Netflix’s Cheer Shows the Athleticism of the Sport

by Cambree Bernkopf In Greg Whiteley’s documentary series, Cheer, which built up an large fan base after the release in January, the young athletes of Navarro College’s 14-time national championship-winning cheerleading team repeatedly lift, throw and catch teammates–and risk injury. This documentary shows the pain, anguish, and dedication that comes with competitive cheerleading. Some parts are very hard to watch because of how intense and … Continue reading Netflix’s Cheer Shows the Athleticism of the Sport

Coronavirus cancelling the 2020 Olympics?

by Cambree Bernkopf Summer 2020 Olympics are set to take place in Tokyo, Japan. The Olympics have sold more than $1.25 billion in advertising, but what about the coronavirus outbreak there? As of March 4, there are more than 1000 cases with eight deaths in Japan. The coronavirus, originating in China, is not something to be dealt with lightly. It is highly contagious. This has … Continue reading Coronavirus cancelling the 2020 Olympics?

The First Robot Judges Take on Sport

by Cambree Bernkopf The word is out: gymnastics officials are making artificial intelligence technology available to judges at the October World Championships. Thirty small grey boxes will be placed around the floor, watching the gymnasts’ every movement. They contain a set of three-dimensional laser sensors that track the movement of the gymnast and the data is then fed to an artificial intelligence system which is … Continue reading The First Robot Judges Take on Sport

New Law Allows College Athletes To Make Bank

by Cambree Bernkopf A new law in California passed by Gov. Gavin Newsom allows student-athletes in NCAA to make money and hire agents. The new law is supposed to take effect in 2023. Under the California measure, thousands of student-athletes in America’s most populous state will be allowed to promote products and companies. This could bring great things to certain people, but it goes against … Continue reading New Law Allows College Athletes To Make Bank

Sports Dress Code Creates Lots of Controversy

by Cambree Bernkopf During a swim meet in Anchorage September 6, the female official disqualified a 17-year-old Dimond High School student who had just won a 100-meter freestyle race on the opinion that the seat of her swimsuit was exposing too much of her behind. This has added fuel to the controversy over the rules of female athletes’ bodies. A swimming coach who is a … Continue reading Sports Dress Code Creates Lots of Controversy

Dallas Cowboy Starting Running Back Finally Signs

by Cambree Bernkopf The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Ezekiel Elliott ends the long-lasting drama and finally signs to the Dallas Cowboys. The 24-year-old wanted to be the highest-paid NFL player as a running back and has met his financial goal after agreeing to terms with the team. By signing to a six year contract, he made a $90 million extension with $50 million … Continue reading Dallas Cowboy Starting Running Back Finally Signs