Cost of Attendance

The NCAA’s new cost of attendance rules come with very little direction or regulation, basically leaving the decisions up to the schools themselves.  Something not a lot of people know the facts about. http://www.dailypress.com/sports/william-and-mary/dp-spt-ncaa-legislation-effect-local-20150214-story.html#page=1

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Changing Practice

There are a lot of different things you can try when you don’t like the way your team is practicing: Change the teams: Mix the teams up, don’t always play the starters against the reserves.  Some days leet the kids pick the teams.  Give them ownership and change the dynamic. Everyone wears the same color: Make […]

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Colin Powell – Failure of Leadership

“The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – Colin Powell

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The Power of One Tweet

The story of how one tweet can ruin your life. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/how-one-stupid-tweet-ruined-justine-saccos-life.html?referrer=&_r=1

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Golden State Warriors

The Warriors just seem like a really fun team to be on. http://www.wsj.com/articles/golden-state-the-team-that-eats-together-1423682960

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Time and Score Lessons – Maine 67 Binghamton 64

Courtside Pass goes inside our locker room for a film session reviewing our time and score execution in the last two minutes of a recent win over Binghamton. http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/2014-15/videos/20150213-7lphxjh7

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Self-Restraint

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Isaac Klosterman

Isaac Klosterman died in a hit and run accident and donated his organs.   His heart is keeping golfer Erik Compton alive.  A great story. http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship14/story/_/id/11310177/meet-man-gave-erik-compton-life-golf

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Competitive Environment

Recently talked with a former player of mine, Cam Stewart, who was a great player for me at RIC.  We were talking about how we are trying to establish  a more competitive environment in our basketball program at the University of Maine,  similar to what we developed at RIC.  His response: “Once you establish that type of […]

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