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  1. Geno Smith's generation

    Jemele Hill

    Geno Smith is a millennial, the generation of people born between 1980 and 2001 who irritate their elders with their empowered attitude and inability to develop thick skin. That might explain some of the reaction to him in the past two months.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  2. Competing reports don't undo Joe Paterno's inaction

    Jemele Hill

    The results of the Paterno family investigation didn't exonerate Joe Paterno. Just as the Freeh report didn't damn him. Paterno did that all by himself.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  3. Notre Dame stumbles again in handling Manti Te'o story

    Jemele Hill

    No matter how many precedents show the dangers of blindly idolizing football programs, they never seem to diminish the ability of schools to repeat integrity-sapping mistakes.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  4. espnW -- What I wish, and what's reality, after Steubenville

    Jemele Hill

    As the controversy and protests continue in Steubenville, Ohio, after two local football players were charged with raping a 16-year-old girl, Jemele Hill writes about her hope of better protecting girls and women from similar incidents.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  5. Has there been a worse time to be a college football coach?

    Jemele Hill

    This isn't a good time to be a college football coach not named Nick Saban, Les Miles, Chip Kelly or Urban Meyer. The pressure to win now has never been greater, nor has patience ever been in less supply.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  6. Collin Klein's mystery injury should lead to more college footbal...

    Jemele Hill

    We should be uncomfortable with a college football system in which athletes' injury conditions are routinely hidden. Collin Klein's mystery injury is the latest reason to call for more transparency.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  7. Marcus Lattimore, Tyrann Mathieu and opportunities

    Jemele Hill

    Look at Tyrann Matthieu -- who appears to have destroyed his college football career -- and compare him to Marcus Lattimore -- who has been sidelined by injury.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  8. Tweet revealed truth about student athletes

    Jemele Hill

    One of the reasons that major college sports will always be vulnerable to academic scandals is because the message long ago was sent to players and administrators that academics only matter when it doesn't interfere with the bottom line.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  9. Alcorn State's hiring of Jay Hopson, who is white, sparks debate ...

    Jemele Hill

    Alcorn State's hiring of Jay Hopson, the first white head football coach in SWAC history, has sparked debate about opportunities for black coaches and about the future of historically black colleges and universities.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  10. Future of football in moms' hands

    Jemele Hill

    For mothers who either saw Devon Walker's injury, this incident was more than just a reminder about how dangerous football can be. It brought to surface an internal struggle of mothers everywhere: Should I let my son play football?

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  11. NFL kickoff less fun in light of physical toll

    Jemele Hill

    In gross, uncomfortable detail, we know what football players mentally and physically endure to play. I usually rejoice at the start of the NFL season. Now, it just doesn't feel the same.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  12. Football isn't indefensible -- Myron Rolle and the NFL's do-good ...

    Jemele Hill

    Football has saved players' lives, giving them a path out of difficult circumstances. The game has shaped players into better men. Football has put many players in the position to change other people's lives.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  13. Consider long-term ban for Florida A&M's Marching 100

    Jemele Hill

    If FAMU sends a stern message about hazing in the wake of a band member's death, other universities will be pressured to set a no-tolerance standard. And if the university doesn't, it will reinforce its own trivial role.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011
  14. Ellis Hobbs takes his talents to Hollywood with "The Last Fall"

    Jemele Hill

    A freak injury forced 28-year-old Ellis Hobbs to retire from the NFL. But a chance discovery may have sparked a potentially lucrative post-football career. Hobbs, a six-year pro who quietly retired after suffering a second neck injury while with the...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  15. QB Terrelle Pryor a low-risk pick by Oakland Raiders

    Jemele Hill

    If you're the Raiders and your quarterback options this season are Jason Campbell, Trent Edwards and Kyle Boller, what do you really have to lose by taking Terrelle Pryor?

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  16. How does college football realignment help student-athletes?

    Jemele Hill

    Amid all the chatter about Texas A&M, the SEC and the future of college football, one question has been largely ignored: How will realignment impact the athletes?

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011