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  1. We can and should learn from Junior Seau

    LZ Granderson

    Junior Seau's death didn't stop us from watching football. But his CTE diagnosis should cause an immediate demand for more study of the impact of football on players of all ages.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  2. Allen Pinkett's Notre Dame comments include much truth

    LZ Granderson

    We despise soft. Which is why I'm not going to throw Notre Dame radio analyst Allen Pinkett completely under the bus for the comments he made earlier this week during a Chicago radio interview.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  3. Paying NCAA players could lessen incentive to cheat

    LZ Granderson

    It's not surprising that prospects are swayed by runners. Millions of dollars flow through athletic departments but the young men expected to create the cash flow can't take an equitable sip from the stream.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  4. AAU, Pop Warner make kids safer in shadow of Jerry Sandusky trial...

    LZ Granderson

    It is sad to think that a "culture of safety" isn't inherent but has to be created, and that dropping our kids off at practice is no longer a worry-free proposition.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  5. FAMU drum major Robert Champion deserves justice

    LZ Granderson

    Turning a blind eye to what happened to Robert Champion at FAMU is falling short of Martin Luther King Jr.'s true dream.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  6. A bowl bid for six wins rewards mediocrity

    LZ Granderson

    Bowl games for mediocre teams are the new participation medal. Sometimes you're just not good enough, and that's part of the college experience too.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  7. Cut college coaches salaries and tuition

    LZ Granderson

    While the average salary for football coaches at a major colleges places them comfortably in the top 1 percent of U.S. earners, the students at their schools are being squeezed for every last dime.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2011
  8. Mike McQueary and Penn State as a teachable moment for parents

    LZ Granderson

    If there's anything to take away from this terrible Penn State news, it's an opportunity to talk to the kids in our care, to use this Penn State tragedy as a teachable moment about ethics and morality.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  9. Why aren't there more women calling football games?

    LZ Granderson

    Women have filled important roles covering sports across media. Except in the booth calling and analyzing football games. The folks behind college and pro football broadcasts need to fix this.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2011
  10. DeShon Marman's arrest for low-hanging pants isn't about the race...

    LZ Granderson

    This conversation about Deshon Marman's arrest is about the race façade. Aspects of black culture inject an image of "gangstas" and "thugs" into the media, making it difficult for anyone to be immune to its subconscious effects.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  11. Michigan Wolverines should take no special joy this fall in victo...

    LZ Granderson

    Michigan fans might finally have something to cheer about again at the Ohio State game this November. But where's the fun in beating the poor Buckeyes now?

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2011
  12. Football signees should take advantage of college education that ...

    LZ Granderson

    While it's highly likely some of the young men who signed letters of intent with colleges will watch the Super Bowl and think: "That's going to be me someday," the numbers suggest it's not going to happen.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  13. Jim Harbaugh, college coaches who leave just reflect society

    LZ Granderson

    Longevity and loyalty are not interchangeable, and the reality is coaches, like athletes, don't owe fans anything.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2011
  14. Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos will write an inspirational memoi...

    LZ Granderson

    If you're bothered that Tim Tebow is writing an inspirational memoir (and many of you apparently are), maybe it's time to take a long hard look at the source of your own inspiration.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  15. Michigan State winning rivalry battle with Michigan in football, ...

    LZ Granderson

    When LZ Granderson was growing up in Detroit, the state clearly belonged to Michigan, with the likes of Gary Grant and Desmond Howard owning the national spotlight. Today, the state may very well belong to State.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  16. America is at war; our sports teams are not

    LZ Granderson

    How many coaches will describe the game they are about to play as "war" in their pregame speech? How many athletes will refer to themselves as "soldiers"? Some lines shouldn't be crossed, particularly when we are at war.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2010