Author Archives: Alex McIlvaine

About Alex McIlvaine

Duke University ('18), From Connecticut, Maine and Delaware.

Bigger In Texas

Between #IBELIEVE trending across social media and poolside watch parties in full swing, soccer spirit was infectious and nearly unavoidable this past summer in the United States. Reverberations of this fever continue to draw attention to and interest in the future of American soccer. Certainly in Texas. The most recent edition to Texas’ collection of large, expensive… Read More »

Fancred: Your Sports Identity

Fancred, an avant-garde, sports website and top 50 application for iPhone and Android, keeps fans up to date with their favorite sports and teams with a distinctly personal, social twist. The website, nearing its third year of existence, functions both as a social network and a source of news. Users can track different sports, including… Read More »

Hope Solo and False Analogies

There was a great deal of coverage of domestic violence and sports in 2014. American football held most of the spotlight, with the likes of Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Dwyer, Adrian Peterson and Ray McDonald earning suspensions. The public has begun to question the sport’s violent implications. While the discourse has focused on American football, one of… Read More »