Manteo Mitchell’s Plucky Break

    Manteo Mitchell's first-leg run in the final of the men’s 4x400-meter relay in the 2012 Olympics in London has been heralded as one of the most remarkable in the history of the Games. Not because it powered the Team USA quartet to a silver medal—but because he finished it...

    Driving for Inclusion in Golf

    Like all golfers, I'd like to get the opportunity to play some of the sport’s best-known courses. But the one I am most looking forward to stepping out onto one day hasn’t been the scene of some famous rounds. I want to tee off at Clearview Golf Club in Canton,...

    Dream Makers

    Greg Scruggs knows the importance of teamwork in achieving success. As a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Seattle Seahawks (XLVII) and the New England Patriots (LI), he has experienced the thrill of fulfilling a dream and reaching a goal. Crucially, his journey toward those championship rings began as an...

    Grit and Gold

    Some people see the Olympics as a great metaphor for life. They talk about how the dream of winning a gold medal fuels athletes during the long years of training and preparation. I’m hoping to earn a shot at taking first place on the podium in the 800 meters, in...

    Taking the Hit

    Merl Code’s unvarnished insider view of the big-money world of college sports



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