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Why I should have rehabbed longer

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As a high school student-athlete, I dedicated an immeasurable amount of time to my trade. Not academics, but soccer. Countless hours spent practicing, playing, and watching soccer. While many have professional aspirations of professions ranging from law to medicine, heading into my freshman year in college my sole ambition was to be a professional soccer player. I went into my …

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Dear Hockey, Goodbye

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Dear Hockey, This is said with a heavy heart, but it is time to say goodbye. No, I won’t be out of your life; I just won’t be around as much anymore. This little kid that dreamt of playing at your highest level is turning the page and moving on to the next chapter of his life, and for the …

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Make your elevator pitch more than just your athletic experiences

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“You’re writing a thesis!?” “I am.” “Damn, that must suck right now. What are you writing about?” “College sports.” *Laughs*….. “Wait really? You’re actually choosing to write about that. Athletes just can’t be anything else huh?” That exchange started a conversation I had at lunch in the fall of my senior year at Amherst College. I wasn’t that close with …

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You are what you post

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 “Don’t ever let a 140 character Tweet cost you $140,000” -Jamy Bechler (Leadership expert and former college basketball coach) Why is it that the things we love sometimes are so bad for us? For example: if we eat too much candy, we’ll get cavities, and if we shop too much, we’ll have no money. Sometimes, the negative effects of our …

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Confessions from the bench

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If you’re a high school basketball player, you probably hope to get a scholarship to your Dream School. You anxiously wait for the brief check-in emails and phone calls from college coaches. You put up your biggest smile to mask your fear when visiting your Dream Team. If someone asks you, “Are you sure you want to do this?” you …

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My DIII Coach

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My coach from high school was just inducted into my home state’s Coach Hall of Fame. By number of wins, many consider him to be most successful high school coach of all time. In any sport. As a result, our team did great things, including winning a national high school championship. In fact, every player on our high school team …

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Why I Chose Ivy League

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One athlete’s decision between an Ivy League program, and a traditional Division I powerhouse. I distinctly remember my first recruiting visit to a big-time school. It was on a Saturday—the day of their first home football game. I was invited to go onto the football field with the basketball coaches before the game. I remember the privileged and special feeling …

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Transferring: Advice from a former DI and DII college athlete

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Why one college basketball player decided to transfer — and what you can learn from it. My lifelong dream was to play Division I college basketball. I grew up in a very competitive family. Both my dad and uncle played college football in the Big Ten, and I attended my brother’s football, basketball and baseball games from a young age. My brother’s …

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Ozell Williams is a symptom of a bigger problem in amateur sports.

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What Coach Williams did was wrong. But society’s attitudes towards coaches and athletics are just as much to blame. Something disturbing happened at East High School’s recent summer cheer camp: teenage athletes were held down and physically forced into the splits, while screaming in pain and begging for it to stop. East HS is located in Denver, and its cheer …