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Jeremy Lin and Selfishness

In these days of Jeremy Lin, it’s not a good idea for anyone to be selfish, or to be seen as so. Carmelo Anthony, who will be on the court with Lin and the New York Knicks when he returns from a groin injury, is answering questions over whether he will share the ball. And […]

One College Athletic Department That Gets It

In an age of Penn State, Syracuse and all the other schools that have found their way into the news for the wrong reasons, Middlebury College in Vermont has a tradition to be proud of. It involves Middlebury athletes picking up Richard Varno, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, and bringing him to […]

Deciding to Be Great

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln  This year’s tournament season has already produced an instant classic. It will be hard for any game to top the UConn-Syracuse contest, which went six overtimes. But strip away the dramatics, and the game came down to one statistic […]