Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz says sports degree missing from university program

Far too many universities steer athletes to easy courses – “clustering” is the technical phrase – lacking academic rigor. Colleges and universities prepare students for a variety of professions, including a number of careers in the entertainment field.  Degrees are offered in music, dancing, singing and acting.  But we don’t offer a degree in one…

Baseball food – by Jordan Kobritz

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Every year it seems like Major League and Minor League teams try to outdo themselves with the highest calorie-laden concession item they can conjure upThe 2014 baseball season opens in earnest this week, another sign that winter is on its last legs – hopefully – and we can look forward to a trip to the…

Is Jeff Orr a fan or a heckler? by Jordan Kobritz

After Marcus Smart committed a foul during the last minute of the Cowboys’ loss to the Red Raiders in Lubbock, his momentum carried him into the stands, where Orr spewed epithets at him.Fanatic – “A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm” The Free Dictionary The term “fan” is presumed to be a…

Wetzler violates the “no-agent rule”

The Bylaw essentially states that a student-athlete will be ineligible if an agent markets his or her athletic ability. by Jordan Kobritz The NCAA is at it again.  Last week they suspended Oregon State University pitcher Ben Wetzler for 20% of the Beavers’ season for doing what any person in this country not only has…

Stern or Selig? You decide

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Who’s the greatest sport commissioner of all time? by Jordan KobritzDavid Stern retired on February 1 after 30 years as NBA commissioner, the longest tenure of any of his predecessors.  His counterpart in MLB, Bud Selig, is set to retire in less than a year after 22 years in office.  Which leads to an interesting…