Weekend Hot Reads....
BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE's Neil Swidey writes in a cover feature on the future of the Boston Marathon, "Already we know this much. Marathon 2014 will be different. ... But if the next Marathon will be a reaction and a corrective, what will the race look like in five years? Ten years? And by the time we get there, how will we be telling the story of what happened in 2013?" (BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE, 5/12 issue).
CBSSPORTS.com's Tony Barnhart wrote under the header, "It's Time For Some Of This Big Money To Trickle Down To College Athletes." Barnhart: "We have athletic budgets in excess of $100 million per year and there is NO WAY to give these kids some extra walking around money? ... At some point doesn't somebody in charge get embarrassed that all this money is coming in and the value of an athletic scholarship hasn't changed in 40 years?" (CBSSPORTS.com, 5/10).
- Are heart attacks and heat stroke in sports overlooked due to concussions?
- U.S. Polo Association touts sport's affordability through scholastic program.
- British media devotes untold amounts of space to Alex Ferguson's retirement.
- Kentucky Derby-winning Phipps family is a "distinguished racing clan."
- Does Susannah Collins' firing highlight a double standard in sports media?
- Are Marlins fans staying away to protest the team's offseason trades?
- NFL free agent Brendon Ayanbadejo's path to becoming a gay rights activist.