Tranfers threaten D-1 basketball

Ian Penny, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014

The list of college basketball players departing their college basketball programs is extensive. A plethora of Division I players — 420 as of April 25 — are transferring to other basketball programs, including University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware. “You hear a lot more about basketball players... Read more »

34-year-old NBA player takes leap of faith, comes out

Victor Lopez, Senior Writer
May 10, 2013

At least 27 athletes from Olympians to Little League players have publically declared being gay or lesbian in the past few years. However, none of those have been a part of a major team sport while they were still playing. Now, that has finally changed. NBA center Jason Collins has become the first male... Read more »

NBA “one-and-done” mandate causing controversy

John Kluepfel, Staff Writer
May 10, 2013

Jamal Sampson. Shawne Williams. Rodney White. To those outside of the basketball world, many ask, “Who?” These players are identified as draft busts that never fulfilled their potential upon leaving for the National Basketball Association after their freshman season. In 2005, the NBA Collective Bargaining... Read more »

Kobe Bryant’s Achilles heel injury hamstrings Lakers

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Michael Caswell, Staff Writer
April 26, 2013

Kobe drives left towards the basket. What’s next, an electrifying dunk? His unstoppable pull-up jumper? Bryant goes down. Is this a dream? Bryant was leading a charge to push the injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers into playoff contention after an incredible individual season. This may have been the... Read more »

Minority coaches remain the minority in all sports

Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer
March 8, 2013

Twenty-four white National Football League head coaches. Four minority NFL head coaches. Twenty-four white National Basketball Association coaches. Four minority NBA head coaches. You do the math. “In the NFL, you’ve got Norv Turner,” said Director of Community Learning James Shields. “He doesn’t... Read more »

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