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Harvard Wins Ivy

Harvard is headed back to the NCAA Tournament after rolling past Cornell 65-56 and Brown defeated Princeton 80-67. As Ancient Eight champions for the third consecutive year and set for a second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, Harvard has been revitalized under coach Tommy Amaker's leadership. Mar 9, 2013 10:11 PM PT

Child's Play: Fifth-Grade Basketball Wiz Shines on Varsity Stage

Measuring 5’3”, Tyrone 'Muggsy' Bogues (Pictured with Michael Jordan) is the shortest NBA player of all time. At 4’5”, Julian “Handles” Newman is perhaps not only the shortest high school basketball player in the country, but also the youngest. This dual distinction has a straightforward explanation: he is just an eleven year old and in the fifth grade. And over the course of this year’s basketball season, Julian Newman has proven that although you can’t teach height, talent is a great equalizer. Mar 5, 2013 5:41 PM PT

Homeschoolers Barred from H.S. Sports but Illegal Immigrant Peers Play On

Is it “fair” that illegal immigrants and foreign exchange students are allowed to play high school football on Friday nights and to participate in extra curricular activities at public schools, while many of their peers, who are legal US citizens but who happen to be homeschooled, are being denied “equal” access to the same opportunities in their local communities? In Virginia last week, seven democrats and a lone republican, perhaps unaware or unmoved by such a discrepancy, made the point moot and rejected the so called “Tebow Bill” that sought to “level the playing field.” Feb 21, 2013 9:43 PM PT

D.C. Symposium to Discuss Redskins Name Change

On Thursday, the National Museum of the Native American in Washington, D.C. is playing host to a conversation on “Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports.” Given the recent war of words and calls for a Redskins name change, the topic is apropos. Feb 7, 2013 10:28 AM PT

ESPN Drops Gun Shop Commercial After 5 Months

For five months, ESPN had no problem running this South Carolina gun shop’s commercial on a local affiliate. Today, however, ESPN feels differently and as a result, the ad is off the air. What changed? ESPN senior communications director Amy Phillips told the Post and Courier, “ESPN ad standards have not changed. It is our policy not to accept ads that involve handguns or handgun ammunition, both on a national and local level.” Jan 28, 2013 4:23 PM PT

'Tebow Bill' Having Trouble Passing in Virginia

The “Tebow bill"--much like the New York Jets quarterback himself--has a rap: it can’t seem to pass. The bill, offered since 2005, has thus far failed to become law in Virginia. Jan 18, 2013 7:05 AM PT

P.C. P.E.: How the 'Participation Trophy' Culture Has Softened Our Kids

Today's students, from kindergarteners to high school seniors, are losing out as the physical component of their education is being worked on in the labs of political correctness. What is happening, or rather not happening, can be seen in school gymnasiums, and on school playgrounds across America. Dec 31, 2012 9:42 PM PT

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