In The News

December 2, 2018

"Keep the F.A.I.T.H. is a program to teach life skills to young athletes through a curriculum that can be offered by schools. Founded by Cecile Shell, a student in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, the venture won $1,000. “We’ll focus not just on academics, but we’ll implement financial literacy and identity development,” Shell said. “We want you to know that you have more to offer society.”

November 21, 2018

"During the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in protest of social injustices during the podium ceremony. Nearly 50 years later, professional athletes are now kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

In 2017, ASU saw two of its own female athletes kneel for the same cause."

November 15, 2018

"When Billy Mills beat the pack on a muddy cinder track in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, it was one of the greatest upsets in sports history. 

The grainy black-and-white video shows his graceful, effortless stride in the 10,000-meter race. But those steps were part of a difficult journey that left Mills, an Oglala Lakota, so despondent that he almost killed himself before he won the gold medal."

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