Who’s Winning in Diversity in Our National Sports Programs?

As society begins to welcome diversity in many new areas including race relations and same-sex marriage, the trend appears to be making its way into national sports as well. Football, baseball, basketball and hockey, considered the Big Four of U.S. professional sports, have made great strides with diversity not only with players, but also with coaches and administrative personnel.… [Read more]

Olympics 2016: What We Can Expect in Women’s Gymnastics

With trials for the 2016 Olympics Women’s Gymnastics competition coming up, the world will soon know who will be competing in the Olympics. According to students with Ohio University masters in coaching, the United States, China, Russia, and Romania will all have strong teams with several stars to watch in the coming summer Olympics.

United States Simone Biles will be a strong contender.… [Read more]

Saving the National Rifle Association, and Protecting Americans

Despite the armchair psychology, while Newtown school mass murderer Adam Lanza was probably rather off upstairs, National Rifle Association CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre isn’t a psychopath. He’s a million-dollar-a-year shill in a nice bespoke suit who seems to know which side of the toast the butter’s on.  His idea of a flannel outdoorsy shirt probably has a Brooks Brothers label.… [Read more]

A Tiny Feel Good Tale

Amidst the muck and the mire of the paint by numbers US presidential campaign – 1 %! 47 %! 53 %! 99%! – and its inevitable lies, damn lies, and statistics… a respite. A little Canadian Dream in a hard-core hoopsters’ package.

Lots more where he came from

I have coached young women’s basketball for a long time.… [Read more]

Reclaiming My Inner Olympian: Redefining Myself in a Post-Title IX Age

I was raised by a mother who wanted very much to be progressive and forward-thinking and who, in many ways, succeeded. But she was saddled with a troublesome belief that you couldn’t be smart and anything else. She had a very compartmentalized view of me, and decided I was to be academic, not athletic.… [Read more]