Each day during the noon hour, we'll offer five reading recommendations from around the Web.
1. On some subjects, athletes prefer a silent approach [By William C. Rhoden, New York Times]: Once prevalent on the campaign trail, where have the athletes gone when political stances are to be taken?
2. NASCAR understands fans' economic pain [By Jennifer Floyd Engel, Fort Worth Star Telegram]: Joe Race Fan's 401k is faltering, but NASCAR knows how hard a sell its events are.
3. Aiming High [By Adam Kilgore, Boston Globe]: From busing to setting lofty goals, a Boston teen's mother has seen it all. Now she is watching her son high jump to glory.
4. Going Battier [By Dan Kois, Slate]: If you read Michael Lewis's piece on the making of Shane Battier, will you become a better player? Or will you just know how to spend money as a stats-oriented GM?
5. Maryland's "Operation Scheyerface 2.0" & Hotel Shenanigans [850TheBuzz]: The Duke Blue Devils may never answer the phone again after visiting Maryland. Oh, and Jon Scheyer has his own facial issues.