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Myths of Sports Specialization

Scott Sailor | Posted 01.14.2016 | Sports
Scott Sailor

While it's easy to recognize all the positive benefits of sports participation, it's important to ensure balance. Athletes who specialize in a certain sport very early miss out on the benefits of cross training and rest, which are critical to ensuring young athletes reach important goals.

NCAA's Continuing Commitment to Preventing Concussions

Gary A. Olson | Posted 01.11.2016 | College
Gary A. Olson

The NCAA has come a long way since the leather helmet days of 1893, and fortunately for us all it continues to lead the effort to understand and prevent concussion among our student athletes --and, by extension, among all athletes.

Meet Brad Baker, Bringing Entrepreneurial Spirit to Athletics

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.07.2016 | Sports
Steve Mariotti

One Friday afternoon in Princeton, I ran into a young man working to recruit high schoolers to Princeton Football. Brad Baker is the Assistant Director of Football Operations for the Tigers. After talking for a while, it was easy to see the connections between football and entrepreneurship.

How I Got There: Roman Sebrle

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.29.2015 | Sports
Lan Anh Vu

Roman Sebrle is one of the world's most successful decathletes, a former World Champion, and a gold-medal winner at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 15 ye...

Where's the Big Man on Campus?

Write for the Future | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Write for the Future

Why did I need to be put in line? Because I needed to be shocked out of my extravagant college expectations, which had been influenced by stereotypical "college" stories told by people reminiscing about their "glory days." My initial expectations had been clouded by this way of thinking: I shouldn't be in my dorm room every night; rather, I should be out partying every chance I get.

The Spectrum of Educational Trauma

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Current methods of education, and evaluating academic achievement, are causing long-term damage to people and communities, with the greatest impact occurring in people of color, and in low-income areas.

These 11 Secret Pregame Rituals Of Student Athletes Will Help You Win At Everyday Life

Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living

There’s nothing quite like a college campus on game day. From the parking lot tailgate to the roar of the crowd during buzzer beater plays, the e...

High School Football Deaths Spark New Safety Concerns

GVH Live | Posted 10.05.2016 | Sports
GVH Live

So far, three high school football players have died from injuries sustained in the field of play, and Hollywood is catching on to player safety at the professional level through the December release of the film, Concussion, starring Will Smith.

An Analysis of the NCAA Court Decision on Paying Athletes from a Former Collegiate Athlete

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 10.01.2016 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

As a former collegiate athlete who has written extensively about this topic, I'm just going to be honest by saying that I agree with the court. If every athlete got paid $5,000 per year in college, that would definitely provide an overwhelming burden on the financial state of these schools.

Rudy vs. Freddie: Notre Dame vs. Texas in the Story Bowl

Mike Bonifer | Posted 09.04.2016 | Sports
Mike Bonifer

This weekend, the teams of two legendary football programs will lock up in South Bend Indiana, when Texas visits Notre Dame for a game between teams and coaches with lots of questions that need answering.

525,600 Students

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

Tragedy is not the end, but a chance at a new beginning. Tragedy will define a particular moment or period in our life, but from that instant, we can change the narrative and our metric. From this day forward, how will you measure a year?

How Former NFL Running Back Tim Worley Found His Most Impactful Game

Tajci Cameron | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

I listen to Tim as he speaks about these experiences during his NFL career and I can't help but feel compassion and a sense of sadness. This is not just Tim's story, it's been repeated over and over in the media.

7 Things I Want My Son to Know About Leadership

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...

Russell Athletic Heritage in the Future

Brad Hobbs | Posted 08.03.2016 | Style
Brad Hobbs

Russell Athletic as you may know is a long lived Athletic brand. Founded by Benjamin Russell in 1902, Russell began by creating mainly women's unders...

A Warm-Up to Get More From Fitness

Ed Harrold | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Ed Harrold

What does every athlete or fitness enthusiast want the key to? We all yearn for that space where exercise feels effortless physically and meditative ...

Clear Skies Overhead for Dutee Chand, But Clouds Loom on the Horizon

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
Silvia Camporesi

Better late than never, one could say. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced yesterday that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations on Hyperandrogenism have been suspended until further evidence can be provided.

SLAM: The Life of the Lucha Libre

Brad Hobbs | Posted 07.14.2016 | Arts
Brad Hobbs

Katinka Herbert is an East London Based Photographer and has been documenting a very interesting subject of the Lucha Libre for an 8 year period. Ha...

Love at First Flight: The Story of Ammed and Estefani Tuniziani

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Of all the many trapeze artists I've had the pleasure to present, not a single one ever considered such a career in flight as a plan B or something to hold them over until their real dream kicked in. The trapeze is either for you or it is not.

The Ultimate Price of Our Hyper-Achievement Culture

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.14.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

These stories demonstrate the ultimate price that young people can pay for buying into the hyper-achievement culture. Yet, though infrequent and extreme in their finality, they only lie at the far end of the continuum that many young people exist in these days.

Agility, Speed, Balance and Power Start With Your Feet

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Every athlete, whether you are a man or women, wants to be faster than a speeding built, more powerful than a locomotive and able to move with cat lik...

If Schools Have a Superintendent, Why Don't Youth Sports?

Fred Engh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Fred Engh

Whether we want to admit it or not, youth sports are really about education. Our organization says that sports are the outdoor classroom whereby young people are learning a host of life lesson and they are not always good lessons.

There Is No Formula or Timetable for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.07.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

So in the absence of a clear formula or a defined timetable, and in the face of all this uncertainty and unpredictability, what can you do to keep yourself committed to your goals? Here are a few ideas.

28 Apologies You Should Make To Your Personal Trainer Right Now

Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Personal trainers are amazing motivators who can help us reach our fitness goals, transform our bodies for the better, and even serve as the inspirati...

School Choice: Athletics or Academics

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

It is time to question the resources being outlaid to sports programs when elementary educational programs are being curtailed.

The Burden of Proving Femininity in Athletics: Why Dutee Chand Should be Allowed to Compete

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 05.25.2015 | Women
Silvia Camporesi

The assumption of the IAAF regulations is that hyperandrogenism -- a genetic variation where female individuals produce high levels of testosterone -- provides an unfair advantage and disrupts the level playing field. This assumption is wrong.