1. College Football Coaching Carousel Revolves Around the SEC

    This year's college coaching carousel occurred with unprecedented speed and frequency. The Southeast Conference (SEC) was particularly active. The Southeast is a region where college football is king and head coaches are treated like rock stars...

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  2. Big Ten Lands 2 Big Programs: Maryland and Rutgers Join as Conference Expands

    In just two days, The Big Ten Conference membership rose to 14. Just 24 hours after The University of Maryland left the ACC for the Big Ten, Rutgers , the only major college ...

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  3. New Orleans Saints Did Well by Doing Good

    While natural disasters are uncontrollable, sports leaders can use their leverage to set an example and inspire others to help. Aiding members of the community who are suffering is the right thing to do, but it is also good business...

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  4. NYC Marathon Cancelled, but Runners Prove Sports Have the Power to Help Us Heal

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left millions in the northeast without electricity and caused widespread death and destruction, the New York City Marathon was wisely postponed...

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  5. Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry Transcends the Greatest Rivalries in Sports

    What is it about great rivalries that inspire such passion and hatred? Often it starts simply with geographic proximity. Such is the case with the Red Sox and Yankees , which is an extension of the Boston vs...

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  6. Joe Girardi Coaches New York Yankees Through a Loss Greater Than Sports

    As his team attempted to rebound from losing the first two games of the ALCS, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi spent his one precious day off saying goodbye to his dad, who ...

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  7. NHL Lockout: NHL Is Skating on Thin Ice with Long Stoppage

    More money, more problems. This certainly is the case with many professional sports leagues, most recently the NHL , which despite months of negotiations on a new collective bargaining ...

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  8. NFL Decade-Low Attendance Inspires New TV Blackout Rules

    America’s most popular sport has experienced a noticeable setback in attendance. Recent years have brought a steady decline in average NFL attendance. In fact, 2011 marked the lowest average attendance the NFL has seen since 1998...

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  9. UFC Delivers a Knockout: Global Expansion Is Key to UFC's Rise to the Top

    Once a struggling brand, UFC is now the largest mixed martial arts ( MMA ) promotion company in the world and is aiming towards further global expansion...

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  10. Los Angeles Dodgers: Are They Becoming the New York Yankees of the West?

    Just over one year ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers were a team on the verge of Chapter 11 bankruptcy . On May 1, 2012, the team's fortunes changed dramatically as the Guggenheim group, fronted by Magic Johnson, purchased the team for an astounding $2...

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  11. The London Jaguars? English Capital Will Be Team's Second Home as NFL Expands

    There is no question that football is the most popular sport in America. In February, Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots achieved a record high of 111...

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  12. U.S. Soccer Scores Big, Narrows Gap on Global Competition

    Once deemed a sport belonging primarily to the rest of the world, soccer's popularity in the U.S. is booming...

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  13. Andrew Luck: A Natural Leader Poised for NFL Success

    On April 26, 2012, Andrew Luck became the 76th player in the history of the NFL to be drafted with the No. 1 overall pick. It also marked the 12th time in 15 seasons that a quarterback was selected with the first pick...

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  14. NBA and NHL Get the Boot: MLS Is the 3rd Most Attended Sports League in America

    In just 16 years, the world’s most popular sport has climbed to become America’s third highest spectator sport on average...

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  15. Little League Baseball Provides an Opportunity for Kids to Develop Core Values

    It was a hot, blistery weekend with temperatures ranging in the high 90s and thunderstorms appearing on a regular basis...

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  16. Trust Is the Foundation of Extraordinary Leaders

    Moral dilemmas occur everyday across sports, education, government and business. Because sports are entertainment, they generate much more attention than other disciplines...

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  17. College Athletic Recruiting: AAU Basketball Corruption and Illegal Recruiting

    Think recruiting in college sports begins in high school? Think again. Middle school talent is now the concentration for recruiters at some top tier universities...

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  18. Sports Athletes: Is Durability More Important Than Ability?

    “Durability trumps ability,” was a motto emphasized by my former boss, Bud Grant , the legendary Hall of Fame coach for the Minnesota Vikings . Coach Grant had a subtle wit as evidenced when we opened the season in the Metrodome...

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  19. NFL Leads All Sports Leagues in Government Lobbying and Political Involvement

    All of the major sports organizations in the U.S. engage in some lobbying. By far, the NFL leads the way, spending more than its three closest rivals combined...

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  20. Sports Leagues' Record-Breaking Media Contracts Make Huge Impact on Revenue

    Despite being billion-dollar industries, the manner in which the four major professional sports leagues handle revenues is distinctly different...

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  21. 2014 FIFA World Cup & 2016 Olympics: Are Brazil's Preparations Unethical?

    Just a little more than two years before the preliminary FIFA World Cup matches, Brazil is making preparations for not one, but two major international events...

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  22. NHL Rebounds: How the NHL Has Overcome the Lockout to Achieve Record TV Ratings

    For years, the National Hockey League has struggled to overcome the residual effects of the 2004-05 lockout season...

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  23. It's Not About Winning the Press Conference; but Winning Games

    The quandary every sports team faces is creating the formula that will ultimately build a championship team...

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  24. Professional Athletes' Success Under Pressure Defines Champions

    What separates champions from their competitors? Elite athletes are rarely defined on their skill set alone, but rather by the combination of physical and mental capabilities that allow them to thrive when the stakes are highest...

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  25. 2022 FIFA World Cup Host Qatar: A Surprise 21st Century Sports Powerhouse?

    The 22nd FIFA World Cup in 2022 will take place in Qatar, the smallest, least populous, and the first Middle Eastern country to host the global football tournament...

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