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The Uneasy History of Integrated Sports in America

The integration of collegiate and professional sports parallels the civil rights movement, but in important ways it was a whole different track.
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Jackie Robinson vs Paul Robeson: A Double Play for the Ages

In 1949, Jackie Robinson testified in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee against Paul Robeson.
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How Teddy Roosevelt Changed Football

Is football too violent? It's a problem Teddy Roosevelt once tried to solve from the White House.

Before #MoreThanMean, This Woman Innovated Sportswriting

Sportswriting by women is not a new phenomenon. Lorena Hickok was a forerunner for women sportswriters, and began her career on the college football beat.

How Schools Can Better Protect Athletes Suffering From Concussions

An estimated 300,000 sports-related concussions occur in the U.S. annually. Here are some tips schools can use to minimize its impact on students. 
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Is St. Louis Better Off Without the Rams?

As the St. Louis Rams move to LA, we weigh the economic and intangible benefits of a city adopting a professional sports franchise.
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The Fight to Remove American Indian Mascots

The fight to remove American Indian mascots from universities and professional sports programs.

Making College Work for Student-Athletes

What factors might help student-athletes at Division I schools get the most from their years at school?