Day: August 8, 2016

Turkish NBA Player, Enes Kanter, Disowned by Family for Ties to Gülen

Throughout his NBA career, Enes Kanter has repeatedly criticized the Turkish government, but now that criticism has cost him his family and friends back in his homeland. Kanter is a staunch Gülen Movement supporter, having frequent communications with the Gülen Movement leader, Fethullah Gülen, while the rest of his family supports incumbent President Erdogan. Wishing to distance himself from his son, Enes’ father, Mehmet Kanter, released a statement in which he said, “I apologize to the Turkish people and the president for having such a son.” From the outside, a family disowning their son looks completely ridiculous, but after getting into the politics of Turkey,...

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Athlete of the Month: Billy Meyer

The Making of a Bodybuilder By: Drew Schroeder When most young men and women graduate college they are searching for jobs, starting their adult lives, and trying to figure out how to pay off the student loan bills they hoped would never come. Unfortunately, many give up chasing their dreams because life got in the way. But Billy Meyer isn’t falling into that trap and is actively trying to chase his: becoming a professional bodybuilder. Meyer grew up playing sports, primarily baseball. Playing at Illinois Wesleyan University and Washington University, baseball was his life. From early morning workouts to...

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What to Watch Olympics Day 5

Tuesday August 9th Men’s Rugby 9am/8c NBCSN The Men’s rugby tournament begins early in the morning. The United States will face Argentina in their opening match. Should be an easy win for the US. The Eagles will look to go 2-1 or 3-0 in group play, their group includes Argentina, Brazil and Fiji. The Fijians will be the most difficult match for the Americans as they are one of the top teams in the World. Men’s Volleyball (USA v Italy) 2pm/1c NBC The Americans were completely outclassed by the Canadians on Sunday and desperately need a bounce-back win. A...

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