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School shifts from NCAA to fitness

Amid the swamp of college athletics, we see a school that wants to live clean. Spelman College of Atlanta has decided to leave the NCAA and focus on fitness instead of competition. According to this article in the New York Times, Spelman joins the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn in leaving the […]

Should Young Athletes Play More Than One Sport?

Is playing more than one sport a thing of the past? According to this article by renowned college coach Terry Pettit, it shouldn’t be. Pettit writes: “The more neurological pathways a young athlete has experienced, the more likely they are going to be able to adjust in the future, which is why developing athletes should […]

What is the Purpose of Homework?

A few days ago the Record newspaper of Bergen County, N.J., printed an essay from a student on the amount of homework today’s students receive. I know virtually nothing about modern homework: how much there is, what it consists of, etc. All I know is that the backpacks the kids use today seem bigger and […]

Sleep Deprivation

To function at peak level, student-athletes need their physical mental and emotional health. We work on their diet, their skills and their mental game, but never say much about the one-third of their lives that means so much — the eight hours when they should be sleeping. An article in U.S. News and World Report […]