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  1. NFL Hot Read -- How Riley Cooper put slur in past

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The Eagles' leadership and success are among the factors that allowed Riley Cooper to put his offseason racial slur behind him, writes Elizabeth Merrill.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  2. Former Minnesota Little Gophers baseball player David Wiser tells...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Former Minnesota Little Gophers baseball player David Wiser has a message for the young men abused by Jerry Sandusky and other victims of sexual abuse: You can survive and thrive -- and live a rich and rewarding life.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  3. Kevin Bracken, former Illinois State and Olympic wrestler, still ...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    When Kevin Bracken was a kid, he dreamed of wrestling in college. Today, the former Olympian mourns the loss of Illinois State wrestling, one of dozens of teams cut in the Title IX era as schools have made tough choices to comply with the law.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  4. 2012 NFL draft -- Andrew Luck and what he's gained from his fathe...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Oliver Luck's influence on his son, Andrew, is somewhat intangible. It's the reason Oliver's son, an All-American at Stanford, is so well-prepared for the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  5. Oklahoma State family, Stillwater feeling the loss of women's bas...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Stillwater, Okla., is known as a close-knit community, and the loss of women's basketball coaches Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna has hit everyone from the employees at the local Perkins to the football and men's basketball teams.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  6. Hope Solo tackles her rise to fame following U.S. women's soccer ...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Four years ago, Hope Solo was considered a malcontent and was temporarily banished from the U.S. women's soccer team after speaking her mind. Now look at her. America can't get enough.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2011
  7. NFL draft: Ndamukong Suh won't stop working until he reaches his ...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is totally focused on reaching his destination: NFL success.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2010
  8. Swine flu outbreak has the world of sports on edge and living in ...

    Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs

    The swine flu is affecting more than the people who come down with the virus. Is what's happening in Texas high school sports a prelude for the rest of the country?

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2009
  9. Hispanic girls less inclined to play sports, but western Nebraska...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    National studies show that Hispanic girls account for some of the lowest participation rates in high school sports. Socioeconomic factors and family demands are at play. In Lexington, Neb., they're addressing the challenge.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2009
  10. Solo no more: Goalkeeper regains starting spot and teammates' tru...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Nearly one year ago, Hope Solo was alone, shunned from her U.S. soccer teammates after venting about being benched in the World Cup. She has since rejoined her team, with a new coach and a new outlook as the women move forward in Beijing.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  11. A Town Torn Apart

    Elizabeth Merrill

    How 30 minutes in the back of a school bus forever changed a small community.

    Eticket | Conversation | August 07, 2008
  12. Once a role player, Patriots' Wes Welker now a budding star

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Nine years after college football shunned him, four years after the San Diego Chargers cut him, Wes Welker is a megastar headed for the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, writes ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2008