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News, The Snitch Oakland Soldiers Win Nike EYBL Championship

Oakland Soldiers Win Nike EYBL Championship

The Oakland Soldiers, subjects of last month's feature story "Swoosh Dreams," won the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League title on Sunday, beating Toronto's CIA-Bounce in the Peach Jam tournament final.It was a circuitous route to the top. Led by Archbishop Mitty's…
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News, Feature Swoosh Dreams: How Nike Helped Turn the Oakland Soldiers Into Pros

Swoosh Dreams: How Nike Helped Turn the Oakland Soldiers Into Pros

Design by Andrew J. Nilsen. TWO MIDDLE-SCHOOL-AGED BOYS SEARCH FOR COURTSIDE SEATS. They squeeze through a dense crowd, juking and spinning around people, pretending they're dribbling a basketball. The boys are giddy and smiling, in snapback hats and uncreased…
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