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Faculty Members at Eastern Washington U. Propose Cutting Athletics to Fund Academics

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00am 2/19/2020 at 10:00am

It’s not a good sign when different departments at a school start suggesting cutting each other.

The Spokesman-Review reports:

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Bears Superstar Khalil Mack Pays off Walmart Layaways in Hometown

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:00pm 12/15/2019 at 4:00pm
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As I watch my beloved Chicago Bears take on those putrid Green Bay Packers, I remember that Bears superstar Khalil Mack did something amazing last week.

Mack paid off all the items on layaway at Walmart in his hometown Fort Pierce, FL.

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San Francisco 49ers Star Richard Sherman Gives $27K to Pay Off School Lunch Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4:00pm 12/2/2019 at 4:00pm
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San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman is known for lending a helping hand to those in need.

He has done it again.  Sherman gave $7,491.27 to Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, CA, and $20,000 to the Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, WA, to pay off school lunch debts. He also used...

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Trump Booed, Greeted With Chants of “Lock Him Up!” at World Series Game 5

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00pm 10/28/2019 at 6:00pm
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President Trump attended Game 5 of the World Series, held at the Washington Nationals’ ball park. When Trump was shown on the park’s big screen, locals booed and chanted “lock him up!”

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Houston Rockets Fans Show Support for Hong Kong at Home Opener

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00pm 10/26/2019 at 2:00pm
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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey rocked the NBA earlier this month in a now-deleted tweet when he voiced support for those in Hong Kong.

The tweet caused backlash in China, which led the NBA to fix its PR in the communist nation instead of backing one of their own.

Rockets fans, though,...

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College Coach Under Investigation for Allegedly Charging Athletes Rent to Sleep in Locker Room

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 11:30am 10/13/2019 at 11:30am

You’d have to be pretty desperate to live in a locker room.

CBS News in Los Angeles reports:

Pierce College Football Coach Under Investigation For Allegedly Letting Players Sleep In Locker Room

A college football coach is under investigation Wednesday for, among other things, being accused of letting his players sleep in the locker...

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Pete Buttigieg Says College Football is ‘Problematic’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00am 9/24/2019 at 10:00am
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This is all about money. Buttigieg is tiptoeing around the issue of paying student athletes, which Bernie Sanders has been making an issue lately.

The Jewish Insider reports:

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School Cancels Football Game and Puts Cheerleaders on Probation Over Pro-Trump Banner

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 8:00am 9/24/2019 at 8:00am

This is so ridiculous. The same students would have been praised for doing this during the Obama presidency.

The Hill reports:

School football game canceled after cheerleaders held pro-Trump banner

A high school football game was reportedly canceled after cheerleaders were placed on probation for hold...

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U. Iowa Marching Band Members Claim They Were Abused by Iowa State Fans During Game

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 23, 2019 at 8:00am 9/23/2019 at 8:00am

No one deserves the treatment these students claim they suffered. How awful.

FOX News reports:

University of Iowa to probe band members’ claims of verbal abuse, sexual harassment by Iowa State fans

The University of Iowa has reopened an investigation into allegations by members of the school’s marching b...

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Survey Finds Majority of College Students Believe Student Athletes Should be Paid

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 8:00am 9/12/2019 at 8:00am

If a student athlete gets a full ride on a scholarship, aren’t they already being compensated?

CNBC reports:

Majority of college students say student-athletes should be paid, survey finds

For years, proposals to pay college athletes have drawn polarizing responses. Athletes such as LeBron James and Richard Sherman and politicians such as Senators Chris...

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Bernie Sanders Wants Colleges to Pay Student Athletes

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:30am 9/7/2019 at 11:30am
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Where would this end? What about the student musicians in the marching band? How about the actors in school plays?

U. S. News & World Report has the story:

Bernie Sanders: Pay College Athletes

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL candidate Bernie Sanders said college athletes should be paid, weighing in for the first time on a controversial...

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North Dakota Court Dismisses Title IX Lawsuit Over U. North Dakota Cutting Women’s Ice Hockey

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00am 8/27/2019 at 10:00am
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A federal district court in North Dakota dismissed a lawsuit brought on by eleven former female hockey players at the University of North Dakota after the university cut the program.

They claim the school violated Title IX, which states that universities must offer equal sports across the board. From The National...

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Funny Video: Watch The University of Texas Football Team Get Hypnotized

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00am 8/16/2019 at 10:00am

This is pretty good stuff. They brought in a hypnotist as part of a team building exercise.

The Loop reports:

University of Texas football team gets hypnotized, and the results are hilarious

The University of Texas football team took place in an unusual team-building exercise this week. Instead of...

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Pan Am Games: American Gold Medalist Kneels During National Anthem

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/12/2019 at 1:00pm
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So bold. So brave!

During the medal ceremony at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, Fencer Race Imboden kneeled during the playing of American National Anthem. Imboden was protesting, “racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump,” reports CNN.
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Colin Kaepernick Quotes Frederick Douglass Out of Context, Gets History Lesson from Sen. Ted Cruz

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 5, 2019 at 2:00pm 7/5/2019 at 2:00pm
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Revisionism is a scourge. Cherry picking quotes to suit your own political agenda, when those quotes are in no way congruent with your agenda, is just as bad.

Colin Kaepernick did just that, plucked a Frederick Douglass quote out of context and tweeted it with a patriotic gif. And then Ted...

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Transgender Weightlifter Who Broke Women’s Records Stripped of Titles

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00am 5/14/2019 at 7:00am
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Last week, we brought you the story of Mary Gregory, a weightlifter born male, who others celebrated for breaking world records for women in the sport. Many people objected due to an unfair advantage.

Now Gregory has lost all of the titles.

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Unfair Advantage: Transgender Weightlifter Breaks Several Women’s World Records

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 1:00pm 5/3/2019 at 1:00pm
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Mary Gregory was born male, but now identifies as female. Now that Gregory has broken world records in women’s weightlifting, some people have pointed out the fact that biology provides an unfair advantage.

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