Motivating Without Losing It

As a coach at any level you want to be able to get your message and point across to all of the players that you coach. You spend countless hours preparing for your team’s practices and games. We all want our players to be as invested and dialed in to the task at hand like […]

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The Dean’s List: Inside The SoCon

Inside the SoCon For hoop fans, March is unequivocally the best time of the year. With the regular season now complete, it’s time to look to the post-season tournament. In a league like the Southern Conference, there’s nothing better as so much is riding on every possession in every game that it simply makes it […]

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Freshman Ineligibility

High profile commissioners from the Big Ten, Pac 12, the ACC and Big 12 conferences are openly talking about turning back the clock in an attempt to put the college back into college athletics. For the first time since 1972, Jim Delany, Larry Scott, John Swofford and Bob Bowlsby are reportedly lobbying for support from […]

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2015 Nike Extravaganza Recap

SANTA ANA, Ca. – To beat a Mater Dei High basketball team, especially within the walls of the program’s snazzy Meruelo Athletic Center, an opponent is best advised to bring its “A game” – and then some. The L.A. Fairfax Lions brought a 25-0 record into the building for the end of a nine-game Saturday […]

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2015 James Samson/State Preview Classic Recap

LOS ANGELES – Nine games, spread over approximately 14 hours, provided a quasi-marathon of some of the best of high school basketball offered by Southern California this season during the seventh James Samson/State Preview Classic hosted by, and held Saturday at, Fairfax High. And three teams demonstrated that they have legitimate CIF section and state […]

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Coach K Gets 1K

NEW YORK– Duke’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski attempted to downplay his historic 1,000th career victory before and after the Blue Devils defeated St. John’s 78-67, Sunday afternoon at before a sellout crowd of 19,812 at the sold out Garden. But it was hard, with his assistants and players embracing him on the sidelines […]

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Salvaging A Rough Season

I’ve been through 2 single-digit-win seasons as an assistant coach in college, and I suffered through a 3-19 season as a high school head coach. Those 3 seasons were miserable (for everyone except the windfall-profit-receiving owners of the bars and liquor stores near my residence), and I have thought about them often since then and […]

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