2016 Rio Olympics: Volleyball

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still on the clock over at ESPN and may be popping up here occasionally.]

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VT Hokies Do The Corporate Rebrand Thing, Get New(ish) Unis

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After teasing it Friday evening (there were a couple of items in yesterday’s ticker), the Virginia Tech Hokies released a sports rebranding tweaking yesterday, across all sports. As it has begun doing with other schools, it was all part of a department-wide “branding initiative” by . . . → Read More: VT Hokies Do The Corporate ‘Rebrand’ Thing, Get New(ish) Unis

Block That Spike!

[Ed. Note: I was severely tempted to post a “Sunday Open Thread,” as I was detained for most of Saturday enjoying the wonderful company of some fine folks, who joined with yesterday’s Birthday Boy to help him celebrate his day. Due to it being one of those ‘weeks from hell’ at work, I didn’t . . . → Read More: Block That Spike!

Monday Morning Uni Watch

What’s been the biggest change in pro football over the past 30 years? A lot of things come to mind: modern training methods, the increased size of linemen, the overall increase in athleticism and speed, the advent of video review, the increasing dominance of African-American players, the disappearance of jersey sleeves, the utter joylessness . . . → Read More: Monday Morning Uni Watch