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Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor
Bloggers, Current Events, Industry Insights, Opinion, Print Edition, Sports

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor

When NBA free agency, a time when professional basketball players whose contracts have run out can sign with other teams, rolls around this coming summer, it will be common to hear of players signing deals paying them millions of dollars to play basketball. Some, like Kevin Durant, can expect to earn upwards of $20M per…

Case for Daily Fantasy Sports
Current Events, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition, Sports

Case for Daily Fantasy Sports

By Akash Pradhan, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Over the last three to four years, a plethora of daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have emerged, offering avid and casual fans a chance to play shorter-term fantasy games for money. The two leaders in the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, offer players a chance to “re-draft” their player lineups on…

Value Imbalance in the NFL
Culture, HomePost, Print Edition, Sports

Value Imbalance in the NFL

On May 2, 2012, ESPN reported that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had died at his home in San Diego, as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest. As a kid, I watched Seau terrorize Raider QBs and RBs on many occasions on his way to multiple Pro Bowl appearances. When news finally…

The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford
Campus News, Culture, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Sports

The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

By Karan Kumar, HBS Class of 2016 Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. His successful techniques are available for everyone…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Ben Gettinger
Campus News, Culture, HomePost, Outside the Bubble, Sports

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Ben Gettinger

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Ben Gettinger. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] BEN GETTINGER: SQUASH SECTION A, NEW YORK, NY, USA…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with George Rudolph
Campus News, Culture, HomePost, Outside the Bubble, Sports

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with George Rudolph

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner George Rudolph. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] GEORGE RUDOLPH: BASKETBALL SECTION A, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA [stag_divider…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Francesco Balestra
Campus News, Culture, HomePost, Outside the Bubble, Sports

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Francesco Balestra

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Francesco Balestra. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] FRANCESCO BALESTRA: SOCCER SECTION F, NEW YORK, NY, USA…

HBS EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE AWARDS: Q&A with Nora Barr
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HBS EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE AWARDS: Q&A with Nora Barr

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Nora Barr. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] NORA BARR: BASKETBALL SECTION H, TIBURON, CA, USA [stag_divider…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: John Watts
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HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: John Watts

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner John Watts. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] JOHN WATTS: TENNIS SECTION H, WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,…

HBS EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE AWARDS: Q&A with Rahul Lele
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HBS EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE AWARDS: Q&A with Rahul Lele

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Rahul Lele. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] RAHUL LELE: SQUASH SECTION F, MUMBAI, INDIA [stag_divider style=”dotted”]…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Juan Muxi
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HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Juan Muxi

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 soccer winner Juan Muxi in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] JUAN MUXI: SOCCER SECTION G, MONTEVIDEO,…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Jeff Zeller
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HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Jeff Zeller

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 tennis winner Jeff Zeller in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] JEFF ZELLER: TENNIS SECTION B, DENVER,…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Parth Jindal
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HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Parth Jindal

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 squash winner Parth Jindal in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] PARTH JINDAL: SQUASH SECTION G, MUMBAI, INDIA…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Daniel Fisher
Campus News, Culture, HomePost, Sports

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Daniel Fisher

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 basketball winner Daniel Fisher in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] DANIEL FISHER: Basketball SECTION…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with GAURAV VARSHNEY
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HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with GAURAV VARSHNEY

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 badminton winner Gaurav Varshney in a compelling Q&A. [stag_divider style=”plain”] GAURAV VARSHNEY: BADMInton Section…

Humor, Sports

Superbowl?! Surely You Can’t Get More Than a Strike!!

Well, wasn’t that all low key? If there’s one thing you guys do well it’s restraint and modesty at sporting events. I particularly like how you don’t have giant jets of flame shooting 50 feet into the sky as the teams come onto the field through smoke and paper and god knows what. Oh and…

Sports

ND beats NJ in RC Championship Showdown

In a battle between two of the school’s best flag football squads, undefeated ND came out victorious in a 52-40 showdown against a formidable NJ squad. It took only four total plays for both teams to score in a preview of the “track meet” to follow. Section D quarterback Flynn Cochran posted a Manning-esque QB…

Humor, Sports

Outside the Bubble: Trampoline Dodgeball in Boston

Trampoline dodgeball may just be the single best contribution to our favorite recess sport since Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn brought us the American Dodgeball Association of America. Imagine combining the gravity defying backflips of trampoline (apparently now an Olympic sport) with the childlike excitement of a good old-fashioned dodgeball game. As the new D’s…

Sports

Confessions of a Newly Minted Boston Sports Fan

Coming from London, one of the first things in the “Miss This About Home” box was the season ticket at Arsenal. Shouting and screaming, accusing the referee of all manner of unspeakable things, and hurling abuse at opponents were a staple part of any week from August to May. How would the devil be released?…

Sports

2012 Flag Football Playoff Preview

Playoffs in October usually means pitching duels and dramatic home runs, but HBS is bringing a whole new spin on the Fall Classic with the flag football playoffs. What started 6 weeks ago with 20 teams has been narrowed down to the elite eight. Only one team will emerge victorious and claim the title of…

On Campus, Sports

OI, ND Assert Dominance in Flag Football

With only a week of games left in the regular season, class favorites OI and ND stand above the rest in an exciting bout for the remaining playoff spots. In EC Division 1, a stout defense combined with a potent aerial attack led by QB Aaron Byrd has propelled OI to an undefeated season and…

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