Patrick Hruby

Patrick Hruby is a former VICE Sports contributing editor.

Bernard Tomic's Only Sin Was Being Honest About His Job

The Australian tennis player was crushed by the tennis establishment for admitting at Wimbledon that he's "bored" and disenchanted with the sport. Is that really so hard to believe?
Patrick Hruby

Girls' High School Football Title IX Suit Misses The Point

A group of Utah female youth players want their local school districts to offer the sport. But maybe nobody should be playing it.
Patrick Hruby

John McEnroe Says Serena is "Best Female Player Ever," Reheats Dumb Debate

McEnroe isn't wrong about Serena Williams, but that doesn't mean he's right.
Patrick Hruby
sports welfare

A Long-Lost Tax Plan Scares Sports Teams and Could Save America Billions

How a proposed federal law from 1995 could end America's hopeless addiction to spending billions of taxpayer dollars on sports stadiums.
Patrick Hruby
adam piore

Bionics, Gene Doping, and Brain Training: What's Next for Human Engineering in Sports?

We talked to 'The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human' author Adam Piore about the future of medicine, technology, and performance-enhancement in sports.
Patrick Hruby

Does Racial Resentment Fuel Opposition to Paying College Athletes?

A new social science study has found that whites are more likely than blacks to oppose paying NCAA athletes—and that the more negative whites felt about blacks, the stronger their opposition.
Patrick Hruby

99-Year-Old Sprinter Will Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

A USA Track and Field Masters' race pitted a 99-year-old against a 92-year-old because that's the whole point of life.
Patrick Hruby
Donald Trump

Why President Trump Should Pick A Fight With The NCAA

Donald Trump has promised to drain the swamp, unleash business, create jobs, fix a rigged system, and make America great again. Taking on college sports amateurism would be good place to start.
Patrick Hruby

Tom Brady's Agent Is Starting a Pro Football League for College-Age Players

We talk to sports agent Don Yee about his planned Pacific Pro developmental football league, which will pay athletes and could compete for talent with NCAA schools.
Patrick Hruby

Friday Night Lights Out: The Case for Abolishing High School Football

A Nevada school board candidate wants to eliminate high school football, and a handful of others are making a medical, ethical, and financial case against America's favorite prep sport. Their arguments are unpopular. But are they right?
Patrick Hruby
college basketball

In New Documentary, Former USC Football Player Bob DeMars Sheds Light on the Dark Side of College Sports

Made by a former NCAA athlete and featuring the stories of many others, the new documentary "The Business of Amateurs" explores topics like pay-for-play, brain trauma, and athletes' rights.
Patrick Hruby
Rio 2016

The NCAA Lets College Olympians Collect Cash for Gold, Because Amateurism Is a Self-Serving Lie

The NCAA fights tooth and nail to make sure football and men's basketball players don't get paid. It also allows campus Olympic sport athletes to keep medal bonuses. Wait, what?
Patrick Hruby