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Blue-White Game Observations

CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina took a big step toward opening its basketball season and the Hubert Davis era Friday night with its annual “Late Night” event capped off by a Blue-White game.The Tar He...
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New Orleans Pelicans: It’s time to change Zion’s offseason approach

In about the least shocking news of all time, the New Orleans Pelicans have announced that Zion Williamson will miss the beginning of the regular season. David Griffin got pedantic when explaining what he meant when he said Zion would be back for the regular season, saying he didn’t mean opening night, just some time during the regular season.

Arctos Sports Franchise Fund Tops $3B

Arctos Sports Partners has already established itself as a major name in sports franchise investing, and now it has added another $2.1 billion to its flagship fund. Launched in April 2020, the fund is “dedicated to providing growth capital and liquidity solutions to professional sports franchise owners in major North American leagues and European soccer.” With the latest investment round, the fund holds over $3 billion.

Letter: Turf would be a mistake for Vail

There are professional sports organizations that play and practice constantly in wet climates. For them, it often makes sense to install artificial turf despite the documented health risks associated with repeated contact with turf components. As a former rugby and soccer player and coach, I agree with Chris Chantler that artificial turf would be an aesthetic, health and financial mistake for Vail. Let’s stick with the real thing!

Derek Pratt talks about Austin FC workout

Austin FC is hosting a free workout at St. David's Performance Center as part of an Energy Series with C4 Energy Drink. FOX 7 Austin's Tierra Neubaum gets details from C4 athlete and professional sports trainer Derek Pratt.

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At one point the most talked-about figure in all of professional sports, Lavar Ball is back in the mix as he announces the return of Big Baller Brand footwear to the fold. No longer offering signature shoes for his sons Lonzo or LaMelo as the two are signed to Nike and Puma, respectively, Big Baller Brand is now focusing on lifestyle footwear billed to be “designed and inspired by LiAngelo Ball”. As the lone Ball brother not employed by the league, LiAngelo is free to peddle his wares to the public, and with prices inflated to $695 up to $895, it seems that the Big Baller Brand hasn’t really learned their lessons from their initial foray in the footwear business back in 2018.

The Gender Gap in Professional Sports

As we all have had a challenging year from the pandemic in one way or another, it’s good to know that we can depend on professional sports for entertainment. It’s easy to get emotionally involved as a fan of your favorite sports pastime. If you are like many fans, there has been an increased gravitational attraction toward professional women’s sports. Take the game of soccer, for instance. Last year alone, viewership in the National Women’s Soccer League grew by nearly 300%.

Consistency the key as NBA introduces new Wilson ball for 2021 campaign

NEW YORK — The introduction of a new ball to professional sports has been met historically with skepticism and sometimes controversy. In baseball recently, modifications allegedly prompted ‘juiced balls,’ which led to more home runs. FIFA uses a different ball for every World Cup, and nearly every World Cup brings complaints and issues from players.

This year the Toronto Maple Leafs are playing an 82 game long preseason

Take a moment to think about what a successful season for the Toronto Maple Leafs looks like this year. If the team dominates the regular season, winning the Presidents Trophy and setting all sorts of records but then once again fall in the first round of the playoffs, would anyone consider that a successful year? Even if the team went 82-0 during the season but once again got eliminated in game seven of the first round, would that be considered an achievement or would it only add to the team’s legacy of choking when it matters most?

Clear The Air: Comparing Esports & Traditional Sports with Xan Smith

The fifth edition of “Clear The Air” brings in Xan Smith. Smith is a third-year Ph.D. student at The Media School where they study and conduct qualitative research on a topic Mina Denny wants to dive a little deeper on in this episode: the relationship between gender and video games.

Gender Influence in Professional Sports

Why does the highest paid athlete in the world, Michael Jordan, have a net worth of 1.4 billion dollars, whereas the highest paid female athlete, Serena Williams, only have a net worth of 18.1 million dollars? This question further proves the distinct differences between men and women and the role they play today in our culture. Money is one of the many problematic differences women have to accept when pursuing a career. For example, the statistics for male and female athletes is outrageous when being compared with pay when competing in the same professional sport.

Can eSports Become As Popular As Proper Sports?

The growing eSports market is definitely one to keep an eye on. Avid fans of gaming will have been there from the start, watching the industry prosper in the last decade or so. When gaming first took off around the early 2000’s – and we’re talking about competitive gaming here – it was a relative niche thing. Some of you may remember the old days of playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on GameBattles, and back then it was more of a hobby than anything else. You’d get a group of friends together, make a clan, then compete against others – sometimes for a bit of money, but most of the time for pride.

Abando to play for San Juan Knights in Filbasket

FORMER University of Santo Tomas (UST) and current Colegio de San Juan de Letran standout Rhenz Abando is set to suit up for the San Juan Knights in the inaugural tournament of Filbasket. The fledgling amateur league made the announcement on its Facebook page on Sunday with the 6-foot-2 Abando...