Is Title IX Still Relevant?

My current work in Title IX and athletics elicits a wide range of questions and comments. The common denominator of most questions is whether the benefits and opportunities afforded millions of girls and young women are real and provide long term benefits. After all, they posit, they don't have the

Super Bowl is headed to the Twin Cities

Super Bowl LII will be hosted at the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium in 2018.  A shiny new stadium with the latest technology and superior amenities outweighed February weather in the Twin Cities.  The Minnesota Super Bowl Committee was not on the defense about the weather.  They were completely on

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Triple Crown (baseball) - When a batter leads the National League or American League in batting average, home runs, and runs batted during the regular season. Join the Conversation I still cannot believe that Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown in 2012! The last time someone won the triple crown

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Triple Double (Basketball) - When a player reaches double digits in three stat categories, such as points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. Join the Conversation -Did you see Rajon Rondo last night had 14 points, 10 assists, and 12 rebounds? -Yeah I had heard he got a triple double.

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      Dugout- The name for the teams bench in Baseball. The home and away dugouts are located in between home plate and first base, and third base and home plate.  Join the Conversation Did you see the reactions of the players in the Angels dugout after Mike Trout hit

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      Pro Day – college athletes, in this case, College Football players, performing their skills and talents for NFL scouts Join the Conversation Who do you think had the better pro day, former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater or former USF quarterback Blake Bortles?

The story of the 2014 National Championship

      The stage could not have been set more perfectly. A 7 seed versus a 8 seed (which to date is the highest combined seeding to meet in a championship game). Kentucky was starting all first year players, something that only one other team has ever done, a certain young group

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Cut down the nets - Tradition of the winning team’s coaches and players to cut the net off of the basketball hoop.  The coaches and players get a piece for souvenirs and the net is given to the school to showcase in a trophy case. This game is over; pass the scissors to Coach Donovan to cut down

Final Four Preview – Florida

Florida finished off the last 3 weeks as the #1 team in the country following Syracuse's late regular season demise. However, Florida is used to the College Basketball spotlight. They won the Championship back to back seasons in '05-'06 and '06-'07, behind the leadership of present day Chicago Bulls

Final Four Preview – Connecticut

The biggest bracket buster of them all, everyone was surprised to see Connecticut even advance out of the first round of the tournament! Coach Kevin Ollie took over the head coaching job after legendary coach Jim Calhoun decided to retire in 2012. During the 2012-2013 season, Connecticut was banned from

Final Four Preview – Wisconsin

When Wisconsin won on Saturday night, Bo Ryan was the happiest man in the world. He made it to his first Final Four. Bo Ryan has been coaching at Wisconsin since the 2001 season and has accumulated 321 wins and 120 losses during his time their, which is a commendable record. Stand-out Junior Frank Kaminsky

Final Four Preview – Kentucky

15 long days ago, every College Basketball fan in the country was filling out their brackets, talking trash about other peoples picks, prematurely gloating about how they were going to have the perfect bracket and win a fortune off of Warren Buffett, (which no one did), and pouring their heart out for