Island of Khawi – Sports Illustrated Article

Here is a fantastic article regarding Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs ( The Island of Kawhi – Sports Illustrated- Lee Jenkins ).

Consider it an appetizer for one of the biggest NBA regular season games EVER tonight, as the Warriors face the Spurs in San Antonio.

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The Finish Line (Video)

Here is a great inspirational video about perseverance and the true definition of commitment to a program and coach.

“The Finish Line”:

“It’s purely your decision to be champions or not.” – Coach Jim Tracy, San Francisco University HS Girls Cross Country Head Coach

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A Short Thank You Note to Coach Bobbie Kelsey

Coach Kelsey,

Thank you for having the courage to call your players out and women’s basketball in general. This needed to be said and I hope you have received positive feedback from others involved in women’s basketball for your sentiment.

Simply stated and passionate.

All the best,

~Bert DeSalvo

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Happy New Year’s Eve Message from Coach DeSalvo

Happy New Year’s Eve!

To thank all of you who read my blog, I will be posting all sorts of articles/pictures/cartoon, etc. every hour all the way until the clock strikes Midnight!

Hopefully your clicks will break our all-time record so come back often all day long!

Please share/RT with your coaching friends as well.

I’ll start you with this motivational email from one of my favorite college professors that I have shared with my teams:

Drive On!

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Second Time Around…

With Oklahoma facing off against Clemson this year in the College Football Playoffs, it is lasts year’s game that is getting lots of attention.

In last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl, Clemson romped Oklahoma 40-6 (and was leading 40-0 after the 3rd quarter) and commentator’s were harsh in their criticism of Oklahoma (Clemson Blows Out Oklahoma).

This aside, it reminds me when I was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach of Penn State University – Beaver Campus and during the 2010-2011 season we beat Penn State University – Brandywine, 54-49, at home in a game were we were up by double digits throughout but let them creep back in it at the end.

We then went on to face them in our conference championship game at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa. After leading by 10 points at the half and expanding our lead, Brandywine came all the way back to stun us, 57-54, and crush our seniors chances of winning four straight postseason conference championships. It was a heart breaking game as a coach, because I felt as though any adjustments I made to help our team keep momentum was futile. I could see the momentum slipping away but could not do much to help our cause.

I am not sure, maybe Brandywine used some external motivations as Oklahoma is using against Clemson (other than just wanting to win a championship, of course).

Do you recall any rivalries where team’s faced off against each other in the same season or in consecutive seasons that the outcome was different? The same? External motivations?

Please give your feedback below to share with other coaches and fans.

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