Archive for November 2011

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

Seth Walder’s piece at, 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 »

NCAA: “Compensate student-athletes” Piece at has One Major Flaw

Most know, at least if you have perused my blog, that I am not in favor of paying college athletes a salary like we compensate someone “working” at their job. That treating athletes participating in college sports in the same manner as we do professional athletes would likely bring more bad than good to the... Read more »

Major League Baseball: MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH Use

The MLB is about to take a giant step forward with the new proposed contract between players and owners as they come to agreement on HGH testing. That’s the report out of the New York Times in Michael Schmidt’s piece, New Contract Will Enable Baseball to Test for H.G.H. As far as I’m concerned, this... Read more »

NFL And HGH: California Representative Henry Waxman Calls Into Question NFL Union “Delay” Tactics Regarding HGH Testing

What a shocker!!! Even with an agreement between the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and the NFL to test for HGH, nothing has moved forward. No testing. And Rep. Henry Waxman knows exactly where the problem lies. In his ESPN piece, NFL delay over HGH tests: Unacceptable, Waxman runs down the history behind the “how” and... Read more »

High School Sports: Four Must Have, Less Discussed Coaching Practices To Add To Your Coaching Playbook

Ever ask yourself why some coaches just seem to have a knack for developing talent to a greater degree than others? How some are able to garner so much respect from their athletes, that those athletes will do just about anything to reach team and individual goals? Or why a select few coaches are able... Read more »

Former Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers & Philadelphia Phillies Ball Player Doug Glanville Speaks Out on “Winning” at

We read about the winning-at-all-cost attitudes, illegal performance-enhancement practices, and poor (sometimes illicit) behavior of our elite level and professional athletes on a pretty regular basis these days. And major league baseball certainly is not immune to scrutiny, and media emphasis, in these areas as the past has shown them to be a major player... Read more »

High School Sports: Integrity In Sports - What Does It Really Mean?

Integrity as defined by the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary is: “1:  firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values: incorruptibility” A very interesting high school sports piece in Arizona’s Payson Roundup takes up the question posed in my title through their recent article, An outstanding example of integrity. In it author Max Foster... Read more »

Penn State scandal: Football Coach Joe Paterno Made Fatal Error In Judgment

Choices, and the results of those choices, are what make up a life. The good ones, they can bring happiness and fulfillment. The bad ones, well…they not only carry the possibility of diminishing the quality of your life, even destroying it depending on the choice, but they can follow you forever. And if you are... Read more »

Football: The “Post-Game Handshake,” A Demonstration of Sportsmanship or Worthless Gesture

A recent email from Tony Fiorino (host of ESPN’s radio show Hey Coach Tony), regarding an upcoming show of his (Amazing Sportsmanship and the Post-Game Handshake), definitely sparked my interest. So on Saturday, October 22nd, the morning the show was to air, I made myself a sports shake and sat down at my computer to... Read more »

Overcoming Adversity: Legally Blind High School Athlete Refuses to Quit

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