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Category: Sports Commentary

NBA eligibility rule should be changed

Before Article X(new NBA draft eligibility rules),  we have seen the best and the worst players come out of college. Lebron James and Kobe Bryant were drafted straight out of high school and were rookie sensations. On the other hand, there are the players coming out of high school who end up like Leon Smith and Korleone Young did, who […]

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The problem with NBA superteams

By Tyler Randall With the NBA regular season coming to end, the playoff picture was already decided months beforehand. I say this because there is an obvious #1 seed from each conference, the Golden State Warriors from the Western Conference and the Cleveland Cavaliers from the East. At the beginning of the year, Vegas odds makers expected the season to […]

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Super Bowl Preview

When the Falcons lost two straight games in late October, collapse seemed as though it were just around the corner. Three short months later, the Falcons steamrolled the Green Bay Packers 44-21 on their way to their first Super Bowl since 1999. More than just offensive firepower, the ability of this team to bounce back from adversity showed that they […]

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The NFL should have a draft lottery

By: Jack Rafferty Comment The NFL could learn something from the NBA. The NBA has an effective system that allows for parity while simultaneously dissuading teams from “tanking” in order to get high draft picks: the draft lottery. If the NFL were to implement this system, it would encourage teams to be more competitive. This year, the Cleveland Browns finished […]

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College Football Playoff expansion would lead to more exciting games

By Cory Dillard    The college football playoff is when four of the best teams in the nation battle it out to be crowned the best. It was created in 2014, meaning the idea is relatively new and leaves plenty of room for changes. There has been a lot of criticism, especially this recent year, about potential playoff teams that […]

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House Bill 2 an atrocity, NCAA makes the right call

Comment With acceptance of the LGBTQ community finally spreading into the legislative system, many states still take issue with this particular group. In March, the state of North Carolina passed a very ignorant law that eliminates all protection from discrimination of members of the LGBTQ community. The law also requires that people who identify as transgender only enter public restrooms […]

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Congress needs to take a gamble, regulate fantasy

With manipulative daily fantasy sports apps such as recently merged DraftKings and FanDuel on the rise, there is a need for more legislation regarding sports gambling. A loophole in the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act of 2006 allows online fantasy sports for money to operate, while other gambling games, such as poker and bingo, are not. This loophole has allowed many […]

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Atlanta United hires new coach; Update on team

By: Alex Durham Atlanta United has been the talk of Atlanta for the past couple of months. On April 16, 2014, the MLS (Major League Soccer) announced that they would be awarding an expansion team to Atlanta. This was groundbreaking, as soccer was one of the only sports that Atlanta had not had a real major league team. From that […]

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Bad Behavior in Sports Continues to be Problematic

COMMENT Sportsmanship is defined as ethical, appropriate, polite and fair behavior while participating in a game or athletic event. It is very concerning to see fewer athletes at all levels showing good sportsmanship. I believe someone who performs at a high level in their sport cannot be defined as a good athlete without displaying good sportsmanship. I see people admiring […]

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Athletic policy undermines academic standards

By: Parker Killenberg Commentary According to the Georgia High School Association’s 2016-2017 Constitution, student athletes only need two and a half academic credits per semester. Grady students have eight classes in their schedules and have to pass just over half of their classes to participate in varsity or junior varsity athletics. This policy undermines education and jeopardizes the educational and […]

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