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athletic director

October 2, 2009

Blue Man Group

While they may play on the fabled blue turf and are perceived as offensive tricksters, Chris Petersen’s Boise State football program takes pride in its blue collar approach. [caption id="attachment_9676" align="alignright" width="150"] Petersen ...


October 2, 2009

The Gold Standard

U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Coach Anne DonovanAs one of the most highly decorated women’s basketball players in U.S. history, Hall of Famer Anne Donovan will lead the charge at the Beijing Olympic Games.COACH: You were born and raised...


October 2, 2009

The Big Cheese

He’s beloved in the Dairy State and revered in the Big Ten but it’s about time Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan receive overdue national recognitionCOACH: You began playing basketball at an early age as your father, Butch, coached youth baseball...


October 2, 2009

The Bear Necessities

Kim Mulkey-Robertson is waking up WacoCOACH: You grew up in Tickfaw, La. What was your childhood like?MULKEY-ROBERTSON: We grew up in the country and lived around my relatives: grandparents and aunts and uncles. My mother was self-employed. She owned...


October 2, 2009

Basketball: The benefits of a ‘2280 control defense’

While the 3-point concept has changed the way we think offensively in basketball, it's another story defensively. At every level of play, the offensive goal seems to be get the ball out of bounds as quickly as possible, dribble penetrate to the of...


October 2, 2009

Something’s Bruin

Ben Howland is bent on restoring UCLA’s championship legacyCOACH: You were born in Lebanon, OR, in 1957 and grew up in Southern California. What was your childhood like? How did you pass the time as a youth?HOWLAND: I had a great childhood. I s...


October 2, 2009

Intense Situation Coaching In Basketball Part 3

Winning basketball evolves from the same general pattern of all the other sports. It has a sound philosophy, a specific plan, and the right players in the right positions, and fully capitalizes on the energies and resources involved in the plan.The g...


October 2, 2009

Intense-Situation Coaching in Basketball Part 1

How many basketball games every year are decided by a final winning play or a final clutch shot? And how many of those losses are sustained by the superior team?A team that had out-prepared, out-hustled, and out-played, its opponents, but couldn&rsqu...