College Football Equipment

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College Football Equipment

Every week in the fall, thousands of football players trot onto the turf at college stadiums across the country. With pride, these players wear uniforms emblazoned with the colors and emblems of their schools. As they watch the action from the stands and on TV, most college football fans undoubtedly give little thought to the players’ uniforms. They understandably care more about what’s happening on the field. Still, college football equipment—the jerseys, the pads, the helmets—represents the identities of...

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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

FS1, with its billions of dollars in funding takes on the 800 pound elephant, ESPN, in the latest cable sports war. Image source: www.sports-management-degrees.com

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How to Help Your Kid Be a Great Team Player

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How to Help Your Kid Be a Great Team Player

Team sports start pretty early these days, with kids as young as four and five enrolling in soccer and tee ball leagues. For most kids, that’s just the beginning. They’ll go on to participate in team sports throughout their school years and sometimes into their college ones. Besides sports, being part of a team will also be a requirement in the classroom and on the playground, and the same skills your child needs on the field can help him...

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Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Have a Good Player-Coach Relationship

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Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Have a Good Player-Coach Relationship

Respect is at the center of the player-coach relationship. With a setting that is based on respectful behavior, all members of a team can thrive. A parent’s role in helping a child to have a good relationship with a coach is one of instruction, encouragement and support. Unless you, the parent, are the one doing the coaching, it’s not possible to control how the coaching is handled. However, you can work to provide positive support that will enable a...

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How to Choose the Right Sport for your Child

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How to Choose the Right Sport for your Child

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 30 years. In fact, the obesity epidemic has gotten so bad that one out of three children in the U.S. were overweight or obese as of 2010. Obesity does not have to be a lifelong sentence for poor health, however. Playing active sports is a great way for children to stay healthy, make friends and have fun. The Importance of...

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Five Reasons Florida Fans Suck

Five Reasons Florida Fans Suck

I hope I’m wrong, but Saturday will likely end with Tennessee’s ninth straight loss to the Florida Gators. The Vols are just too young and Florida’s got too strong a defense. However, Coach Butch Jones is doing good things and I think they’ll be climbing the mountain again soon. And when the Vols do make it back, their fans need to look to Gainesville to remind ourselves how not to act. Florida fans suck for a multitude of reasons,...

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Virginia Tech’s 93-game Sellout Streak in Jeopardy

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Virginia Tech’s 93-game Sellout Streak in Jeopardy

This weekend Virginia Tech fans will witness something that has not happened at Lane Stadium since November 21, 1998—empty seats. Athletic Director Jim Weaver believes Tech’s 93-game home sellout streak will end in the season home-opener against Western Carolina.   With Virginia Tech coming off a loss to Alabama, there isn’t much excitement in Blacksburg knowing Western Carolina is up next. Fans are getting frustrated with ticket price increases (season tickets are $300/seat), weak home schedules, and a general decline in game-day...

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