Abdul-Jabbar: More Opportunities toTurn Pro in Science Than in the NBA

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By Kelsey Sheehy | USNews.com American students lack the skills needed to compete globally in science, technology, engineering, and math. But the cause of that skills gap isn’t our education system; it’s our culture, inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen said Tuesday at the U.S. News 2012 STEM Summit. “To think that it’s a supply problem or that it’s an education …


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ESPN will close out the 2014-15 college basketball season with a new one-hour awards show tonight, April 10, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. In coordination with the Los Angeles Athletic Club and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the first-ever COLLEGE BASKETBALL AWARDS Presented by Wendy's the program will celebrate the season's top players and moments with the live announcement of eight awards.

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Women's Player of the Year

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Point Guard of the Year Award

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