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Unions and College Football: Show Me the Money or Take a Strike?

John T. Delaney | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
John T. Delaney

While the Northwestern decision will probably not change college football as we know it today, it could stimulate a reasoned discussion on the contributions of college athletes to the revenue generated by football and basketball.

Autism Without Fear: Don't Kid Yourself -- or Rob Your Kid: Sports Matter

Michael John Carley | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Michael John Carley

A comfort with competition has never been high on the priority list for raising developmentally-challenged kids. Naturally behind due to motor-skills issues, our caregivers have packaged that with our misinterpreted disinterest, and let this slice of life go by.

Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

The Science of Momentum: Does a Win Today Predict a Win Tomorrow?

Kevin Kniffin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science
Kevin Kniffin

If your favorite team or player wins on a given day -- especially if it's a landslide win, then it's likely that "momentum" gets thrown around by people previewing the next event. For better or worse, momentum is one of those concepts that's sticky in our heads.

Inspiring Our Children to Pursue STEM Through the Olympics

Vince Bertram | Posted 04.21.2014 | Education
Vince Bertram

The fields of (STEM) have as much to do with athletics as the athletes themselves, and the Olympics show us just how much STEM goes into making our athletes, and the fields they compete on, ready for competition.

Is It Time to Pay Student-Athletes?

Alexandra Rice | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

Today there are close to 500,000 student-athletes competing in the U.S., but only around 1 percent of them will ever go pro. Some would argue, though, that student-athletes are already professionals, and that the idea of amateurism is a misguided one.

Winning Is Taking Part

Kim Turner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Turner

Given the critical role sports can play in the lives of youth -- increasing healthfulness, graduation rates and employment success later in life -- we must ensure that everyone can take part, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Athletics: Preparation for the Business World

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Langione

The fundamental lessons I learned on the basketball court have shaped the way I handle pressure, success and failure in the business world. Competitive sports equipped me with the tools I need to thrive in Corporate America and beyond.

Athletics vs. Academics

Clark Power | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

We are not doing student athletes a favor by admitting them into academic programs that they are not qualified for.

Making a Strategic Case for College Athletic Programs

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

While athletics support a residential learning experience, the number of student athletes contributing to a balanced admissions class, the win/loss record, and the ability to keep alumni interested and involved typically define its value to the institution.

Basketball Diaries: Dwayne Wade & Hublot Host a Clinic in Miami

Jim Shi | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports
Jim Shi

It's a rare opportunity to get one-on-one time with a revered basketball player, let alone when said athlete is three-time NBA champ Dwayne Wade. But earlier this month in Miami, that's exactly where a group of journalists found themselves.

Three Steps to Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I have been thinking a great deal about what it takes for athletes to achieve what I consider to be an essential goal in all of their efforts. In doing so, I have come up with my Three Steps to Sports Success.

The Lore of the Locker Room

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Fearing that one person would use locker room myths as a tactic to remove me from my coaching position scared me to death. One crazy parent could turn my life upside down and take me away from something I love. Rather than risk this, I stayed closeted and lived a secret life.

On College Athletics

Joseph Urgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

As an educator, nothing thrills me more than to see students expressing their knowledge in creative ways, performing or displaying their artistic craft or competing in an athletic contest for which they have spent hours in preparation.

When It Comes to Your Kids, Choose to Lose

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Considering I just spent two hours on a soccer field sideline, soggy wool blanket draped over my shoulders while sleet pounded my face and successfully circumvented my winter coat and nestled against my bare skin, I'm perfectly OK with failure.

Living 'In the Zone'

John-Roger | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living

I think you don't have to be an athlete to get "in the zone." Students know it when something they have been struggling to learn all at once comes clear and the answers flood in. I had that experience when I was a little kid, flummoxed by mathematics.

Breaking Down Barriers And Changing Perceptions

Janet Froetscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Janet Froetscher

Special Olympics does not exist to provide a service or to help a single subsection of the population. It is an organization that functions at full strength when communities are working together.

Body Language in Sports

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Vanessa Van Edwards

Being able to read body language is an essential skill for athletes who need to think quickly on the field or court. What are some of the body language cues in sports?

Getting Girls in the Game Benefits Us All

Kim Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Turner

This International Day of the Girl, we must urge communities, governments and families here and around the globe to recognize that gender equality in sports is not only a gateway for girls to excel in youth, it is a key to personal, national and international prosperity.

OUCH! Cops Take Down Rowdy A's Fan With Stun Gun

Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

Security guards and police officers at Oakland's Coliseum tried to detain an Athletics fan sitting in the front row near home plate during an ALD...

Let's Put the 'Youth' Back in Youth Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Let's relax, and more importantly, let our kids relax. Research shows that nearly 80 percent of all children who play adult-organized youth sports drop out by the time they're 12. The reason most often cited is that it's no longer fun.

Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lisa Chau

It's a clear sign Putin is doing everything within his power to prevent a massive social controversy from occurring. In the end, it will be a surprise if all the political maneuvering and rhetoric has any effect on the Olympics.

10 Lessons Midlifers Can Learn From Diana Nyad

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

We have a new athletic superstar this Labor Day -- the amazing swimmer Diana Nyad. If you saw her wading haltingly onto the shore of Key West after this historic swim, you had to feel her sheer exhaustion along with the thrill of her incredible feat.

Performance Enhancing Legs Race Toward the Track Record Book

Peter Weyand | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science
Peter Weyand

An intriguing, technological watershed is fast approaching for Athletics -- that defining moment when an athlete with artificial limbs shatters an "able-bodied" world record.

Division III Sports Are Good for Students, the Community and Their Schools

Debra Townsley | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Debra Townsley

The viewpoint of Division III student-athletes is that they want first and foremost the opportunity to develop themselves in mind, body and soul.