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Admiral Schofield Came to Tennessee 30 Pounds Overweight. He Left as One of Their Best Players Ever

When Admiral Schofield arrived in Knoxville for his freshman year at the University of Tennessee, he wasn't exactly the big man on campus. That's to b...

Steve Kerr On the One Thing Every High School Coach Should Do Before Their Season

Steve Kerr knows improvement. As a player at Pacific Palisades High School in Los Angeles, he was not a highly touted recruit. But his shooting ski...

Geno Auriemma's '$100 Bill' Trick Helps Young Players Discover What True Hustle Feels Like

Geno Auriemma is arguably the most successful college basketball coach in history. Since becoming head coach of the University of Connecticut Huski...

The 'Play Hard' Chart: The Motivational Tool Behind Kansas State's Extreme Effort

How do you measure heart? How do you quantify hustle? How do you take the intangible qualities the best basketball teams seem to possess, and turn the...

Why the 'Big Kid' Often Gets Bad Coaching in Youth Sports

The big kid. Watch any youth sporting event, and you can pick them out. They're the ones who look like they're in the wrong age group. Their physic...

How I Squandered a Season by Failing to Create a Team Culture (and What I Do Differently Now)

Matt Richards is head men's basketball coach, as well as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Athletics, at Southern Maine Community College. He...

Steve Kerr Reveals How to Combat Complacency on a Championship-Caliber Team

How do elite teams manage to stay on the summit season after season? How do they fight complacency when they know they're far superior to most ...

How Can Coaches Elicit Greater Effort From Their Players?

In sports, there's no substitute for great effort. It doesn't matter how talented you are—if you don't play hard, you won't win very often. Al...

Why USA Basketball Wants Youth Coaches to Stop Using Zone Defenses

Zone defenses don't develop great defenders. That's why USA Basketball recently recommended zone defenses be avoided for youth players between the ...

How Treadmills Helped West Virginia Basketball Build Their Terrorizing Press Defense

West Virginia basketball is known for suffocating defense. In recent years, the Mountaineers have utilized an aggressive press defense that sees th...

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