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Maitreyi Anantharaman

Staff writer at Defector.

Some Halves You’re The Upsetter, Some Halves You’re Upset

College Basketball

They’ve Seen This Before

Death to the NCAA
The Stanford Cardinal celebrate on the court after their 75-55 victory over the UCLA Bruins to win the championship game of the Pac-12 Conference women's basketball tournament at Michelob ULTRA Arena on March 7, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Senators Are Now Proud Allies Of The Sicko Community

Drake Batherson #19 of the Ottawa Senators skates to the bench after scoring a second period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on March 14, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The Best Feuds In Women’s Basketball Are All In One Bracket Region

College Basketball
Stanford, UConn, South Carolina and NC State are top seeds in the NCAA women's tournament.

In A Twist, Nebraska Football Does Not Want To Play

College Football
Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers walks off the field after the loss against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Blake Griffin Brought Me Back

Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons reacts to a fourth quarter play while playing the Brooklyn Nets during the home opener at Little Caesars Arena on October 17, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.

So We Blog On, About ‘The Great Gatsby’

Defector Reads A Book

Texas Lifts Its Mask Mandate Just In Time To Host Some Basketball Tournaments

College Basketball
A Covid-19 restriction signs hang outside of H-E-B supermarket on March 3, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The popular Texas supermarket chain will not require customers to wear masks when the statewide mask mandate ends on March 10, 2021.

The Era Of Lady Boss Sports Team Owners Is Upon Us


How Much Faith Will The NBA Put In Utah Jazz Note-Taking?

Utah Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey in a 2017 interview.

I Love The Sports Chapter Of The Aeneid

Defector Reads A Book

We Have Been Bamboozled By The NHL And Its Fraudulent Outdoor Games

Defector Up All Night
Outdoor shinny hockey action during the 7th Annual Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic on the frozen surface of Lake Louise on February 27, 2016 in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.

33-Year-Old Bucks Exec Alex Lasry Wants To Be A Senator Now

Bucks senior vice president and U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry

Hockey Magazine Denies That It Ever Released A “Diversity Issue” With Zdeno Chara On The Cover

Media Meltdowns
Zdeno Chara on the cover of The Hockey News

Russell Westbrook Can’t Believe He Airballed A Free Throw Either


Jacksonville’s Chris Doyle Era Ends, Very Quickly

Former Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle

Urban Meyer Feels “Great” About Hiring Racist, Abusive Strength Coach


The Lamoureux Twins Are Leaving Their Sport Better Than They Found It

Jocelyne Lamoureux #17 of the United States scores a goal against Shannon Szabados #1 of Canada in a shootout to win the Women's Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

Women’s Basketball’s Top Two Showdown Was A Thrilling Glimpse Of The Future

Women's Basketball
Aliyah Boston shoots over Aaliyah Edwards in South Carolina's game against UConn

Announcing The February Defector Reads A Book Selection

Defector Reads A Book
Children reading in the library at their school in Alsace, circa 1950.
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