Press Box: Lessons from Jordan McNair’s legacy

September 12, 2018

The administrative culture of the football program at The University of Maryland, College Park has come under fire since the death of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair in June.   McNair collapsed during an outdoor workout May 29. The teenager’s body temperature reached 106 degrees after running a set of Read More

The Spectacle that is the NFL Draft

May 2, 2018

It’s Christmas in the middle of spring for America. Football is the most popular sport in the U.S., and aside from the Super Bowl, the NFL draft is its most popular event. The draft is a spectacle to behold for a multitude of reasons including player interviews, fans’ passion and Read More

Press Box: Calamity in East Lansing

April 17, 2018

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Times Up movement and the Larry Nassar case that prompted 140 women to speak out against the U.S. Gymnastics doctor the past six months have been monumental in shaping the conversation surrounding sexual assault.   On April 9, a story published by Read More

Press box: Doing away with one-and-done

April 9, 2018

In light of an ongoing FBI probe into the NCAA, calls for widespread reform of college basketball’s recruiting practices and regulations have taken hold of the sports landscape. One of the many coaches (the investigation targets more than 30 schools) caught up in the national scandal is former VCU skipper Read More

Press Box: Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame? — The PED Debate

March 23, 2018

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America unveiled the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame class a little over a month ago, and four stellar players were inducted into baseball immortality by ballot voting, with two additional legends elected by the Modern Baseball Era Committee. Suspected performance-enhancing drug (PED) users Barry Bonds Read More

Press Box: Tyrod Taylor and the NFL’s racial divide

November 26, 2017

The Buffalo Bills benched starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, a Hampton native who played at Virginia Tech from 2008-2011, last week in favor of rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman, sparking widespread speculation regarding the organization’s motives behind the decision. At the time, the Bills sat at 5-4, good enough for the Read More

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