Tag Archives: Athletes

New N.C.A.A. Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges

New N.C.A.A. Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges

New N.C.A.A. Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges New N.C.A.A. Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges When Tyson Walker, a 6-foot point guard from Westbury, N.Y., transferred to Michigan State from Northeastern this month, he had one goal in mind. After a breakout season in which he averaged 18.8 points per game and was named a finalist for the Lou …

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Athletes Pitch Wall Street’s Hot New Toy, but Not Just to Their Fans

Athletes Pitch Wall Street’s Hot New Toy, but Not Just to Their Fans

Athletes Pitch Wall Street’s Hot New Toy, but Not Just to Their Fans Athletes Pitch Wall Street’s Hot New Toy, but Not Just to Their Fans He and his partner in Slam Corp, the hedge fund manager Himanshu Gulati, are looking to acquire a business in the sports, media, or health and wellness industry — but not a sports team, …

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LeBron James Leads a Generation of Athletes Into Ownership

LeBron James Leads a Generation of Athletes Into Ownership

LeBron James Leads a Generation of Athletes Into Ownership LeBron James Leads a Generation of Athletes Into Ownership In an age marked by kneeling protests and cross-league walkouts in sports, which gained new traction in 2020, it’s easy to put too much faith in the ability of professional athletes to make social change. True empowerment will only come when more …

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Female Athletes Are Under Covered. These Olympians Want to Change That.

Female Athletes Are Under Covered. These Olympians Want to Change That.

Female Athletes Are Under Covered. These Olympians Want to Change That. Female Athletes Are Under Covered. These Olympians Want to Change That. “Growing up I didn’t have posters of female athletes, which wasn’t because I didn’t watch sports,” Morgan said. “I just didn’t know enough about female athletes to put them on my wall and idolize them.” Female athletes can …

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The Pandemic Has Diminished Part of Athletes’ Jobs: Signing Autographs

The Pandemic Has Diminished Part of Athletes’ Jobs: Signing Autographs

The Pandemic Has Diminished Part of Athletes’ Jobs: Signing Autographs The Pandemic Has Diminished Part of Athletes’ Jobs: Signing Autographs The tennis player Eugenie Bouchard grew accustomed to drawing a crowd of autograph seekers. At tournaments, she routinely scribbled her signature for almost anybody who asked around stadium concourses or outside her hotel. Bouchard, a 2014 Wimbledon finalist who ranked …

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Ivy League Cancels Spring Sports Despite Pleas From Athletes

Ivy League Cancels Spring Sports Despite Pleas From Athletes

Ivy League Cancels Spring Sports Despite Pleas From Athletes Ivy League Cancels Spring Sports Despite Pleas From Athletes “Ultimately, I believe our voices were not heard entirely,” said Malinowski, who batted .362 in two-plus seasons and plans to transfer to Virginia Tech next fall and play as a graduate student. “There was still some sort of biased lens,” said Josh …

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John Chaney’s Message Was Always Clear, in Support of Black Athletes

John Chaney’s Message Was Always Clear, in Support of Black Athletes

John Chaney’s Message Was Always Clear, in Support of Black Athletes John Chaney’s Message Was Always Clear, in Support of Black Athletes The metaphors and the stories would find a particular resonance in the homes of recruits who were raised by their grandparents, those who could nod knowingly about a college degree — more so than basketball — being a …

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Cory Booker’s College Athletes Bill of Rights Would Let Players Share Profits

Cory Booker's College Athletes Bill of Rights Would Let Players Share Profits

Cory Booker’s College Athletes Bill of Rights Would Let Players Share Profits Cory Booker’s College Athletes Bill of Rights Would Let Players Share Profits If would be one thing to suggest that Trevor Lawrence, the dynamic Clemson quarterback, be paid $173,000 this season. But what about the long snapper at Bowling Green? And it would raise few eyebrows to say …

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Athletes Leaving the Field Are Joining LinkedIn

Athletes Leaving the Field Are Joining LinkedIn

Athletes Leaving the Field Are Joining LinkedIn Athletes Leaving the Field Are Joining LinkedIn In college, Josh Martin struggled to answer a question that stumps plenty of students: What’s next? Martin played football for Columbia University from 2009 to 2012 but wasn’t expecting his career to consist of tackles and sacks. He majored in anthropology and considered law school, but …

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Virus Cases in College Sports Prove Athletes Are Workers

Virus Cases in College Sports Prove Athletes Are Workers

Virus Cases in College Sports Prove Athletes Are Workers Virus Cases in College Sports Prove Athletes Are Workers How much longer can the powers that run college sports turn a blind eye to player safety and the health of our communities? How much longer can they keep football and basketball slogging toward golden ticket paydays, coronavirus be damned? How long …

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