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LOUISVILLE BASKETBALL STAR JUDE SCHIMMEL NAMED TO GLAMOUR TOP 10 COLLEGE WOMEN #TTCW

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published April 9, 2014 at 11:09am EDT


BE A BETA TESTER FOR A NEW LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN WHO COACH

Be a BETA Tester for a new leadership program for women who coach:andnbsp;L.E.A.D. from your Heartandtrade; program for coaches To sign up, click here. andnbsp; Participate in the program and get full access at a DEEPLY discounted rate. All you have to do is give feedback at the end. LEARN to structure your program for success EVOLVE as a coach and a person ATTRACT the results you want in your career andamp; life DEVELOP your athletes as people After working with TONS of women who coach I started to see trends in the challenges that they are facing each season. andnbsp;I created this program to help them through these challenges, find ways to work smarter not harder, and be able help their athletes - and themselves - at a deeper level. - Erica Quam, President andamp; Founder of The Coaching Experience andamp; creator of the Who Coaches Youandtrade; Programs What you get: - Access to 7 online training modules that you can complete at your own time and at your own pace - 3 individual coa [Read More]

published March 18, 2014 at 4:09pm EDT


NCAA DREAMS OF DATABASE TRACKING CONCUSSIONS FOR EVERY COLLEGE ATHLETE

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published February 14, 2014 at 12:14pm EST


STANFORD'S DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY TEAM BROKE A BUNCH OF RECORDS LAST NIGHT

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published February 1, 2014 at 7:46pm EST


CAN RUNNING SAVE THE NCAA?

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published January 6, 2014 at 12:58pm EST


N.C.A.A. CHANGE IS COMING, MAYBE

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published December 16, 2013 at 11:07am EST


IS IT WORTH IT: HER CHOICE

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of womenandrsquo;s sports programs in college.andnbsp; In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in womenandrsquo;s sports, in the form of institutional morale, diversity and scholarship, significantly outweighed the financial costs necessary to fund those programs.andnbsp; Therefore maintaining those programs was worth it.andnbsp; As I mentioned, however, the institutions are only half of the equation.andnbsp; In order for womenandrsquo;s college sports to be a viable endeavor, the athletes themselves must also decide that playing sports in college, as opposed to skipping college in pursuit of professional sports careers, is worth the sacrifice of their time, energies, and money.andnbsp; In part II, I examine the utility of college sports form the standpoint of the female athlete.andnbsp; From the start, I should establish that not all athletes are created equally.andnbsp; That, of course, i [Read More]

published December 12, 2013 at 2:58pm EST


IS IT WORTH IT:

Several weeks ago Missy Franklin discussed her experience as a freshman swimmer at Berkley.andnbsp; Nothing earth shattering, right?andnbsp; Not quite.andnbsp; Franklin isnandrsquo;t just any old freshman swimmer, sheandrsquo;s the current world record holder in the 200m backstroke, a 4-time Olympic gold medalist and the current Womenandrsquo;s Sports Foundationandrsquo;s Sportswoman of the Year.andnbsp; Franklinandrsquo;s talents have brought her world class domination and made her eligible to begin to profit from her talents with endorsements, scholarships and prize money.andnbsp; At the age of 17 Franklin could have started her professional career and began developing a very profitable brand, but she didnandrsquo;t.andnbsp; Instead, Franklin set the riches on the backburner and opted for life as an NCAA athlete, a life that provides a free education but strictly forbids profiting off of her talents.andnbsp; She said no to the money. Not everyone says no to the money.andnbsp; Last month Mary Cain decided on [Read More]

published December 3, 2013 at 12:52pm EST


CONDI COMES TO PLAY

Yesterday Executive Director Bill Hancock announced who would sit on the 13-member College Football Playoff and#40;CFPand#41; Selection Committee.andnbsp;andnbsp; The committee, which will pick the four teams that will vie in the playoff for the national championship next year, undoubtedly needed to be filled with heavy hitters who know and appreciate the game of football and the system of college athletics.andnbsp; Well, one thing is for sure, the committee has no shortage of heavy hitters. Hereandrsquo;s a brief introduction:andnbsp; Name Age Current Position Experience Jeff Long, Chairman 54 University of Arkansas-Athletic Director and#40;ADand#41; AD at Pittsburg and Eastern Kentucky; Played football and baseball for Ohio Wesleyan Barry Alvarez 66 University of Wisconsin-AD Former Nebraska football player; Coached Wisconsin for 16 seasons as the winningest coach in school history Lt. Gen. Mike Gould 60 andnbsp; Former superintendent and football pla [Read More]

published October 17, 2013 at 8:40pm EDT


BIG 12 WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP COMING TO KANSAS CITY, KIDS CAMP HELD IN CONJUNCTION

via releaseandnbsp; KANSAS CITY, MO and#40;October 2, 2013and#41; andndash; For the first time, the Big 12 Womenandrsquo;s Soccer Championship is coming to Kansas City in November and will be held at the new Swope Soccer Village. The inaugural Big 12 Soccer Championship was held in 1996 in St. Louis then moved to San Antonio for 16-straight years. The Kansas City Sports Commission, Sporting KC and the City of Kansas City, Missouri are thrilled to be hosting the Big 12 Womenandrsquo;s Soccer Championship. "We are excited to be hosting the Big 12 Womenandrsquo;s Soccer Championship at the Swope Soccer Village. This tournament strengthens our long partnership with the Big 12 Conference,andrdquo; said Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo. andldquo;I encourage everyone to attend and enjoy this inaugural event at the Swope Soccer Village in the heart of our Cityandrsquo;s largest park." The Championship will be held November 6, 8 and 10 at the Swope Soccer Village in Swope Park. This is the first year of a two-yea [Read More]

published October 2, 2013 at 11:22am EDT