Here are five ways you can help your preteen son or daughter get the best out of the youth sports experience.
Chuck Wilson reflects on the 25th anniversary of ESPN Radio including the memories he made and the personalities he worked with over the years.
Years from now, people will talk about the way in which Lebron put the team on his back and led his teammates to victory.
The difference wasn't in the numbers we can measure. It was in the way the two teams channeled their emotional energy. At critical moments, the Warriors lost focus and discipline.
A story of how to win in travel sports, and the unintended consequences that it can lead to, when it's time to compete at the high school level.
This Little League Softball "game-fixing controversy" is a conversation starter for parents, youth coaches, and young athletes.
Chuck Wilson tells the story of how a high school athlete chose to face adversity after suspension.
For Pete Rose, dishonesty is a self-inflicted injury that will not heal.
The St. Louis Cardinals are being investigated to determine if team personnel hacked into the computer network of the rival Houston Astros.
This week's revelations about FIFA's corporate culture are a reminder to us all about the role of character in our lives.
Competitive integrity isn't measured in degrees. Players and teams have to compete under the same rules and conditions.
Barry Bonds is pleased but the decision was based on point of law regarding witness testimony. It had nothing to do with whether Bonds knowingly used PEDs.
As we witnessed at this year's NCAA Division 1 Basketball and Hockey Championships, one's strength of character is tested with so much at stake.
A Corrosive Effect on Character
Two basketball teams kicked out of the high school playoffs.
Two coaches suspended for all of next season, their coaching future in doubt.
$1,500 fines for each school, their programs on probation.
All because adult egos got in the […]
Duke vs. UNC is one of the fiercest rivalries in all of sports. Yet, the two teams and their fans showed respect for the opponent and the game.
New England Patriots defensive back Brandon Browner went over the line when he said he would tell his teammates to try to hurt injured Seattle players.
Tim Symczek's character-driven decision in the heat of competition, a decision based on a simple belief.
An even playing field is at the heart of fair competition.
This past week, I headed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida to take part in a President’s Forum on Sports Ethics. You can view the forum presentation below.
I knew little about Embry-Riddle university beyond its reputation as […]
Youth coaches can help young athletes overcome the fear of failure through confidence-building practice sessions and by getting players more "into the game".
If we want young athletes to enjoy playing sports and achieve the most from their abilities and hard work, we need to help them overcome their fear of failure.
Sergio Garcia conceded a long par putt to Rickie Fowler on the 7th hole of their head-to-head golf match Friday. It resulted in their halving a hole Garcia was better positioned to win. Was the move honorable or just foolish?
After the suspension of Marcus Smart, as well as, the apologies from Smart and Jeff Orr, what should we take away from the player/fan shoving incident?
You find out a lot about people when they go through adversity. Here's a look at what Peyton Manning may have learned from his dad about accountability and respect.
Original Post: November 18, 2013
We don’t know what prompted an Alabama High School to post a sign Friday night at its football game that showed such insensitivity and lack of respect.
What we do know is that the school […]
Original Post: July 23, 2013
Instead of answering more questions about the scope of performance-enhancing drugs in their sport, Major League Baseball players could turn the conversation completely around, focusing attention on the players who want to compete within […]
Original Post: May 16, 2013
As I embark on an exciting new path to help make a difference in the lives of young people, I wanted to share some thoughts with you about where we are and how we all […]
Original Post: Monday, April 22, 2013
A week after the horrifying events in Boston that shook us to the core, we are left wondering why two brothers would decide to so callously maim and kill a group of strangers with […]
Original Post: January 11, 2013
Last week, Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly described his current position as “the best job in the country —- NFL, college, high school, whatever”.
Then, he interviewed with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles about their vacant head […]
Original Post: December 27, 2012
Will Craig Biggio be elected to the Baseball Hall-of-Fame is his first year on the ballot?
The eligible voters from the Baseball Writers Association of America have until December 31st to return their ballots.
The Hall-of-Fame Class of […]
Original Post: November 11, 2012
When you hear the name Lane Kiffin, what’s the mental picture that you see?
Is it of the coach whose USC football team still has a chance to win the PAC-12 title after overcoming five turnovers to […]
I’ve never quite understood why some professional athletes seem to go out of their way at times to antagonize fans, when being reasonable wouldn’t take much effort.
The NFL didn’t win popularity contests with this call. Certainly not with the players, who are expressing disbelief with the year-long banishment of Jonathan Vilma.
Many fans also view the punishment as too severe.
But were the penalties for the players the […]
Why is there a problem seeing the line that separates violence built into football, and violence that is not?
Comments made by host Bryant Gumbel in his editorial on HBO’s “Real Sports” have sparked reaction from the basketball world and beyond.
Ask a retired athlete what he or she misses after leaving the game and, chances are, you’ll hear it’s not the “winning”but the “competing” that is being missed the most. […]
The aftermath of the 100-0 girls’ high school basketball game played earlier this month in Texas has taken a predictable course, with reactions of anger and disgust on one side, defiance and cries of political correctness on the other. […]
You would think the fence between the bleachers and the field would be enough. But often, it turns out to be too small, too weak for the force pushing it from one side. Even a wall and a moat might […]
I’m Chuck Wilson with an ESPN Radio Extra Point.
You are the president at the University of Miami, Syracuse or Boston College.
You have spoken often about the ideals of your school, the meaning of student-athlete and how academics come first.
I’m Chuck Wilson with an ESPN Radio Extra Point.
Two stories this week about sportsmanship…one regrettable, the other uplifting.
The disappointing story unfolded in the Little League baseball tournament when a 12-year-old, before stepping into the batter’s box, made like Babe […]