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NCAA Division I Schools at it Again

An article on this blog a few days ago mentioned that some 125 Division I Schools had petitioned the NCAA to reconsider its August...

All Hail the Coaching Gods

Who reigns supreme at university campuses? How do these deities lord their power? USA Today sets out on a quest to get answers to these...

Sweating the Details

(Editor’s Note.  This article first appeared on Oct. 26, 2011 in a blog published by the Teachers College at Columbia University.  The link to...

Nader Calls for Concussion Test to Become Mandatory in Youth Sports

More than 400,000 concussions occurred in high school sports during a recent school year. That fact is alarming given that the brains of youth...

We Need to Listen to Our Young People

Like most kids with raw talent, Eli began his athletic career playing catch in the yard. It was clear from his earliest days he...

NCAA Women’s Basketball Trouble Spots Worth Further Review?

At the January 2011 NCAA Convention in San Antonio, Texas, members of the NCAA research staff reported results from the second NCAA Growth, Opportunities,...

Race Smart to Finish Strong: From the 800 meters to the 5000 Meters

The distances from 800 meters to 5000 meters are today all considered to be middle distance events.  In some ways race pacing and strategy...

Running Up the Score: Is it Ever Acceptable?

Certainly, fans of the professional game pay a lot of money to be entertained.  The often high price of a ticket brings with it...

The 10,000 Hour Rule: “Not for the Faint of Heart or for the Impatient”

Most sport enthusiasts have at least heard of the 10,000 hours of deliberate practice needed to reach the expert level of athletic performance, although...

The Power Clean

The power clean is the best lift for power and explosiveness, and should be included in all strength and conditioning programs. It’s effective because...

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