1. Should College Athletes Get Paid ? Bill Plaschke L.A. Times Says NO, I Agree!!!

    The recent allegations against Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, his father's supposed request for $180,000 from Mississippi State during recruiting, and speculation as to why he chose ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about 4 years ago 1,831 reads 0 comments

  2. Part II : David Beckham, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer "The Talent Myth" Exposed

    Continued support for Matt's inferences in Part I , his questioning of the perception that inborn talent is the master of success rather than "years of practice," comes from a variety of places...

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  3. Part I : David Beckham, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer "The Talent Myth" Exposed

    For a long time now, probably since graduating high school, I have been a firm believer in the idea that high levels of success in sports are much more related to the amount of ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about 4 years ago 523 reads 0 comments

  4. Pay-To-Play Here: The Days of Free High School Sports Are Gone! (Part 2)

    That USA Today piece With budgets tight, pay-to-play fees gain currency as way to avoid cuts, referenced in Part I, has really got me thinking about how much times have changed...

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  5. Part I: Pay-To-Play Here: The Days of Free High School Sports Are Gone!

    This past June, in the prep section of USA Today, an article ran whose subject is likely to become a hot topic amongst schools and their surrounding communities as economic mismanagement ...

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  6. Is Life Tough for Floyd Landis, Tiger Woods, Lawrence Taylor, and A-Rod?

    As a high school physical education teacher (former athlete and coach) at a prominent high school in the suburbs, I have the wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and debate thoughts with those of similar background...

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  7. AM 1230 WFAS in New York to Discuss "No-Cut" Policies in School Sports

    Mark your calendars this Sunday (July 18th) at 8:00 a.m. as "important radio show" so you can listen in on-line to Coach Tony as he discusses "No-Cut" policies as an absolute in school sports...

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  8. Not World Cup but Tempers Flare at Nine Year Old Youth Soccer Game

    Yes, skirmishes between adults do occur at prestigious events like the World Cup. However, ever hear of a fist fight breaking out at a youth sporting event? Well, that is exactly what happened this past weekend at a girls youth soccer game...

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  9. Skeptics Proven Wrong by Australian Study: HGH Enhances Performance

    Well it's official. CBC Sports of Canada reported that HGH does help athletes according to an Australian study that proves HGH (Human Growth Hormone) does enhance an athlete's performance in sports...

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  10. UCLA Basketball: Sports Loses One of Its All-Time Greats In John Wooden

    I could, as so many are, easily feature the extraordinary and unparalleled accomplishments of Coach John Wooden...

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  11. Warning All Baseball Cheaters Using HGH: It's Time To Pay the Price!

    Great news coming from the U.S. edition of Reuters.com (the latest news from around the world) for all honest, ethical, hard working, intrinsically-driven major league ball players—a ...

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  12. Parents Sue Over Athletic Code Violation: Real Life "BAD" Example

    I set my Google account to alert me to breaking stories and news dealing with sports and youth sports issues. On opening up my email this morning, I received an alert on my tag "athletic code...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 4 years ago 680 reads 0 comments

  13. Teens, Athletes, Parents, and Drinking: What's a Parent To Do?

    In keeping in line with my recent piece, Current High School Athletic Codes: Are You Aware They Have Changed? , I would like you to try something for me...

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  14. Lawrence Taylor Joins Tiger Woods and Ben Roethlisberger in the Hall of Shame

    OK, let me make sure I have all of this right. First we have golf's premiere player Tiger Woods taking advantage of his star power, and admitting feelings of entitlement in order to ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 4 years ago 873 reads 1 comments

  15. Current High School Athletic Codes: Are You Aware They Have Changed?

    I am not sure about all of you, but back in my high school athletic days, I remember our athletic code focusing on a few basic points...

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  16. Golfer Brian Davis Penalty: Honor, Integrity, Character Still Alive in Sports

    Well what do you know? There just might be athletes out there who actually demonstrate, through their actions, that winning is nothing without the integrity to go with it; that they really do have the right stuff...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 4 years ago 1,857 reads 16 comments

  17. Sports and Ethics: The Debate Over Performance Enhancement

    Several of my recent articles (published last month) explore the continued debate over the use of performance enhancement substances with regard to possible baseball Hall of Fame nominees, ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 4 years ago 357 reads 0 comments

  18. Jaylin Fleming: The Nation's Best Age 10 Basketball Player, Wow!!!

    In today's Chicago Tribune, Anne Stein highlights the exceptional talents of a very young and rising basketball star (can you be a rising star at 10?) in her article The Best 10-Year-Old Basketball Player in America...

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  19. Great Youth Sports Websites

    In my bid to become a published author of a forthcoming book, Becoming a True Champion, I spend a great deal of time surfing the internet. It is in doing so that I run across a plethora of sports and youth sports websites and blogs...

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  20. NCAA March Madness: Low Graduation Rates For Some: Why

    There has been a swirl of articles floating around on the internet pertaining to the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's statement that teams with a graduation rate below 40% should ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 4 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  21. Tim Tebow: Can He Make It In The NFL?

    In perusing the internet looking for various sports stories of interest, I came across several conversations about Tim Tebow and what others think he can and can't accomplish...

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  22. Major League Baseball Union Opposed To Blood Test for HGH, But Urine Test OK???

    In today's NY Daily News, it is reported that the World Anti-Doping Agency is encouraging Major League Baseball to take a stand and start testing for use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone), something the MLB players union has not been in favor of...

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  23. Bonds, Clemens, Rodriguez, & The Rest For Baseball Hall of Fame-YES / NO

    In this Sunday's PARADE section of the Chicago Tribune, the article Do Steroid Users Have a Place in the Hall of Fame? raises a question that holds some heated debate within a variety of sports venues, something it will do for some time to come...

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  24. NCAA's recruitment's next step: Kindergarten

    Ok, let me make sure I have this right. According to ESPN Los Angeles, Sills, 13, commits to USC, and CBSSports.com MaxPreps, Delaware seventh-grader is a USC commit, we now have 13-year-old student athletes making college commitments...

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  25. Sports Scandals Signal Time For a Change

    In the wake of Tiger Woods’ indiscretions, the airing of his apology, Mark McGuire’s recent coming clean about his steroid use, as well as a host of other poor character behavior, ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 5 years ago 87 reads 0 comments