December Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to the last Rule Your Nation Awards for 2015! This year was pretty amazing, and December’s group is no different.  Today I present four stories of determination that will inspire you to do great things. Let’s get started. Haley Viloria Where are you from? I grew up in Sonoma County, California. Were you athletic…

The Brattin Bill: promoting silence as concession.

Last week, Missouri state representative Rick Brattin proposed a bill that  revoked athletic scholarships from student-athletes who protested, or supported protesting, by sitting out a game. Though he withdrew the bill on Dec. 16, the message the bill sent still remains. HB1743 proposed revoking athletic scholarships from any student who “calls, incites, supports, or participates…

Dating Jerks: It’s not just for women.

This piece offers no theory for why women date jerks. It won’t propose that women like a challenge, like to change a man, or have been conditioned to believe that if a man is cruel then he must like her. These are all old theories that change little regardless of how often we rehash them….

Jake Digiorgio: Rebounding Extraordinaire.

By Grant Miller Jake Digiorgio is the Scarlet Hawks’ leading rebounder because of his aggressive fundamentals, and Ebenezer Noonoo couldn’t be more proud. Digiorgio averages 12 rebounds per game for the Illinois Institute of Technology, grabbing 33 percent of the team’s rebounds. The 6-foot-6, 210 lbs. freshman forward from Ironwood, Michigan played his best game…