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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)

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5. There's a Whole New Way of Killing Cancer: Stephanie Lee Is the Test CaseTom Junod, Mark Warren | Esquire | Nov. 20, 2013 | 60 minutes (15,090 words)Stephanie Lee, a 36-year-old Iraq War…
LENGTH: 1 minutes (356 words)

Pay to play: Why we gladly give franchises our money for new sporting venues, and how citizens for and against those projects can find common ground

Professional sports and incredible sums of money are, at this point, inextricably intertwined. At the highest levels, franchise values rival small nation GDPs. The NBA is a concern of $4 billion in…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 21, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2482 words)

Requiem for a welterweight: Manny Pacquiao may be broke, but is he broken, too?

You’re Joe Louis, aged thirty-seven, a main-event heavyweight. You were the greatest champion of your time. But you’re trapped by the fight racket which you conquered.” —…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 20, 2013
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6236 words)

Requiem for a welterweight: Manny Pacquiao may be broke, but is he broken, too?

You’re Joe Louis, aged thirty-seven, a main-event heavyweight. You were the greatest champion of your time. But you’re trapped by the fight racket which you conquered.” —…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 20, 2013
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6235 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)

The march toward midnight: For a mid-major looking to break through, all Cinderellas are not created equal

Greg Lansing looked beat. The coach of Indiana State's men's basketball team normally comes across as disciplined and intense. With his buzz-cut gray hair, he seems to belong in one of two places --…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 22, 2013
LENGTH: 19 minutes (4986 words)

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