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Why Is Basketball Legend Bill Russell Suing the NCAA?

Posted on 06/20/2014 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayThis month, after five years of legal wrangling, the NCAA finally finds itself facing off in court against basketball legends Ed O’Bannon, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell and more than a dozen other former college athletes, some long since graduated and even retired from professional sports. The issue in the class-action lawsuit? Whether former student athletes should, on graduation, be entitled to financial compensation for commercial uses of their images by the NCAA. The NCAA, which governs all college sports, has …

Got Foot Problems? The President Feels Your Pain

Posted on 06/18/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthPresident Obama’s latest physical examination found him in excellent health, except for one nagging little pain: no, not his political critics. He has “recurrent plantar fasciitis” of the right foot, says his physician. The condition (pronounced PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain, typically occurring in adults ages 40 to 60 (the president is 52). It happens when the thick, protective ligament that runs from the heel bone to the base of the toes, called …

Sterling? To Boomers, Athletes’ Protests Are Nothing New

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayYounger sports fans may have been shocked to see players from the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat wearing their warmup jerseys inside-out in silent protest against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after a recording surfaced of a telephone call in which Sterling allegedly told his then-girlfriend not to bring African-American guests to the team’s games. Sterling subsequently was banned for life by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. To boomers, though, the demonstrations may have seemed tepid compared with the defiant …

Pat Summitt presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Posted on 07/12/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post form Tara Finnegan Coates of AARP’s Media Content Team. Legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the annual ESPY awards last night in Los Angeles. Summitt stepped down as head coach this past April after completing her 38th season. She was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, in August 2011. Her legacy at Tennessee includes 8 NCAA titles and 1,098 career victories …

Taking Tips from March Madness: Be a Bracket Buster

Posted on 03/27/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeIf you get caught up in all this March Madness then you have to be just as stunned as the rest of the world that Lehigh beat Duke. According to ESPN there were over 6 million brackets filled out this year and not a single one picked some of these upsets. You have all these statisticians and prognosticators who just babble nonstop about who is going to win, and who is the best player and the best coach, and they think …

Ordinary People Can Change Lives, Just Like St. Patrick.

Posted on 03/13/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeSean Albro Tuohy is the man I sleep with every night. Well most nights. Oh, get your mind out of the gutter. He’s my one and only.  His younger brother is Seamus Timothy Tuohy. There was a baby brother who died shortly after birth; his name was Patrick Padare Tuohy. Not withstanding, that being said, obviously this family has serious Irish roots. My husband could have actually played basketball on the Irish National Olympic basketball team. I informed him that …