Tag: College

Sports: Should Changing One’s Sex Allow Them to Compete in Sports in Their New Gender?

The world is not a simple place. It never really was, even though many may contend that earlier times were much less complicated. (In reality, difficult issues likely just got, well…buried, or semi-forgotten.) However, technology, science, openness and acceptance to one’s individuality have all sped up the pace. We are moving at warp speed into... Read more »

Penn State: NCAA Hammers Penn State for Cover Up of Sandusky’s Horrendous Sexual Abuses

The NCAA made no mistake in making it crystal clear they will not tolerate the hiding of atrocious acts like the ones Sandusky perpetrated on his young victims. It appears that due to Penn State higher-ups (including former coach Joe Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier… and other Penn State officials) having knowledge of Sandusky’s... Read more »

High School: Best College Softball Player’s Olympic Dream Gone, She Must Move On

The article, Ashley Hansen set to give up softball, on espn.go.com was a tough one for me to read. Her statistics (something I will let you get from the article), along with her attitude and character as described in the piece, all seem to be most impressive. It says a lot to be considered “one... Read more »

NCAA Champion Anthony Robles: A Man on a Mission Has No Bounds

Inspiration, motivation, desire; three almost interchangeable terms which hold the power to move us from where we are to where we want to be. Like a smoldering, yet ever-present fire, sometimes white hot in intensity, the significance of these terms to the overall theme of becoming the best one can be simply cannot be denied.... Read more »

High School: College and College Bound Athletes Better Mind Their P’s & Q’s on Twitter, Facebook…

And to think that when I was in high school, the new big thing was calculators (ok, you under 40 crowd, stop laughing). Man, have things changed; and changed a lot. Heck, when we wanted to send someone a message, a note, we wrote it down on a piece of notebook paper, folded it up... Read more »

Recent Trend at UCLA Basketball Represents What Happens When “Winning” Becomes The Only Goal

After reading the recent article in Sports Illustrated, Special Report: Not the UCLA Way (at sportsillustrated.cnn.com), along with comments from UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero in the UCLA Newsroom (here), I come away with even more conviction in the foundational importance that solid character brings to the competitive table. It seems... Read more »

Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers Seems To “Understand” Good Sports Parenting

Ever wonder what it might be like to have been an elite level athlete (National, Olympic, or professional caliber) and then be the father of an athlete with similar possibilities? Ever think how a parent with that level of expertise would parent their own, should parent their own? Would their parenting style be all that... Read more »


It is an extremely exciting time of life as a student-athlete finishes high school and looks forward to college. Having the possibility of playing college sports is a rare privilege and gaining a meaningful education while earning a college degree should be the ultimate goal. Sports is one way to assist in pursuing that experience... Read more »

NCAA: President Mark Emmert Wants to Move College Sports in a Better Direction

Wow, what a year in college sports. Talk about epitomizing the “bad” behavior that college sports can bring to the table; 2011 was a banner year. As referenced at CNN, we had the memorabilia trading scandal under Jim Tressel at Ohio State, continued fallout over USC’s Reggie Bush receiving money and gifts during his college... 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 »