Monthly Archives: August 2011

Junius Kellogg — an athlete with integrity

When was the last time you read the words “student-athlete” and “integrity” in the same sentence? When was the last time you admired a college athlete for doing the right ethical thing at the right time?    Big-time college sports have … Continue reading

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Sacramento Kings get skunked

Now playing at a downtown Sacramento parking garage: the Sacramento Skunks. They’re rabid with enthusiasm, dancing around in their cute black-and-white outfits at the prospect of entertaining Sacramento Kings fans. In case you missed the news, skunks have taken up … Continue reading

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A bad break for Pat Summitt

 I was saddened to read that Pat Summitt, the longtime University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She is 59 years old. Summitt started coaching at Tennessee in 1974 when she was 22. She … Continue reading

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When adults betray young athletes

But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. … Continue reading

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Disabled athletes run past prejudices

South African runner Oscar Pistorius is a double-amputee. Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius will likely be the focus of another debate as the 2012 Olympics draw near. International officials are rethinking whether the South African sprinter, who was born without fibulas, has … Continue reading

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