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    Is Boxing Even Safe?

    Society is at a point of conflict where it concerns head injuries and sports. The extent to which head trauma causes permanent damage is well known, however ratings for extreme sports like boxing and football are at an all-time high. Perhaps that is to be expected. The credo of live fast, die young is a […]

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    Lebron James: A Champion On and Off the Court

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have won their first championship in 52 years, winning Game 7 over the Golden State Warriors by a score of 93-89. It is the first time a team has come back from falling behind in a 3-1 Finals series. Although, basketball is a team sport, LeBron James was a powerful force to […]

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    Muhammad Ali: More than His Boxing Legacy

    Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, (later known as Muhammad Ali), was a professional boxer, American Olympian, heavyweight champion and philanthropist who died at the age of 74 on June 3rd 2016.  Although, he is best known for his athleticism, the legacy he leaves behind goes beyond the title of being one of the greatest boxers of […]

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    Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Hazing among High School Athletes

    Hazing incidents among high school athletes have been increasingly common in recent years. Unfortunately, students and the broader community sometimes view hazing rituals as part of a tradition or naive school pranks. However, these dangerous behaviors can lead to serious injuries, and in some cases, death. Hank Nuwer details some of the earliest accounts of […]

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    Passion of Parents in Youth Sports

    Parents really love to involve their kids in competitive sports.  Sometimes too much. Sports is an ingrained part of the American landscape. It is so much a part of our daily lives that most people cannot imagine life without watching or playing on a daily basis. A passion for sports is instilled in most kids […]

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    Balancing Punishments With Support Networks for Convicted Athletes

    Criminal issues have certainly disgraced professional athletes with endless cases of murder, gun violence, domestic violence, drinking and driving, child endangerment, performance enhancing drugs, gambling, unauthorized videotaping, stolen crab legs, whatever the problem, there are daily scandals in the sports world. The modern era of bad boys in sports dates back to 1994 when OJ […]

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    The Image of Domestic Violence

    Twenty people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. On the more extreme level, a 2012 Upworthy article reported FBI statistics of 11,766 women killed by a husband or boyfriend between 2001 and 2012. By contrast, 6,488 American troops were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan during that same period. […]

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