Former University of Texas Longhorn Emmanuel Acho argued for the student-athlete throughout the recent SXSports session, claiming that college athletes do not have an advocate or someone to represent their best interests. He stated that if Colt McCoy’s Longhorns jerseys … Continue reading Pay For Play, Someday?
Writer – Nick Erskine, Photographer – Nick Erskine This session highlighted the selling of Nate Silver’s http://www.fivethirtyeight.com website to ESPN. Originally a site focused on covering politics, it will now have an increased focus on using sports metrics and analytics … Continue reading Bill Simmons And Nate Silver: Web Innovators
Writer – Nick Erskine Photographer – Nick Erskine Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann delighted the SXSports faithful Sunday afternoon with optimistic rhetoric surrounding USA’s chances during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In regards to reasons why the United States has not gravitated toward soccer like the rest of the world, Klinsmann stated that “the American culture is never happy being second in anything they do.” The men’s team is not even ranked in the Top 10 in the world. While Klinsmann was hopeful about his team’s chances to advance far in the tournament, he also emphasized that USA Men’s … Continue reading The U.S. Men’s Soccer Team: A Potential World Cup Cinderella Story?