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Fellowship of Female Coaches and a Nod to Alyssa Nakken

When Alyssa Nakken was hired to the San Francisco Giants' coaching staff in January 2020, she became the first woman to hold a coaching position on an MLB staff. While her official title is assistant coach, the former Sac State softball player has also had the opportunity to coach first …

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Good News: The Importance of the Hall of Fame

You don't need to hear it from me, we all know we live in challenging times. If it's not the political division and polarization that is dividing our country or living with and through a pandemic, it's the rising costs of gas and food, the effects of social media on …

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The 2021 San Francisco Giants Remind to ask the Question: WHY?

The San Francisco Giants won the National League West for the first time since 2012. Go Giants! In the eight years since their last title, the Orange and Black's heated rival the Los Angeles Dodgers have emerged victorious…you guessed it: eight times. And in that time, the Dodgers have won …

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Faraway Goal: Using story and soccer to talk about Afghanistan

I frame the curriculum of Sports and Spirituality with focus on three things: language, vision and story. Richard Rohr said, "God speaks to every element in the language it can understand." For the purpose of the course, that language is sport. Second, "spirituality is understanding there is more to life …

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School Rules: The Positives and Negatives of Norms, Rules and Expectation in Sport

On the first day of school, one of my studnets walked in significantly late. I was speaking to the class when he handed me his tardy slip and kept walking toward an empty seat. Several of his friends laughed at this brazen move. I imagine this confident senior must have …

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