Every now and then, sports stand up against inequality or injustice and push for social change. The NCAA needs to continue to stand against discrimination in North Carolina rather than backtracking on its previous stance.
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You walk into the most famous house in the country. The President of the United States honors you and your team. You get to shake the leader of the free world’s hand.
Some of the best athletes around the world were brought together this year to compete and showcase their skills in Austria. The Special Olympics Winter World Games just concluded March 25, but sadly some of these athletes aren't fully accepted by the community around them.
It's that time of year again when millions of people spend all day watching basketball games, root on miracle Cinderella teams making runs through the tournament and slowly watch pre-made bracket predictions crumble right in front of their eyes.
Late last month, ASU’s rival school the University of Arizona signed the local Tempe football player, My-King Johnson. The signing is significant because Johnson is the first active openly gay Division I scholarship football player in NCAA power five history.
Racism is an issue that has terrorized people in the U.S. for hundreds of years and is still at large, finding itself deeply embedded within sports.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are suing Maricopa County to look out for the team’s own self-interests.
One of President Trump’s first executive actions was to place a ban on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Trump argues that he was keeping our country safe, but there were a number of unforeseen consequences of this ban, including negative effects on international athletes.
This football season ended with a bang. The Super Bowl was arguably the best in history and now teams are looking to the future in order to improve and get to the "big game" as soon as possible.
On average, 20 people every minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. One in three women and one in four men are victims of some form of domestic violence in their lifetime.
As sports leagues attempt to expand across borders and coasts to reach more people in different countries, they need to remember the fans from nearly forgotten cities here in the United States.
In the United States alone, 17.6 million people suffer from alcohol addiction, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Year after year, it’s the same old thing. As 2016 dies down, and we get into the last cold weeks of the year, social media is filled with posts about how, “2016 kicked my ass, but 2017 is going to be my year.” These posts are a result of people seeking attention and motivation to change, but they need to stop.
Sexism is not uncommon, but it has found itself in a very surprising place at ASU: the intramural soccer games. In attempt to "even the score" between co-ed and unisex teams, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association created a rule that made goals scored by women worth more points than goals scored by men.
It was halftime at ASU's third home football game this season. I was walking to go get some kettle corn with my friend while the marching band played. As I was walking to the snack bar, I noticed a man in an ASU t-shirt yelling at a huge storm of fans already leaving the game, as the Devils were losing 24-10 to the Cal Bears.
In the crazy world of sports, anything can happen. Some teams go through rough patches and others go through the extremes of a championship drought, or have their problems blamed on decade-long curses. The Cubs have been through it all, even Steve Bartman, and their fans deserve to see the Cubbies win it all this year.
According to Domestic Violence Statistics, a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds. This is a cultural problem in the United States, and it can be found everywhere, from suburban homes to athletes' mansions.