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Magic Mike: How Former Quarterback Mike Hughes Became the Most Exciting Cornerback in the 2018 Draft

The War on I-4. That's what they call the rivalry between the USF Bulls and the UCF Knights, a nod to the fact the two institutions are separated b...

How One Pakistani Woman Used Squash to Help Her Escape the Terror of the Taliban

Maria Toorpakai, a 27-year-old professional squash player, grew up as a sports-loving tomboy in Pakistan. As you may imagine, that wasn't exactly easy...

'Intellectual Brutality': The Value Behind Stanford Football's Sustained Success

"Intellectual brutality." It's the motto that's propelled Stanford football to new heights. Since 2010, only Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson have w...

Shaquem Griffin, UCF's One-Handed Star Linebacker, Lives a Life of No Excuses

If you haven't been paying attention to UCF football, you've done yourself a disservice. The Golden Knights are 11-0 and headed for the America...

The 'Power of Football' Project Highlights the Positive Impact High School Football Is Making Across America

Nothing brings people together like high school football. The tradition. The passion. The electricity in the air on an autumn Friday night. For the...

Here's Why the Best Coaches Are Positive Individuals

Doc Rivers and his son, Austin, are notable as the highest-profile father-son/coach-player combination in recent U.S. sports history. Doc is a PCA...

The Awesome Coaching Tactic Behind That Incredible Viral Volleyball Play

Odds are, you've seen the incredible viral volleyball play that's been burning up the internet over the last couple days. If not, here you go: ...

Why Otto Porter Jr. Didn't Play AAU Basketball (And Believes He's Better Because of It)

Otto Porter Jr. didn't play AAU basketball. That makes the 24-year-old Washington Wizards forward something of an anomaly in today's NBA. Almost al...

Majok Deng Grew Up in Worn-Torn South Sudan. Now He's Preparing to Play Division-1 Basketball.

We arrived at a suburban Phoenix high school on a steamy summer morning in Arizona to begin our video shoot with Majok Deng (pronounced Ma-Juke), one ...

Former Teammates, Coaches Recall Sean Taylor's Legendary Work Ethic

Sean Taylor was one of the most electrifying defensive players in NFL history. Before his tragic death in November of 2007, Taylor had established ...

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