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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Mornings are usually pretty quiet on Carnahan Quad, the open field separating the Missouri School of Law and the Trulaske College of Business. Monday morning, the tiger statue at the south end of the quad watched as a crowd of hundreds roared. They wanted action, and answers. Saturday, players on the Mizzou football team announced via Twitter that they were standing in solidarity with graduate student Jonathan Butler and his hunger strike against UM System President Tim Wolfe. The team would not be participating in any football-related activities until Butler was able to eat again. Sunday, head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted ...

The Many Ways Athletes Travel in Style

By Amber Lee On July - 14 - 2015ADD COMMENTS
For most of us, traveling anywhere beyond a few miles is almost guaranteed to be an absolute nightmare, at least after a certain age. That age obviously isn’t fixed, but ultimately the world keeps delivering body blows until everyone is a miserable shell of their former selves. Even the most enthusiastic travelers will eventually be worn down by traffic jams, know-nothing cab drivers, tarmac delays, crying babies, lost luggage and the seemingly endless number of horrible people employed by the airline industry. That’s to say nothing about the cost associated with all of that, which is always a concern when money is definitely ...
Female athletics have risen to the forefront lately with the United States women's soccer team winning a World Cup and Serena Williams putting together another great run at Wimbledon.    Williams, along with many of her fellow female tennis players, discussed some of the personal and professional difficulties they have faced throughout their careers as it pertains to their body image. Speaking to Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times, Williams talked about how she struggled for a long time with how to exercise and the way she looked: I don't touch a weight, because I'm already super fit and super cut, and if ...
On Tuesday, Phil Knight announced that he will be stepping down as the chairman of Nike in 2016. That news might not have made such massive waves across the sports world if not for Sonny Vaccaro. The 75-year-old basketball impresario played a pivotal part in transforming Nike from a track shoe business run out of the trunk of Knight's Plymouth Valiant into the world's pre-eminent sports apparel brand. It was Vaccaro, the founder of the Dapper Dan Roundball Classic in his native Pittsburgh, who exposed Knight to the opportunities inherent in hoops. In 1984, Knight and Vaccaro signed Michael Jordan to his ...
Sean Conroy, a right-handed pitcher for the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs' Sonoma Stompers, made history Thursday night by becoming the first openly gay professional baseball player. According to Lisa Leff and Olga R. Rodriguez of the Associated Press, Conroy pitched a shutout, allowing three hits and striking out 11 in Sonoma's 7-0 win over the Vallejo Admirals. It also happened to be Pride Night at the ballpark. Sonoma radio broadcaster Tim Livingston noted after the final out was recorded how important this moment was for Conroy, per the AP report: "He wanted to be that guy, and coming out here and ...
Derrick Gordon, the former Massachusetts guard who became the first openly gay player to compete in a men's Division I college basketball game in November after coming out in April 2014, has opened up about his decision to transfer to Seton Hall for the 2015-16 season.   Per Matthew Stanmyre of NJ Advance Media, Gordon said that he's not going to Seton Hall as a way to make any kind of political statement about religion or politics: I mean, I'm there for basketball. All that other stuff is irrelevant to me right now. I was going in there basing my decision on how can ...
Ah, the good ol’ days, when taking your family to a game didn’t require a second mortgage and an NBA star’s dental work was not considered big news. What are the good ol’ days, exactly? You know, just…back then. Back then, before technology blew up and the Internet made sports news accessible 'round the clock. Some things in sports are just different now—for better or for worse, well, that’s a matter of opinion. The following 12 signs indicate a changing of the sports landscape. Some changes are more significant than others, but all serve as reminders that the good ol' days can’t ...
Todd Gurley's suspension last season for putting his autograph on merchandise for a dealer to sell has inspired a new bill that was passed by the Georgia Senate on Tuesday.    According to Walter C. Jones and Fletcher Page of The St. Augustine Record, the bill is designed to punish the sports dealers "who tempt college athletes to risk their eligibility" by signing merchandise:  House Bill 3 bears the same number as University of Georgia’s former star running back Todd Gurley, who had to sit out four games last season for selling his autograph to a dealer in violation of NCAA rules. According to ...
Four alleged Chelsea supporters were kicked off a train from London to Manchester on Sunday following reported claims of racist and abusive behaviour. As reported by Sky News, the police are now investigating the incident: According to Mike Keegan of the Mail Online, the foursome were ejected from the 10:30 p.m. service after the Blues’ League Cup triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. The piece claims that transport police evicted the men at Stoke station following complaints from some other passengers on board. Keegan elaborated on the incident in his piece, citing an unnamed source who was on board: One witness told Sportsmail: “It ...
Marvin Miller was one of the most influential people in baseball, but have you heard of him? We remember impactful athletes like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali, but what about Charlie Sifford? In fact, sometimes the most influential people in sports aren’t athletes at all but executives, doctors or union heads. Here are 15 of those people who changed the face of sports. Maybe you forgot about them, or maybe you never knew about them at all. Or maybe you’re a sports history genius and this is all old news to you. Regardless, enjoy.Begin Slideshow
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