After the Apologies

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?

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Peyton Manning in Defeat

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.

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More Than a Handshake

The photograph above shows players and coaches going through the customary postgame handshakes. The gesture is a simple one. Most athletes don’t put much thought into it. Their minds more likely are on the game that just ended. But, the handshake is symbolic of an important element of sports competition – respect for the game…

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Our Approach to Youth Sports

Studies show that values influence most, if not all, motivated behavior. Playing team sports gives children and young adults opportunities to develop values. It exposes them to a group dynamic in which social, emotional, and physical skills can develop. Kids learn about peer relationships, teamwork, responsibility, achievement, leadership, respect, initiative and perseverance. Many of the…

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Athletes & the Culture of Winning

There is no denying the impact and influence of sports on American culture and on education in the U.S. A July, 2013 report by Economic Modeling Specialists International stated that the sports industry as a whole brings roughly $14.3 Billion in earnings per year and contributes 456,000 jobs. The Physical Activity Council reports that 217…

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We Need to Redefine Winning

Original Post:  January 22, 2013 What is the one word that best encompasses the most talked about sports stories of the new year? What is the one central theme linking the Lance Armstrong “apology” interview, the Manti Te’o “girlfriend hoax”, the Baseball Hall-of-Fame election shutout, and the life of baseball icon Stan Musial? Chuck WilsonFounder…

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What’s the Motive For Coming “Clean”?

Original Post:  January 14, 2013 Here we go again. Another high-profile athlete, after years of vehement denials, confesses to allegations of cheating. Why has one of the world’s most famous athletes decided that “now” is the time to come clean? Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive Director Chuck Wilson is an award-winning host, interviewer and commentator. He…

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The HOF Case for Craig Biggio

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 2013 will be announced on January 9th. Biggio is a member of…

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