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Sport Psychology Still Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why isn't mental training treated the same as physical and technical training?

My Three Life Secrets to Thriving

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

Action influences emotions, which crystalize beliefs. These in turn inspire us to pursue what we hope for with that much more joy, focus and hope. That's what these three practices do for me.

Academics vs. Athletics: It's Not a Choice

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

Athletics has a place in our students' lives for the lifelong value it can bring. It should not be overinflated on a college campus any more than it should be sidelined.

For Athletic Success, You Pay Now or Pay Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus on your long-term goals. To be your best, you have to put a lot of time and effort into your athletic preparations. But, as I noted above, there are going to be times when you don't feel that motivated.

WATCH: Sports As Medicine

Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 4:40pm EST. From the benefits of strength training for people in their 90s to the breathtaking accomplishments of world-class athlete...

In Brazil, Soccer Isn't Just A Sport. It Changes Lives.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact

All eyes are on Brazil. The largest country in South America is hosting the 2014 World Cup, where nations around the globe battle on the soccer fi...

No Players' Unions in This League

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

I am not writing this blog post to bemoan the excesses of big-time Division I athletics, but I would like to take this opportunity to extol the benefits of Division III sports for schools like ours.

Athlete Parent Behavior: Don't Damage Your Child or Their Recruiting

George White | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
George White

Former major league pitcher Mitch Williams recently lived up to his "Wild Thing" nickname when he was ejected from his son's youth baseball game for r...

You Won't Believe What This 68-Year-Old Woman Is Capable Of

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices

77-year-old body builder Ernestine Shepherd isn't the only one who knows that "age is just a number." 68-year-old runner Sandy Rue is also proof of th...

What Our Kids Could Figure Out -- If We Could Get Out of the Way

Michael Mulligan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Michael Mulligan

Give kids back their youth, and let them learn the joy of movement and friendship and fairness without your butting in. Our children can do this, but our constant adult oversight keeps them from learning how.

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.