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Three famous sports stories more haunting than any hard losses or poor plays

By Christie Melhorn, October 27 2017 —  Season-ending injuries and social media scandals aren’t the only scares athletes experience. Team superstitions and rituals are often perceived as entertainment but are generally performed with firm belief. The following paranormal stories might offer some insight about why many professional athletes cautiously approach the metaphysical dimension of sports….

Advanced player-tracking technology changes how we experience sports

By Kent Wong, October 12 2017 —  Since 2014, Zebra Technologies has served as the National Football League’s “official on-field player-tracking provider.” Their goal is to capture individual player movements and statistics in real-time. They then convert their recordings into hard data for officials and analysts to use. In 2016, Zebra fitted radio-frequency identification chips…

Women’s rugby team prepared to defend conference title this season

By Christie Melhorn, September 19, 2017 — The University of Calgary’s women’s rugby team’s 2016–17 season was characterized by incredible dedication and success. For the first time, they conquered the Canada West Women’s Rugby Sevens Series. Team co-captain DaLeaka Menin was named the 2017 Canada West athlete of the year and went on the play…

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