Ethiopia was in chaos. In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown and the Ethiopian monarchy was abolished. Military leaders responsible for the coup not only sought to consolidate power, but also to eliminate any and all opposition.Continue reading “Chef Shumu Adem’s Journey From War-Torn Ethiopia to NCAA Final Four”
It’s a tradition in the United States that a sports team is invited to the White House by the President after winning a championship. The first championship team believed to have visited the White House is the 1924 Washington Senators after claiming the World Series. NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL and NCAA championship-winning teams have become a regular occurrence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave since Ronald Reagan made it commonplace in the 1980s. Continue reading “UNC Coach Roy Williams Unsure if Team Will Visit President Trump, White House”
The third month of each year means one thing for sports fans in the United States: March Madness. While most people in the country are quite familiar with the college basketball tournament (and fill out brackets), others around the world might not be as familiar with the Big Dance. Continue reading “What is March Madness?”
My fingers were trembling as I typed: “#Duke players sitting on bench with a look of disbelief. #Lehigh about to pull off one of best upsets in tournament history.”
My “#Lehigh” feed on TweetDeck was so relentless I had to remove it for the fear of my computer crashing during one of the biggest moments in March Madness history.