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Sports Illustrated Uncovers “Animal House” Workplace Environment Within Mavs Organization

In Off The Field by Ashleigh BinderLeave a Comment

Sports Illustrated’s investigation comes at a time when women are ready to say “Time’s Up”.  The explosive investigation uncovers years of sexual misconduct allegedly by former Mavericks’ president Terdema Ussery.  Authors Jon Wertheim and Jessica Luther paint a picture of the organization as one who allowed this behavior to continue with everyone knowing about the allegations. One former employee explained …

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The Struggles of Training for a Marathon

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After finishing my twenty-mile run, I realized how much of a struggle it is to train for a marathon. They say you never feel the same after running a marathon, and it’s true. I felt like I could accomplish anything after running twenty miles and can’t wait to accomplish twenty-six! I look at running differently now that I’ve gone way …

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Serena Williams Surprises 40 Young Girls at Black Panther Screening

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Last night, new mom Serena Williams decided to step out and treat a bunch of young girls to the surprise of their lives.  Forty members of the Black Girl CODE program which provides technology education for young African-American girls got to go to a private screening of the new movie “Black Panther”.  The organization is based out of San Francisco …

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First Openly Gay UFC Fighter, Liz Carmouche, Gets Real About Recovery

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Here is an article originally posted by our contributor Stephanie Barbarino on the fantastic site Inside Beauty.  Barbarino is the deputy editor-in-chief so definitely check her out over there! Not only is she known for being an essential part of UFC history, but as a United States Marine Corp Veteran, she is the most decorated ex-military athlete in the UFC, …

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13 Reasons to Run a Half Marathon

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If you are thinking about getting involved in marathon running, but need some extra motivation to keep going, here are 13 reasons why you should push through and never give up! 1. You’ll feel accomplished after. Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment when you see the finish line in the                  distance, crossing …

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The Perennial Heartbreak of a Minnesota Sports Fan

In Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Off The Field, Sports by EmmaKate Austin

It happened again. The dream of my team winning it all was crushed when the normally dominant defense seemed like it didn’t show up to the game. This is what it’s like to be a Minnesota sports fan. It happens every year. Minnesota’s four pro teams consistently excel at one thing: breaking the hearts of the fans that invest so much …

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Mommy and Me Sundays: Raising a Sports Fanatic

In Off The Field by Miranda Wilhelm

Saturdays may be for the boys, but that means Sundays are for the girls right? I often get asked, “how in the world did you make your make-up and Disney princess loving two-year-old into a sports fanatic?” Simple!  She sees-no feels-the electric thrill that my family and myself experience from the moment we wake up unnerved on game day all …

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Fan Culture in the City of Angels: The Good, Bad, & Ugly

In Off The Field by Jo Anne Mabika

Remember those episodes of Fear Factor where people sat in tubs of snakes or spiders?  The contestant would stick a foot in, chicken out, and pull it out in fear.  Eventually, he/she would sink into the tub regretfully, holding onto hope of a  large paycheck.  This same insanity is required to be a sports fan in Southern California.  It hurts …

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Carolina Panthers Up for Sale

In Off The Field by Ashleigh Binder

This week’s Friday night news dump featured a vague story involving the Panthers conducting an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct regarding team owner Jerry Richardson.  This morning, Sports Illustrated dropped an article just minutes before the Panthers took the field to play the Packers that the NFL would be taking over the investigation. The article details what some employees …