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  1. 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
  2. espnW -- Another Olympic strikeout for baseball and softball

    Donna de Varona

    Softball and baseball's failed bids for reinstatement in the Olympic Games should serve as a wake-up call, and the sports can learn valuable lessons from wrestling's successful pitch back to the international spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  3. espnW -- What's next for softball after failed Olympic bid?

    Graham Hays

    Striking out for the third time in a bid to bring softball back to the Olympics might mean it's time to move on, but it doesn't mean the sport is dead in the U.S. -- far from it. The challenge lies in keeping stars in the spotlight after college.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  4. Women's wrestling enjoys growth spurt

    Lizzie Haldane

    One of the most celebrated presidents, Abraham Lincoln -- who became the 16th on this day in 1861 -- was a highly skilled wrestler and an avid fan of the sport. Recently, wrestling was dropped from Olympic competition. On the flip side, it's one of t...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  5. Olympian Rulon Gardner wants to be 'The Biggest Loser'

    After ballooning to 474 pounds, Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion Rulon Gardner sought out reality TV show "The Biggest Loser" to overcome the latest obstacle in his tumultuous life.

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2011