In what universe would Apple or Google tell a high school programming prodigy that he or she had to attend a year of college before joining their team?
The real tragedy is the lost opportunity for colleges to help change for the better the trajectory of college athletes' academic careers, even for those who were passed through deficient middle and high schools.
If you know any seniors and/or parents suffering from rejection-induced despair, here are five tips to help guide them through the month of April.
The University of Virginia basketball team fell short of a national title. But these young men, at the urging of Coach Tony Bennett, will not fall short in life. They will have their ups and downs for sure. But if they practice passion, wisdom and compassion in their life pursuits, they will always be champions.
Bottom-line, your playbook must account for change and disruption. In a sense, the surest way to keep your playbook flexible is to always look for ways to innovate. Innovation is often treated like a buzzword in business
While Jerry Jones is undoubtedly proud of the latest achievement for the stadium many call Jerry World, it's also good news for college basketball fans. As a result of the prodigious capacity, Final Four tickets are cheapest than any other year in recent history.
From time to time, we all need someone who is willing to call a time out and give us feedback. We can't improve what we can't see, so finding someone who can show us how we are perceived by others can be a powerful tool for getting ahead.
There's no better way to recap March 2014 than with a RAP! Ukraine, Malaysia flight #MH370, Obamacare, Selfies, St. Patricks Day, Kissing Strangers, C...
Seems to me if schools are going to shortchange other athletic programs so football can have a hog's share of the resources, it ought to come out of other men's teams right along with the women's programs.
First of all, congratulations for making it this far in the college admissions process. You will most likely have many good colleges options already, but if you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, follow as many of these 10 tips as possible.
When you play Division I sports, you're not treated as a "student-athlete" -- as colleges love to profess to the world -- you're an athlete-student, and you're there for one reason and one reason only. You can keep your grades up enough to remain eligible, but then again, that's only so you can be able to play -- and earn more money for the university.
One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.
Just as the top college basketball teams are competing their way towards the April 7 National Championship Game, so are high schools seniors as they learn which colleges have accepted, waitlisted or rejected them.
Middle-class Americans feel the same way about government; they don't want to be left out in the cold, but they also recognize that the government should create an environment that encourages hard work.
Maybe it makes sense for Burger King and the NCAA to partner on TV commercials this March Madness. But it's wrong that college athletes and fast food workers are forced to play the serfs in a feudal system that only rewards the overlords.
It seems like ever since the inception of the Maui Invitational, one can expect to see teams playing in Hawaii during November and December still playing in late March en route to the National Championship.