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OWEN | You Do Not Need to Be an Athlete to Be Heard  

OWEN | You Do Not Need to Be an Athlete to Be Heard  

At long last, mental health seems to finally be getting its due attention in the mainstream. Through the stories of professional athletes like Michael Phelps, Terrell Owens, Clint Malarchuk, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Love and Royce White, the public and the Georgetown community have hopefully gained a greater understanding of the[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN | NBA Turned a Blind Eye to Royce White

OWEN | NBA Turned a Blind Eye to Royce White

The NBA’s decision to institute a leaguewide mental wellness program last month provided hope the league is ready to take concrete measures to ensure the mental health of its players. The two players credited with prompting this change are All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love, who publicly shared their stories[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN | NBA Stars Shedding Light on Mental Health Issues in League

OWEN | NBA Stars Shedding Light on Mental Health Issues in League

Despite its reputation as the most progressive professional sports league, the NBA has long hesitated to formally acknowledge the importance of mental health for professional athletes. However, as a result of the efforts of three players — DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Love and Kelly Oubre Jr. — in the last month[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
OWEN | Malarchuk Uses Personal Struggles to Inspire Others

OWEN | Malarchuk Uses Personal Struggles to Inspire Others

This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus. Former NHL All-Star and 12-year veteran goalie Clint Malarchuk is known for suffering one of the worst injuries in professional sports history: An accidental collision with another player’s skate during a 1989[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
OWEN | Owens’ Personality Masks Off-Field Mental Health Issues

OWEN | Owens’ Personality Masks Off-Field Mental Health Issues

According to estimates by the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five adult Americans reported experiencing some form of mental illness in 2015. The injuries, competitive failure and overtraining that define professional sports often lead to immense psychological distress, the primary causal factor in mental illness development. This[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 1 comment Sports, Sports Columns
OWEN | Phelps Destigmatizes Mental Health Issues

OWEN | Phelps Destigmatizes Mental Health Issues

Although athletes today have worldwide fame, fortune and more success than most people dream of, their lives are far from easy. Athletes constantly fight a hidden opponent that’s a far tougher foe than any in their sport: mental health. Mental illness is no joke. According to estimates by the National[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
OWEN: Tar Heels Achieve Redemption

OWEN: Tar Heels Achieve Redemption

In a year full of captivating storylines in college basketball, North Carolina’s victory in the National Championship last Monday against No. 1 seed Gonzaga reigned supreme. While any National Championship win is impressive, the fact that it came a year after heartbreak made the victory sweeter for the Tar Heels.[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN: UNC Seeks Redemption in Finals

OWEN: UNC Seeks Redemption in Finals

Entering Uncharted Waters In a highly contested matchup against No. 7-seeded South Carolina, Mark Few’s No. 1-seeded Gonzaga squad scrapped out a 77-73 win and earned a trip to the program’s first ever NCAA National Title game. After the Bulldogs (38-1, 17-1 WCC) jumped out to a 14-point lead early[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Sports
OWEN: Gonzaga Seeks Historic Season

OWEN: Gonzaga Seeks Historic Season

#ZagUp With its dismantling of the No. 11 seed Xavier 83-59, the No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs earned their trip to its first Final Four in program history. Against an underrated Musketeers (24-14, 9-9 Big East) team that upset three ranked teams, the Bulldogs held an offensive clinic, scoring 83[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
OWEN: Xavier Emerges as Big East’s Top Contender

OWEN: Xavier Emerges as Big East’s Top Contender

Badgers Don’t Care In shocking fashion on Saturday, No. 8 seed Wisconsin (27-9, 12-6 Big Ten) upset the overall No. 1 seed, Villanova (32-4, 15-3 Big East), 65-62 in the round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament to end the latter’s hopes of repeating as national champion. Known as a[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top