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That Wonderful Summer: The 1994 World Cup changed soccer in America forever. The men from the U.S. team remember how it all happened.

On July 4, 1988, FIFA awarded the 1994 World Cup to the United States. At the time, there was no top-flight professional league in the U.S., and it had been 38 years since the country had…
LENGTH: 33 minutes (8398 words)

A miracle put on ice: Four years after the 'Miracle on Ice', the 1984 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team never had a chance

This is the tale of a team you don't care about. Admittedly, it's an unconventional way to kick off a story. But the sentiment is true. Unless you're some sort of hockey savant, and your walls are…
LENGTH: 30 minutes (7513 words)

The only game in town: 8-man football is a way of life in Eastern Montana, where small towns fight to survive

On a recent Saturday afternoon, 12 miles from the Canadian border, the hometown Scobey Spartans prepared to kick off to the Wibaux Longhorns in an 8-man high school football game. The Spartans were…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 10, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5690 words)

Andre Dawkins has a story: And the Duke guard would rather not talk about it

I'm driving east on U.S. 264, headed home from Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium. Clouds cover the setting sun behind me. I feel like I need a shower. I just interviewed a kid who didn't want…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 31, 2013
LENGTH: 27 minutes (6987 words)

Motor City's yearning

PART I: This Is Their Home Thirty concrete miles north of Detroit along Interstate 75, beyond the city bustle, before Flint and Saginaw and the intermittently wild offerings of all points "Up North,"…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 30, 2013
LENGTH: 31 minutes (7841 words)

20 minutes at Rucker Park

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PUBLISHED: Oct. 15, 2013
LENGTH: 31 minutes (7799 words)

The DIII revolution: How America's most violent sport may be saving liberal arts colleges

Casey Caton never figured he'd play a starring role in securing college football's longest two-game winning streak. An all-conference wide receiver coming out of Rogers High School (Ark.), Caton…
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5430 words)

Perfecting the formula: How Eagles coach Chip Kelly used New Hampshire as his laboratory to create one of football's most prolific offenses

Stay connected with SB Nation Follow @sbnation The play call surprised nobody on the University of New Hampshire sideline. Not the head coach, not the quarterback, and definitely not the receiver who…
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4692 words)

It's personal: Why we love the silly, irrational, ridiculous, beautiful world of college football

Stay connected with SB Nation Follow @sbnation Maybe your experience is similar. It's probably an hour after I intended to show up, but I'm here. I park in a different lot than where the tailgate is…
LENGTH: 50 minutes (12532 words)