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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

It’s time for the 2014 world championships of soccer

 Honestly, I had no idea that anyone was paying attention. I had begun extolling the virtues of soccer as a spectator sport for years (beginning at this paper back in 1977) when most U.S. sports...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am

UIS athletic director Kim Pate keeps her eye on the ball

 Three years ago, the athletic department at the University of Illinois Springfield faced criticism from several angles. Scandals large and small hinted at lax standards and a lack of accountabil...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 02:55 am

UIS stumbles into the NCAA

As the University of Illinois Springfield in October 2008 made another move toward full membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, then-Chancellor Richard Ringeisen said the eventual...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 10:51 am

Should performance-enhancing drugs in sports be legal?

San Francisco, city and club, are famously tolerant of people who don’t play by the book, but Major League Baseball tolerates it only among its umpires. The game’s poobahs have ruled that ...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 05:34 pm

What Lance Armstrong teaches us about ourselves

There is no shame in quitting a race you know you can’t win. Lance Armstrong’s shame is the many races he perhaps should have quit rather than win. It was apparently to prevent unsavory fa...
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 03:21 pm

Iron Man sets the bar high, with topnotch special effects

Untitled Document As of late the big question regarding Jon Favreau’s Iron Man hasn’t been whether it will please the comic geeks who are ea...

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