HS CODE OF CONDUCT: Tennis Players Join Senior Skip Day; Then Told They’re Suspended from Playing in State Quarterfinals + MORE

HS CODE OF CONDUCT: Tennis Players Join Senior Skip Day; Then Told They’re Suspended from Playing in State Quarterfinals + MORE

Career lessons from Steve Buttry, five years after leaving the Cedar Rapids Gazette + MORE

Here’s a long blog post by Steve Buttry, often referenced in this space, about the lessons he learned from his time as the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, which ended five years ago. There are lessons about disaster response—there was a major flood in the city just as Buttry took the job.... More »

Help Your Young Athlete PAY ATTENTION! + MORE

Does your young athlete PAY ATTENTION? Kids have a knack for not paying attention. Whether in school, at practice, or at home, they often  let their minds wander away from whatever it is they are supposed to be focused on. Maturity, however, will help them outgrow the tendency to be easily distrac.... More »

One Question That Will Help Your Child Compete Better

Are you looking for answers on how to help your child compete better? Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time and money teaching her skills, but she can’t seem to perform consistently. For young athletes, the mental toughness struggle is real. As the pressures of youth sports have increased ov.... More »

3 Keys to Earning Basketball Playing Time + MORE

Do you have a basketball player in the house? If so, you know the challenges that come with earning minutes in the game. Today’s guest post by Glen Izevbigie from The Better Game gives some very specific ideas on how to help your child earn more basketball playing time. Playing time isn’t ev.... More »

Intel, X Games team up to advance sports technology

Intel, X Games team up to advance sports technology This is a month old, but we’re willing to bet that many of our readers out there missed the incredible sports technology update. For last month’s X Games, they teamed up with Intel to place chips on the competitor’s snowboards. To.... More »
 
My knees ached.  The pressure on my feet made them feel like they could break at any moment.  My body was wearing down.  The finish line was in sight, but it didn’t seem to be getting any closer.  The last remaining miles of a marathon are excruciating.
A marathon is a long distance running race covering over 26…

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You’re a senior on the HS tennis team. And in a few days, you and your teammates are competing in the state’s quarterfinals tournament.
But later this week, it’s Senior Skip Day – a very unofficial day in which Seniors decide not to attend class, much to the consternation of the faculty. But Senior Skip Day has become something of a tradition in recent years, and besides, what harm is done?
The school’s athletic director warns the senior tennis players that there will be consequences if they follow the crowd on Skip Day…

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Regular readers of the B/R Blog are familiar with the Shoutouts category, and may be wondering where it’s gone.
I decided to discontinue it.
I started posting Shoutouts—links and praise for particularly good Bleacher Report stories—in the early days of this blog, in April 2011. The idea was to give a pat on the back and some recognition to those among B/R’s hundreds of writers who were standing out from the crowd…

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Adidas Big Summer Sale Happening Now

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If you’ve put off shopping for your summer sports wear until now, you have just hit the jackpot. The adidas Summer Sale is on and you can get up to 50% off of over 1,000 items! Running shoes, basketball gear, soccer cleats, swimwear—for men, women and kids—everything an athletic family needs to participate in a summer of activity…

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