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Inside Athletics: December 19, 2013

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December 19th, 2013

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” Dave and James give a brief synopsis of the basketball teams as they head into their semester breaks.  They spend most of their time going over Dave’s recent Old Dominion Athletic Conference meetings, highlighting some of the significant discussions they had.  This will also be the final “Inside Athletics” podcast until the first week of January.

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Inside Athletics: December 13, 2013

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December 13th, 2013

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the busy and creative week which is the week of final exams at EMU.  They also give a quick recap of what was a very exciting weekend in Royals athletics.

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Inside Athletics: November 21, 2013

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November 21st, 2013

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the cross country teams, their successful regional meets, and Hannah Chappell-Dick earning a trip to nationals.  They also give thoughts on the men’s and women’s basketball teams and how each team looked over their opening weekend.

Inside Athletics: November 11, 2013

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November 11th, 2013

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This week, with no teams in action, Dave focuses on the upcoming Regional Cross Country meet.  Jason Lewkowicz, head cross country coach reported on the ODAC championship at Hampden-Syndey where the women’s team finished second and the men’s team finished fourth.  He also highlighted the individual accomplishments at the championships.  Jason then describes the training process he develops for the teams throughout the season with all the preparation leading toward the regional meet.  Besides the training, Jason talks about the chemistry of the team and how he works with the variety of personalities that are represented on his teams.  Jason also gives a preview of the upcoming Regional meet on November 16 at Christopher Newport.

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Inside Athletics: November 1, 2013

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November 1st, 2013

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James return from a “leave of absence” and recap the fall seasons, which are entering postseason action this weekend.  They also look ahead to the coming of the winter sports: both men’s and women’s basketball as well as indoor track and field.  In light of both seasons, Dave also offers some thoughts on injuries to student-athletes.

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Inside Athletics: September 20, 2013

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September 20th, 2013

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about how the fall teams are playing in the light of hitting the meat of the ODAC season this week.  They also discuss the cross country program’s home meet this Saturday in Elkton, before Dave wraps up reviewing a recent class he had with new student-athletes about their approach to athletics and academics at the collegiate level.

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Inside Athletics: September 6, 2013

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September 6th, 2013

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James give some impressions on the EMU teams after opening week, plus what we can expect of the Royals this weekend.  Dave then digs into more discussions he has had from the Bridging the Gap class, which is required for all first-year athletes at EMU.  This week’s focus deals with how much growth a student-athlete can expect during his or her college years.

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Inside Athletics: August 30, 2013

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August 30th, 2013

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James elaborate on the “official” start to the year, Royals Night, when ALL of EMU’s student-athletes gather together in Yoder Arena to kick things off.  They also look ahead at this weekend’s EMU Women’s Volleyball Invitational, as well as the openings of the other seasons.

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Inside Athletics: August 23, 2013

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August 23rd, 2013

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James are back at it as a duo, getting ready for the 2013-14 year.  They talk some of what’s gone on over the summer, but mostly dig into what the fall seasons are bringing, including all of the exciting changes for the soccer and field hockey programs. – See more at: http://emu.edu/now/podcast/#sthash.Fgi3sdWS.dpuf

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Inside Athletics: August 16, 2013

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August 15th, 2013

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Dave uses this podcast to report and reflect on the retreats and conferences that staff have been involved in during this week before student athletes return.  The Student Life division retreat focused on change, how it impacts people and organizations and how to respond to transitions.  As with a Rubic’s cube, where the center square stays in place while the others are moved around it, so it is important for teams to stay focused on one thing while other things change.  Another reality of change is that when you make one change, it normally triggers many other changes.  That also is seen in athletic teams and the amount of change that occurs between one year and the next just based on personnel.  The theme for the Faculty/Staff Conference was “Serving with Compassion”  a phrase taken from the university mission statement.  Leonard Dow, pastor or Oxford Circle Mennonite church and a member of the EMU Athletic Hall of Honor challenged us to take care of our souls so we can show compassion to others.  Dave uses some of Leonard’s stories and insights and applies them to the athletic experiences.
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