Author Archives: James Ziemba

Extending Hope – A Home on the Field

Paul Cuadros’ A Home on the Field is an inspirational retelling of the author’s three years as the soccer coach at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, NC. His players, most of whom were Hispanic immigrants from Central and South America, were struggling to prosper in the American football-crazed town before he arrived. When Cuadros, who went… Read More »

The World Cup’s Equal?

This past Sunday marked “Selection Sunday” in the college basketball world. As a Duke student and Duke basketball fanatic, I believe it is my duty to spend the next 3 weeks of my life discussing every aspect of the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: “I know Wofford can knock Arkansas. They’ve shown they can hang with the big teams!”…”You’re crazy… Read More »

European Football vs. American Sports: Some Interesting Differences

Though the popularity of sports like baseball, basketball, and American football in the US mirrors that of soccer in European countries, some very stark differences have been recognized between the two sporting cultures that each region fosters. Below are a few observations surrounding these inequalities. 1. Promotion and Relegation Most European football leagues, most notably… Read More »

Solo, Team USA Dodge Bullet

Fourth-degree assault charges were dropped against USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo on Tuesday afternoon, according to Fox Sports. Although she was permitted to participate in all team activities since June, when the charges were filed, the uncertainty surrounding her availability for the upcoming 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup had many wondering if Team USA would have to travel to Canada… Read More »