Storylines for each World Cup Group

By Alex Merchante At long last, the final stage is set. After what seemed like an eternity that began back in March of 2015, after the world watched every minute of all 868 matches, what began as 209 teams has now dwindled into the final 32.  In just over six months, the world will commence its 21st global celebration of…

#TakeAKnee

Colin Kaepernick is an African American quarterback that is currently free agent in that National Football Association that is known for taking a knee during the national anthem played prior to the start of football games. Kaepernick’s kneeling the the national anthem began during the first game of the pregame of the 2016-2017 NFL season,…

Pay for Play?

By William Jenkins IV The NCAA is a lot of things. It is an association that generates unprecedented amounts of revenue through Power 5 Division 1 schools, mainly through football and basketball, which are multimillion dollar industries. It is an association that generates unprecedented amounts of revenue for specific conferences through television deals and conference…

The Corruption of AAU

  By Chase Hutchins The sport of basketball has evolved over the years. TV ratings have dominated airwaves as games are broadcasted globally. However, many people feel that this evolution ignited some controversial issues. These debates have sparked over player development or lack thereof. The AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) is recognized in many circles. Recently,…

Lavar’s World

By Michael Hebert @M_ABear55 Lavar Ball, at this point in his life, is more than just a father. He has transformed himself into working manager for his three sons–namely current UCLA freshman basketball player Lonzo Ball. For the most part, Lavar means no harm. He wants the best for his sons– Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo…

Play or Rest?

By Shaquira Speaks The Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors are headlining the new debate on if players should rest or not. The debate intensified over the past few weeks when head coach Steve Kerr decided not to play Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson or Draymond Green during their visit to the Spurs….

New Kids on The Block

by Chase Hutchins Spring is finally among us, but this year, Atlanta has a different feel to it than it usually does. No, it’s not the hot weather, that’s a given. However, there’ a new norm to Atlanta that people need to get used to, having a soccer team in town that likes to compete….

Heart Over Height

by Chase Hutchins We are only a couple weeks back from the All-Star break and already we are seeing some impressive numbers from Boston Celtics guard, Isaiah Thomas. But what is it that drives the two-time Eastern Conference All-Star, and potential MVP candidate? Being the current leader of the NBA’s all-time winningest franchise, one can…

Boogie and The Brow

by Michael Hebert Sacramento Kings center Demarcus Cousins was enjoying a jam-packed weekend where he could relax, play basketball with the best players in the world, and unwind before heading into the second half of the season. Cousins had been unhappy for a while with his current status on the Sacramento Kings roster, where it…