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Trey SZN 3 Fireside Chat 4: The Business of Sports With Bob Bowlsby & Tray Thompson

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Business and sports share many similarities despite the different modalities through which they are experienced and achieved. In both business and sports, you have to commit to goals, work on a team, devote yourself to learning, and be results-oriented. The parallels between both lanes are undeniable, and during this Trey Athletes’ Fireside Chat with Bob Bowlsby and Tray Thompson, we …

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Trey SZN 3 Fireside Chat 3: Race & Sports With Marcus Stroud

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Let’s just keep it real… racism has been embedded in America’s DNA since the formation of this country. Black people were brutally sold into slavery and shipped across the ocean against their will to serve as a free labor force for European slave owners in order to generate economic gain. This was the beginning of a multi-generational trauma that Black …

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Trey SZN 3 Fireside Chat 2: The History of Athletes as Influencers With Batouly Camara

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Reflecting on social change in America and throughout the world, there are many athletes who were giants, standing up for what they believed to drive transformational shifts in society.  From athletes such as Muhammad Ali, to Billie Jean King, to Jackie Robinson, to Bill Russell, to Chuck Cooper… to athletes that we may be a little more familiar with today, …

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Trey SZN 3 Fireside Chat 1: The Power & Culture of Sport With Ben Hunt & Rolando Blackman

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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”  – Nelson Mandela  This year has been strange for everyone. The public health …

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Why Sports Matter

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The Power of Sports for Racial Equity Recent headlines in sports news are about far more than wins and losses. As the nation reeled under police violence this summer, athletes took a stance. Their social media pages called for justice and racial reconciliation. Their stadiums became voting centers, and their fans listened and voted.  A quick look at sports news …

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Spring Sports or Not, the Common Good Should Be Our Priority

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Many athletic conferences put on a good face this fall when they took a bullet to their budgets and canceled fall competitions. The NCAA resentfully followed suit, first canceling Division III, and then finally calling off money-making sports when grim COVID-19 data presented no other alternatives. Now, however, despite COVID cases surging nationwide, colleges, the public, and the athletes themselves …

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Setting Goals

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“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” -Yogi Berra, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Sarah bent over with her hands on her knees, gasping. “STAND UP or it doesn’t count,” yelled Coach Lang. Three punishment sprints down, two to go. She overslept and was late to practice. But that was only because …

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Tips from Mother-Son Duo Sandra and Jalen Brunson

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How to succeed in the college decision and transition process Jalen Brunson and his mom Sandra know a thing or two about success. Jalen was National Player of the Year at Villanova, where he won two NCAA championships, earned a bachelor’s degree in communications in three years, and was named Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Jalen now plays for …

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5 TIPS FOR SUCCESS FROM DIRK NOWITZKI

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Lessons to help you be legendary, like Dirk Dirk Nowitzki is a true icon. As an athlete, he was a 14-time NBA All Star and was named NBA MVP in 2006-07; Dirk led the Dallas Mavericks to 15 playoff appearances, including the NBA Finals championship in 2011, where he also won Finals MVP. ESPN ranks him the #19 greatest basketball …