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Athlete CRUSH College Impact Awards

Here at Athlete CRUSH, we believe that athletes have the power to change the world. Regardless of the level of competition, there are athletes around the world who do amazing things on a daily basis. We have encountered this first hand, as we have written about countless athletes like that. But, unfortunately, these acts often…

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Kelly Dopke: The Determined Doctor

Kelly Dopke

We set out on a mission to discover some of the most inspirational and influential student-athletes across the nation, and the stories that were submitted far exceeded what we were expecting. When looking for candidates for the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Awards – Lead Award – we received incredible stories from athletes across the nation.…

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5 World Cup Athletes Leaving Their Mark On and Off The Field

World Cup's charitable stars

  As sports fans, we love seeing our favorite athletes doing what they do best- performing and showcasing their talents on the field. However, not only is it a blessing to watch these phenomenal athletes on the pitch, but it is also amazing to see their contributions to society. Sport has given world-class athletes the…

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College Impact Awards: Lead Award Shortlist

Lead Award Shortlisted Student-Athletes

The following student-athletes have been shortlisted for the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Lead Award: Kelly Dopke, Joey Gorman, Gregory Dix, and Enna Selmanovic. The Lead Award is given to one student who has consistently displayed all the qualities of a good leader. It is someone who everyone gets along with and feels comfortable approaching. This person…

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11 Athletes Who Supported March for Our Lives

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America has definitely been experiencing a rough patch in its history in terms of gun violence. Even though gun violence has been a recurring theme throughout American history, it has never had such an impact on the youth. CNN reported that after only 12 weeks in 2018, there had already been 17 school shootings, averaging…

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CJ Sapong Bringing Fresh Perspective to MLS

What do greenhouses, Philadelphia, and MLS player CJ Sapong have in common? They’re all at the heart of a new organization, Sacred Seeds, that’s tasked itself with improving communities through “education, sustenance and self-sustainability.” It’s the latest effort from the Philadelphia Union forward, who’s as bullish on his new venture as he’s been prolific in…

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Amobi Okugo: How to Live and Continue Living Like a Pro

We see it all the time. A promising young prodigy signs a lucrative deal, and just years later the money has suddenly vanished. Sport, unfortunately, has become a comfy home to this vicious cycle, where history has seamlessly repeated itself. Fortunately, that’s where Amobi Okugo has stepped in to buck the trend. But that's just…

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College Soccer In The U.S. – Don’t Underestimate!

Many European soccer players often snub the States in hopes of going pro back home, but are they making a mistake? This was a decision which presented itself to Carlos Moros Gracia – one player who took the uncertain route through North America and did not regret it. Best experience ever🔝 A post shared by…

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7 Things You May Not Know About Bastian Schweinsteiger

The MLS and Chicago Fire scored a major coup when they secured the services of German soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger. Although he’s moved on from the Bundesliga and Premier League, the former German international captain still has plenty in the tank. His talent is evident to most soccer fans, but here are 7 things you may…

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Soccer Pro Makes Vegan Beard Bet

Marco Sailer is a guy worth getting to know. Sure, the beard is fantastic, but there’s more to the footballer known as ‘Toni’. No stranger to the multiple tiers of German professional soccer, Marco has a message that he wants to resonate across all sports. Click here to discover bearded fashion icon Raul Meireles: http://www.athletecrush.com/soccer/athlete-crush-raul-meireles-unique-style/ Follow…

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Tranquillo Barnetta: Ein Kreis schließt sich (Coming Full Circle)

For the English version, scroll down. „Wir haben nur zweimal die Woche Training. Das ist mir definitiv zu wenig! Ich will so oft Fußball spielen wie nur möglich!“ Genau das war der Grund warum der damals elfjährige Tranquillo von seinem Dorfverein zum FC Sankt Gallen wechselte. Gleichzeitig war es der Beginn einer großartigen Fußballkarriere, die…

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Emil Forsberg: An Eye for His Teammates

Swedish playmaker Emil Forsberg has opened his 2016/17 campaign with a string of outstanding performances for German club RB Leipzig. The recently promoted team has soared toward the top of the Bundesliga table thanks in large part to Forsberg’s Skill on the ball. As the rest of the season unfolds, we’re looking forward to Forsberg’s…

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Adebayo Akinfenwa: Beast Mode in Britain

There’s no mistaking footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa on the pitch. The striker’s name has become synonymous with size and power ranging from England’s football leagues all the way to FIFA video games played around the world. The skill set for a man of his stature coupled with his infectious personality and stylish clothing label make him…

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