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2016 NBA Roundtable

On Tuesday evening, the Cleveland Cavaliers received their championship rings and watched their 2016 NBA Champions banner rise to the rafters at Quicken Loans Arena. After the festivities, the Cavs took to the hard court to take on the New York Knicks. Hours later, the Golden State Warriors, with their new acquisition, the former league…

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NFL 2016 Kickoff Roundtable

Tonight, the Carolina Panthers will run onto the field at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. There are many on-the-field stories of interest. Can the Broncos continue their dominance from last season without the now retired quarterback Peyton Manning? How will Northwestern alum Trevor Siemian fare in…

An artist’s illustration of the proposed Olympic Stadium for Detroit’s 1968 bid. The Stadium would have been located at the State Fair Grounds on Grand River in the heart of the city. Photo author’s own.

How Petty Squabbles And Political Infighting Cost A Generation The Chance To Experience A Summer Olympics In America Or: Does It Always Have To Be Los Angeles? Part Two: Detroit in the 1960s

By Benjamin Dettmar This is the second of two articles that looks at attempts by US cities to bring the summer Olympics to the US between Los Angeles’ successful bids in 1932 and 1984. The first piece concentrated on the 1940s and 1950s; this article will have an emphasis on Detroit, the bridesmaid of Olympic…

HBCUs Feature

Review of The Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Hawkins, Billy; Cooper, Joseph; Carter-Francique, Akilah; Cavil, J. Kenyatta (eds.) The Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past, Present, and Persistence. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Pp. 270. Index, About the Editors, About the Contributors. $75 hardcover, $64.49 e-book. Reviewed by Kristy L. McCray It is only appropriate to begin this post…