Healthy Rebellion: Power Athlete Symposium, 2019

What is the downside of walking around with the world in our pockets? On Day 3 of the Power Athlete Symposium, Robb Wolfe and Power Athlete founder John Welborn found their way into a discussion on how we consume information. “No longer is knowledge something you actively have to search for,” said John. He noted…

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Jalen Hurts is a Winner

“Jalen Hurts is a winner.” It was one of the final quotes from former Alabama Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley after Jalen Hurts’ tumultuous tenure in Tuscaloosa. As a member of the Crimson Tide, Hurts was 26-2 as a starter with 2 National Championship rings. He passed for 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns, and rushed for…

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20 Minutes In, Utah is Out

Utah is out of the National Championship hunt. On the week leading into the PAC 12 Championship game, there was talk that the Utes – the 5th ranked team in the country with the nation’s top run defense – might deserve a shot at the final 4. Now, 20 minutes into the game, that conversation…

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The Biggest Dog in the Egg Bowl was Not Elijah Moore

It was a long 4th and 24 in the final minute of the Egg Bowl between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Ole Miss converted. Broken coverage by Mississippi State allowed Braylon Sanders to get behind the defense and set up one of the most memorable finishes in college football this season. With 4 seconds left…

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“He’s On Fire!” The Truth of the Hot Hand

The game is on the line, Coach. You have time to draw up one final play… Do you strategize to get the ball into the hands of your captain, one of the more consistent and dependable players? Or do you go with the “hot” hand, the player on the team who has been “on fire”…

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Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About: 2019 MAHPERD Convention

What’s in a meme? Though modern vernacular points immediately to the internet meme, memetics describes the process of discrete bits of knowledge spreading through cultures. Memes must be compelling enough to be repeated, and often appear in the form of joke, gossip, or conspiracy. Classroom and worldly knowledge can be spread through this process, though…

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Lessons Learned in Pursuit of a Bench Press PR

by Rijad Pekmez People were cheering as a bar loaded with 370 pounds hovered above my chest. If I were to drop it, I’d be in serious trouble. Knox College was hosting a collegiate powerlifting meet and I was on my last bench press attempt of the day. After a controlled descent, I held for…

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Why “Find Your Passion” is Bad Advice

Find your passion is a common piece of advice. It’s the wrong advice. Passion fades. This is a scientific truth we should all recognize. The body will always strive for homeostasis. When thrown out of whack, it will come back to balance. Passion throws the body out of whack – pleasantly, of course – but…

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Conspicuous Penalty for Incognito: the new Raiders culture?

Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders acquired some of the NFL’s most controversial players this offseason. The addition of Antonio Brown, Vontaze Burfict, and Richie Incognito excited many Raiders fans, who hoped for a rekindling of the aggressive, outlaw culture of 1980s Raider Nation. Visions of Ken Stabler, Jack Tatum, and Lyle Alzedo danced in…

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3 Ways to Coach for Inclusion, Equity, and Justice

By guest author, Maurice McDavid The role of “Coach” is one of the most impactful positions a person can have. The Good Athlete Project firmly believes in the research-backed idea that athletics provide a learning environment that is one of the most adept at producing results. Imbedded in daily practice, bus rides, and countless interactions…

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