Inside Athletics: July 10, 2012

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Dave’s guest this week is Mike Downey, head athletic trainer, who provides an update on concussions, highlighting the baseline testing that is done as well as the treatment protocols.  They discuss the impact on academics and the results of limited educational programs about concussions in youth sports programs.

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Inside Athletics: June 29, 2012

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This week Dave introduces the new baseball coach Ben Spotts and reviews a newspaper column about the “lawn mower parent.”

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Inside Athletics: June 22, 2012

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This week Dave focuses his thoughts on the summertime activities of many of the high school sports.  With many states giving unlimited privileges to coaches to work with their players during the out of season time, there seems to be a growth of individual and team camps along with clinics and showcases.  While these activities… Read more »

Inside Athletics: June 15, 2012

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In today’s podcast, Dave introduces the new baseball coach Ben Spotts, and talks about the topic of funding the athletic program.  He introduces a new concept and program to provide funding for the future growth of the athletic department that is needed to help reach the goal of “impacting lives through athletics.”

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Inside Athletics: June 8, 2012

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In this week’s report, Dave highlights the action items from the recent ODAC board meetings.  He also gives his personal reflections on the Integration Institute that was held after the board meetings.  The Integration Institute brought together higher level administrators from ODAC schools to talk about the issue of integrating athletics and academics.  Dave highlights… Read more »

Inside Athletics: June 1, 2012

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This week Dave reports from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference board meetings being held at Wintergreen Resort.   Dave’s special guest is ODAC commissioner,  Brad Bankston. Together they review the actions and discussion of the three day board meetings.   Brad explains the ways the conference uses the funds provided by the NCAA for programming that benefits… Read more »

Inside Athletics: May 25, 2012

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” Dave and James give the regular update on coaching hires and the search process.  With Dave heading off to ODAC meetings for most of next week, the topic changes to what he and the rest of the ADs will tackle.  James also talks about the ODAC website, and some of… Read more »

Inside Athletics: May 18, 2012

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James are finally back together again.  They talk about the first SOAR weekend at EMU and when parents and students get hit with the reality of heading off to college.  They also talk about Jeff Tyson, the newest coaching hire, as well as giving an update on… Read more »

Inside Athletics: May 11, 2012

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In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, James fills in for Dave and tackles postseason awards.  He talks about the most recent All-ODAC teams, as well as the nomination and voting process for regional and state awards.  He also tries to answer the question of what a Sports Information Director does during the summer, and touches… Read more »

Inside Athletics: May 4, 2012

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Dave begins his summer series podcast by talking about the role that parents play in the sports experience of their children.  Reading exerpts from letter that former professional baseball player, Mike Matheny wrote to the parents of players on the Little League team that he was coaching, Dave highlights the ways in which parents can… Read more »