Here it is "selection Sunday" for the NCAA BB Tourney. Dr. Frank Splitt has a thoughtful article titled "Academically Adrift in a Sea of Sports and Mediocrity" at www.thedrakegrooup.org. Click on Splitt Essays on the top panel to read the article. I'd be interested in comments and the influence of this "culture" on strength and conditioning programs at our "institutions of higher education."
Posted on March 11, 2012 at 4:53pm
There are some very interesting essays on college sports reform by Dr. Frank Splitt at www.thedrakegroup.org. Click on Splitt Essays at the top of the home page. This is about the corruption and commercialization of football and mens' basketball at our institutions of higher education.
Posted on March 1, 2012 at 9:33pm
The difficulty of having dialogue about the "sport science" area is perplexing. Open discussions about issues in the field are not only discouraged but can just disappear without any explanations. True sport science that involves interaction between sport scientists, conditioning coaches, and sport coaches seems to be virtually non-existent in the U.S. as a former mentor of mine Dr. Mike Stone has pointed out in articles and presentations.
In the U.S., we have universities that use…Continue
Posted on January 26, 2012 at 10:20am