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  1. Deron Williams of New Jersey Nets hates having his name mispronou...

    Patrick Hruby

    He's a two-time NBA All-Star. An Olympic gold-medal winner. A former college star. Yet still people can't pronounce his name correctly -- including pro basketball arena announcers, for whom getting names right is pretty much their entire job. As New ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  2. Page 2 helps you find the right team to pull for in the NCAA Tour...

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2's NCAA flowchart helps you find the team that fits you.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  3. What would you do if there were no NFL?

    Patrick Hruby

    If the NFL's collective bargaining impasse extends into the fall -- resulting in missed games -- then who stands to both fill and benefit from the sports programing void created by pro football's absence? College football? Hockey? NASCAR? According t...

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2011
  4. Bang for the Buck: Which college football programs get most, leas...

    Patrick Hruby

    Which college football programs make the most of their budgets?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  5. Bang for the Buck: Which college basketball programs get most, le...

    Patrick Hruby

    Which college hoops programs make the most of their budgets?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  6. United States devastated by World Cup site announcement.

    Patrick Hruby

    How will American sports fans possibly survive on a diet of NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college sports, high school sports, NASCAR, boxing, MMA, action sports, tennis, golf, UFL, arena league, televised poker, semi-pro leagues, WWE, WW-whatever Ric Flair and...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2010
  7. Why comparing Greg Oden to Sam Bowie is unfair -- to Bowie. Page ...

    Patrick Hruby

    Holding a top NBA draft pick, the Portland Trail Blazers pass on an explosive college scorer to select an injury-prone big man. The scorer becomes a dynamic professional star; the big man is betrayed by his fragile physique. No wonder everyone wants ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2010
  8. Page 2 uncovers the losing entries by Shakespeare, Frost, Kipling...

    Patrick Hruby

    When a 24-year-old recent college graduate won Miami's official LeBron James Poetry Contest -- and no, we're not making that up -- her four-line verse didn't just beat out 1,100 other submissions. It topped entries from some of the literary world's ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  9. Page 2 uncovers the losing entries by Shakespeare, Frost, Kipling...

    Patrick Hruby

    Hruby: Shakespeare's losing entry in LeBron poetry contest

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  10. Where does meeting Ashton Kutcher rank on Page 2's list of recrui...

    Patrick Hruby

    Heads up: Loving Ashton Kutcher is, in fact, a crime. At least to the NCAA. According to reports, the University of Iowa violated recruiting rules by allowing a pair of basketball recruits to meet Kutcher and wife Demi Moore -- both celebrity Hawkeye...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2010
  11. College football players, agents have been doing business for a l...

    Patrick Hruby

    Former sports agent Michael Trope traces payments to players back to Billy Cannon, the Heisman winner at LSU who agreed to deals with two different teams and agents before the 1959 season ended.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2010
  12. The effects of steroids in sports needs to be thoroughly research...

    Patrick Hruby

    Here's an uncomfortable possibility: Maybe the way we demonize performance-enhancing drugs in sports keeps us from the scientific research we need to understand their effects.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2010
  13. Amateurism in intercollegiate athletics doesn't work and never ha...

    Patrick Hruby

    The NCAA has been throwing the flag at school after school after school lately, but the violations just keep on comin'. What to do? Here's the obvious solution: Give up on amateurism.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2010
  14. Nick Saban has his prostitution analogy all wrong.

    Patrick Hruby

    Inflammatory. Attention-grabbing. Quite possibly a clever, self-serving, scapegoating diversion. Alabama football coach Nick Saban's recent assertion that agents who make improper contact with college athletes are akin to "pimps" was many things. A ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2010
  15. Jennie Finch retired from softball competition, so Page 2 revisit...

    Patrick Hruby

    Star softball pitcher Jennie Finch announced her retirement this week, capping a wildly successful career that included an NCAA championship, Olympic gold and silver medals and the highest honor of all -- being named Page 2's first hottest female ath...

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  16. Ivy League expansion would awaken sleeping media colossus.

    Patrick Hruby

    Bigger than the Big Ten. More super than the Pac- 10 11 16 whatever. A media market Megatron to crush all comers in college sports -- so potentially powerful and lucrative it wouldn't even need the University of Texas. While current BCS schools have ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010