According to an old Kurdish proverb, “the Kurds have no friends but the mountains.” The Iraqi-Kurdish independence referendum on September 25, 2017, exercised in the face of global opposition, seemed to confirm this declaration. A sea of demonstrators filled stadiums, streets, and public squares after over 90 percent of voters chose independence, despite widespread opposition […]


The college sports world was rocked in September with an announcement from the FBI that 10 individuals, including assistant college basketball coaches at several prominent schools and employees from top apparel companies, were to be charged with wire fraud and corruption. The announcement came after a three-year investigation into payment schemes between the athletic wear […]