October 2, 2012

Leaked football scouting reports raise ethical concerns

"Winning isn't everything — it's the only thing." That's a quote coaches love to use, and while we all appreciate its tenacious message, we’ve come to accept it’s not entirely true. Coaches teach and serve as role models. They also use sport...

September 19, 2012

Teach players to lose with pride

Considering how much the social media world loves inspirational quotes, here's a good one to start this discussion: “I never thought about losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the ...

June 29, 2012

Getting tough on abusive coaches a difficult task

My first sports writing job out of college brought me to a regional Little League tournament in western Kentucky. As a casual observer, only in attendance to snap a few photos, I got my first taste of over-aggressive coaching. [caption id="attachm...

June 22, 2012

Title IX: Through The Eyes Of A Dad With 2 Daughters

“Daddy, girls play basketball too?” My five-year-old daughter, Lucy, fired this question at me this winter as I mindlessly flipped between two men’s college basketball games, only accidentally landing on a women’s contest with...

June 18, 2012

Allowing Students High School Choice The Right Move

When we were high school students, we were given a considerable amount of choices regarding our education and extracurricular activities—Spanish or French, basketball or football, etc. One option most of us were never given was to choose a diff...

May 24, 2012

Replacing Coach Krzyzewski

How do you replace a guy like Mike Krzyzewski?

It’s a tricky question, but one USA Basketball seemingly must answer within the next few years as the well-respected Duke coach announced this year likely will be his last leading the A...