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Did Race Play a Role in this Year's Heisman Result?

Solomon Hughes is the perfect embodiment of the scholar-athlete, having both played professional basketball and earned a Ph.D. He shares his insights on the intersection of race and athletics.

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In this edition of Cardinal CounTree, Matt Vassar looks at whether race played into this year's Heisman results, like ESPN's Michael Wilbon suggested. Solomon Hughes, an athletic academic adviser at Stanford, joins this episode to talk about how sometimes minority athletes feel like they don't belong in a university setting. The guys also talk about how rampant stereotypes about athletes' classroom aptitude can make them feel like outsiders.

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