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5 Reasons College Coaches Love to Recruit Multi-Sport Athletes

"Do you prefer recruiting multi-sport athletes or single-sport athletes?" It's one of my favorite questions to ask college coaches. Overwhelmingly,...

Why Every Football Lineman Should Also Throw Shot Put

Fifteen offensive linemen were named to the 2017 Associated Press All-America teams. Eleven of them threw shot put in high school. This is no me...

Tips on How to Maximize Your Career as a Multi-Sport Athlete

In 2013, 83% of the NFL draftees had been multi-sport athletes in high school. In 2014, that number shot up to 86%. Every year since, the number has b...

Kobe Bryant Says He Played Just Two Organized Basketball Games a Month Growing Up

Editor's note: Following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, STACK remembers his legacy as an athlete whose incredible drive and work ethic inspired mill...

Coach Ed Orgeron: Football Players Who Run Track 'The Ones I Really Want'

Fresh off a national championship, Coach O is back on the recruiting trail. The LSU head coach recently took a visit to Duncanville High School in ...

Playing Multiple Sports Helped Patrick Mahomes Become the NFL's Most Magical QB

I won't sit here and tell you every kid who grows up playing football, baseball and basketball will grow up to be like Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes is ...

Why Wrestlers Make Awesome Football Players

John Madden once said he wished all his offensive linemen had a wrestling background.  For good reason. While the connection between football a...

Volleyball Legend Kerri Walsh Jennings Urges Kids to Play Multiple Sports

Kerri Walsh Jennings has done it all in volleyball—often more than once. In high school she led her volleyball team to not one state title, but t...

Did Early Specialization Break Zion Williamson?

Zion Williamson—the most-hyped rookie since LeBron James—is starting his NBA career on the sideline. The 19-year-old forward selected No. 1 ove...

Matt Campbell: Early Specialization a 'Crime' Against Youth Athletes

Matt Campbell is one heck of a football coach. In 2016, he inherited an Iowa State program that had won eight or more games in a season just once s...

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