Chris Borland, a promising young linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, has retired after one season because of concussion concerns. The problem is perhaps the biggest threat to the NFL's status as America's most popular sports league.
Hampton vs. Manhattan, a pair of No. 16 seeds in the Midwest region battling for the chance to meet NCAA tournament top seed Kentucky on Thursday night. Later Tuesday night, it's Brigham Young University vs. Mississippi to see who plays Xavier on Thursday.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded by southerners who fought for the Confederacy. In addition to the racist video at the University of Oklahoma, there have been racist incidents at other fraternity chapters.
With notable names like Jake Locker and Patrick Willis retiring in the athletic primes of their respective careers, it raises the question: Why are players hanging up their shoulder pads and helmet when there is still plenty of money to be earned?
Melodies and lyrics have long been considered intellectual property, but the ruling against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke may be the first time a court has ruled that a rhythm is copyright protected.
Plenty of people on social media have stepped forward to say that, as ugly as the chant by fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma is, it's hardly surprising and that they know of similar events.
The controversial decision by the UC Irvine student body government to ban the American flag – as well as all other flags – speaks to broader generational shifts in views of patriotism. The decision has since been overturned.
President Obama spoke at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala. 'It was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills,' he said, 'a contest to determine the meaning of America.'
The specter of segregation and poverty in Selma, Ala., 50 years after a violent clash on the Edmund Pettus bridge, dovetails with national concerns over unequal justice for blacks, offering a sense that America can’t quite shake the burden of race.