Predictions for Euro

Last years Champs, Russia, prove to be a powerhouse this year, however, the Ukraine and Croatia have come far from being the underdogs. This year the UEFA Euro 2012 is being held in Poland and the Ukraine, which is there first time either country has held this tournament. It begins from June 8th to July […]

Kendo as an Olympic Sport

If you have ever wondered how ancient Japanese Samurai sword-fighting has translated into the modern era, the answer is Kendo. After a ban on martial arts in the wake of World War II, kendo developed as a peaceful practice with martial arts values as well as sport-like elements. Widely popular primarily in Japan and Korea, […]