Walk-Ons

The Bangor Daily news takes a look at a couple of local walk-ons who made our team this year. http://bangordailynews.com/2014/10/15/sports/old-town-standout-earns-spot-on-umaine-mens-basketball-team/

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Great Competitors

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition. – Henry Clay Who are the best competitors in sports? The two guys I always think about are Michael Jordan and Tom Brady.  They are the two guys that I have watched the most that just seem to […]

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Peter Gammon’s Game Story

If you’ve never read this, it’s a classic.  Peter Gammon’s game story from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=2118859

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Erik Spoelstra

Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated with an inside look at Erik Spoelstra.  I had no idea he was on the court for Portland when Hank Gathers died in the WCC Tournament.  Random interesting fact. A great inside look at his mentality and approach. http://www.si.com/nba/2014/09/26/erik-spoelstra-miami-heat

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Austin Hatch at Michigan

Not sure there is anyone in our business doing it better than John Beilein. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014308130186

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Florida State Football and Crime

Incredible reporting from the New York Times.  Pretty clear sign that college athletics has grown too big. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/us/florida-state-football-casts-shadow-over-tallahassee-justice.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2&referrer=

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The Grit Factor

Really good look at grit, and how it relates to improvement.  Based on golf, but applicable to so many areas. http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/2014-10/the-grit-factor-bob-carney?spMailingID=7089879&spUserID=NTY3MzcwMTIwMzQS1&spJobID=521314043&spReportId=NTIxMzE0MDQzS0

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Gladwell on Competing

Malcolm Gladwell has some of the best takes on human behavior you will ever read.  One of my favorites is from a back and forth he did with Bill Simmons years back.  He answers the question of “why don’t people work hard when it is in their best interest to do so?”  He uses Eddy […]

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Team Building in a New Location

The first time we really got to know our new team was Labor Day weekend.  Most of our guys were gone for the summer, and email, text and twitter aren’t exactly the best ways to start building trust.  Our staff hadn’t been in place when most of our guys left for the summer, so many […]

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Rhode Island College Takes A Stand on Alcohol

My former school taking a serious step to get the message to their student-athletes about alcohol.  Never heard of this, but I like it. http://www.goanchormen.com/index.html

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