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Good athlete? You’d make a great employee.

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How I realized that playing basketball made me better at everything else. When I was a kid, there were two things I loved: basketball, and learning. I used to play basketball until my arms and face were coated in sticky sweat, and then go up to my room to read aloud to my stuffed animals (they were great listeners). When …

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The life of a college walk-on

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J.J. Watt. Clay Matthews. Scottie Pippen. These three sport icons all have one thing in common: each of them was a college walk-on. Looking at the athletic success they’ve each achieved, few would realize the barriers they overcame. However, for walk-ons to succeed, they all need the same thing: determination, and a shot. I was a college walk-on. Like many …

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Don’t get screwed by college sports: get a good degree

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It’s an awesome opportunity to play sports in college. Your teammates serve as a built-in group of friends, you get cool gear, and an athletic scholarship can even pay for part or all of your education. What could go wrong? Well, if your “education” actually means earning a degree in something worthless, a lot. There’s a funny thing going on …

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Finding My Confidence

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A college athlete, her college coach, and the battle to regain her self-confidence. “If you were a guy, you would never have this problem,” states my college coach. Confidence. The one thing that I need. It’s the key to success. At least, that is what they tell you. Always be bold. Superman position. Stand strong, and own your mistakes and …