Dave recaps the week’s sports activities and highlights the Royals Athlete of the Week. With recruiting in high gear among all coaches, Dave reflects on the need to articulate the value of DIII sports to parents and recruits as they are influenced with the enticement of DI or DII options. In order to counter the… Read more »
This week, Dave reports directly from the NCAA annual convention being held in Grapevine, Texas. Sue Kolb, women’s soccer coach and Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being joins Dave in reporting on educational sessions they each attended as well as general observations about the annual convention. Issues of compliance, social media, fundraising and concussions… Read more »
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about both basketball teams springing into key stretches of their schedule with wins. They also announce some exciting awards being added by the EMU Athletic Department, before Dave closes with a preview of next week’s NCAA Convention.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James jump into a potpourri of subjects from how the women’s basketball team has played since returned from Christmas break to the gearing up of the spring sports. They close with some introspective thoughts from fall sport student-athletes.
This week Dave reviews the actions and discussions at the recent ODAC Board of Directors meeting held in the beginning of December. He gives highlights of the various sport committee reports as well as the discussion held on the issue of establishing conference wide eligibility standards. This issue has been raised due to several reports… Read more »
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the close of the first half of the season, as both basketball teams are now done for Christmas. They spend some time digging into shooting percentages and confidence. The two then end the podcast with a novel thought…that spring is on its way!
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James look at the interesting dynamics of this time of year. They talk about the basketball teams dealing with less practice time during exam week, but still playing games this weekend. Dave also digs into some unique teaching moments with the student-athletes that become available.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Sports Information Director James De Boer brings on women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin. They talk about expectations after finishing 22-4 last season, the reasoning and results of a tough stretch to start this season, and the balance of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
In this week’s “Inside Athetics” podcast, Sports Information Director James De Boer rides solo. He opens talking about the excitement building for the track & field season, which opens this weekend. With both basketball teams opening their ODAC seasons this week, James also talks about some trends we might see this year and some of… Read more »
In today’s podcast, Dave is joined by Sue Kolb, the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being. They review the work that Sue did last year in tracking attendance and academic progress as a means of improving retention rates. Sue outlines the program that was implemented, the follow-up work that was done and the results… Read more »