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Sports Engineering

Stories about sports outside of LJMS, professional sports, high school sports, stories about LJMS students playing football outside the school.

What Ice Rinks Are Made Of

What Ice Rinks Are Made Of

By: Rishithasree Poshala, Journalist
Everybody knows that hockey is played on ice and ice is frozen water. But did you know that not all ice is the same?
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Lucas Oil Stadium by Dee Johnson is marked with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Worst Stadiums In The NFL

Do you want to know about the 30 NFL stadiums from worst to best? Find out how your favorite teams stadium did.
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Skiers enjoying a ride in Sainte Foy.

Skiing Past Vs Present

By: Ella Wallinger, Journalist
There are lots of skis on the market today, with so many different brands, styles, shapes, sizes, and colors it is hard to find the perfect ski. The engineering of a ski is particular to each person. 
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Skis

The Structure Of A Ski

By: Ella Wallinger, Journalist
No two skis are built the same, different brands have different manufacturers, designs, plus patented materials and structures. They are all made for skiing advantages and to improve the performance of someones skis and skills.
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The New High-definition Video Scoreboard by Scott Ableman is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Engineering Behind Sports

Sports use many technologically-advanced items like scoreboards and ice resurfacers to help make their game more fun and interesting to watch.
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2008 Australian Open Tennis, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne by MD111 is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Australian Open Is The Grand-Slam Of Engineering

By: Ella Wallinger, Journalist
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes of a riveting tennis match where the winner comes back with a Grand-Slam record? Well to answer that question simply, engineering.
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New Sleds at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

This article explains the involvement of Clarkson University professors as they attempt to help the USA Luge team by creating CAD-designed sleds.
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Peach basket by Lorianne DiSabato is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Story Of How Basketball Was Created

Basketball is a sport that has less than 200 years of history. Yet, it is one of the most-watched sports in the world. Basketball was invented by James Naismith.
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Beginner slope at ski resort in Park City, Utah.

Indoor Ski Resort Will Change The Industry Forever

By: Ella Wallinger, Journalism
For so long the only way to get good skiing conditions was to live somewhere cold and mountainous, and go during the best days of the season. However, thanks to this idea people can ski in any season, under any conditions.
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basketball hoop by acidpix is licensed under

How To Never Miss A Basketball Shot

By: Eric Yang
Have you ever thought while playing basketball how nice it would be to never miss a shot again? Shane Wighton the YouTuber and engineer took this matter into his own hands and created a basketball hoop so that you will never miss a shot again.
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rejected running shoes - salomon mens xt wings gtx - _MG_1875 by sean dreilinger is marked with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Finding The Perfect Running Shoes

By: Camryn Swift, Journalist
Running is a complex sport that requires complex shoes. Running shoes have many qualities that ensure you a great run.
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How Does Nike Make Their Shoes?

Founded in 1964 by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman, Nike emerged as a small business until the 1980s, they started shipping over seas. The biggest Nike store in the world is located in London. Dubbed "Niketown", it is 42,000 square feet and was built in 2010.
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