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Feb

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Far From Sunday’s Super Bowl, A Football Championship In China

Far From Sunday’s Super Bowl, A Football Championship In China

Football has practically no history in China. Some of China’s most popular sports are individual ones that don’t involve physical contact, like pingpong and badminton. Chinese players say football provides an opportunity to release their aggression. – Frank Langfitt/NPR It’s halftime and the Warriors are leading the Nighthawks by a touchdown in the championship football […]

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Feb

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American Football…in China.

With only minutes left, the Quarterback knew he would need to make every play count, or else he could kiss all chances of the championship goodbye. The ball was snapped, four steps back, he finds an open receiver and throws a bullet, which is just barely caught by its receiver, who books it past the […]

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Dec

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Football Unites Us All

Football Unites Us All

“It really is a small world after all.” This is the first thing that popped into my head after running into Spaike Xu? at orientation week at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Despite our age difference (Spaike is a freshman and I am a senior) the two of us share the unusual connection of football […]

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Dec

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E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Opens Sports Group

E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Opens Sports Group

If you live in China, you know all about Alibaba Group. News of its massive success has been everywhere in recent years. For those living in the US, if you didn’t already know about Jack Ma’s company before, you likely learned about them during their record-breaking NYSE IPO last September. If you happen to be […]

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Sep

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National Day in China

National Day in China

Source: Reuters China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII this month with a grand parade attended by all of Chinese top dignitaries and political and military officials. With more than 10,000 Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops in attendance, the parade was an opportunity for the world to better understand the role that […]

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Sep

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Orientation Recap

Orientation Recap

When picking up and moving across the globe, it’s always a good idea to ease into your new environment, meet as many new friends as possible, learn from others experiences, and start to make new stories of your own. On June 28th, GLF’s first fellowship class touch downed in China. The Fellows had no idea […]

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Sep

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The Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 Conference

On November 14, 2015 the Washington Huskies will face the Texas Longhorns in the first-ever NCAA regular season basketball game in China. The game will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China as part of a larger effort by the Pacific 12 Conference to expand global presence of their teams. The Pac-12 Conference […]

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Sep

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Host Cities

Host Cities

With orientation finished and all fellows having completed their 3-weeks of intensive language, they now find themselves leaving the familiar comforts of Shanghai and venturing further into “The Middle Kingdom.” Let’s take a look at the professional work placements and local teams each fellow will work with this year. FLOYD SIMMONS – CHENGDU PANDAMEN – […]

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Sep

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Meet GLF’s 2015 China Fellows

Meet GLF’s 2015 China Fellows

Darien Bryant Age: 22 Nominating Institution: Vanderbilt University Commodores Jersey: #56 Position: Defensive End Degree: B.A. – Business & Cultural Analysis in East Asia (2014 -VU)                 M.S. – Integrated Marketing Communications (2015 – WVU) Field of Professional Interest: Multicultural Marketing Strategy Darien Bryant was born in Morgantown, WV, but has spent most of his life […]

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Sep

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GRIDIRON LEADERS SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP

GRIDIRON LEADERS SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP

July 4, 2015–Gridiron Leaders Foundation held its first football, physical education and cultural exchange program in Chongqing, China. The camp brought together american football players from across China to participate in the first-ever three-day football camp and educational experience. In collaboration with GLF, former NFL running back Mike Hart, former NFL Europe defensive lineman Ken […]

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