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NCAA president: Unionization 'grossly inappropriate'

...unionization fight or the lawsuit, filed by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon, it could drastically alter the relationship...for the NBA's "one and done" rule that allows basketball players to go pro after only one year in college. Kentucky...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-07/ncaa-president-unionization-grossly-in
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US college sports system a rarity across the globe

...form of payments to cover travel expenses or to help with their children's studies.UNITED STATESFootball and basketball players typically compete in high school, and the best players are scouted by college coaches. Players can attend all-star...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-28/us-college-sports-system-rarity-across
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A note to refs

...Juneau for this tournament and many of the teams have rah-rah supporters with them. They are a classy bunch of basketball players and will find that Juneau possesses a great bunch of basketball fans who decry sectionalism and applaud all brilliant...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-10/note-refs
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Who are our heroes?

...southeast talent has ebbed and flowed with the tides of time. Sheldon Jackson's Herb Didrickson was one of the best basketball players to battle local teams. Herb Mead was a local great who went on to play at Idaho and then led the Fort Richardson...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-10/who-are-our-heroes
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Jason Collins set to meet Shepard's parents

...Nuggets coach Brian Shaw called Collins a pioneer."The only thing that people should be concerned with is him as a basketball player and if he does things on the court for his team to win," Shaw said. "He does those things. And I think it's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-28/jason-collins-set-meet-shepards-parent
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Today In Sports History

...World Figure Skating title.1951 - Manhattan District Attorney Frank S. Hogan orders the arrest of three CCNY basketball players on bribery charges, and two professional gamblers and two intermediaries in a game-fixing scandal that involves...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-18/today-sports-history
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2013 Notable Sports Deaths

...7 - Ian Davies, 57, former Australian Olympic basketball player who played at Graceland University in Iowa. Davies...management.Nov. 21 - Vern Mikkelsen, 85, Hall of Fame basketball player who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-25/2013-notable-sports-deaths
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Hoya on the hardwood

...the basketball court, and that is how I became a basketball player."This was when he encountered his best-remembered...as TV has taken hold and young people relate to basketball players and musicians more now than soccer players. They...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-14/hoya-hardwood
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BOO!

...I would have to go as something that doesn't exist...A traveling middle school athlete?A Gold Medal woman basketball player?I heard they were in abundance at one time.What to do?I could try a ethnic costume. Nope.Historic?Nope...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-01/boo
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Imparting words of wisdom

...one thing."If the basketball were to stop dribbling tomorrow, well, I don't want to be known as just a good basketball player," Bell-Holter said. "I want to be known as a good person, a good brother, a good father, a good uncle...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-22/imparting-words-wisdom
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