Entries for January 2010

March Magic Hoopfest

Friday, January 29, 2010
The inaugural March Magic Hoopfest in 2009 was a success by all measures; and the event will be bigger and better and extend over two weekends in 2010 when the girls tournament returns to MSU.
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Prosperity Follows Education

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Perhaps there’s a lesson to be learned from my son and daughter-in-law’s teaching experience at a school for international students in Wuxi, China.
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Tournament Classification

Friday, January 22, 2010
Michigan is generally credited for being the first statewide high school association in the nation to separate schools by size for interscholastic athletic tournaments. 
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“Bowl Eligible”

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
It’s really no wonder that some folks want an expanded high school football playoff plan for Michigan.  They keep hearing “bowl eligible" . . .
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Female Recruits Declining

Friday, January 15, 2010
Maximizing participation in school sports is far more important than maximizing college scholarship opportunities; but (current scholarship) statistics are disappointing.
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Raising Participation and Standards

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A recent Leadership IQ employee survey to analyze strategic awareness asked more than 30,000 employees if they could articulate their organization’s strategic goals . . . Only 34 percent of those surveyed said they could do so.
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Sports In Perspective

Friday, January 8, 2010
When kids start playing sports, their healthy egos can be easily and wrongfully amped up by teammates, coaches, or parents. 
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Steroid Use Declines

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Did you notice what is missing in all the stories about the University of Michigan’s 2009 survey of teen drug use?
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More Than A New Year

Friday, January 1, 2010
As we turn the page from our 2009 wall calendars or click our electronic calendars forward to 2010, the people in the work of school sports do so with a sense that 2010 may be like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
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