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Ethan Teo

Stanford commit Ledecky shines at World Championships

Stanford commit Katie Ledecky won five gold medals for Team USA at the 2015 World Championships held in Kazan, Russia. Ledecky also became the first person to win the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyle events. In just seven days of competition, the 18-year-old from Bethesda, Maryland also broke world records in two events —…

Teo: The truth behind bandwagon fans

As another LeBron James jersey flashes before our eyes, our minds naturally scream “bandwagon fan” — a title used to describe fans who only support a team during its successes, and not in times of failure. With today’s increased commercialization of professional sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA, MLB and others, it is fairly easy…

Teo: What we learned from the Copa América final

Chile emerged victorious in a grueling battle of attrition against Argentina in the Copa América final on July 4. After being deadlocked at 0-0 for 120 minutes, Chile outscored Argentina 4-1 in the penalty shootout. The aggressive match included a whopping total of 49 fouls and seven yellow cards between the two teams. Lionel Messi…

Teo: Fearless play from key individuals helps USWNT advance to finals

The United States Women’s National Soccer team’s 2-0 victory over Germany in the Women’s World Cup on June 30 brought the USWNT to the finals of the tournament. Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored a penalty in the 69th minute of the match, while Stanford alum Kelley O’Hara ‘09 extended their lead to 2-0 with a volley…

Teo: Five takeaways from the 2015 NBA Draft

The 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft featured a great deal of variety in size and skillset, as well as a great deal of talent. Defensive stud Karl Anthony-Towns from Kentucky, who, as expected, took first in the draft, 8th-pick athletic wing Stanley Johnson from Arizona and 13th-pick 3-point phenom Devin Booker were just a…

Teo: Examining how the Indiana Pacers will move on without Paul George

During a scrimmage with the U.S. Men’s National Basketball Team in preparation for the FIBA World Cup, star player Paul George tailgated James Harden for an attempted chase-down block, but instead hit the backboard stanchion. In the process, he suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his tibia and fibula. George successfully underwent leg surgery, but…

Despite Stanford’s example, NCAA loses O’Bannon case in U.S. District Court

On Aug. 8, U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken '71 ruled that the NCAA was in violation of antitrust law for its use of student-athletes' names, images and likenesses in the landmark O'Bannon vs. NCAA case. Though Wilken's decision must be upheld in higher courts, it stands as the first nail in the coffin of the current NCAA system — one that has seen Stanford thrive as a model athletic program.

Teo: An issue with tanking?

The strategy of “tanking” ― to purposely do poorly for a year in order to receive a high draft pick ― is found everywhere in professional sports. One could call it cheating, a dirty trick and unethical, but it certainly works. A recent example would be the Philadelphia 76ers, who have been among the worst…
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