Posts tagged "College Sports"

Sports Coaching: Part II - 12 Attributes That the Best of the Best Coaches All Seem to Have in Common

Continuing our discussion from Part I of what the cream of the crop (the best of the best coaches) have that others can’t seem to muster, here are the last six. Keep in mind that the combination of all of these together in one individual exponentially increases their effectiveness, thus, giving the “great coach” that... Read more »

Sports Coaching: Part I - 12 Attributes That the Best of the Best Coaches All Seem to Have in Common

Ever wonder what it is that inspires some athletes, and teams, to strive for excellence by pushing the edge of the envelope and going well beyond normal expectations to please their coach? Why some are able to pull from deep within themselves (consistently) insurmountable reserves of energy in order to complete a task their leader... Read more »

NCAA: NCAA Increases Academic Standards for Division I Play Coming 2015

Seth Walder’s piece at NewYorkDailyNews.com, New NCAA rules will require incoming athletes to meet higher academic standards to play a Division I sport in college, sheds light on the positive step the NCAA is making toward increasing eligibility requirements for 2015 incoming freshmen who want to play Division I sports. The current standards require a... Read more »
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The Daily Gamecock Article on Paying College Athletes Defies Logic

Follow @kirkmango I can at least see the arguments that individuals have in support of paying college athletes for their efforts (beyond their scholarship) based on the exploitation of some of these athletes, the teams they play for, and the money they bring in – which seems to line the pockets of others. I chronicled... Read more »

What Does It Mean To Truly Succeed?

A tough question for anyone to answer as definitions can come from just about any angle. There are some who measure true success simply by the amount of money one makes, and I suppose that is one measure of success. Others would consider the level of higher education one achieves as “making it” (PHD, MBA,... Read more »

Part II: NCAA President Mark Emmert Addresses The Issue Of "Paying College Athletes"

In my previous commentary on the USA Today piece, Part I:  NCAA President Mark Emmert Addresses The Issue Of “Paying College Athletes”, we were discussing the importance of life lessons, inferring how paying college athletes would detract from this. Looking at this “paying college athletes” from another angle (one that begs us to ask some... Read more »
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Part I: NCAA President Mark Emmert Addresses The Issue Of "Paying College Athletes"

“It’s grossly unacceptable and inappropriate to pay players … converting them from students to employees” says NCAA President Mark Emmert in a recent USA Today article on the subject of paying college athletes. However, Emmert does admit, according to the piece, that “it’s time for a serious discussion about whether and how to spread a... Read more »