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In Conversation with NBA Analyst Doris Burke

“I have been playing, coaching, or now covering the game since I was seven-years-old,” Burke said. “It has literally been one of the driving forces of my life. I [would not have completed] a college degree without it. I am the last of eight kids. Financially, with that many kids, I don’t care how much money you are making, it was a little bit of a stretch for my parents. So affording a college tuition would have been hard.” Keep Reading

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The Sport Authority EP. 7: Looking back at Sam Hinkie and The Process

[audiotrack title=”The Sport Authority Ep. 7: Looking back at Sam Hinkie and The Process” songwriter=”Zikomo Smith and Mayaz Alam” date=”April 12, 2016″ width=”700″ height=”200″ src=”https://24f2041bb5b609d25f1a97039f71682cc9154421.googledrive.com/host/0B9rQxTeDv2duM0FmSjBSYkZFS1k/all%20hail%20hinkie.mp3″ autoplay=”on”] Sam Hinkie has resigned and The Process is over. After Hinkie’s resignation where do the Philadelphia 76ers go from here? Ziko Smith and Mayaz Alam are on the McGill… Keep Reading

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End of the Bench: The reality of redshirt players

Ego is an unavoidable character trait for any human. What differentiates cocky assholes from self-confident success stories is an ability to walk that tightrope between unbridled confidence and cockiness. In basketball, self-assurance is not only encouraged, it is also required for an athlete to be successful at the highest levels of competition.  What happens, however,… Keep Reading

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Behind the Bench: More than the franchise: The soft power of the sports business

The political agency of sports is often downplayed in popular conversation, if not totally ruled out. While scoring a goal from centre ice doesn’t exactly warrant a parliamentary medal, sport culture is fostering a growing liberalism. Furthermore, a desire from sporting entities to maintain a wide audience has the potential to affect social conditions, and… Keep Reading

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