Category Archives: Athletics

Do Sports Build Character: Injured Foot Edition

March 3, 2013 Last evening, Ryan Kelly returned to the Duke line-up after a two month absence, and poured in 36 points as Duke defeated Miami 79-76. Miami, a very good team, had thumped Duke a few weeks ago with … Continue reading

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Do Sports Build Character: High School Edition

February 27, 2013 Sometimes sports reveal and display character.

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Do Sports Build Character: Sudden Fame Edition

January 18, 2013 This week, in the long-running Lance Armstrong saga, we are being treated to yet another demonstration that in professional sports, the urge to win will decimate commitment to sportsmanship or adherence to rules of the sport unless … Continue reading

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End Intercollegiate Athletics As We Know It: Electoral Edition

October 25, 2012 We know there is a great deal of irrational exuberance around intercollegiate sports, but now we have research suggesting that the outcomes of big games can sway elections. Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier explain how.

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End Intercollegiate Athletics As We Know It: Real Estate Edition

October 15, 2012 This morning’s Wall Street Journal has an article on the difficulties of NCAA Division I Football coaches selling their homes as they move from job to job. The gist of the problem: it’s hard to find a … Continue reading

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